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Associate Professor Meher Manzur

Academic Sessional

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5392, Email: m.manzur@ecu.edu.au, Room: 2.437
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5392
Email: m.manzur@ecu.edu.au
Room: 2.437  

 

Manzur is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Business and Law. He teaches a finance course in the MBA Program and is active in research and Higher Degrees by Research supervision.

Availability

Monday - Friday, 11am - 3pm.

Background

Manzur is a senior academic having received his PhD more than 20 years ago. He has held academic appointments at three good universities in the world, namely, the University of Western Australia, National University of Singapore and Curtin University. He has also held several prestigious visiting appointments including one at the International Monetary Fund, Washington DC. Manzur is a financial economist with interest in international money and finance, financial markets and institutions.

He has published widely in the form of research books, book chapters and articles in scholarly (and professionally well-ranked) international journals including The World Economy, Journal of International money and Finance, Applied Economics, Economics Letters, Australian Journal of Management, Australian Economic Papers, Global Finance Journal, Multinational Finance Journal and so on. His teaching portfolio has been productive and well-diversified. He has research collaborations with eminent international scholars and published jointly with authors from the University of Chicago, Warwick Business School, Simon Fraser University, National University of Singapore, the University of Western Australia and so on.

Current Teaching

  • MBA6125 Financing for International Trade

Professional Associations

  • Member, Economic Society of Australia
  • Member, Midwest Finance Association
  • Member, Multinational Finance Society

Research Areas and Interests

  • International Finance

Awards and Recognition

  • Colombo Plan Fellowship sponsored by the Australian Development Assistance Bureau, 1980-82.
  • University Research Studentship, The University of Western Australia, 1985-1988.
  • Inaugural 1993 CBS New Researcher of the Year, Curtin University of Technology, WA, Australia.
  • 2003 CBS Book of the Year, Curtin University of Technology, WA, Australia.

Staff Qualifications

  • PhD (Economics), The University of Western Australia, 1990, (thesis passed with ‘special congratulations’ from the PhD Committee).
  • Master of Economics (by thesis), The University of Western Australia, 1983.

Research Publications (past five years only)

Books

  • Recent Developments in Exchange Rate Economics (eds. with Mark P. Taylor) (An Elgar Reference Collection: The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics). London and Massachusetts: Edward Elgar, 2013, pp. i-xvii, 1-804.
  • Purchasing Power Parity (ed.) (An Elgar Reference Collection: The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics 226). London and Massachusetts: Edward Elgar, 2008, pp. i-xx, 1-322.
  • Exchange Rates, Interest Rates and Commodity Prices (ed). London and Massachusetts: Edward Elgar, 2003, pp. i-xiii, 1-214.

Book chapters

  • ‘Introduction’ (with Mark P. Taylor) in Mark P. Taylor and M. Manzur (eds.) Recent Developments in Exchange Rate Economics. London and Massachusetts: Edward Elgar, 2013, pp. xiii-xviii.
  • Introduction (with Felix Chan). in M. Manzur (ed.) Purchasing Power Parity. London and Massachusetts: Edward Elgar, 2008, pp. ix-xx.
  • Exchange rates, interest rates and commodity prices: an introduction. Chapter 1 in M. Manzur (ed.) Exchange Rates, Interest Rates and Commodity Prices, 2003, London and Massachusetts: Edward Elgar, pp. 1-8.
  • Purchasing power parity and international competitiveness. Chapter 4 in M. Manzur (ed.) Exchange Rates, Interest Rates and Commodity Prices, 2003, London and Massachusetts: Edward Elgar, pp. 79-96.
  • Term structure of interest rates: experience from the G7 countries.  Chapter 6 in M. Manzur (ed.) Exchange Rates, Interest Rates and Commodity Prices, 2003, London and Massachusetts: Edward Elgar, pp.126-144.
  • Notes on exchange rates and commodity prices (with K.W. Clements). Chapter 7 in M. Manzur (ed.) Exchange Rates, Interest Rates and Commodity Prices, 2003, London and Massachusetts: Edward Elgar, pp.145-156.

Refereed journal articles

  • Wali, M. & Manzur, M. (2013). 'Exchange rate volatility before and after the float’. The World Economy, 36: 1091-1097.
  • Hoque, A., Poitras, G. & Manzur, M. (2010). ‘Influence of transaction costs on foreign exchange option contracts: Intra-daily tests’. International Journal of Banking and Finance, 7(2): 1-18.
  • Hoque, A., Poitras, G. & Manzur, M. (2010). ‘Currency option pricing and realised volatility’. Banking and Finance Review, 2: 73 - 86.
  • Manzur, M. & Chan, F. (2010). ‘Exchange rate volatility and purchasing power parity: Does euro make any difference?’. International Journal of Banking and Finance, 7(1): 104-123.
  • Manzur, M. Hoque, A., & Chan, F. (2009). ‘Modelling volatility in foreign currency option pricing’. Multinational Finance Journal, 13: 181-200.
  • Hoque, A., Chan, F. & Manzur, M. (2008). ‘Efficiency of the foreign currency options market’. Global Finance Journal, 19: 157-170.
  • Sjaastad, L. & Manzur, M. (2003). ‘Import protection, capital flows and the real exchange rates’. Journal of Applied Economics, 6: 177-203.
  • Manzur, M., Wong, W-K., & Chew, B-K. (2003). ‘How rewarding is technical analysis? Evidence from Singapore stock market’. Applied Financial Economics, 13: 543-551.
  • Manzur, M. & Leong, P, L. (2001). ‘Key issues in the foreign exchange market: evidence from Australia and Singapore’. Asia Pacific Journal of Economics and Business, 5: 61-75.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 1991.
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