Montpellier Business School

Dr. Syed Shahzad Jawad

Syed Shahzad Jawad
Fonction Associate Professor
Research themes Cryptocurrencies, FinTech, Financial Markets, Commodity Markets
Teaching department Finance & accounting

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Short Bio

Dr. Syed Jawad Shahzad is Associate Professor of Finance and Head of Msc Fintech and Digital Finance in the Finance, Control and Law Department at Montpellier Business School, France. He has taught several graduate and undergraduate courses on subjects such as cryptocurrencies portfolio management, quantitative methods and decision theory, commodities investments and trading strategies, econometrics, and business statistics. His research interests are in the areas of Fintech, alternate investments, and applied financial econometrics, with a focus on cryptocurrencies, commodity markets and financial markets. He has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is among the World's Top 2% Scientists List published by Stanford University. He has been named to Clarivate Analytics’ 2022 Highly Cited Researchers list in the field “Economics and Business”, and in the category of ‘Cross-Field’ (2021). His most cited work is on cryptocurrencies and energy finance. He is Associate Editor of Energy Economics (ABS 3*) and International Journal of Finance and Economics (ABS 3*). He is also Guest Editor for several prestigious journals in his field such as the International Review of Financial Analysis, Financial Innovation, Resources Policy, Frontiers in Environmental Science, and SAGE Open. In addition, he has collaborated as Associate Editor with the Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences (2019-2021). He has won two Global Peer Review Awards (Web of Science) for ‘Top Reviewer in Economics and Business’ (2019) and ‘Top Reviewer in Crossfield’ (2019).

Selected intellectual contributions

Mujtaba G. Siddique A. Naifar N. Shahzad S.J.H. Forthcoming. Hedge and safe haven role of commodities for the U.S. and Chinese equity markets. International Journal of Finance & Economics. Kang S.H., Hernandez J.A., Rehman M.U., Shahzad S.J.H. & Yoon S.M. 2023. Spillovers and hedging between US equity sectors and gold, oil, islamic stocks and implied volatilities. Resources Policy, 81: 103286. Shahzad S.J.H., Ferrer R. & Bouri E. Forthcoming. Systemic risk in the global energy sector: Structure, determinants and portfolio management implications. The Energy Journal. Caporin M. & Shahzad S.J.H. 2023. Sign effects of volatility and jumps in forex markets and a reappraisal of meteor showers and heat waves. Finance, 44(3): 154-198. Naeem A.B., Peng Z., Bouri E., Shahzad S.J.H. & Karim S. 2022. Examining the asymmetries between equity and commodity ETFs during COVID-19. Resources Policy, 79: 103048. Aloosh A., Ouzan S. & Shahzad SJH. 2022. Bubbles across meme stocks and cryptocurrencies. Finance Research Letters, 49: 103155. Long H., Demir E., Będowska-Sójka B., Zaremba A. & Shahzad S.J.H. 2022. Is geopolitical risk priced in the cross-section of cryptocurrency returns? Finance Research Letters, 49: 103131. Zhang Z., Shahzad SJH. & Bouri E. 2022. Tail risk transmission from commodity prices to sovereign risk of emerging economies. Resources Policy, 78: 102869. Naeem M.A., Agyemang A., Chowdhury M.I.H., Hasan M. & Shahzad S.J.H. 2022. Precious metals as hedge and safe haven for African stock markets. Resources Policy, 78: 102781.


2022 - 2023: Cryptocurrencies Portfolio Management (MSc; Montpellier Business School) 2019 - 2023: Quantitative Methods in Finance (MSc; Montpellier Business School) 2019 - 2021: Commodity Markets and Investment Strategies (MSc; Montpellier Business School) 2018 - 2019: Econometrics (MSc; Montpellier Business School) 2018 - 2019: Statistics (MSc; Montpellier Business School)

Additional informations

Associate Editor: International Journal of Finance & Economics (ABS 3*) Associate Editor: Energy Economics (ABS 3*) Guest Editor: International Review of Financial Analysis (ABS 3*), Financial Innovation (Q1 JCR), Resources Policy (Q1 JCR), Frontiers in Environmental Science (Q2 JCR), SAGE Open (Q2 JCR)

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