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Dr Omar Aziz

Adjunct Faculty


PhD in Finance & Economics, University of Western Sydney, Australia (2016)

  • Economics
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Marketing & Strategy
  • Family Business Management
  • Innovation, Decision-making & Leadership
  • World Cultures & Communication
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • E-commerce & Technology
  • Risk Management
  • Banks Management
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Forecasting and Data Analysis
  • Managerial Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Money and Capital Market Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investment Management
  • Derivatives and financial instruments
  • International Financial Management
  • Principles of Economics
  • Econometric Modelling
  • Financial Institution Management

Academic experience

  • Lecturer & Unit Coordinator – Finance, CQUniversity
  • Lecturer & Unit Coordinator – Finance, Australian National Institute of Management & Commerce

Research Interests

  • Banks
  • Financial System
  • Financial forecasting
  • Financial Literacy
  • Investment
  • Business Finance
  • Institutional Quality
  • Risk Investment
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Financial Markets
  • Economic Growth

Editorial and Reviewer Activities

  • Journal of Applied Economics/Reviewer
  • Journal Emerging Markets Finance and Trade/Reviewer
  • Journal of Banking and Financial Economics/Reviewer
  • International Journal of Finance and Economics/Reviewer


  • Aziz, O. (2020). FDI Inflows and Growth in Arab Economies: The Institutional Channel. International Journal of Finance and Economics. pp. 1-16.  DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.2197
  • Aziz, O. (2020). The Response of Arab Region to Overcome Global Financial Crisis. The American Economist. https://doi.org/10.1177/0569434520938322  
  • Aziz, O. (2020). Does Bank Profitability Stimulate Economic Growth? Empirical Evidence from the Arab Region. Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, Vol. 16, No.2, pp. 1-14. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/rmeef-2019-0017
  • Aziz, O. (2020). Dose the FDI Flow into Arab Region Influenced by the Global Financial Crisis? Risk and Financial Management, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp 9-14.
  • Aziz, O. & Knutsen, J. (2019). The Banks Profitability and Economic Freedom Quality: Empirical Evidence from Arab Economies. Journal of Banking and Financial Economics, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 96-110. DOI:10.7172/2353-6845.JBFE.2019.1.5
  • Aziz, O. & Knutsen, J. (2019). The Legislative and Institutional reforms for FDI in Arab Region: Did they work? International Journal of Business Research, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 5-12.
  • Aziz, O. & Arabyat, Y. (2019). Are Banks Executives Running a Keynesian Beauty Contest When Investing in Information Technology? Bank Parikrama, Journal of Banking & Finance. Under Review.
  • Aziz, O. & Arabyat, Y. (2019). Information Technology and Productivity Changes in the Banking Sector: The Case of Jordanian Banks. Bank Parikrama, Journal of Banking & Finance. Accepted.
  • Aziz, O. (2018). Institutional Quality and FDI Inflows: Evidence from Arab Economies. Journal of Finance Research Letters, Vol. 25, PP.111-123, DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.frl.2017.10.026
  • Aziz, O. (2016). Determinants of FDI inflows to Arab economies. The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development: An International and Comparative Review, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 325-356. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638199.2015.1057610
  • Aziz, O. (2009). The effect of financial information on stocks prices movement: Analytical research for Amman Stock market. Tikrit Journal for Administration & Economic Sciences, Vol.3, No.7.
  • Aziz, O. (2007). The effective of some financial system variables on economic growth: A study applied in a sample of Arabic countries for period 1994-2003. Tikrit Journal for Administration & Economic Sciences, Vol.3, No.8.
  • Aziz, O. (2005). The capitalization & its relationship with stocks prices movement: A study applied in a sample of cooperative firms registered in Baghdad Stock Exchanges for the period 1993-2001. Journal of Tanmiat AL-Rafidain, Vol. 80, No.27.

Awards & Recognition

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Exemplary Practice in Learning & Teaching (Tier 1) for re-inventing the traditional lecture using scaffolded approach/Finance.
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Method enhancing the engagement of the students inside the classrooms.
  • The Student Voice Awards and Commendations by Deputy Vice‐Chancellor (Strategy, Education and Innovation) for Recognition achievements in high students’ evaluation score & publicity in staff newsletters
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Encouragement Award for Learning & Teaching Practice
  • Vice-President (Academic) Award for high quality contribution to enhancing the educational experience of students
  • Dean Excellent Teaching Awards for best practice in teaching and delivering units
  • Educators of The Year: The Student Voice Awards and Commendations by Deputy Vice‐Chancellor
  • On-Campus Educators of the Year: The Student Voice Awards, Deputy Vice‐Chancellor
  • Platinum Certificate of Top-Rated Units in a Term, Central Queensland University
  • Maintained strong student evaluations average 4.3/5 for teaching in finance and financial planning
  • Excellent Teaching Awards for Coordinating and Delivering Finance Units/ (IMC)
  • Awarded $1,000 in grants relevant to best practice of delivering unit in finance


  • The Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)
  • Centre for Regional Economies and Supply Chains (CRESC)