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Dr Erez Yerushalmi

Dr Erez Yerushalmi is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at BCU, and Director of the Centre for Applied Finance and Economics (CAFÉ). He has over 20 years of professional experience in economic research and consulting, and over 7 years of project management. He has been the recipient of many research funded projects from bodies such GIZ, CCA, the Wellcome Trust, MRC, KEEN, UNESCO, Israel NIHPR, and others. He has extensive experience in quantitative economic modelling, econometric forecasting, and is a specialist in applied computable general equilibrium (CGE) models. Erez has a PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick, UK.

Centre staff

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  • Dr Wahabalbari Ahmed

    Lecturer in Business and Economics

    Dr Wahabalbari is a  multidisciplinary lecturer  with a keen interest in behavioural economics, Islamic Social Finance and Creative Problem Solving.

  • Dr Muhammad Akbar

    Senior Lecturer in Finance

    Dr Muhammad Akbar is a Senior Lecturer in Finance. He has over 15 years of academic experience covering the development and delivery of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses and modules.

  • Dr Kuda Bondamakara

    Senior Lecturer in Finance

    Dr Kuda Bondamakara joined the Birmingham City Business School in 2010 after having completed a PhD in Accountancy and Business Finance. His research interests surround corporate governance in financial institutions.

  • Dr Mohamed Hawela

    Senior Lecturer (Course Leader)

    Dr Mohamed Hawela is a well-rounded academic, who is passionate about providing a conducive learning environment for students.

  • David Hearne

    Researcher

    David joined the Centre for Brexit Studies in 2017 as a researcher, having previously worked as an economist in a regional think tank. David’s primary research interests lie in regional economics and the sectoral and regional impact of Brexit. Ongoing research includes measurement issues within the regional economy as well as...

  • Dr Xiehua Ji

    Lecturer in Financial Services

    Xiehua Ji joined Birmingham City Business School in April 2017 as a Lecturer in Financial Services after completing his PhD and MSc at Durham University. Prior to his teaching experience and consultation experience at Durham University, he had industry experience in a commercial bank.

  • Dr Scott Lichtenstein

    Associate Professor

    Scott's lecturing, research and publishing are in the areas of strategy and strategic leadership. His specialism is in the area of leaders’ and executives’ personal values and how they impact strategic choice and leadership.

  • Dr Ha-Phuong Luong

    Assistant Lecturer

    Dr Ha-Phuong Luong completed her PhD at Aston University and her topic focuses on “The use of tax havens by firms in business clusters”. After 3 years working in industry, Ha-Phuong managed to obtain the Dean scholarship (full ride) at Aston university   for her PhD .

  • Dr Adeola Oyebowale

    Lecturer in Finance

    Dr Adeola Oyebowale holds a PhD in Economics, with a particular focus on bank lending and economic growth. He also holds an MSc in Finance and Investment.

  • Dr Stefania Paladini

    Reader in Economics & Global Security

    Dr Stefania Paladini is a Reader in Economics & Global Security at Birmingham City University. Before joining academia in 2008, she has worked for the Italian central government for fifteen years, seven of which were spent in East Asia as a trade commissioner.

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