Yasir Riaz

PhD Candidate in Finance
Research Interests: 
His research interests include sovereign credit ratings, asset pricing, financial liberalization, yield curve modelling, financial constraints and crowdfunding.
Student Email: 
14080001@lums.edu.pk

Yasir Riaz is a PhD Finance Candidate at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan. His research thesis focuses on the role of credit rating agencies in European financial markets. Previously, He has completed MPhil in finance from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan and MBA from Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan. He has also taught courses on econometrics and finance at LUMS and PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi. He has been an Erasmus+ research scholar and worked at Middlesex University, England from October, 2017 to March, 2018.

Journal Papers:

Riaz, Y., Shehzad, C. T. and Umar, Z. (2018). Pro-cyclical effect of sovereign rating changes on stock returns: A fact or factoid? Applied Economics, Forthcoming. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2018.1527465.

Shahab, Y., Ye, Z., Riaz, Y., & Ntim, C. G. (2018) Individual's decision-making in reward-based crowdfunding: Evidence from China. Applied Economics Letters, Forthcoming. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2018.1464643.

Riaz, Y., Shahab, Y., Bibi, R., & Zeb, S. (2016). Investment-cash flow sensitivity and financial constraints: evidence from Pakistan. South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, 5(3), 403-423. doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/SAJGBR-08-2015-0054.

Conference Papers:

Riaz, Y., Shehzad, C. T., & Boubaker, S. (2018). Financial liberalization and financial stability. Paper accepted for presentation at 8th Asian Management Research and Case Conference, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates from Mar 24-26, 2019. Available at:  https://ssrn.com/abstract=3292886.

Riaz, Y., Shehzad, C. T. & Faff, R. Access to credit by firms and sovereign credit rating stability. Paper accepted for presentation at 3rd International Conference on Business, Economics, & Management – ICBEM 2019, Sukkur, Pakistan from Mar 02-03, 2019

Riaz, Y., Shehzad, C. T., & Umar, Z. (2018). The sovereign yield curve and credit ratings in GIIPS. Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Business and Management Perspectives in the Asian Context, Lahore, Pakistan from Oct 25-27, 2018. Available at: https://www.ssrn.com/abstract=3116036.

Riaz, Y., Shehzad, C. T., & Umar, Z. (2018). The impact of sovereign credit rating and outlook changes on the sovereign yields curve of GIIPS. Paper presented at 7th Asian Management Research and Case Conference, Bhurban, Pakistan from Mar 23-24, 2018. Available at: https://www.ssrn.com/abstract=3116036.              (Sage Best Student Paper Award)

Riaz, Y., Shehzad, C. T. and Umar, Z. (2018) Pro-cyclical effect of sovereign rating changes on stock returns: A fact or factoid? Paper presented at 25th Global Finance Conference, Paris, France from Jul 03-05, 2018. Available at: https://www.glofin.org/. 

Riaz, Y., & Shehzad, C. T. (2018) Does financial liberalization spurs financial instability? Paper presented at SDSB Doctoral Colloquium 2018, Lahore, Pakistan on Mar 29, 2018.

Riaz, Y., Shehzad, C. T., & Umar, Z. (2017). The impact of sovereign credit rating and outlook changes on sovereign yields. Paper presented at SDSB Doctoral Colloquium 2017, Lahore, Pakistan on Apr 24, 2017. (Best Paper Award)

Ul Haq, M. I., & Riaz, Y. (2015). Early response in disaster operations management with a focus on social accountability and TQM. Paper presented at POMS 26th Annual Conference, Washington D.C., U.S.A. from May 08-11, 2015. Available at: https://www.pomsmeetings.org/ConfProceedings/060/Index.htm.