Dr. Afsheen Abrar

Assistant Professor & HEC Approved Supervisor

Degree Name

Passing Year

University/ Institution/ Board

PhD

2021

University of Twente, Netherlands

MS/ M.Phil (18 Years)

2012

Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

Masters

2001

Quaid- e-Azam University, Islamabad

Bachelors

1999

University of the Punjab, Lahore

Designation

University/ Institution/ Organization

From 

To 

Assistant Professor

NUML, Islamabad

15-06-2015

To-date

Lecturer

NUML, Islamabad

Jan 2006- June 2015

12 years

Lecturer on Contract

NUML, Islamabad

Aug 2003- Dec 2005

2.5 years

Abrar, A, Hasan, I., & Kabir, R. (2021). Finance-growth nexus and banking efficiency: The impact of microfinance institutions. Journal of Economics and Business, 114(2), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeconbus.2020.105975

Abrar, A. (2019). The impact of financial and social performance of microfinance institutions on lending interest rate: A cross-country evidence. Cogent Business and Management, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.1080/23311975.2018.1540072

Abrar, A. & Javaid, A. Y. (2014). Commercialization and Mission Drift -- A cross country evidence on transformation of Microfinance industry. International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance, 5(1), 122-125. https://doi.org/10.7763/IJTEF.2014.V5.353

Abrar, A. & Javaid, A. Y. (2016). The Impact of capital structure on the profitability of Microfinance institutions. South Asian Journal of Management Sciences, 10(1), 21-37. https://doi.org/10.21621/SAJMS.2016101.03

Arif, A., Abrar, A., & Afzal, M. (2012). Credit Risk and Shareholders ’ Value in a developing economy: Evidence from Pakistani banking system. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies, 4(2), 87-95.

Arif, A., Abrar, A., Khan, M. A., Kayani, F., & Shah, S. Z. A. (2011). Dividend policy and earnings management: An empirical study of Pakistani listed companies. Information Management and Business Review, 3(2), 68-77.

Iqbal, M. J., Sadia, R., Abrar, A., Jamil, N., Shah, A. A., & Satti, A. U. H. (2012). Volatility linkages between Equity markets of Pakistan, India, Singapore and Hong Kong: A GARCH BEKK Approach. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies, 4(1), 47-54.

Javid, A. Y., & Abrar, A. (2015). Microfinance Institutions and Poverty Reduction: A Cross Regional Analysis. Pakistan Development Review, 54(4), 371-387.

Rizvi, R., & Abrar, A. (2015). Factors effecting an individual investor behavior- An empirical study in twin cities (Rawalpindi and Islamabad) of Pakistan. SS International Journal of Economics and Management, 5(5).

Saeed, S., & Abrar, A. (2015). Impact of macroeconomic forces on the financial performance of microfinance institutions in South Asia. SS International Journal of Business and Management Research, 5(5), 2231-4970.

 

 

Conference Publications

  1. Abrar, A. (2014). Microfinance and Poverty Reduction. A cross regional study. Paper presented in 30th Annual conference at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad, Pakistan

 

  1. Abrar, A. (2013). Commercialization and Mission Drift: A cross country analysis on the transformation of microfinance institutions. Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Information and Finance London, UK.

 

  1. Abrar, A. (2011). Impact of Credit Risk on the Profitability of Commercial Banks: Evidence from Pakistani Banking Sector. Paper presented at 18th National Research Conference at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.

 

Areas of Interest

Microfinancing

Banking

Corporate Finance

Education

Degree Name

Passing Year

University/ Institution/ Board

PhD

2021

University of Twente, Netherlands

MS/ M.Phil (18 Years)

2012

Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

Masters

2001

Quaid- e-Azam University, Islamabad

Bachelors

1999

University of the Punjab, Lahore

Experience

Designation

University/ Institution/ Organization

From 

To 

Assistant Professor

NUML, Islamabad

15-06-2015

To-date

Lecturer

NUML, Islamabad

Jan 2006- June 2015

12 years

Lecturer on Contract

NUML, Islamabad

Aug 2003- Dec 2005

2.5 years

Publications

Abrar, A, Hasan, I., & Kabir, R. (2021). Finance-growth nexus and banking efficiency: The impact of microfinance institutions. Journal of Economics and Business, 114(2), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeconbus.2020.105975

Abrar, A. (2019). The impact of financial and social performance of microfinance institutions on lending interest rate: A cross-country evidence. Cogent Business and Management, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.1080/23311975.2018.1540072

Abrar, A. & Javaid, A. Y. (2014). Commercialization and Mission Drift -- A cross country evidence on transformation of Microfinance industry. International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance, 5(1), 122-125. https://doi.org/10.7763/IJTEF.2014.V5.353

Abrar, A. & Javaid, A. Y. (2016). The Impact of capital structure on the profitability of Microfinance institutions. South Asian Journal of Management Sciences, 10(1), 21-37. https://doi.org/10.21621/SAJMS.2016101.03

Arif, A., Abrar, A., & Afzal, M. (2012). Credit Risk and Shareholders ’ Value in a developing economy: Evidence from Pakistani banking system. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies, 4(2), 87-95.

Arif, A., Abrar, A., Khan, M. A., Kayani, F., & Shah, S. Z. A. (2011). Dividend policy and earnings management: An empirical study of Pakistani listed companies. Information Management and Business Review, 3(2), 68-77.

Iqbal, M. J., Sadia, R., Abrar, A., Jamil, N., Shah, A. A., & Satti, A. U. H. (2012). Volatility linkages between Equity markets of Pakistan, India, Singapore and Hong Kong: A GARCH BEKK Approach. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies, 4(1), 47-54.

Javid, A. Y., & Abrar, A. (2015). Microfinance Institutions and Poverty Reduction: A Cross Regional Analysis. Pakistan Development Review, 54(4), 371-387.

Rizvi, R., & Abrar, A. (2015). Factors effecting an individual investor behavior- An empirical study in twin cities (Rawalpindi and Islamabad) of Pakistan. SS International Journal of Economics and Management, 5(5).

Saeed, S., & Abrar, A. (2015). Impact of macroeconomic forces on the financial performance of microfinance institutions in South Asia. SS International Journal of Business and Management Research, 5(5), 2231-4970.

 

 

Conference Publications

  1. Abrar, A. (2014). Microfinance and Poverty Reduction. A cross regional study. Paper presented in 30th Annual conference at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad, Pakistan

 

  1. Abrar, A. (2013). Commercialization and Mission Drift: A cross country analysis on the transformation of microfinance institutions. Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Information and Finance London, UK.

 

  1. Abrar, A. (2011). Impact of Credit Risk on the Profitability of Commercial Banks: Evidence from Pakistani Banking Sector. Paper presented at 18th National Research Conference at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.

 

Interests

Areas of Interest

Microfinancing

Banking

Corporate Finance