Dr Muhammad A. Cheema

Muhammad Cheema

Senior Lecturer in Finance - Tauranga campus



Qualifications: PhD Finance Lincoln, NZ; MSc Finance Strathclyde, UK

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Contact Details

Room: 4.03, Tauranga campus
Phone: +64 7 262 0553

Papers Taught

About Muhammad

Dr Cheema joined Waikato Management School in January 2019 as a Senior Lecturer in Finance. Previously, he has held academic appointments at KIMEP University Kazakhstan, Curtin University Malaysia, and Lincoln University New Zealand.

Dr Cheema has published several articles in leading international journals including the International Review of Finance, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Energy Economics, International Review of Economics & Finance, and Applied Economics.

Dr Cheema’s work has been featured several times in the financial press, economics think tanks, and association of investment professionals including the CFA Society, VoxEU,  Centre for Economic Policy Research, Wirtschaftswoche, and Morningstar.

Research Interests

Empirical Asset Pricing, Behavioural Finance, Energy Economics

Recent Publications

  • Szuczyk, K., Cheema, M., Cullen, R., & Khan, A. (2020). Bioelectricity in Malaysia: Economic feasibility, environmental and deforestation implications. The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 64(2), 294-321. doi:10.1111/1467-8489.12345

  • Cheema, M., Man, Y., & Szulczyk, K. (2020). Does investor sentiment predict the near-term returns of the Chinese Stock Market?. International Review of Finance, 20(1), 225-233. doi:10.1111/irfi.12202 Open Access version:

  • Szulczuk, K., & Cheema, M. (2020). COVID-19: The impact of socio-economic characteristics on the fatality rate. SSRN.

  • Cheema, M. A., Szulczuk, K., & Bouri, E. (2020). Cryptocurrency returns and economic policy uncertainty: A multicountry analysis using linear and quantile-based models. SSRN.

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