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Ahlia University

Dr. Zainab Jaafar Al Hayki

Assistant Professor – College of Business & Finance – Accounting Finance and Banking Dept.

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  • Received her Ph.D. from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
  • Supervises undergraduate theses.
  • Presented and published a number of papers and articles.
  • Main area of interest are finance and economics.


Zainab Jaafar Ali Alhayki was born in 1984 in Bahrain. She received her B.Sc. degree in Education in English from University of Bahrain, College of Education in 2007 and worked as an English teacher in 2007-2008. She received her Master and Ph.D. degree in Finance and Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 2010, 2013 respectively.  She joined Ahlia University in 2011-2012 as a part time lecturer for one semester, and then rejoined in 2014 as full time Assistant Professor.


  • Measuring Awareness of Water Scarcity in Bahrain
  • A Study Of Awareness Of Money Laundering In The Kingdom Of Bahrain


  • International Conference on Multidisciplinary Academic Research & Global Innovation (2015), Beijing China
  • 16th International Business Research Conference, Novotel World Trade Centre (2012), Off Sheikh Zayed Road, Za’abeel 2, Dubai, UAE
  • Corporate Investment, Leverage, and Unanticipated Growth Opportunities (2009). Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China


  • “The stock market relationship between Mainland China and Hong Kong during financial crises”, the empirical economics letters, 11 (66): (June 2012)
  • “The Dynamics Co-movements between oil and stock market returns: the Case of GCC Countries, Journal of Applied Finance & Banking” Volume 4 Issue 3. (2014)
Articles under review
  • The impact of exchange rate movements on industries trade between Indonesia and China
  • Behaviour equilibrium exchange rate and misalignment: Empirical Case from Kuwaiti Dinars

Teaching Areas

  • International Finance
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics

Research Areas

  • International trade
  • Exchange rate
  • Investment
  • Corporate Finance

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The Dynamic Co-Movements Between Oil Price and GDP Growth: The Case of GCC Countries

Dr. Zainab Alhayky