Dr Waquar Ahmad

Research Interests

Empirical Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Global Capital Markets, IPOs, Alternative Finances

Work in progress

- Director Alpha: An objective measure of director contribution (with Jacqueline Garner, Adam Yore and Won Yong Kim)
- Pay to Play: Political donations around mergers and acquisitions
- Money left on table in Chinese IPOs – information asymmetry or over-reaction
- Role of expatriate Chinese ‘specialist’ directors on corporate boards
- Good directors and efficient internal capital markets
- Impact of alternate sources of financing on Chinese commercial banks


Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting, Key West, FL (Presenter, Session Chair)    2011
FMA Doctoral Student Consortium, Denver, CO (Presenter, Discussant)        2011
Eastern Finance Association Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA (Presenter, Discussant)    2011
Drexel University Research Day (Presenter)              2010
Eastern Finance Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. (Discussant)    2009


Teaching interests

Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Investment Analysis, Financial Markets and Institutions, Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Governance, Finance Theories, Financial Derivatives

Currently teaching

Business Finance, Corporate Finance, Management Accounting (Business Management) and Applied Financial Management (International Tourism Management)


Financial Management Association (FMA), Eastern Finance Association (EFA), Southern Finance Association (SFA), Southwestern Finance Association (SWFA)


  • FMA Doctoral Student Consortium paper presentation (2011)
  • Best Graduate Business Poster at Drexel University Research Day (2010)
  • Drexel University Graduate Assistantship (2007-2012)
  • Fulbright Scholarship for graduate studies, US Department of State (2001-2003)
  • Chancellor’s Scholarship, undergraduate and graduate studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Contact Me


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