Dr Abdelmounaim Lahrech, Ph.D. is a Chartered Economist, Accredited Financial Analyst and an Associate professor of Economics, Finance, and Quantitative Methods at the School of Business and Law at British University in Dubai. Dr Lahrech has an extensive and varied teaching experience in the areas of Finance, Economics, Quantitative Methods and Mathematics. Previously he taught at Southern Illinois University in USA and Al Akhawayn University in Morocco where he got the best teaching award in 2013. His research interests include areas in Statistics, Financial Econometrics, International Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Financial Economics and Islamic Finance. Some of his research articles have been published in top ranked peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of International Money and Finance, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, and International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management. Dr Lahrech serves as an honorary global advisor at Global Academy of Finance and Management in USA. He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics (2007) and a Master of Science in Mathematics with an option in Statistics (2003) from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with an option in Statistics from University Mohammed V in Rabat, Morocco (1998).