Dr Raslan Alzuabi
BSc, MSc, PhD.
Department of Economics
Lecturer in Economics
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Department of Economics
9 Mappin Street
Raslan graduated from Damascus University (Syria) in 2003 with a BSc in Economics and then he worked in the banking sector before moving to Sheffield where he completed an MSc Financial Economics in 2009.
Raslan also completed his PhD (part-time) from the University of Sheffield in 2019, where his thesis explored risk in financial institutions and households from an empirical perspective.
While completing his PhD, Raslan worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute for Economic Analysis of Decision-making (InstEAD). Raslan worked as a Research Associate for the Sheffield Household Finance Research Group before he was appointed as a Lecturer at the University of Sheffield in 2022.
- Research interests
Raslan’s research interests lie in the field of household finance. His work focuses on linking households’ financial behaviour to the macroeconomic environment and on exploring the drivers of household financial decisions at the micro level.
Raslan's current research explores the relationship between trust in the financial system and households' financial decision making. More broadly he is interested in factors that influence household financial portfolio allocations.
In addition, Raslan's work on households’ financial behaviour has developed to consider the implications of housing affordability and whether it should be extended beyond objective economic criteria and include households’ subjective dimensions.
- Charitable behaviour and political affiliation: evidence for the UK. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 100.
- The risk‐taking channel in the United States: A GVAR approach. International Journal of Finance and Economics, Online first, 1-24. View this article in WRRO
- View this article in WRRO Household Saving, Health, and Healthcare Utilisation in Japan. Oxford Economic Papers.
- Modelling the composition of household portfolios: A latent class approach. The Sheffield Economic Research Paper Series (SERPS), 2022019.
- Portfolio Allocation and Borrowing Constraints. The Sheffield Economic Research Paper Series (SERPS), 2021009.
- Household Portfolios and Monetary Policy. SSRN Electronic Journal. View this article in WRRO
- Teaching activities
Raslan currently teaches ECN357 Modern Finance to third year undergraduates and ECN604 Business Finance to postgraduate students.
Modern Finance aims to provide students with an understanding of economic models used in evaluating investor’s financial portfolio, whilst, Business Finance equips postgraduate students with a deeper understanding of the financial decisions faced by firms.