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Senior Lecturer (Finance & Economics), University of the Sunshine Coast

Hammad Siddiqi has several years of research and teaching experience in finance and economics. He has published widely including in leading field journals. His research has achieved both academic and industry recognition, and has been featured in MBA level textbooks as well as industry magazines. He also writes on policy matters for general audience. He has won a number of research grants, and has consulted for Department of Finance for International Development, Mercy Corps, and the World Bank.

Prior to academia, he has worked for various international banks, and this familiarity with both practitioner and academic perspectives has shaped his view of teaching and learning. He has been involved in the design and implementation of new study programs over the years, and has been a recipient of outstanding instructor awards for his teaching. Apart from Australia, he has taught in USA, South Asia, and New Zealand.

His current research focus is on:

. Implications of safety-bias for financial innovation

. The link between financial innovation and productivity slowdown

. Financial market implications of analogy making (human propensity to co-categorize objects and events based on similarity).


  • –present
    Research Fellow in Financial Economics, The University of Queensland


  • 2005 
    Northern Illinois University, PhD in Financial Economics