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A F M Mainul Ahsan

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  • Title: Mr
  • Position: PhD Student - Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance

Contact Details

Education

  • Master of Arts in Economics (M.A. in Economics): (Texas Tech University)
  • Master of Science in Business Administration: (Rawls School of Business, Texas Tech University)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: ouble Major in Finance and Economics (Ashland University)

Research grants

Received a Grant from Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) titled Announcement Effects of Right and Bonus Issues in Bangladesh, October, 2012, for 3 months totalled tk. 20,000.

Publications

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  1. Ahsan, A.F.M. M. (2012). Can ROE be used to predict portfolio performance? Economics, Management, and Financial Markets, 7(2), 132-148. This article, in 2013, has also been reproduced in the Journal of Academic Research in Economics, 5(1), 5-20.
  2. Ahsan, A.F.M. M. (2012). Where was the invisible hand during the crash? Economic Insights -Trends and Challenges, 64(3), 44-52.
  3. Ahsan, A.F.M. M., Gani, M. O., & Hasan, M. B. (2012). Margin requirements and stock market volatility in Bangladesh. SDMIMD Journal of Management, 3(2), 29-42.
  4. Gani, M. O., & Ahsan, A.F.M. M. (2012). Infrastructure problem and investment climate in Bangladesh. Economics, Management, and Financial Markets, 7(3), 70-83.
  5. Gani, M. O., & Ahsan, A.F.M. M. (2012). Business leaders' perceptions on tax, and finance policy for improving the investment climate in Bangladesh. The Indian Economic Journal, 59(4), 151-164.
  6. Ahsan, A.F.M. M., & Sarkar, A. H. (2013). Does January effect exist in Bangladesh? International Journal of Business and Management, 8(7), 82-89.
  7. Gani, M. O., & Ahsan, A.F.M. M. (2013). An Investment Council for Bangladesh: Institutional Facility to Improve the Investment Climate. Pacific Business Review International, 5(10), 11-17.
  8. Hasan, M.B., Ahsan, A.F.M. M., & Rahaman, M.A. (2013). Is demutualization of Dhaka Stock Exchange desirable? International Journal of Management Research and Business Strategy (IJMRBS), 2(3), 1-13.
  9. Ahsan, A.F.M. M., & Sarkar, A. H. (2013). Herding in Dhaka Stock Exchange. Journal of Applied Business and Economics, 14(2), 11-19.
  10. Al-Islam, S.M., & Ahsan, A.F.M. M. (2013). Does budget deficit affect stock prices in Bangladesh? Independent Business Review, 6(1), 60-68.
  11. Hasan, M. B., Rahaman, M. A. & Ahsan, A.F.M. M. (2013). Stock market performance under different government periods: Evidence from Bangladesh. Universal Journal of Accounting and Finance, 1(2), 42-50.
  12. Ahsan, A.F.M. M., Gani, M. O., & Hasan, M. B. (2013).  Effects of misinformation on the stock return: A case study. Advances in Economics and Business, 1(3), 282-289.
  13. Hasan, M.B., Ahsan, A.F.M. M., & Rahaman, M.A., (2013). Impact of hartal on stock return and turnover: Evidence from Bangladesh. Journal of Academic Research in Economics, 5(3), 279-289.
  14. Ahsan, A.F.M. M., Chowdhury, M.A.R. & Sarkar, A. H. (2014). An empirical analysis of market reaction around the bonus issues announcements in Bangladesh. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 5(12), 82-98.
  15. Ahsan, A.F.M. M., & Sarkar, A. H. (2013). Is Tax loss selling hypothesis valid in Bangladesh? Journal of Applied Business and Economics, 14(5), 41-51.
  16. Hasan, M. B., Ahsan, A.F.M. M., Rahaman, M. A. & Alam, M. N. (2014). Influence of capital structure on firm performance: Evidence from Bangladesh. International Journal of Business and Management, 9(5), 184-194.

conference toggle icon open Conferences and Presentations

  1. Ahsan, A.F.M. M., Gani, M. O. & Hasan, M. B. (2012). Margin Requirements and Stock Market Volatility in Bangladesh, in International Conference on Emerging Trends in Accounting and Finance, August 3-4, 2012, India. Mysore: SDM Institute for Management Development. Conference Proceedings' ISBN is 978-81-922146-2-7.
  2. Ahsan, A. F. M. M. (2012). Is rail in Bangladesh efficient? The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) and the Economic Research Group (ERG) Writing Workshop. Dhaka, Bangladesh. October 6-9, 2012.

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Ahsan, A.F.M. Mainul (2012). Why list on a stock exchange? Monthly Review, 27(12), 88-89. (Monthly Review is published by the Dhaka Stock Exchange)

--. When will regulators act like regulators? The Daily Star. October 23, 2012.


--. Was Malthus wrong? The Daily Financial Express. May 21, 2012.


--. What impedes competition in banking sector? The Daily Financial Express. April 21, 2012.

--. Crazy Market: The consequences: How volatility in the stock market ails the economy. ICE Business Times.  March, 2012.


--. Waiver on margin loans: An immature decision. The Daily Financial Express.  March 9, 2012.


--. An anatomy of the evil Sunday. The Daily Financial Express. February 7, 2012.

--. Bringing back stock investors' confidence. The Daily Financial Express.  November 28, 2011.


