Dr Muhabie Mekonnen Mengistu is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai. He obtained his PhD from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Dr Muhabie has a broad range of experience in teaching Financial Accounting, Auditing, Accounting Information System, International Taxation, Banking and Finance, and Business Finance. He utilizes interactive pedagogical techniques to motivate and engage students in the classroom. He also exposes students to the real-world business by assigning them to work on evolving industry and technological trends.
His research interest include financial accounting, bank accounting, sustainability reporting, corporate finance, and fintech. He has several research papers that are under-review in A* Accounting journals. He has presented his research work in numerous reputable international conferences – AAA, EAA, AFAANZ, etc. He served as an Ad-hoc reviewer for various peer reviewed international journals and conferences such as The Accounting Review, European Accounting Review, Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics, and China Accounting and Finance Review, American Accounting Association, etc.
Prior to joining UOWD, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow and PhD program administrative assistant at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Assistant Professor II (Senior Lecturer) at the Hong Kong Metropolitan University.
Dr Muhabie is a recipient of the prestigious Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme and African Union Masters Scholarship.
PhD in Accounting and Finance, School of Accounting and Finance, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK.
“Credit information sharing and investment efficiency: Cross-country evidence” with Fangfang Hou and Jeffrey Ng. Contemporary Accounting Research, revising for 3nd round submission (derived from my thesis).
This paper has been presented at the following workshops:
- Internal workshop organized by School of Accounting and Finance, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2020.
- Internal workshop organized by Institute for Financial and Accounting Studies, Xiamen University, China, 2021.
- Research Seminar organized by University of Wollongong in Dubai, Dubai, UAE, 2023.
“Bank Accounting Systems and Borrowers’ Investment Efficiency: Evidence from the Switch to the Expected Credit Loss Model” with Jeffrey Ng, Walid Saffar, and Janus Jian Zhang. 1st round at the Journal of International Business Studies).
This paper has been presented at the following conferences:
- 2021 European Accounting Association. - 2020 Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference.
- 2019 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
- 2019 Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance Conference.
- 2019 The 8th Conference of the World Accounting Frontiers Series.
“How does bank competition affects consumer welfare? Evidence from the consumer complaints to the CFPB” (Plan to submit to JFQA).
His research interests include financial accounting, bank accounting, sustainability reporting, corporate finance, and fintech.
“Peer-to-Peer lending and banks’ risk taking”
“Does IFRS9 adoption affects bank audit fees?”
Dr Muhabie is a member of American Accounting Association and European Accounting Association
- Financial Accounting
- Auditing I
- Advanced Auditing
- Accounting Information System
- International Taxation
- Cost Accounting
- Banking and Finance
- Business Finance