Dr. Mohammad Mousavi, Assistant Professor

Mohammad Mousavi

Office:CBPM B313               Email:smousavi@kean.edu               Skype: smmmousavi

Educational Background
PhD in Finance, University of Edinburgh, UK


Dr. Mohmmad M. Mousavi is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Wenzhou-Kean University, China. He achieved a PhD in finance from the University of Edinburgh Business School, UK, and MSc in Finance from Essex Business School, UK. He also holds a BA and MA in Financial Management from Imam Sadiq University of Tehran, Iran. He received a PhD scholarship from the College of Humanities and Social Science of University of Edinburgh, and an abroad PhD scholarship from the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran.
His research interest consists of a variety of topics including the design and performance evaluation of bankruptcy prediction models, credit scoring, corporate finance, and international business. His research has been published in several peer-reviewed international journals, such as Annals of Operation Research, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Developing Areas, and Journal of Economics, Business and Management. His recent research outcome about the multi-criteria ranking of bankruptcy prediction models is published as a chapter of the book entitled “Advances in DEA Theory and Applications with Extensions to Forecasting Models” by Wiley. Further, he has over five years of work experience as a capital market analyst in the Stock Exchange.

Teaching Courses

Dr. Mousavi has the experience of working as a lecturer, external examiner and tutor in three different countries (UK, China and Iran) and a variety of universities including London School of Economy (LSE), Essex Business School, Essex Summer School, and the University of Edinburgh Business School, in UK, and University of Economics Science in Iran. Dr. Mousavi has taught different finance and business courses such as corporate finance, international finance, derivatives, preparation and analysis of financial statements, capital budgeting management, and research and technology.

Research Interests

  • Risk Modelling and Analysis
    • Failure (bankruptcy and distress) prediction models and credit scoring
  • Forecasting Systems
    • Design of forecasting models with application in finance for both continuous (e.g., stock price changes and volatility) and discrete variables (e.g., bankruptcy, takeover)
  • Data Envelopment Analysis
    • Design of performance evaluation & benchmarking methodologies and their application in areas such as forecasting, banking and investment
  • International Business and Finance
    • Emerging markets’ export spillovers: firm heterogeneity, institutional, cultural, geographic and technology related determinants

Recent Publications

– Journals Papers
1. Multi-Criteria Ranking of Corporate Distress Prediction Models: An Orientation-Free Context-dependent DEA-based Framework, Annals of Operations Research, 2018 – available online https://doi.org/10.1007/s10479-018-2814-2.
2. Performance Evaluation of Bankruptcy Prediction Models: An Orientation-Free Super-Efficiency DEA-based Framework (with J. Ouenniche and B. Xu) –International Review of Financial Analysis, 42, 67-75, 2015.
3. What are the top variables leading to strategic investment decision-making performance? (with C. Soh, et al.), Journal of Economics, Business, and Management, 3(12), 1169-1173, 2015.
4. The Impact of MENA conflicts (the Arab Spring) on Global Financial Markets (with J. Ouenniche), 2014, 48 (4), 21-40, 2014.
– Chapter(s) in Books
5. Ranking of Bankruptcy Prediction Models under Multiple Criteria (with J. Ouenniche, B. Xu, and K. Tone), In: Advances in DEA Theory and Applications with Extensions to Forecasting Models, Wiley, 2017.