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Merrick School of Business

Nafeesa Yunus

Nafeesa Yunus, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Real Estate and Finance

Department of Finance and Economics
Office: Business Center 411
Phone: 410.837.4979
E-mail: nyunus@ubalt.edu
Personal Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/nafeesayunus2/

    Education:
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
  • M.B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Nafeesa Yunus earned her B.S. and MBA in Finance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Finance (minor in Real Estate) from the University of Texas at Arlington. She joined UB in Fall 2008. Dr. Yunus’s research interests revolve around Financial econometrics, Globalization of capital markets, Macro aspects of financial markets and instruments, International finance, Financial contagion, International real estate investments, Portfolio strategy and the U.S. housing market. She has published a number of articles in several reputable academic journals including Real Estate Economics (2 papers), Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, Journal of Real Estate Research, Journal of Property Research, Journal of Property Investment and Finance and the Journal of Multinational Financial Management. Dr. Yunus has taught several preparations at UB both online and face to face at the Graduate and Undergraduate levels. They include: (1) Real Estate Finance (FIN 471) Face to Face, (2) Real Estate Investments (FIN 470) Face to Face, (3) Real Estate Principles and Transactions (REED 312) Face to Face (4) Financial Management (FIN 331) Online and Face to Face (5) Graduate level Financial Management (FIN 504) Online (6) Real Estate Investments (FIN 750) and she is also scheduled to teach (7) Graduate level Corporate Finance (FIN 640) this Spring 2014. Dr. Yunus serves on the editorial boards of three renowned Journals in Real Estate. They include, (1) Journal of Property Research , (2) Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management and (3) Journal of Real Estate Literature. She also serves and has served on various committees at UB. Website: https://sites.google.com/site/nafeesayunus2/

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles

Yunus, N., Swanson, P. E., & . (2013). A closer look at the U.S. housing market: Modeling relationships among regions. Real Estate Economics. 41(3), 542-568.

Yunus, N. (2013). Contagion in international financial markets: A recursive cointegration approach. Journal of Multinational Financial Management. 23(4), 327-337.

Yunus, N. (2013). Modeling interactions among property sectors: International evidence based on cointegration tests.. Journal of Property Investment and Finance. 31(2), 135-159.

Yunus, N., & Swanson, P. E. (2012). Changing integration of EMU public property markets. Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money.. 22(1), 194–208.

Yunus, N., Hansz, D., & Kennedy, D. (2012). Dynamic interactions between private and public real estate markets: Some international evidence. markets: Some international evidence. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. 45(4), 021-1040.

Yunus, N. (2012). Modeling relationships among securitized property markets, stock markets, and macroeconomic variables. Journal of Real Estate Research. 34(2), 127-156.

Yunus, N. (2009). Increasing Convergence among International Securitized Property Markets? Evidence Based on Cointegration Tests. Real Estate Economics. 37(3), 383-411.

Presentations

Yunus, N., & Swanson, P. E. Yes "The long-run impact of global securitized real estate within the global equity portfolio," Kohala Coast, Hawaii. (2013).

Yunus, N. Yes "A closer look at the U.S. housing market: Modeling relationships among regions.," Florida. (2012).

Yunus, N., & Swanson, P. E. Yes "Has EMU increased Convergence among Member Countries Public Property markets?," (2010).

Research in Progress

"Analyzing co-movements among states and cities." (On-Going)

"Analyzing housing market dynamics: A copula approach" (On-Going)

"Common stochastic trends in emerging housing markets." (On-Going)

"Convergence of real interest rates: A global perspective." (On-Going)

"Dynamic interactions among US sectors." (Writing Results)

"Portfolio development strategies for the long-run investor." (On-Going)

"Portfolio diversification benefits across emerging markets: Evidence based on regime switching models." (On-Going)

"Reaction of stock prices to dividend shocks: A comparative analysis." (On-Going)

"The long-run impact of global securitized real estate within the global equity portfolio." (Writing Results)