Yahia Abdelbar

Yahia Abdelbar


Ph.D. Candidate




Mike Ilitch School of Business – Room 444
2771 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

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Academic Programs

  • Finance

Yahia Abdelbar


Yahia Abdelbar is a dedicated and accomplished finance professional with a strong academic background and extensive work experience in the field. He achieved All-But-Dissertation (ABD) Ph.D. status at Wayne State University in Detroit, USA, specializing in finance.

He has been recognized for his exceptional research potential and was awarded the 2022 Thomas C. Rumble Fellowship at Wayne State University. Yahia is actively involved in academia as an instructor for various finance and accounting courses at the University of Windsor, Wayne State University, and St. Clair College. Alongside his teaching responsibilities, Yahia also contributes to the academic community as a peer reviewer for prestigious journals such as the International Journal of Finance & Economics and the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Yahia possesses over fourteen years of work experience in finance, banking, and accounting fields across multiple countries, including the USA, Canada, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK, and Switzerland. His expertise spans roles such as Founder of E Advisory Consultancy Services, Graduate Research Assistant at Wayne State University, and Branch Manager Associate at TD Canada Trust.


Wayne State University; Detroit, MI, USA
Ph.D. in Finance, 2024 (Expected)

University of Windsor; Ontario, Canada
Masters of Management, 2018

University of Alexandria; Egypt
Bachelor of Accounting & Finance, 2009


Research and teaching interests

 Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, Regulatory Frameworks, Banking, Behavioral Finance


 Abdelbar, Yahia; Nam, Yoonsoo; Strong, Cuyler; and Wang, April, Burden the Hand: Regulatory Intensity and Payout Policy (March 2024). Available at SSRN: papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm


The Welsh Quarterly Finance Seminar - Aberystwyth University - UK (June 2024)
Mike Ilitch School of Business Finance Seminar - Wayne State University - USA (February 2024)


Wayne State University
Thomas C. Rumble Fellowship, 2022

University of Windsor
Dean’s Honor, 2018

Courses taught by Yahia Abdelbar

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Spring-Summer Term 2023