Saiful Huq, PhD

Associate Professor

Saiful Huq has been teaching finance at the Faculty of Business at the University of New Brunswick Saint John since 2001.  A tenured member of the faculty, Dr. Huq received his Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Dhaka and Boston University, and his PhD from Boston University.

Prior to joining UNB, Dr. Huq taught at the University of Dhaka, Framingham State College and the University of Massachusetts in the United States and Mount Allison University in Canada. At UNB Saint John, he has taught MBA courses in corporate finance and multinational finance, and undergraduate courses in managerial finance, investment analysis and portfolio management and fundamentals of futures, swaps and options. He has supervised MBA research/directed studies in areas such as financial structure in the Canadian telecommunications industry, mergers and acquisitions in Canadian industry, bond market developments in India, stock market evolution in China, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its effects on a European firm in USA, and toward an optimal foreign exchange regime in China. He is currently engaged in preparing a primer on financial derivatives for undergraduate students.

Dr. Huq’s academic career has been well-complemented by a “well-diversified” mix of national and international professional experiences: at different points in his career, he worked for the ministries of planning and finance in Bangladesh, the UN Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific at Bangkok, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization at Rome, Boston University Centre for Asian Studies at Boston, the World Resources Institute in the USA and the World Bank.

Dr. Huq has served on the editorial boards of a couple of refereed journals in economics and finance. He has reviewed several journal articles as well as undergraduate textbooks. His research/publications have included economic policy challenges in transitional economies in Central Asia, labor market dynamics and agrarian structure, strategic issues in transport and environment in the Asia-Pacific Region, International Financial Architecture and the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997, approaches to foreign exchange risk management by US Corporations, sequencing in the financial market developments, imperatives of bond market development in emerging economies, economics of microfinance, and the implications of WTO membership for China.