Dr Hammad Siddiqi

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Dr Hammad Siddiqi


Teaching areas

  • Finance
  • Money and Banking
  • International Trade
  • Economic Theory

Research areas

  • Asset Pricing
  • Option Pricing
  • Financial Innovation
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Experimental Economics
  • Game Theory


Hammad Siddiqi has several years of research and teaching experience in finance and economics. He has published widely including in leading field journals. His research has achieved both academic and industry recognition, and has been featured in MBA level textbooks as well as industry magazines. He also writes on policy matters for general audience. He has won a number of research grants, and has consulted for Department of Finance for International Development, Mercy Corps, and the World Bank.

Prior to academia, he has worked for various international banks, and this familiarity with both practitioner and academic perspectives has shaped his view of teaching and learning. He has been involved in the design and implementation of new study programs over the years, and has been a recipient of outstanding instructor awards for his teaching. Apart from Australia, he has taught in USA, South Asia, and New Zealand.

His current research focus is on:

  1. Implications of safety-bias for financial innovation
  2. The link between financial innovation and productivity slowdown.
  3. Financial market implications of analogy making (human propensity to co-categorize objects and events based on similarity).

Research grants

Project title Investigators  Funding body  Year(s)  Focus 
Intra Kashmir Trade Project  Hammad Siddiqi, Nisar Hussain Hamdani, Sana Zia, Manzoor Hussain Mercy Corps (US$10000)  2012 Investment Opportunities and Access to Finance to Improve Intra-Kashmir Trade
Faculty Initiatives Fund Grant  Hammad Siddiqi  LUMS (US$7000)  2011 Analogy Making in Financial Markets: An Experimental Investigation
Revenue Forecasting for Finance Division  Hammad Siddiqi Department of Finance for International Development (US$11000)  2010  A Tax and GDP Forecasting Model for Finance Division, Punjab Government
Industrial Policy of Pakistan  Abid Burki, Kamal Munir, Turab Hussain, Usman Khan, Mushtaq Khan, Hammad Siddiqi  World Bank (US$80000) 2010 Pakistan’s industrial policy 
Faculty Travel Grant  Hammad Siddiqi  LUMS (US$3000)  2010  Presenting a paper at the Inaugural Miami Finance Conference 
Financial Market Puzzles  Hammad Siddiqi  LUMS-CITIGROUP Grant (US$4000)  2005  Social Interactions and Financial Market Phenomena 
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