Abrar Fitwi

Faculty Profiles

Abrar Fitwi

Abrar Fitwi

Associate Professor of Finance
Department Chair
Business Administration Economics
362E Spes Unica Hall



PhD in Finance, Texas Tech University
MBA, MSc. in Finance, Texas Tech University
BA in Accounting, Addis Ababa University

Areas of Expertise 

  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Banking in Emerging Countries
  • Fed's Policy rates

Research Interests 

  • Financial institutions
  • Fed's policy rates
  • Banking in emerging markets

Courses Recently Taught 

  • BUAD 202: Principles of managerial accounting
  • BUAD 312: Principles of finance
  • BUAD 313: Investments
  • BUAD 315: Management of financial institutions
  • BUAD 317: Financial statement analysis
  • BUAD 416: International financial management

Professional Experience 

  • Dr. Fitwi’s teaching experiences goes back to his native Ethiopia, where he has taught different accounting and finance courses for about 10 years.
  • He has also assumed different administrative positions including head of finance and administration of Mekelle University.

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • Fitwi, Abrar, Scott Hein, and Jeffrey Mercer. “The US Housing Price Bubble: Bernanke versus Taylor.” Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 80 (2015): July – August 2015, pages 62 – 80.
  • Fitwi, Abrar, and Laura Elder. “Unraveling risk and return in Islamic banking: Does the perceived high return exist?" Journal of Economics, Finance, and Accounting, Vol. 2, issue 2 (2015): pages 194 – 207.

Professional Memberships 

  • Financial Management Association
  • American Economic Association
  • Academy of Finance