--. Get your piece of pie, Mr. Investor. The Daily Star. May 23, 2011.


--. Let's bring back the bull. The Daily Financial Express. April 30, 2011.

--. The upcoming danger in the stock market. The Daily Financial Express. April 27,  2011.


--. Danger of using P/E ratio alone to take investment decision. The Daily Financial  Express. January 2, 2011.


--. Should Bangladesh allow short selling of stocks? The Daily Financial Express.  November 10, 2010.

--. Justice delayed is justice denied: A review of 1996 stock market scam. The Daily Financial Express. October 31, 2010.


--. Discouraging effects of BO account maintenance fee. The Daily Financial Express.  July 13, 2010.


--. We need professional investment advisors. The Daily Star. March 14, 2010.

--. Using Bangla for making disclosure effective. The Daily Financial Express.  February 21, 2010.


--. Bangladesh also needs an Edgar. The Daily Star. January 2, 2010.


--. Is uniform face value investor-friendly. The Daily Star. December 14, 2009.

--. Is the 'bull' coming? The Daily Financial Express. September 15, 2009.


--. More disclosure is needed. The Daily Financial Express. August 5, 2009.


--. Does Keynes fit well into today's economy? The Daily Financial Express.  February 21, 2009.

--. Putting all your eggs in one basket. The Daily Financial Express. February 7,  2009.


--. Three steps to successful investment in Bangladesh stock market. The Daily  Financial Express. January 5, 2009.


Student information

  • Principal supervisor:

    Professor Chris Patel

  • Associate supervisor:

    Ms Meiting  Lu

  • Thesis title: Global Convergence of Financial Reporting: A Comparative Study of Bangladesh, China and Australia

Career History

  • Lecturer, Department of Economics, School of Business, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), Dhaka, Bangladesh (On Study Leave)Columnist, the Daily Financial Express, Bangladesh (December 2008 - Present)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Economics, Texas Tech University, Texas, U.S.A. (August 2009 to May 2011)
  • Research Assistant to Dr. Jeffrey E. Russell, Associate Professor, Department of Economics Ashland University, Ohio, U.S.A. (April 2007 – May 2008)

Public Outreach

  • On August 18th, 2013, I have been interviewed by the Television channel 71 to comment on the current situation of the stock market in Bangladesh.
  • On August 21th, 2013, I have been interviewed by the Television channel 71 to comment on the proposed Financial Reporting Act (FRA), 2010, of Bangladesh.

Professional Trainings

  • Participated in seminar on “Sensitizing the Youth & Young Entrepreneurs on CSR and UN Global Compact for Sustainable Business” organized by the CSR Centre in Bangladesh March 1, 2012.
  • Received one-day training on “Effective Teaching and Learning” organized by Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), January 19, 2012.
  • Passed Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Level 1, in May 2011Registered for Financial Risk Manager (FR), Level 2, in May 2012.
  • Completed “Bloomberg Essentials Training Program” on Equity, Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income & Commodity, U.S.A., August, 2010
  • EEO Non-discrimination Training for Employees, Organized by Texas Tech University, Texas, U.S.A., July, 2010
  • PLUS Leadership Conference organized by Academy of Education Development (AED), Washington D.C. U.S.A., January, 2008
  • PLUS Enrichment Conference, organized by Academy of Education Development (AED), Washington D.C. USA, January, 2007
  • Obtained training on “Risk and Insurance Management”, organized by Bangladesh Insurance Academy,   Bangladesh, October 4-8, 2005
  • Received one day training on investment in the stock market, organized by Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Bangladesh December 4, 2003

Computer Skills

  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office 2003/2007
  • Trained on Business Intelligence Software- SAS, Gretl
  • One year training on Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) from Rajshahi University of Science and Technology (RUST).

Extracurricular Activities

Graduate Senator, Student Government Association (SGA), Texas Tech University, Texas, U.S.A. (March 2010 to May 2011)
Vice-President, International Club, Ashland University, OH (Aug. 2007- May 2008)

Fellowships, Awards and Honours

  • BP Group Scholarship, Department of Finance, Rawls School of Business, Texas Tech University, Texas, U.S.A., 2010
  • Don Harris Scholarship, Department of Finance, Rawls School of Business, Texas Tech University, Texas, U.S.A., 2010
  • Department of Finance Scholarship, Rawls School of Business, Texas Tech University, Texas, U.S.A., 2010
  • Robert C. Brown Scholarship, Department of Finance, Rawls School of Business, Texas Tech University, Texas, U.S.A., 2009
  • Partnership for Learning Undergraduate Studies (PLUS) Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of State, for undergraduate study at Ashland University, U.S.A.Nominated for Volunteer Hall of Fame the Ashland University, OH, U.S.A.
  • Awarded for Outstanding Academic Achievement by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), Washington DC, U.S.A., 2007, 2008
  • Who’s Who Among American College and University Students, Ashland University, OH, U.S.A., April 2007-2008
  • International Leadership Scholarship, Ashland University, OH, U.S.A., 2007Delta Mu Delta, Business Honorary Society, Ashland University, OH, U.S.A.Omicron Delta Epsilon, Economics Honorary Society, Ashland University, Ohio
  • Winner, Academic Challenge WorldQuest 2008, Akron Council on World Affairs (ACWA), Ohio, U.S.A., April, 2008