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Dr Alain Wouassom

Alain

Associate Lecturer in Finance and Third Year Academic Advisor

Email: a.wouassom@qmul.ac.uk
Room Number: Francis Bancroft Building: 3.08B
Office Hours: Monday 11 am – 1 pm

Profile

Dr Alain Wouassom is Associate Lecturer in Finance and Third Year Academic Advisor in the School of Business and Management, as well as a serving member of the Behavioural Finance Working Group (BFWG). He is currently a reviewer for well-known academic Journals.

Dr Wouassom specialises in Asset Pricing; Behavioural Finance; Housing Market; Banking Efficiency; Portfolio Management; GARCH Modelling; International Financial Markets; Corporate Social Responsibility.  

Alain has completed a PhD in Business and Management (Finance) from the School of Business and Management in 2016 and holds a Master degree in Investment Management with a distinction from Coventry University in 2012. He has an excellent background in both econometric methodology and programming.

Dr Wouassom was nominated for the American Finance Association (AFA) Doctoral Grant due to his extremely successful work during his Ph.D. studies. He was awarded the AFA doctoral grant which is very competitive and prestigious and attended the AFA meeting in 2015. He has presented his work at the Behavioural Finance Working Group Conferences, the Third Tunisian Society for Financial Studies conference, the 2016 Midwest Finance Association in Atlanta (USA), the BAFA annual and Doctoral conference (UK), the Ph.D. symposium at Queen Mary University of London, and European Financial Management Association conference in Basel (Switzerland).

Dr Wouassom has been working with Queen Mary University since 2014. Before joining Queen Mary University of London, He worked as Market Analyst at Franchising Way-Italy, and as Private Financial Trader. He was also involved in conferences and workshops in Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the European Central Bank in Germany.

Undergraduate Teaching

Financial Institutions Management B&M (BUS339)

Financial Institutions (BUS201)

Corporate Finance and Strategy (BUS225)

Postgraduate Teaching

Company Valuation (BUS331)

Research

Research Interests:

Dr Wouassom specialises in Asset pricing; Behavioural Finance; Housing Market; Banking Efficiency; Portfolio Management; GARCH Modelling; International Financial Markets; Corporate Social Responsibility. Alain has worked on some very interesting behavioural finance topics. His work focuses on Momentum and Contrarian Strategies worldwide.

Publications

Conference contribution

Wouassom, A., Gulnur, M., Tsitsianis, N and De Bondt, W. `Global Contrarian Strategies: Equilibrium of Endogenous trading?’ (Working Paper)

Wouassom, A., Gulnur, M., Tsitsianis, N. `Making Sense of the Global-Momentum Trading Strategies’ (Working Paper)

Book contribution

Wouassom, A and Vescovi, M. `International Franchising Guide' presented at the Best Franchisee of the World Florence 2012.

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