Dr Rasha Alsakka

Reader in Banking & Finance

Contact info

Location: Room 1.06, Hen Goleg

Telephone: 01248 38 3571

Email: r.alsakka@bangor.ac.uk

Contact Info

Location: Room 1.06, Hen Goleg

Telephone: 01248 38 3571

Email: r.alsakka@bangor.ac.uk


Rasha Alsakka is a Reader in Banking and Finance at Bangor Business School. Rasha was appointed at Bangor in January 2010. Previously she taught at Aberystwyth University. Her work has appeared in many internationally recognised journals, including Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, British Accounting Review, European Journal of Finance,and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money.

She is a senior member of the credit rating research group at Bangor.

Roles within Bangor Business School

  • BBS Senior Tutor (Ag 2018 - Present)
  • BBS Disability Tutor (2012 - Present)
  • BBS Ethics Officer (2014 - Oct 2018)
  • Member of CAHB (previously CBLESS) Ethics committee (2014 - Present)
  • Personal tutor
  • Teaching Advisor and Mentor, PGCertHE
  • Supervision of PG & UG dissertations

Teaching and Supervision


Undergraduate Teaching:

  • Investment (ASB-2217 & ASB-3217)

Postgraduate Teaching:

  • Investment Strategy and Portfolio Management (ASB-4125)
  • Current Issues in International Finance (ASB-4441)

Doctoral workshop

  • Credit Ratings
  • Research Methods - Limited dependent variables
  • Research design and strategy: Ethics and Research

PhD Students Supervisor

  • Phuc Lam Thy Nguyen (2015 – present).
  • Laurence Jones (2015 – present).
  • Andrea Martin (2015 – present).
  • Anh Quang Nguyen (2015 – present).
  • Irfan Sahibzada (Completed in July 2016).
  • Patrycja Karolina Klusak (Completed in May 2016).
  • Vu Tran (Completed in Jan 2015).
  • Huong Thi Vu (Completed in Dec 2014).
  • Gwion Williams (Completed in March 2013).

Grant Awards and Projects

Center for the Enhancement of Learning: CELT Associate Award (2016).

Charted Banker Research Funding: Project ‘European Banking Union and its consequences for bank behaviour and bank credit ratings’. £1500- Dec 2017-Nov 2018

ESRC & BBS PhD Studentship in Financial Economics starting in September 2015 for three years. Full awards consist of a stipend of approximately £14,168 per annum and a fee contribution of approximately £4,084. Students will also be eligible to apply for a research allowance (£750 per annum).

ESRC & BBS PhD Studentship in Financial Economics started in September 2012 for three years. Full awards consist of: a stipend of approximately £13,590 per annum and a fee contribution of approximately £3,807.


Research Interest: Credit risk and credit ratings, Emerging markets, European sovereign debt crisis, Credit and uncertainty.

Conference and seminar presentations

  • INFINITI Conference on International Finance, Dublin – Ireland (2016)
  • XXIV InternationalRome Conference on Money, Banking and Finance. Rome - Italy (2015)
  • Wolpertinger Conference - Granada, Spain (2015)
  • European Financial Management Association - Reading (2013)
  • International Conference on the Global Financial Crisis - Southampton (2013)
  • Emerging Markets Group Conference- Cass Business School (2011)
  • Financial Sector Performance & Risk (Post-Crisis) Conference, Bangor Business School (2011)
  • British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference, Birmingham (2011), Cardiff (2010), Dundee (2009)
  • Wolpertinger conference, Bangor, UK (2010)
  • Emerging Markets Conference, Turkey (2010)
  • Newcastle Economics seminar, Newcastle University, UK (2010)
  • University of Wales Accounting & Finance Colloquium, Gregynog (2008)
  • School of Management & Business, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth (2006)


PhD examination: Hull University Business School, Bangor Business School.

External examiner:

  • Bristol University - UK (September 2018 - Present)
  • Newcastle University - UK (September 2016 – Present)
  • University of Hertfordshire UK & INTI University - Malaysia (2015 - Present)
  • External module marker and auditor for the London School of Economics and Political Science LSE (2009-2013)

Ah-hoc Refereeing

Bank of Spain, Journal of Banking and FinanceJournal of Empirical Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance,European Journal of FinanceJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization, International Review of Financial Analysis;Emerging market Review, Journal of Financial Stability and Emerging Markets Finance and TradeJournal of Money, Credit and Banking, International Journal of Finance and Economics

Education / academic qualifications

  • BSc , Economics
  • Other , Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
  • MSc , Econ in Accounting and Finance
  • PhD , Accounting and Finance
  • Professional , Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE) , Bangor University

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