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Faculty: Naser Abumustafa

Naser I. Abumustafa
Naser Abumustafa, PhD
Professor of Finance Department
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Naser I. Abumustafa joined Golden Gate University in September 2012 as a professor of finance of the department of finance and economics. Professor Abumustafa's research, teachings, and consultative experience addresses regulatory and practitioner issues in risk and investment management. Throughout his career, he has written extensively about trading rules, transaction costs, index markets, stock market regulations, and efficiency. Additionally, Professor Abumustafa is the author of 16 articles featured in leading scholarly journals, including Applied Financial Economics, Development Journal, Journal of Derivatives & Hedge Funds, Journal of Applied Economics Letters, and Risk Management Journal.


  • Corporate Finance
  • Portfolio Management
  • International Finance and Investment
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Asset Pricing Models
  • Risk Analysis
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Cost of Capital
  • Capital Structure
  • Dividend Policy


  • PhD (finance), Fordham University
  • MBA (finance), Manhattan College
  • BS (business administration), Caldwell College
  • AS (computer science), Monroe College


  • 2012 - Present: Professor of Finance, Golden Gate University
  • 2010 - 2012: Professor of Finance. New York Institution of Technology. School of Management. Bahrain/Jordan.
  • 2010: Associate Professor of Finance. New York Institution of Technology, School of Management. Bahrain/Jordan
  • 2008 - 2009: Personal Adviser to Chairman and Managing director, Kuwait Investment Company
  • 2006 - 2010: Associate Professor and MBA Program Director, Gulf University for Science and Technology. Kuwait
  • 2006: Senior Executive Adviser, Kuwait and Middle East Financial Investment Company
  • 2005 - 2006: Financial Adviser, Coast Investment and Development Company
  • 2004 - 2006: Assistant Professor, Gulf University for Science and Technology. Kuwait
  • 2003 - 2004: Assistant Professor and Finance Department Representative. Al- Zaytoonah University, Jordan
  • 2002 - 2003: Visiting Assistant Professor. Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, USA
  • 1998 - 2002: Financial Analyst, NIA Corporation
  • 1993 - 1998: Investment Consultant, Sana Corporation


  • "Recursive Co-integration Analysis of Purchasing Power Parity: An Application to Asian Countries" (With Salah A. Nusair). Forthcoming. The American Economist Journal.
  • "Investigating the Implications of Derivative Securities in Emerging Stock Markets: Islamic Perspective." (With Sulaiman T. Al-Abdul Jader). Journal of Derivatives & Hedge Funds. Advance. Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 115-121, August 2011.
  • "Insider Trading During the 2008 Financial Crisis" (With Salah A. Nusair). Applied Financial Economics. Volume 21, Issue 5, January 2011.
  • "Explaining the long-term real equilibrium exchange rates through purchasing power parity (PPP): An empirical investigation on Egypt, Jordan and Turkey" (With Mete Feridun). African Journal of Business Management Volume 4, Issue 7, pp 1260-1265, July 2010.
  • "Do domestic firms benefit from multinational enterprises? A meta-analysis of the empirical research." (With Mohamed M. Mostafa). Journal of Transnational Management, USA. Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 3-15, March 2009.
  • "Financial and Social Barriers to Bank Merger and Acquisition" (With Mansour Alshamali and Mansour Alfadly). Special issue on Investments Opportunities in Middle Eastern Markets: The Use of Derivatives Techniques. Journal of Derivatives & Hedge Funds Volume 14, Issues 3-4, pp 160-197, February 2009.
  • "Benefiting from Diversity in Middle Eastern Stock Markets." Applied Financial Economics. Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 229-237, February 2008.
  • "Hybrid Securities and Commodity Swaps; Tools to Hedge Risk In Emerging Stock Markets: Theoretical Approach." Journal of Derivatives & Hedge Funds. Volume 13, Number 1, May 2007.
  • "A Review of Regulation, Opportunity and Risk in Gulf Cooperation Council Stock Markets: The Case of Kuwait." International Research Journal of Finance and Economics. Volume 12, Issue 8, pp 134-146, March 2007.
  • "Risk Diversification in Emerging Economies." Risk Management Journal (Palgrave Macmillan Journals). Volume 9, Issue 1. February 2007.
  • "Development of an Early Warning Model for Currency Crises in Emerging Economies: An Empirical Study Among Middle Eastern Countries." International Journal of Management. Volume 23, Number 2, pp 403-411, September 2006.
  • "The Integration of Arab Emerging Markets." Development, the Journal of the Society for International Development (Palgrave Macmillan Journals). Volume 49, Issue 2, June 2006.
  • "New Evidence of the Validity of Purchasing Power Parity from Jordan." Journal of Applied Economics Letters. Volume 13, Number 6, May 2006.
  • "Re-Examining the Validity of Purchasing Power Parity in Emerging Countries." Research Journal of International Studies. Issue 3, pp 65-75, March 2006.
  • "New Evidence of Anomalies from Muslim Emerging Stock Markets." (With Sulaiman T. Al-Abdul Jader), Journal of Kuwait Economic Review. Volume 9, Issue 19, June 2005.
  • "Evaluating the Effect of the Economic Development Policies of the National Palestinian Authority on the Right to Work through the Transitional Period." (With Naser Abd-Alkaream), Al-Zaytoonah Journal of Scientific Studies & Research. Volume 1, Humanities Series, Number 2, June 2004.


  • American Economic Association
  • American Econometric Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • New York State Economic Association