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Riyad S. Abubaker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Business

Riyad S. Abubaker, PhD

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
  • Financial Economics and International Trade


  • ​Ph.D in Economics: University of California, Riverside (2016)
  • MA  in Economics: University of California, Riverside (2014)
  • MA in Economics: Birzeit University, Palestine (2008)
  • BA in Accounting: Birzeit University, Palestine (2002)


  • Essays on the Implications of the Zero Lower Bound and the Impact of Trade Openness on Output Volatility

 Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Financial Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Policy

Certifications and/or Licenses:

  • ​Memeber of American Economic Association 

Select Publications: 

  • “Consumption and Money Uncertainty at the Zero Lower Bound”. Economics Bulletin, Volume 36, Issue 1, March 2016, pages 449463
  • “The Asymmetric Impact of Trade Openness on Output Volatility”, Empirical Economics, Vol. 49, Issue 3, November 2015, 881887
  • “The Asymmetric Effects and Spillovers of Inflation and Output Uncertainty Between the US and Euro Area", Journal of Global Economy, Vol. 11, Number 1, 2015, 5 – 19

 Select Professional Experience:

  • My professional experience includes financial accounting, management, and leadership. I was a prominent member of the AACSB team who worked on the enrollment and continued success in assuring all proper requirements were continuously being met to gain on AACSB accreditation.