Basel Awartani - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Areas of Interest:

  • International Economics
  • Macroecoomics
  • Labor and Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Micro Theory
  • Natural Resources and Environment


  • PhD in Economics, University of London (Queen Mary College),UK, 2001-2005
  • MSc. in Economics and Econometrics, University of Exeter, UK, 2000-2001
  • MSc. in Economics, University of Jordan, Jordan, 1993-1996
  • BSc. in Economics, Yarmouk University, Jordan, 1991-1993


  • Reader in Finance, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS, 2017 – present
  • Associate Professor in Finance, Plymouth Business School, Drake Circus, Plymouth, UK, 2013 – 2017
  • Associate Professor in Economics, Management School, New York Institute of Technology, CERT Technology Park, Abu Dhabi, 2012-2013
  • Assistant Professor in Economics, Management School, New York Institute of Technology, CERT Technology Park, Abu Dhabi, 2007-2012

Latest Publications:

  • Maghyereh, A. I., Abdoh, H., & Awartani, B. (2019). Connectedness and hedging between gold and Islamic securities: A new evidence from time-frequency domain approaches. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal
  • Maghyereh, A. I., Awartani, B., & Abdoh, H. (2019). The co-movement between oil and clean energy stocks: A wavelet-based analysis of horizon associations. Energy, 169, 895-913
  • Awartani, B., Javed, F., Maghyereh, A., & Virk, N. (2018). Time-varying transmission between oil and equities in the MENA region: New evidence from DCC-MIDAS analyses. Review of development finance, 8(2), 116-126
  • Maghyereh, A., Awartani, B., & Hassan, A. (2018). Can gold be used as a hedge against the risks of Sharia-compliant securities? Application for Islamic portfolio management. Journal of Asset Management, 1-19
  • Maghyereh, A. I., & Awartani, B. (2018). The factors influencing the decision to list on Abu Dhabi securities exchange. Journal of Behavioural and Experimental Finance
  • Maghyereh, A. I., Awartani, B., & Tziogkidis, P. (2017). Volatility spillovers and cross-hedging between gold, oil and equities: Evidence from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Energy Economics68, 440-453
  • Maghyereh, A. I., Awartani, B., & Sweidan, O. D. (2017). Oil price uncertainty and real output growth: new evidence from selected oil-importing countries in the Middle East. Empirical Economics, 1-21
  • Awartani, B., Aktham, M., & Cherif, G. (2016). The connectedness between crude oil and financial markets: Evidence from implied volatility indices. Journal of Commodity Markets, 4(1), 56-69. doi:10.1016/j.jcomm.2016.11.002
  • Maghyereh, A. I., & Awartani, B. (2016). Dynamic transmissions between Sukuk and bond markets. Research in International Business and Finance, 38, 246-261. doi:10.1016/j.ribaf.2016.04.016



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