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Alireza Zarei

Research Fellows

Senior Lecturer, Sunway University Business School

Areas of Interest:

  • Financial Management
  • Investment Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Finance
  • Applied Financial Econometrics
  • Islamic Finance


  • Ph.D. Economics, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 2016
  • MBA (Finance), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 2012
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Business Administration), Pune University of India, 2009


  • Senior Lecturer, Sunway University, 2015 – present
  • Short-term Exchange Scholar, Harvard University Asia Center, 2019

Latest Publications:

  • A. Zarei, M. Ariff, I.Bhatti (2019). The Impact of Exchange Rates on Stock Market Prices: New Evidence from Seven Free-Floating Currencies. The European Journal of Finance, ABS 3; ABDC: B; WoS; Impact Factor: 0.848; SJR: 0.522
  • A. Zarei (2019) Malaysian Ringgit Puzzle. In: W. G. Borges (Ed.), Principles of Economics (Vol. 18, pp. 368-369). Malaysia: SJ Learning
  • M. Ariff, A. Zarei (2018). Sustainable Development and the Currency Exchange Rate Behavior. Asian Economic Papers. ABS 1; ABDC B; WoS; Impact Factor: 0.755; SJR: 0.500
  • M. Ariff, A. Zarei (2018). Exchange Rate Instability: Relative Volatility, Risk and Adjustment Speed. Book chapter in Handbook of Finance and Sustainability, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar
  • M. Ariff, A. Zarei, I.Bhatti (2018). Test on yields of equivalently-rated bonds. International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management. ABS 1; WoS; SJR: 0.375
  • M. Ariff, C. Abdelaziz, M. Safari, A. Zarei (2017). Significant Difference in the Yields of Sukuk Bonds versus Conventional Bonds, Journal of Emerging Market Finance. ABS 2; ABDC: B, WoS; SJR: 0.116

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