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Dr Md Hakim Ali PhD

Assistant Professor in Accounting and Finance

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Dr Md Hakim Ali has received PhD in the area of Finance and Banking, his doctoral research addresses how cybersecurity hazards increase banking operational risks in a technology-driven financial system and destabilise the global financial sector. 


One of his current research projects focuses 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.

Dr Hakim studied his PhD at Taylor’s University. He did MSc from INCEIF and Undergraduate from the University of Rajshahi. His teaching portfolio over the last five years includes finance, accounting and economics courses.

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

Research interests

  • Cyber Economics,
  • Cryptocurrencies,
  • RegTech,
  • Risk management,
  • Islamic finance

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1. Uddin, M. H., Mollah, S., & Ali, M. H. (2020). Does cyber tech spending matter for bank stability? International Review of Financial Analysis, 101587.
2. Ali, M. H., Uddin, M. A., Khan, M. A. R., & Goud, B. (2020). Faith‐based versus value‐based finance: Is there any portfolio diversification benefit between responsible and Islamic finance? International Journal of Finance & Economics.
3. Uddin, M. A., Ali, M. H., & Masih, M. (2020). Bitcoin—A hype or digital gold? Global evidence. Australian Economic Papers.
4. Uddin, M. A., Ali, M. H., & Masih, M. (2020). Institutions, human capital and economic growth in developing countries. Studies in Economics and Finance.
5. Uddin, M. H., Ali, M. H., & Hassan, M. K. (2020). Cybersecurity hazards and financial system vulnerability: a synthesis of literature. Risk Management, 1-71.
6. 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
7. 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.

  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Accounting
Dr Md Hakim Ali
No. 3, Persiaran Canselor 1,
Kota Ilmu EduCity,
79200 Iskandar Puteri, Johor,

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