Areas of expertise
Habeeb Yahya is a Researcher at Turku School of Economics of University of Turku and working on his doctoral dissertation.
Habeeb is at the same time a graduate student at the Graduate School of Finance(GSF) – a joint initiative of Aalto University, Hanken School of Economics, Lappeenranta University of Technology, University of Oulu, University of Turku and University of Vaasa. The GSF anchors advance doctoral courses taught by leading Finance scholars in the world.
Habeeb is also skilled in UI/UX of App development and currently learning programming language for mobile apps. Habeeb enjoys playing table tennis and football. Though nowadays, He spends his freetime with his wife and two sons.
Bachelor thesis seminar- Accounting and Finance
Co-teacher on Finance, Sustainability, and Ethics course in Turku School of Economics- A 3rd year Bachelor's degree course
Exercise instructor Asset Pricing and Portfolio Management course in Turku School of Economics- A fourth-year Master’s level course
Habeeb is interested in Corporate Finance topics and currently focusing on sustainable Finance. As a Nigerian-Finnish, he's enthusiastic about research on emerging markets structure, performance, and evaluation. Particularly, he's working on a paper with a doctoral fellow from the Hanken School of Economics on Job creation, Private Equity, Venture capital, and entrepreneurship in Africa.
Presently, Habeeb is working on research papers aimed at understanding firms' sustainability performance, ownership type, and the effect on firm value, and profitability in the Nordics between 2010 and 2020. The first paper in the dissertation focusing on 'ESG and firm performance: Analysis on Nordic Countries' is published in the Nordic Journal of Business. He has published papers in peer-reviewed Journals including the Global Finance Journal.
Habeeb’s research has attracted research funding from well-known contemporary foundations. Previously, Habeeb has been involved in academic and industry positions and gained invaluable theoretical and practical experience which added further value and broadened his horizons to contribute meaningfully to academia and society.