Faisal Khan

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Faisal Khan

Coordinator Bachelor of Business (Finance)

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Turning economic shocks into business advantage

We are living in a globalised world where economic and financial shocks in one economy impact on other economies through trade and financial integration.

Economies are merging closer together, and if detrimental economic events occur in one country, it will most certainly affect trading partners. In other words, a downturn in one economy will create ripple effects, impacting on other places around the world.

Dr Khan is looking at economic shocks, and how they impact society.

'I am using real-life data to see if the fundamental economics and accounting theories and principles hold in real life and whether they can be validated,' says Dr Khan.

'Instabilities that we face, such as the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997-1998, did not just affect Asia. With globalisation, a downturn in one economy affects the whole world because all economies are linked'.

'Chinese instability, for example, will substantially affect Australia through trade and financial channels,' says Dr Khan.

To avoid repeating what has happened in the past, or at least minimize the adverse impact of economic and financial shocks, we must check the fundamentals, analysing real-life data.

'These fundamental principles impact people's decision making,' he says.

Through examining how shocks originate in an economy or region and how they propagate to other economies, Dr Khan is working to minimise the adverse impacts of these shocks on society.

'If we understand the direct and indirect impacts between economies in both normal conditions and in tough times then we can implement initiatives to diversify and mitigate these impacts.'

'We look at which sectors are affected and make strategies to mitigate the adverse side effects,' says Dr Khan.

Dr Khan hopes that the results of this analysis can be used to help policy and decision makers. He believes that emerging economies need to collect and analyse their real-life data and use the information to design an effective policy that support their growth at all levels of development.

Dr Khan's research interests combine the empirical sides of Economics, Finance and Accounting.

Dr Faisal Khan is Lecturer in Finance and Accounting at the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania. He has extensive experience in the finance industry and academia in both Australia and overseas. His teaching and research experience extends over eight years. His current research work focuses on the evolution of international trade and its implications on Asian economies. He has been involved in various research projects, covering foreign investments, the emergence of China and the transmission of economic shocks across Asia Pacific economies, high frequency trading and financial contagion.

Career summary


PhD (Economics and Finance)

MFin Management

Master (Business)

BBus (Hons)


Professional practice

Member of the CPA Australia

Administrative expertise

Coordinator Bachelor of Business (Finance)


Teaching expertise

Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Finance for Managers, Investment Analysis, Advanced Accounting, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting

Teaching responsibility

Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Investment Analysis
BFA107 Financial Management
BEA343 Corporate Finance

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Fields of Research

  • Financial economics (380107)
  • International economics (380110)
  • Finance (350202)

Research Objectives

  • Savings and investments (150209)
  • Trade policy (150103)
  • Economic growth (150203)
  • Macroeconomics (150299)


Total publications


Journal Article

(2 outputs)
2022Raghavan MV, Khan F, Selvarajan SK, Devadason ES, 'Cross-country linkages between ASEAN and non-ASEAN-RCEP member states: a global VAR analysis', The World Economy pp. 1-33. ISSN 0378-5920 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/twec.13347 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Raghavan MV


2018Dungey M, Khan F, Raghavan M, 'International trade and the transmission of shocks: the case of ASEAN-4 and NIE-4 economies', Economic Modelling, 72 pp. 109-121. ISSN 0264-9993 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2018.01.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Dungey M; Raghavan M



(1 outputs)
2021Raghavan M, Khan F, Devadason ES, 'China and ASEAN: Pivoting Trade and Shock Transmission', Springer, Singapore, pp. 114. ISBN 978-981-16-1617-4 (2021) [Authored Research Book]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-16-1618-1 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Raghavan M


Research Supervision




PhDDeterminants of Dividend Payouts: Study of Australian listed firms2021
PhDManagerial Overconfidence, Asymmetric Information and Capital Structure Decisions of Firms Listed on Securities Exchanges around the World2021
PhDHigh-Frequency Traders and their Impact on Financial Markets2021
PhDUncovered Short-Selling: Either good or bad around the world2021