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Dr Md Hakim Ali PhD

Assistant Professor of Finance & Business Analytics

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Dr Md Hakim Ali is an Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Analytics and is also a Lab Coordinator at the Southampton Malaysia Business School, University of Southampton Malaysia.

Dr Md Hakim Ali has received PhD from Taylor’s University in the area of Finance and Banking, his project-based doctoral research addresses how cybersecurity hazards increase banking operational risks in a technology-driven financial system and destabilise the global financial sector. He did MSc from INCEIF University and an Undergraduate from the University of Rajshahi.  

Hakim’s current research projects focus on regulatory technology to gain sustainable technology in new generations of the digitalized economy. The induction of regulatory technology carries profound importance as it can potentially reduce operational risk, minimise cyber risk, and enhance banking stability. He has experience in leading the university-sponsored research project. He is currently conducting a corporate governance project focusing on how effectively and efficiently cybersecurity risk can be taken care of to enhance financial stability.  

Hakim also plays various roles within the area of education and student experience, his role includes a lead Academic Integrity Officer (AIO) at Southampton Malaysia Business School, a Member of the Staff-Student Liaison Committee, and a Personal Academic Tutor. 

Research interests

His research articles published in well-ranked journals i.e. International Review of Financial Analysis, International Journal of Finance and Economics, Economic Modelling, Australian Economic Papers, Risk Management, Managerial Finance, Studies in Economics and Finance among others.  

His research area falls in the area of Risk management, Capital market, Cryptocurrencies, RegTech and Cyber Economics. His research output also got widespread media coverage by the | AdvisorNEWS (USA) and The Financial Express (Bangladesh). 

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Article Publications: 
1. Ali, M. H., Schinckus, C., Uddin, M. A., & Pahlevansharif, S. (2022). Asymmetric effects of economic policy uncertainty on Bitcoin’s hedging power. Studies in Economics and Finance. 

2. Hoque, M. E., Soo-Wah, L., Bilgili, F., & Ali, M. H. (2022). Connectedness and spillover effects of US climate policy uncertainty on energy stock, alternative energy stock, and carbon future. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-17. 

3. Ali, M. H., Uddin, M. A., Khan, M. A. R., & Goud, B. (2021). Faith‐based versus value‐based finance: Is there any portfolio diversification benefit between responsible and Islamic finance?. International Journal of Finance & Economics. 

4. Uddin, M. H., Mollah, S., & Ali, M. H. (2020). Does cyber tech spending matter for bank stability?. International Review of Financial Analysis, 101587. .irfa.2020.101587  

5. Uddin, M. A., Ali, M. H., & Masih, M. (2020). Bitcoin—A hype or digital gold? Global evidence. Australian Economic Papers.

6. Uddin, M. A., Ali, M. H., & Masih, M. (2020). Institutions, human capital and economic growth in developing countries. Studies in Economics and Finance.

7. Uddin, M. H., Ali, M. H., & Hassan, M. K. (2020). Cybersecurity hazards and financial system vulnerability: a synthesis of literature. Risk Management, 1-71.

8. Ali, M. H., Uddin, M. A., Chowdhury, M. A. F., & Masih, M. (2019). Cross-country evidence of Islamic portfolio diversification: are there opportunities in Saudi Arabia?. Managerial Finance. 

9. Uddin, M. A., Ali, M. H., & Masih, M. (2017). Political stability and growth: An application of dynamic GMM and quantile regression. Economic Modelling, 64, 610-625. 

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Book / chapter: 

1. Ali, M. H., Rosly, S. A., Radwan, M., & Secinaro, S. (2019). An Examination of Factors Affecting Excess Liquidity, Evidence from Islamic Banks in Malaysia. The Future of Risk Management, Volume II: Perspectives on Financial and Corporate Strategies, 259-275. 

Conference proceedings:

1. 9th Annual financial market liquidity conference,2018, Budapest, Hungary. ISBN 978-963-503-739-1 

Newspaper and Media coverage:  

1. Cyber-security risk: Increasing vulnerability of banks and financial institutions, Available at

2. The dilemma over Islamic banking, Available at 

  • MANG1019 Foundation of Business Analytics  
  • MANG2062 SAS Base Programming 
  • MANG2065 Business Forecasting 
  • MANG1041 Business Analytics Programming I: SAS Base Language 
  • IFYP0033 Introduction to Economics 
  • IFYP0034 Introduction to Accounting 

Skill Based Modules:

  • Bloomberg Database & Trading  
  • Statistical Packages & Programming  
Dr Md Hakim Ali
Phone: 421
Business School Faculty suite

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