Chowdhury, Dr. Reza

Dr. Reza Chowdhury
PhD (Finance) Associate Professor, Finance
Email: Phone:
250-960-6260
Office:
10-4536
Campus:
  • Prince George

Biography

Dr. Reza H. Chowdhury received his PhD in Finance from the University of Alberta, Canada. He also earned a MA in Economics from the University of Alberta, and a MA in Economics with concentration in Finance from the State University of New York at Binghamton, USA.

Dr. Chowdhury teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in financial management and corporate finance. He does empirical research that examines critical corporate challenges pertaining to developing and emerging financial markets. His applied research covers the areas of corporate finance and governance, banks and financial institutions, and small business finance.

Research and Expertise

International corporate finance and governance, Small business finance, Social capital and corporate finance.

Supervises in:
  • MSc Business Administration (Finance)
  • BComm (Honours) Finance

Selected Publications

Chowdhury, R. H. and Maung, M. (2018), Historical ties between nations: How do they matter in cross-border mergers and acquisitions? International Review of Economics and Finance (in-press)

Chowdhury, R. H., Choi, S., Ennis, S., and Chung, D. (2018), Which dimension of corporate social responsibility is a value driver in the oil and gas industry? Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences (in-press)

Bekele, G., Chowdhury, R. H., and Rao, A. (2016), Analysis of Default Behavior of Borrowers under Islamic versus Conventional Banking, Review of Behavioral Finance 8(2), 156-173

Gill, A., Maung, M., and Chowdhury, R. H. (2016), Social Capital of Non-resident Family Members and Small Business Financing: Evidence from an Indian State, International Journal of Managerial Finance 12(5), 558-582

Chowdhury, R. H. (2015), Equity Capital and Bank Profitability: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates, Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting 5(1), 1-20

Maung, M. and Chowdhury, R. H. (2014), Credit Rating Changes and Leverage Adjustments: Concurrent or Continual? Review of Pacific-Basin Financial Markets and Policies 17(4), 1-29

Chowdhury R. H., Maung, M. and Zhang, J. (2014), Information Content of Dividends: A Case of an Emerging Financial Market, Studies in Economics and Finance 31(3), 272-290

Maung, M. and Chowdhury, R. H. (2014), Is There a Right Time for Corporate Investment? Studies in Economics and Finance 31(2), 223-243

Chowdhury R. H. and Maung, M. (2014), Time-varying Social Mood and Corporate Investment Distortion, International Journal of Behavioral Accounting and Finance 4(2), 153-174

Chowdhury, R. H. and Maung, M. (2013), Corporate Entrepreneurship and Debt Financing: Evidence from the GCC Countries, International Journal of Managerial Finance 9(4), 294-313

Chowdhury, R. H., Ayyas, N. and Campbell, T. (2013), Relevance of Capital Structure Theories in a Tax-Exempted Economy: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates, Global Journal of Finance and Economics 10(1), 25-40

Chowdhury, R. H. and Maung, M. (2012), Financial Market Development and the Effectiveness of R&D Investment: Evidence from Developed and Emerging Countries, Research in International Business and Finance 26(2), 258-272

Chowdhury, R. H. (2012), Financial Institutions and Firm Efficiency in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries, International Journal of Economics and Finance 4(3), 170-181

Education

  • PhD Finance (University of Alberta, Canada)
  • MA Economics (University of Alberta, Canada)
  • MA Economics (State University of New York at Binghamton, USA)