Ali Darrat - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Ali Darrat

Research Fellows

Professor in Finance, Louisiana Tech University, USA

Areas of Interest:

  • Monetary Theory and Policy
  • International Finance
  • Development Economics
  • Applied Econometrics


  • Ph.D., Indiana University (Bloomington), 1982
  • M.A., Indiana University (Bloomington), 1976


  • Chase Bank Endowed Professorship in Finance and Professor of Economics
  • The Premier Bank Endowed Professor of Finance & Professor of Economics, College of Business, Louisiana Tech University (at Tech since Fall 1987).
  • Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, Louisiana Tech University.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, University of New Orleans.

Latest Publications:

  • “Corporate Governance and the Risk of Bankruptcy” (co-authored), Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, forthcoming (2015).
  • “Consumption-based CAPM Models: International Evidence,” (co-authored), Journal of Banking and Finance, Volume 35, No. 8, August 2011, pp. 2148-2157.
  • “Revisiting the Risk/Return Relations in the Asian Pacific Markets: New Evidence from Alternative Models,” (co-authored), Journal of Business Research, Volume 64, No. 2, February 2011, pp. 199-206.
  • “On the Chinese B-Share Price Discount Puzzle: Some New Evidence,” (co-authored), Journal of Business Research, Volume 63, Issue 8, August 2010, pp. 895-902.
  • “Intraday Volume and Volatility Relations With and Without Public News,” (coauthored), Journal of Banking and Finance, forthcoming.
  • “Modeling Money Demand Under the Profit-Sharing Banking Scheme: Some Evidence on Policy Invariance and Long-Run Stability,” (co-authored), Global Finance Journal, forthcoming.
Working Papers

Further Evidence on the Link Between Finance and Cyclical Fluctuations

This paper explores the possibility that financial market development mitigates cyclical fluctuations in several developing ... read more

Policy Research Reports

Fertility, Human Capital, and Macroeconomic Performance: Long-Term Interactions and Short-Run Dynamics

Literature suggests that a fruitful inquiry into the fertility/ economic development nexus should focus not ... read more

Working Papers

The Effect of Macroeconomic Environment on Productive Performance in Turkish Banking

Abstract The goal of this paper is to understand the effect of macroeconomic conditions on performance ... read more

Working Papers

Financial Deepening and Economic Growth in Some ERF Countries: An Empirical Inquiry

Abstract This study investigates empirically the role of financial deepening in the economic growth process in ... read more

Working Papers

Does Money Matter in Developing Economies? Some Results from the Solow Estimator

Abstract Using the Solow estimator and the technique introduced by Startz, this paper provides strong evidence ... read more


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