Ishaq Bhatti

Professor of Finance and Financial Data Analytics

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  • PhD in Financial Econometric Modeling, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (1993)
  • MSc in Statistics and Applied Probability, The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (1987)
  • BSc in Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, B.Z. University, Multan, Pakistan (1981)


Summary Statement

M. Ishaq Bhatti is a Professor of Finance and Financial Data Analytics. He is the award-winning Academic who received various Research and Teaching awards, including ALTC 2010, Faculty and the University’s teaching Awards 2009, 2013, and 2019. He is the author of more than 130 articles, eight books and a member of the editorial board of various journals.

Major areas of research, scholarship and teaching are in Finance, Financial Econometrics, Business Statistics, Quantitative & Mathematical Economics & Islamic Finance. He successfully supervised 27 students to higher degree completions, including 15 PhDs in the last ten years. Before joining SP Jain, Ishaq was a Professor of Finance and Financial Econometrics at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

Subject Taught / Student Project Mentor
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Financial Statistics
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Investment
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Available for supervision for PhD and DBA students

Academic experience

  • Working as an Academic – Teacher and researcher in Australian and overseas Universities since 1983.
  • Held Professorial Positions at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman and King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia.
  • He has taught more than 20,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in his academic career since 1985, specialising in large classes in multi-campus settings via flip blended teaching/learning mode. His contribution to teaching excellence has been recognised with several teaching awards at the School, Faculty, University and National levels - including the ALTC award 2010 and the PVC teaching award 2019. His teaching specialisation includes: (i) friendly culture-valued teaching with interesting data analytics examples and classroom experiments to make the understanding of Business and Financial data analytics a fun and interesting. (ii) His Skeleton-layout interactive teaching method explains complex data analytics and statistical concepts easily. His courses taught include: (i) Basic Statistics and Data Analytics, (ii) Statistics for Business and Finance, (iii) Econometrics, (iv) Quantitative Methods for Business (v) Islamic Finance, Islamic capital markets and Investment. In 2021 he taught (i) Introduction to Quantitative Analysis - (ECO1IQN) and (ii) ECONOMETRICS OF FINANCIAL MARKETS - (FIN5EME).


  • Islamic Finance Training experience with the Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Turkish Central Bank, Iraqi Central Bankers
  • Australian Research Council Discovery Grant jointly with Suren Basov
  • Saudi capital Market project 2017- Islamic Mutual Fund with Naseem Al Rahahleh of King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia


  • Quantitative Finance, Copula and EVT application
  • Financial Data Analytics using Financial Econometrics tools
  • Islamic Finance

Publications Summary

Research Activities Publications since joining LTU Under review/process
Journal Articles 112 (2 A*, 36 A, 31 B, 26 C, 17 others 5
Books 8 2
Edited Books 27 2
Book Chapters/report 14 1
Book reviews 2 1
Conferences 6 1 Riyadh 7 May, 2022
Special issue editor in IBF area 6 issues 2 -Sustainability (with Sabri) & Int J of financial Stability (with I. Hunjra)
Special issue editor QF & Statistics area 3 issues (Applied Stat Science, JSTA, Econometrics with J. Kim)  
Journal Articles submitted 1A*, 3 A, 3 B, 2 C  





  • Bhatti, M. I., & Qadri, H. M. (Eds.) (2019). The Growth of Islamic Finance and Banking: Innovation, Governance and Risk Mitigation. UK: Routledge. Book
  • Izhar, T. A. T., Torabi, S. A. T., & Bhatti, M. I. I. (2018). Big data and ontology application: concepts, analytics and theoretical extension. Kuala Lumpar: University of Malaya Press. Retrieved from Book
  • Basov, S., & Bhatti, M. I. (2016). Islamic finance in the light of modern economic theory. London: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-28662-8 Book
  • Bodla, M. A., & Bhatti, M. I. (2013). Non-nested regression models. Nova Science, NY, USA
  • Bhatti, M. I. (2012). Cluster effects in mining complex data., Nova Science, NY, USA. Book
  • Khan, M. M., and Bhatti, M. I. (2008). Developments in Islamic Banking: The Case of Pakistan. England, UK: Palgrave MacMillan. Book
  • Bhatti, M., Al-Shanfari, H., & Hossain, M. (2006). Econometric analysis of model selection and model testing. Aldershot, Uk: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. Book
  • Bhatti, M. I. (2018- S1). Edited Business Analytics textbook based on contents of BUS1BAN La Trobe 3rd edition customized reinvent of CP1079 to cater the need of our subject and students. The material was based on Business Statistics: Australia New Zealand, 6th Edition, E.A. Selvanathan; S. Selvanathan; G. Keller, ISBN: 9780170237000, © 2014 and published by Cengage Australia: The new version ISBN is: 9780170381444
  • Bhatti, M. I. (2006). La Trobe Customized Book of ECO2IQA – Introduction to Mathematical Economics and Finance based on Mik Wisniewski- 2006, North Ryde, NSW: McGraw-Hill Australia for La Trobe University, 2nd Ed., 2006. Refer details: Bookmark:



