Dr Hassaan Khan

Deputy Head of Department (Research and Enterprise) - Accounting, Finance and Operations Management

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Department:Accounting, Finance and Operations Staff

Location: Chelmsford, Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Business, management, leadership and law , Accounting and Finance , Enterprise

Hassaan is responsible for research and income generation activities of the Accounting & Finance Department, including KTPs, short-courses development, ESRC projects and ERC projects. Hassaan teaches Financial Management, International Financial Markets, Venture Capital and Private Equity, Global Equity Markets and Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting and CFA Level I and II training to professionals. 

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Hassaan’s principal research interests lie in the fields of Behavioural Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, International Finance and Financial Economics, especially financial crisis, herd behaviour, asset pricing, financial derivatives and dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models. He has previously investigated the impact of corporate reforms and financial crises on the financial performance and risk-taking behaviour of firms listed on the transatlantic capital markets.

Through his research and teaching experience, Hassaan has gained proficiency to augment and integrate various applications of finance from an academic and commercial standpoint. He has a particular expertise and interest in financial market regulations from a risk-taking perspective.

Hassaan has been instrumental in bringing Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab to Lord Ashcroft International Business School. The start-of-the-art trading room allows all undergraduate and postgraduate students in Finance and Accounting to learn about trading, investment, financial markets and decision making using real time financial data. 

Research interests

Hassaan’s has worked on mergers and acquisitions strategies and wealth creation of pharmaceutical companies and financial services industries pre and post-corporate scandals. His research has examined the role of mergers and acquisitions in offsetting adverse market reaction to corporate scandals and litigation on share price and therefore, shareholder wealth creation for pharmaceutical companies.

Hassaan has also investigated the spill over effects of the European Sovereign Debt Crisis on the UK capital market. The research was particularly important from a long-term investment and FDI stand point.

Hassaan continues to publish in prestigious peer-refereed journals in Finance. Hassaan has won a £6000 University Entrepreneurial Grant to develop professional short courses in Finance using the Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab.  

Areas of research supervision

Hassaan currently has 8 PhD students and he acts as first supervisor for four of them. Hassaan’s supervision areas include behavioural finance, international finance, corporate finance, financial derivatives, financial risk management and mergers and acquisitions.

Current PhD Supervision
  • 1st supervisor for Miss Razan Salem in the area of Behavioural Finance
  • 1st supervisor for Mr Ramchandra Bhusal in the area of Ethnic Minority Financing
  • 1st Supervisor for Mr Mohammad Sami Ali in the area of Behavioural Economics
  • 1st Supervisor for Mr Hakem Jabbar in the area of Financial Derivatives


  • MSc Finance and MSc Accounting and Finance (course leader)
  • Global Equity Markets
  • Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivative Markets
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Business Financing


  • PhD in Finance, Durham University
  • MSc in Corporate and International Finance, Durham University
  • BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance, University of Kent

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of The Royal Economic Society
  • Member of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA)
  • European Commission Research and Innovation – Independent Research Expert

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Enterprising Academics Grant for development of professional short courses in Finance, 28th November 2014, £6000
  • Financial consultancy for the Corporate University of Russian Railways, 09/2013 – 02/2014
  • Collaborative Research partnership with the Financial University of Moscow, 05/2014
  • Research and Education consultancy partnership with Bloomberg LLP, 07/2013 – date.

Selected recent publications

Khan, Hassaan. (2015) “U.S. Security Laws and Foreign Firm Delistings” Journal of Business Finance and Accounting (Forthcoming)

Khan, Hassaan. (2015) “Impact of U.S. Private Action Lawsuits on Foreign Firms: Evidence from American Depository Receipts” Journal of Corporate Finance (Forthcoming)

Khan, Hassaan. (2015) “Impact of SOX and Dodd-Frank Acts on CEO Compensation of Cross-listed Firms” Journal of Banking and Finance (Forthcoming)

Working Papers

Khan, Hassaan., and Lasota, Barbara. (2015) “Scandals and Corporate Restructuring: A Comparative Study of Pharmaceutical and Financial Services Industry” SSRN Working Paper Series

Khan, Hassaan., and Lasota, Barbara. (2015) “Deconstructing Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Scandals in Pharmaceutical Industry” SSRN Working Paper Series

Khan, Hassaan. (2015) “A Bayesian Analysis of Payday Loan Companies, Financially Distressed Consumers and Financial Regulation” SSRN Working Paper Series

Khan, Hassaan. (2015) “European Integration under the Scope: A Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Model of Skewed Financial Markets” SSRN Working Paper Series

Khan, Hassaan. (2015) “Exploring the Legal and Economic Implications of the European Sovereign Debt Crisis on the U.K. Capital Market” SSRN Working Paper Series

Recent presentations and conferences

May 2014 “European Integration under the Scope: A Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Model Analysis of Skewed Financial Markets” Presented Paper at the 2nd International Conference on Social, Business and Economic Policy in Moscow, Russia.

May 2013 “Measuring the Consequences of U.S. Federal Securities Laws on Corporate Risk-Taking: Evidence from U.S. Listed Foreign Firms” Presented Paper at the Institute for Business and Finance Research Annual Conference on Risk-Modelling and Financial Challenges in San Jose, Costa Rica.

April 2013 “Exploring the Financial and Economic Implications of the European Sovereign Debt Crisis on the UK Capital Market” Presented paper at the International Conference on the Global Financial Crisis: European Financial Market and Institutions in Southampton, United Kingdom.

April 2012 “Measuring the Impact of Criminal Liability on Corporate Risk Behaviour in the US” Presented paper at the Scottish Economic Society Annual Conference in Perth, Scotland.

July 2011 “From Cross-listing Ecstasy to Delisting Agony: Is Sarbanes-Oxley the Real Culprit?” Presented paper at the North-East Conference in Collingwood College, Durham University.

Media experience

August 2015 – Cambridge TV. News Hor. Topic of discussion, “The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership”.

March 2015 – BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. The Budget Review. Topic of discussion, “The 2015/16 Budget Announcement by Chancellor of the Exchequer Mr George Osborne”.

June 2014 – BBC Radio Essex. Dave Monk Show. Topic of discussion, “Mergers and Acquisitions Boom in the UK”.