Saud Al-Thaqeb

Faculty Profile


  • Ph.D., Finance, Oklahoma State University, USA
  • M.S., Finance, Financial Management track, Florida International University, USA
  • MBA, Finance track, Florida International University, USA
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Florida International University, USA


Saud Asaad Al-Thaqeb is associate professor of finance at Kuwait University’s College of Business Administration, where he has taught since 2016. Before that, he was a Teaching Assistant within Kuwait University while with earning his PhD in Business Administration in Finance from the University of Oklahoma. Previously, Dr. Al-Thaqeb worked in the energy sector as a sourcing specialist for EQUATE Petrochemical. He also has professional experience in the financial sector, where he worked at Merrill Lynch as a financial analyst in their wealth management team. Additionally, Dr. Al-Thaqeb holds a Master of Science and an MBA in Finance as well as a BS in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University. His research focuses on Islamic finance corporate finance, corporate governance, entrepreneurship,  startups financing and international finance.

He has published several articles in journals such as:  International Journal of Finance & Economics, Research in International Business and Finance, The Journal of Economic Asymmetries and Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics. He presented his research in several international conferences such as Financial Management Association (FMA) and The International Conference on Banking and Finance, World Finance Conference, and Auckland Finance Meeting

Expertise and Research Interests


  • Corporate Finance & Governance
  • Energy Finance
  • International Finance
  • Investment & Islamic Finance


  • Corporate Finance
  • Islamic Finance
  • Investments and Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Al-Thaqeb, S. A., & Algharabali, B. G. (2019). Economic policy uncertainty: A literature review. The Journal of Economic Asymmetries, 20, e00133. doi:
  • Al-Thaqeb, S. (2019). The effect of major customer type on corporate capital structure. Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics, 1-23. doi:
  • Althaqeb, S. (2018).  Do international markets overreact? Event study: International market reaction to U.S. local news events.   Research in International Business and Finance. 44, 369-385. doi:
  • Althaqeb, S. (2018).  Survey on forecast bias (analysts and earnings).  Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics, 25:5, 533-545, , doi:
  • Althaqeb, S. (2017). Survey of Energy Finance on the Corporate World. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 7(6), 153-158.
  • Almudhaf, F. & Althaqeb, S. A. (2012).  Testing for Granger- Causality in the Price-Volume Relation: Evidence from Twenty-Four Stock Markets.   Review of Business Research, 12 (2), 24-34
  • 2021- present: Associate Professor, Department of Finance, Kuwait University
  • 2016 – 2021: Assistant Professor, Department of Finance, Kuwait University
  • 2019/2020: Best Young Researcher award in the field of Arts and Humanities, Kuwait University
  • 2019: Best Researcher award for Assistant Professors in the Collage of Business Administration, Kuwait University
  • Fin101: Personal Finance
  • Fin220: Principles of Financial Management
  • Fin320: Intermediate Financial Management
  • Fin327: Principles of Investments
  • Fin415: Islamic Finance and Investments