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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

Teaching 2017-2018

  • MN5310 Banking and Finance
  • MN5311 Responsible Investments
  • MN5320 Research Methods in Banking and Finance


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


Heterogeneous market structure and systemic risk: evidence from dual banking systems
Abedifar, P., Giudici, P. & Hashem, S. Q. 8 Nov 2017 In : Journal of Financial Stability. In press
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Non-interest income and bank lending
Abedifar, P., Molyneux, P. & Tarazi, A. 7 Nov 2017 In : Journal of Banking & Finance. In press
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Finance-Growth Nexus and dual-banking systems: relative importance of Islamic banks
Abedifar, P., Hasan, I. & Tarazi, A. Dec 2016 In : Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 132, Suppl., p. 198-215
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Islamic banking and finance: recent empirical literature and directions for future research
Abedifar, P., Ebrahim, S., Molyneux, P. & Tarazi, A. Sep 2015 In : Journal of Economic Surveys. 29, 4, p. 637-670 34 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Risk in Islamic Banking
Abedifar, P., Molyneux , P. & Tarazi, A. 2013 In : Review of Finance. p. 1-62
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle



Heterogeneous Market Structure and Systemic Risk: Evidence from Dual Banking Systems
Abedifar, P., Giudici, P. & Hashem, S. 2 Mar 2017 36 p.
Research output: ResearchWorking paper

Lending, the Poor & Islamic Scripture: Islamic Finance versus Welfare Islam
Abedifar, P. 2016 35 p.
Research output: ResearchWorking paper

Non-interest Income and Bank Lending
Abedifar, P., Molyneux, P. & Tarazi, A. 2014
Research output: ResearchWorking paper