Thompson Rivers University

Dr. Zubair Raja

Name: Dr. Zubair Raja
Position: Instructor
Phone: 2503715575


Traveling, Cricket, and Camping

Research Interests

Credit Derivatives, Market Efficiency, and Corporate Governance with focus on gender issues.


Ph.D in Finance (2017) from Texas A&M International University, USA
MBA (2012) from Texas A&M International University, USA
MBA in Finance (2009) The University of Punjab, Lahore, Pak
B.Sc. in Computer Science (2003) University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pak


Peer review publications:
Oyotode-Adebile, R. and Raja, Z. (2019), "Board gender diversity and US corporate bonds", International Journal of Managerial Finance, Vol. 15 No. 5, pp. 771-791.

Efficiency of Capital Markets: A New Perspective on the Value Premium and Day-of-the-Week Effects(2018), with Procasky, W. and Oyotode, R., International Journal of Portfolio Analysis and Management, 2(2), 114-140

FFO to Total Debt: A More Efficient Proxy of Capital Structure, with Procasky, W. and Ujah, N. (2014), Journal of Accounting and Finance, 14(6), 71-90

Credit Default Swaps Contribution to the Price Discovery Process of Emerging Markets Sovereign Credit Risk, submitted in Emerging Markets Review

The Bond Market Responses to CEOs Appointment, with Oyotode, R. and Brusa, J. submitted in Journal of Business Finance and Accounting

Impact of Social Capital on Credit Default Swaps

Social Capital and Debt Enforcement: An International Analysis, with Oyotode, R. and Jha, A.

Employment History

Assistant Teaching Professor in Finance, Thompson Rivers University (since Sept 2018)
Assistant Professor of Finance-Tenured Track, Western Oregon University (Sept 2017 to Aug 2018)
Instructor of Accounting & Finance, Texas A&M International University (June 2014 to Aug 2017)
Operations Managers at Standard Chartered Bank, Pakistan (Feb 2010 to Jul 2011)
Customer Services Manager at BankIslami Pakistan Limited (Jul 2007 to Jan 2010)
Trade Finance Officer at Bank Alfalah Limited (Feb 2004 to Jul 2007)

Courses Taught

International Financial Management @ TRU and WOU
Portfolio and Equity Analysis @ TRU
Portfolio Management @ WOU
Financial Statement Analysis @ TRU and WOU
Financial Management @ TRU and WOU
Small Business Finance @ Texas A&M and WOU
Special Issues in Accounting @ Texas A&M
Introduction to Financial Accounting @ Texas A&M
Introduction to Managerial Accounting @ Texas A&M
Statistics-I @ Texas A&M

Professional Affiliations

Northern Finance Association, August 2019 till date
Financial Management Association, USA 2016 till date
European Financial Management Association, 2017 to 2018
Southwestern Finance Association, USA 2014 to 2018
Eastern Finance Association, USA 2016 to 2017
Mid-Western Finance Association, USA 2016 to 2017


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