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Yaseen S. Alhaj-Yaseen, Ph.D.

Yaseen S.  Alhaj-Yaseen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Finance
Department of Account and Finance

Phone: 478-471-5718

  • Macon - PSC - #348
    Phone: 478-471-5718
    Fax: 478-471-2802
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 8:00 - 9:20 am.
Biography: Dr. Yaseen S. Alhaj-Yaseen serves as an Associate Professor of Finance at Middle Georgia State University. His academic journey includes a Ph.D. in Economics from Kansas State University, an M.S. in Financial Planning from the University of Georgia, and an M.A. in Economics from Texas Tech University. Commencing in 2004, he has been dedicated to instructing students at both undergraduate and graduate levels in the fields of finance and economics.

Engaged in a dynamic research pursuit, Dr. Yaseen concentrates on investment, asset pricing, international finance, and financial markets. His scholarly contributions have graced esteemed academic publications such as the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Behavioral Finance, and Applied Financial Economics.

Beyond academia, Dr. Yaseen holds the distinction of being a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and possesses licenses including FINRA Series 6, 63 & 65, and a GA Life Insurance license.
Courses: ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON2106 Principles of Microeconomics
FINA 3110 Principles of Finance
FINA 3120 Advanced Corporate Finance
FINA 4120 Investments
ECON 4110 Applied Data Analysis
Education: Doctor of Philosophy, Economics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Post-Doctoral Bridge to Business Program in Finance (AACSB Endorsed), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Master of Science, Financial Planning, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Master of Art, Economics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Publications: - Dong, Z., Alhaj‐Yaseen, Y., Jiao, Y., & Zhong, Y. (2021). Surplus men and scarce women: The impact of mating competition on the desire for sons in China. Pacific Economic Review, 26(3), 339-371.
- Alhaj-Yaseen, Y. S., Barkoulas, J. T., & Ouandlous, A. (2020). Liberalization and asymmetric information flow dynamics in the Chinese equity markets. The Journal of Economic Asymmetries, 21, e00151.
- Alhaj-Yaseen, Y. S., & Rao, X. (2019). Does Asymmetric Information Drive Herding? An Empirical Analysis. Journal of Behavioral Finance, 1-20.
- Alhaj-Yaseen, Y. S., & Ladd, D. (2018). Which sentiments do US investors follow when trading ADRs?. Journal of Economics and Finance, 1-22.
- Alhaj-Yaseen, Y. S., Wu, K., & Fletcher, L. B. (2018). Accounting Standards and Earnings Quality—Evidence from Registered ADRs. Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, 21(04), 1850022.
- Alhaj-Yaseen, Y. S., & Yau, S. K. (2018). Herding Tendency Among Investors with Heterogeneous Information: Evidence from China’s Equity Markets. Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 47, 60-75.
- Jiao, Y., Rao, X., Guo, S., & Alhaj-Yaseen, Y. S. (2018). Speak out your risk: dialectal effects on merger decisions. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 49, 200-212.
- Ouandlous, A., Barkoulas, J. T., & Alhaj-Yaseen, Y. (2018). Persistence and discontinuity in the VIX dynamics. Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, 113, 333-344.
- Alhaj-Yaseen, Y. S., Rao, X., & Jin, Y. (2017). Market liberalization and the extent of informed trading: Evidence from China’s equity markets. Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 39, 78-99.
- Alhaj-Yaseen, Y. S., Lam, E., & Barkoulas, J. T. (2014). Price discovery for cross-listed firms with foreign IPOs. International Review of Financial Analysis, 31, 80-87.
- Alhaj-Yaseen, Y. S. (2013). Cross-listing in the home market after going public in the US. Journal of Economics and Finance, 37(2), 274-292.
- Alhaj-Yaseen, Y. S., Lam, E., & Barkoulas, J. T. (2012). Going public abroad: the dynamics of return spillovers in an atypical international cross-listing case. Applied Financial Economics, 22(24), 2035-2046.

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