• KY16 9RJ

    United Kingdom

Personal profile


Dr Pejman Abedifar took up the role of Honorary Lecturer in 2020, having been a Lecturer in Banking and Finance with the University of St Andrews School of Management from 2014 to 2020. He earned his PhD in Economics – specialising in money, finance and banking – from Université de Limoges, France in December 2013. 

Pejman was co-supervisor of Dr Sara Al Balooshi, who graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2020.

Research interests

Financial Intermediation, Risk Management and Stability, Diversification in banking, Bankruptcy and Resolution, Islamic Finance and Finance-Growth Nexus.

Profile Keywords

Bank lending; diversification in banking; Islamic finance

Research overview

Pejman's current research projects include Islamic finance, stock price informativeness, trade credit, and resolution of failed banks. He has published articles in leading journals such as Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Banking & Finance and Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Business Administration, Issues in Islamic and Conventional Banking, University of Limoges

2 Oct 20093 Dec 2013

Award Date: 3 Dec 2013

Master in Science, Tilburg University

1 Sept 200831 Aug 2009

Award Date: 31 Aug 2009

Master in Science, University of Amsterdam

1 Sept 200731 Aug 2008

Award Date: 10 Oct 2008

Master of Arts, Allameh Tabataba'i University

Sept 1997Oct 2000

Bachelor of Arts, Higher Education Institute of Banking

Feb 1994Jul 1997

External positions

Advisor, Scottish Government

8 Apr 201931 Mar 2020


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