  • Bhatti, M. I., & Qadri, H. M. (2019). The Growth of the Islamic Finance and Banking Industry: An Introductory Note. In H. M. Qadri, & M. I. Bhatti (Eds.), The Growth of Islamic Finance and Banking: Innovation, Governance and Risk Mitigation (pp. 1-4). UK: Routledge. Chapter
  • Bhatti, M. I., Qadri, H., & Al Rahahleh, N. (2019). Recent Development in Islamic Finance and financial products. In H. M. Qadri, & M. I. Bhatti (Eds.), The Growth of Islamic Finance and Banking: Innovation, Governance and Risk Mitigation (1 ed., pp. 5-16). UK: Routledge. Chapter
  • Bhatti, M. I., & Khawaja, M. (2019). On the role of ownership and governance structure in raising capital: A sukuk example. In H. M. Qadri, & M. I. Bhatti (Eds.), The Growth of Islamic Finance and Banking: Innovation, Governance and Risk Mitigation (1 ed., pp. 16-28). UK: Routledge. Chapter
  • Bhatti, M. I., & Do, H. Q. (2019). Development in Copula Applications in Forestry and Environmental Sciences. In G. Chandra (Ed.), Statistical Methods and Applications in Forestry and Environmental Sciences (pp. 1-18). UK/India: Springer Nature. Chapter
  • Basov, S., Bhatti, M., & Danilkina, S. (2010). Recent development on mechanism design under bounded rationality. In T.L. Wouters (Ed.), Progress in Economics Research. Volume 20 (pp. 1-21). New York: Nova Science Publishers. Chapter
  • Basov, S., & Bhatti, I. (2011). Social Norms and Economic Performance: An Example of Business Loans by Islamic Banks. Chapter
  • Bhatti, I., & Bhatti, M. (2011). Development of legal issues of corporate governance for Islamic banking. In the Foundations of Islamic Banking: Theory, Practice and Education (pp. 87-102). doi:10.4337/9781849807937.00013 Chapter
  • Mansor, F., & Bhatti, M. I. (2011). The Islamic mutual fund performance: New evidence on market timing and stock selectivity. In Z. Ming (Ed.), Economics and finance research, 4, 487-494, Singapore, SINGAPORE: Int Assoc Computer Science & Information technology press-iacsit press. Retrieved from Chapter
  • Bhatti, M. I., Awan, H., & Bukhari, K. (2010). Globalization and firm's quality orientation: a review of total quality management practices in manufacturing sector. In Kent G. Deng (Ed.), Globalization - Today, Tomorrow (pp. 91-112). Croatia: Sciyo. Chapter
  • Gill, A., & Ishaq Bhatti, M. (2010). Supply chain management. In Handbook on Business Information Systems (pp. 675-698). doi:10.1142/9789812836069_0028 Chapter
  • Bhatti, M. I. (2003). On cluster effects in mining complex econometric data. In Statistical Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (pp. 385-399). Chapter



  • Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Statistical Theory and Application – Springer-Nature publishers, NY, USA
  • Review of Economics and Finance
  • Associate Editor: European Journal of Finance
  • International Journal of Financial Markets Institution and Money
  • Journal of Risk and Financial Management
  • Energies
  • Applied Statistical Sciences, Nova, USA



  • Member Elect - International Statistics Institute, The Netherlands, Statistics, The Netherlands21 Oct 1994 - present
  • Member of Australian Economic Society, Econometrics society
  • Life member of the Islamic Economist Association since 1984
  • International Statistical Institute (ISI), elected since 1996
  • Australasian Econometrics Society, Australia, 1993
  • Institute of Statisticians, UK, and hold MIS status since 1986
  • Statistical Society of Australia, 1991