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Dr Pejman Abedifar

Dr Pejman Abedifar

Lecturer in Banking and Finance

Programme Director, MSc in Banking and Finance

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2795


Pejman joined the School of Management in June 2014 as a lecturer in Banking and Finance. He received his PhD from the Université du Limoges, France. His PhD dissertation examines three different topics within the area of financial intermediation including Islamic banking, noninterest income activities and finance-growth nexus.

He has completed three masters programs: a research masters in corporate finance and banking from Tilburg University in 2009 and a professional masters in mathematical finance from Amsterdam Business School in 2008. He also received a Masters Degree in economics from Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran in 2000. Pejman has earned his Bachelor’s Degree in banking at Iran Banking Institute, Tehran in 1997.

Before moving to academia, Pejman had been working in the EXIM bank of Iran for more than ten years (1997-2007). He was in charge of International Finance department.

Research interests

Financial Intermediation, Risk Management and Stability, Diversification in banking, Bankruptcy and Resolution, Islamic Finance and Finance-Growth Nexus

Selected publications