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Dr Mostak Ahamed

Post:Lecturer in Finance (Accounting and Finance)

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Mostak Ahamed is a Lecturer in Finance at the Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Sussex, UK. He holds a PhD in business and management from the Queen Mary University of London. Before joining Sussex, he taught at Queen Mary, UCL, and London Metropolitan University as a teaching assistant. He also worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity, UK. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

He undertakes research to overcome the obstacles of financial development with special emphasis on access to finance, bank and firm performance while using robust econometric techniques and large cross-country panel data. The research questions that he addresses are motivated by and engaged with contemporary policy issues. His recent papers appeared on Economics Letters, Economic Modelling, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, and British Journal of Industrial Relations. He has been an ad hoc referee for The Economics Letters, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Economic Modelling, Journal of Financial Stability, Economic Systems, and Borsa Istanbul Review.


Ahamed, M.M., Wen, J., and N. Gupta (Forthcoming) "Does board composition affect the gender pay gap?", Economics Letters.

Healy, G. and M.M. Ahamed(2019) "Gender pay gap, voluntary interventions, and recession: the case of the British Financial Services Sector ", British Journal of Industrial Relations 52: 302-327.

Ahamed, M.M. and S.K. Mallick, (Forthcoming) "Is financial inclusion good for bank stability: International evidence", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 157: 403-427.

Ahamed, M.M., (2017) "Asset quality, non-interest income, and bank profitability: Evidence from Indian banks", Economic Modelling 63: 1-14. (Published as the lead article).

Ahamed, M.M. and S.K. Mallick, (2017) "Does regulatory forbearance matter for bank stability: Evidence from creditors' perspective", Journal of Financial Stability 28: 163-180.

Ahamed, M.M. and S.K. Mallick, (in press) "House of restructured assets: How do they affect bank risk in an emerging market?", Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money 47: 1-14. (Published as the lead article).

Ahamed, M.M., (2016) "Does inclusive financial development matter for firms’ tax evasion? Evidence from developing countries", Economics Letters 149: 15-19.


S&P Global Market Intelligence: To close gender compensation gap at UK banks, agility pays off (Published on 9 April 2019)

The Conversation: Gender pay gap hasn’t been fixed by transparency – fines may force companies to act (Published on 5 March 2019)

Financial Times: Men’s pay packets at the top of banks are still out of whack (Published on 6 Feb 2019)

BusinessLine (The Hindu): Financial inclusion is good for banks too (Published on 3 Nov 2017)

Idea for India: Has regulatory intervention been effective in maintaining stability of Indian banks?

Live Mint: Effects of regulatory intervention in banking 


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Lecturer in Finance