Mohsen Saad


Qualifications: Ph.D University of Delaware Newark, DE Financial Economics M.B.A. University of Delaware Newark, DE B.S American University of Beirut Beirut, Lebanon Biology


Mohsen Saad is the Associate Dean at the School of Business Administration of the American University of Sharjah. Dr. Mohsen Saad received his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. Dr. Saad published in many reputable journals including: The Journal of Financial Economics, The Journal of Empirical Finance, and The Journal of Financial Research. Dr. Saad is a member of the editorial board of International Journal of Banking Accounting and Finance. His research interests include: Asset Pricing, Financial Markets, Market Efficiency, and Banking.

Areas of Expertise


Research Interest

Investment Stock Returns

Termos, Ali and Saad, Mohsen, “Do Real Estate Loans Respond Anomalously to Monetary Policy?” Journal of Real Estate Research,2016, 38, pp 251-289. 

Saad, Mohsen and Samet, Anis, “Pricing, Dynamics, and Determinants of Illiquidity Risks: International Evidence”, Emerging Markets Review, 2015, 23, pp 124-147. 

Bley, Jorg, and Saad, Mohsen, “Idiosyncratic Volatility Forecasting in the Stock Market of Saudi Arabia”, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 2015, 51, pp 1342-1357. 

Harris, Jeffrey and Saad, Mohsen, “Sound of Silence”, Financial Review, 2014, 49, pp 203-230. 

Saad,Mohsen and Zantout Zaher, “Over-investment in Corporate R&D, risk, and stock returns” Journal of Economics and Finance,2014, 38, 438-460. 

Bley, Jorg, and Saad, Mohsen, “Idiosyncratic Risk and Expected Return in Frontier Markets: Evidence from GCC” Journal of International Financial Market, Institutions, and Money, 2012, 22, pp 538-554. 

Bley, Jorg, and Saad, Mohsen, “The Effect of Financial Liberalization on GCC Stock Return Volatility” Journal of International Financial Market, Institutions, and Money, 2011, 21, pp662-685. 

Abed AL-Nasser Abdallah, Wissam Abdallah, and Mohsen Saad, “The Effect of Cross-Listing on Trading Volume: Reducing Segmentation versus Signaling Investor”The Journal of Financial Research, winter 2011, vol. XXXIV, No. 4, pp 589-616.  

Bley, Jorg, and Saad, Mohsen, “Cross-Cultural Differences in Seasonality”International Review of Financial Analysis, September 2010, 19:4, pp 306-312.  

Saad, Mohsen and Zantout, Zaher, “Stock Price and Systematic Risk Effects of Discontinuation of Corporate R&D Programs” Journal of Empirical Finance; 2009, pp 568-581 

Saad, Mohsenand Darrat, Ali, “Intraday Pattern in Liquidity Co-variations: Evidence from NYSE Listed Firms” Applied Financial Economics; 2007, 17:11, pp 913-919. 

Squalli, Jay and Saad, Mohsen,“Accidents, Airline Safety Perceptions and Consumer Demand” Journal of Economics and Finance, 2006, 30:3, pp 297-305. 

Saad, Mohsen;Abu Al-Foul, Bassam; and Darrat, Ali,  “On the Roots of Inflation in MENA: Recent Evidence from the Monetarist Model” Savings and Development; 2006, 30:1, pp 23-27. 

Al Khazali, Osamah; Darrat, Ali; and Saad, Mohsen, “Intra-regional Integration and Market Liberalization: The Role of Market Liberalization” Applied Financial Economics, Nov 2006, 16:17, pp 1265-1272 . 

Saad, Mohsen,“Floor Information and Common Variations in Liquidity” Applied Financial Economics Letters;  July 2006, 2:4, pp 275-278. 

Saad, Mohsen, “Do Common Variations in Liquidity Exhibit a U-shaped Pattern across Weekdays?” Applied Financial EconomicsLetters, January 2006, 2:1, pp 65-68. 

Beck, Stacie; Miller, Jeff; and Saad, Mohsen, “High Inflation Episode of 1996-97 and the Bulgarian Currency Board” International Journal of Development Studies, December2005, 4:2, pp 95-121. 

Coughenour, Jay and Saad,Mohsen,“Common Market Makers and Commonality in Liquidity” Journal of Financial Economics, 2004, vol. 73, pp 37-69. 

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