Centre Staff

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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 and the Course Leader for MFIN and BSc (Hons) Finance and Investment. He has over 15 years of academic experience covering the development and delivery of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses and modules.

  • Dr Lucia Aquilino

    Lecturer in Event Management

    Dr Lucia Aquilino joined Birmingham City University in September 2019 as a Lecturer in Event and Hospitality Management. She completed her PhD in Tourism and Event Management in November 2018 at Glasgow Caledonian University.

  • 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.

  • Diya Lulla

    Accounting and Economics

    Diya Lulla has been in Academia for the past 6 years teaching in International Universities within the faculty of Accounting, Finance and Economics.

  • 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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