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Dr Samah El Hajjar


Department: Newcastle Business School

Samah is a lecturer in finance and accounting at Northumbria University and holds a PhD in finance from Newcastle University.
Before joining Northumbria, Samah was a lecturer and the degree programme director of the BSc Accounting and Finance at Newcastle University- London Campus. She has taught several  postgraduate and undergraduate modules of financial theory, financial derivatives, corporate finance, international finance, and financial management, in addition to financial and introductory accounting and research methods.


Samah El Hajjar

Samah's research interests lie under the broad umbrella of empirical finance. Specifically, I am interested in the informational efficiency of financial markets, behavioral finance, and the role of transparency regulations in affecting market efficiencies/inefficiencies.

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  • An exploratory study of US acquirers’ market performance: pre- versus post-Sarbanes–Oxley act of 2002, El Hajjar, S., Manassa, E., Kassamany, T. 11 Aug 2021, In: Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting
  • FSAP Regulations and Stock Market Herding, El Hajjar, S., Gebka , B., Duxbury , D., Su, C. 2019, Financial Management and Accounting Research Conference, Cyprus, Behavioral Finance Working Group, London, • Academy of Behavioral Finance and Economics, New York ;
  • “Market Efficiency and Stock Market Reform: Through a Behavioral Lens, El Hajjar, S. 2018, • British Accounting and Finance Association Conference, London
  • The Effect of IFRS on information asymmetry: Evidence from European countries using a new sentiment-return approach, El Hajjar, S., Gebka , B., Duxbury , D., Su, C. 2018, European Accounting Association, Bocconi University
  • U.S. Acquirers’ Market Performance: Pre- Versus Post-SOX 2002 Periods, El Hajjar, S. 2016, British Accounting and Finance Association Conference, University of Bath, Bath

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