Alex Abakah

  • Assistant Professor, Finance
  • Ph.D. Finance Rutgers University
  • MS Economics Krannert School of Management, Purdue University
  • MS Statistics University of Vermont
  • BS Mathematics Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Teaching Interests

He currently teaches fixed income valuation and strategies.

Research Interests

Corporate finance, public debt, banking/financial institutions


Alex works mainly in corporate finance, though he also has research interests in municipal bonds and banking/financial institutions. His current work focuses on start-up funding and internal governance.


Journal Articles

  • Abakah, A. A., Li, J. (2023). Local religious beliefs and bank risk-taking. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance .
  • Abakah, A. A. (2023). The impact of term limits on municipal borrowing costs. Global Finance Journal .
  • Abakah, A. A., Mekhaimer , M., Ibrahim, A., Hussainey, K. (2022). Subordinate executives' horizon and firm policies. Journal of Corporate Finance.
  • Abakah, A. A., Li, J. (2022). Is There a Racial Bias in Underwriter Fees? Evidence from U.S. County Government Bond Issuance. Public Finance and Management .
  • Abakah, A. A. (2020). Local religious beliefs and municipal bond market outcomes. Financial Management.
  • Abakah, A. A., Some, H. Y. (). The Effect of SEC Regulatory Oversight on Implied Cost of Equity . Financial Review. Forthcoming.
  • Abakah, A. A., Kim, G., Some, H. Y. (). Social Networks and Start-Up Funding. Finance Research Letters. Forthcoming.
  • Service

    University Service

  • Co-advisor, Bentley Microfinance Group 2022 - Present
  • Professional Service

  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Business Ethics 2024 - Present
  • Editorial Board Member, Public Finance and Management Journal 2023 - Present
  • Member of Applied Finance Research Group, University of Sherbrooke, Canada 2023 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Global Finance Journal 2023 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for International Review of Financial Analysis 2023 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Corporate Finance 2021 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Business Research 2018 - Present