Assoc. Prof. Arshian Sharif

Assoc. Prof. Arshian Sharif

  • Associate Professor
Department of Economics & Finance


Dr Arshian Sharif received his PhD in Financial Analysis and Policy from the Northern University of Malaysia, Malaysia, in 2021. His teaching and research interests lie in Applied Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Financial Management Policy, Energy Finance, Tourism and Environmental Economics. He has vast experience of publications and reviewing in top publishers like Elsevier, Taylor and Francis, Wiley, Springer, Sage, Inderscience etc. Moreover, he has published more than 100 research articles in International Journals having more than 5000 citations and H-Index 42. He is serving as a member of the Editorial Board and reviewer of numerous journals. Also, he is among the World's Top 2% Scientists List published by Stanford University (2022). He has received the Best Research Award (Deans Award for Academic Excellence) from Northern University of Malaysia for three consecutive years.

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • PhD (Financial Analysis and Policy), Northern University of Malaysia, Malaysia 2021
  • MBA (Finance), IQRA University, Pakistan, 2013
  • Bachelor of Commerce (, The University of Karachi, Pakistan, 2009

Research Interests

  • Energy Finance
  • Equity, Money Cryptocurrency Markets
  • Environmental Economics
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Fintech

Teaching Areas

  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Econometrics

Courses Taught

  • Investment Management (FIN3024)

Notable Publications

2022 -
Huo, C., Hameed, J., Sharif, A., Albasher, G, Alamri, O. . Recent scenario and nexus of globalization to CO2 emissions: Evidence from wavelet and Quantile on Quantile Regression approach. Environmental Research. Elsevier Publisher. (Impact Factor 6.498, Scopus Q1).
2022 -
Chien, F; Zhang, Y.; Sharif, A.; Sadiq, M. & Hieu, M. V. . Does Air Pollution Affect the Tourism Industry in the USA? Evidence from the Quantile Autoregressive Distributed Lagged Approach. Tourism Economics. Sage Publisher. (Impact Factor 4.438, Scopus Q1, ABS-2, ABDC-A).
2022 -
Suki, N. M., Suki, N. M., Afshan, S., Sharif, A., & Meo, M. S. . The paradigms of technological innovation and renewables as a panacea for sustainable development: A pathway of going green. Renewable Energy. Elsevier Publisher. (Impact Factor 8.001, Scopus Q1).
2022 -
Adebayo, T. S., Rjoub, H.; Akadri, S. S.; Oladipupo, S. D., Sharif, A., & Adeshola, I., . The role of economic complexity in the environmental Kuznets curve of MINT economies: evidence from method of moments quantile regression. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Springer Publisher. (Impact Factor 4.223, Scopus Q1).
2022 -
Suki, N. M., Suki, N. M., Sharif, A., Afshan, & S. Jermsittiparsert, K. . The role of technology innovation and renewable energy in reducing environmental degradation in Malaysia: A step towards sustainable environment. Renewable Energy. Elsevier Publisher. (Impact Factor 8.001, Scopus Q1).
2022 -
Chien, F.; Hsu, C.; Ozturk, I., Sharif, A., & Sadiq, M. . The role of renewable energy and urbanization towards greenhouse gas emission in top Asian countries: Evidence from advance panel estimations. Renewable Energy. Elsevier Publisher. (Impact Factor 8.001, Scopus Q1).
2022 -
Godil, D. I., Sarwat, S., Khan, M. K., Ashraf, M, S, Sharif, A. & Ozturk, I. . How the Price Dynamics of Energy Resources and Precious Metals interact with Conventional and Islamic Stocks: Fresh Insight from Dynamic ARDL Approach. Resources Policy Elsevier Publisher. (Impact Factor 5.634, Scopus Q1, ABS-2, ABDC-B).
2022 -
Amin, S; Mehmood, W., & Sharif, A. . Blessing or curse: The role of diversity matters in stimulating or relegating environmental sustainability - A global perspective via renewable and non-renewable energy Renewable Energy. Elsevier Publisher. (Impact Factor 8.001, Scopus Q1).
2022 -
Sinha, A., Sharif, A., Adhikari, A., & Sharma, A. . Dependence Structure between Indian Financial Market and Energy Commodities: A Cross-quantilogram based Evidence. Annals of Operations Research. Springer Publisher. (Impact Factor 4.845, Scopus Q1, ABDC-A, ABS-3).
2021 -
Sharif, A., Ullah, S., Shahbaz, M., & Mahalik, M. . Sustainable tourism development and globalization: Recent insight from the United States. Sustainable Development. Wiley Online Library. (Impact Factor 6.159, Scopus Q1, ABDC-C)
2021 -
Anuar, A., Marwan, N. F., Smith, J., Siriyanun., S., Sharif, A. . Bibliometric analysis of immigration and environmental degradation: evidence from past decades. . Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Springer Publisher. (Impact Factor 4.223, Scopus Q1).
2021 -
Lin, K., Peng, M. Y. P., Anser, M. K., Yousaf, Z. & Sharif, A. . Bright harmony of environmental management initiatives for achieving corporate social responsibility authenticity and legitimacy: Glimpse of hotel and tourism industry. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management. Wiley Online Library. (Impact Factor 8.741, Scopus Q1).

Achievements & Accolades

2021 -
Best Researcher Award , UUM (Deans Award for Academic Excellence)
2021 -
Top 2% Global Scientists List (Published by Elsevier BV & Stanford University)
2020 -
Best Researcher Award , UUM (Deans Award for Academic Excellence)
2019 -
Best Researcher Award , UUM (Deans Award for Academic Excellence)
Malaysian Research Start Award Grant (FRGS-MRSA) Funding Amount 200,000 MYR
Malaysian Fundamental Research Grant Scheme Funding Amount 80,000 MYR

Professional Associations

  1. Editor – Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer)
  2. Associate Editor – Energy Policy (Elsevier)
  3. Associate Editor – Sage Open (Sage)
  4. Associate Editor – Frontier in Psychology (Frontiers)
  5. Guest Editor – Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja (Taylor & Francis)
  6. Guest Editor – Annals of Financial Economics (Scientific World)
  7. Guest Editor – Energy and Build Environment (Elsevier)