Blue Flower

CONTRACT 287/05.10.2011

Project PN-II-ID-PCE-2011-3-1054

financed by CNCS-UEFISCDI

”Uncertainty, Complexity and Financial Stability”



All the scientific and logistic activities are supervised by professor Iftekhar Hasan as Project Director. He is a well known and respected specialist in the field of finance, with an important experience in both academic and business environment.

Iftekhar Hasan is the E. Gerald Corrigan Chair in International Business and Finance at Fordham University Graduate Schools of Business and co-director of the Center for Research in Contemporary Finance. Professor Hasan serves as the scientific advisor at the Central Bank of Finland and as president of the Eurasia Business and Economics Society. He is the managing editor of the Journal of Financial Stability.

Professor Hasan's research interests are in the areas of financial institutions, corporate finance, capital markets and entrepreneurial finance. He has been or continues to be an associate editor for a number of journals, including the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; Journal of Banking and Finance; and Journal of International Money and Finance. Professor Hasan has more than 225 publications in print, including 12 books and edited volumes and more than 145 peer-reviewed articles in finance and economics journals.

Professor Hasan has presented his research at more than 375 professional meetings and institutions worldwide and has been a consultant for numerous international organizations, including the World Bank, the IMF, the United Nations, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Banque de France and the Italian Deposit Insurance Corporation. Professor Hasan is a research fellow at the Berkley Center of Entrepreneurial Studies at New York University's Stern School of Business and serves on the advisory board of the Center for Financial Studies at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a Fulbright (Specialist) Scholar and holds an honorary PhD from the Romanian-American University in Bucharest.

Professor Hasan has held visiting faculty positions at several American and European universities, including the University of Rome, Italy; the University of Strasbourg, France; the University of Carlos III, Madrid; EPFL at Lausanne, Switzerland; the University of Limoges, France; National Taiwan University at Taipei; the University of Bucharest, Romania; and NYU's Stern School of Business. 

Professor Hasan has completed his education by graduating:

  • PhD - University of Houston
  • MSS - University of Houston
  • BSS - University of Dhaka

 His main areas of expertise are:

  • Financial institutions
  • Corporate finance
  • Capital markets
  • Entrepreneurial finance