Ammar Barham Jreisat, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Abu Dhabi Campus

+971 2 6133660

ammar.jreisat@aau.ac.ae

Education

PhD in Finance, Western Sydney University, Australia

Master of Financial and Banking Science, at University of Arab Academy for Financial & Banking Sciences, Jordan.

Bachelor of Financial and Banking Science, at Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Jordan.

Research Interests

Efficiency and productivity measurement, Investment Management, Banking Management, Market efficiency, Portfolio theory, Finance, Microeconomics Analysis and growth.

Selected Publications

  • Mahrinasari MS,  Haseeb, M, Jreisat A. and Meiryani, (2019). “Is Trade Liberalization a hazard to Sustainable Environment? Fresh Insight from ASEAN countries”.  Polish Journal of Management Studies, July 2019.  Scopus indexed
  • Alhnaiti Y, Jreisat A, Al-Khassawneh A. (2019) “The Implementation of the New Developments under the New Commercial Companies Law on the UAE Economy”. OPCION JOURNAL. August 2019. Scopus indexed.
  • Jreisat, A, 2018, ‘Productivity Growth of the Australian Real Estate Investment Trusts’. Electronic Journal of Applied Statistical Analysis (EJASA). 11(1):58-73.   Scopus indexed.
  • Jreisat, A, Hassan, H & Shankar, S, 2018, ‘Determinants of the Productivity change for the Banking Sector in Egypt” Global Business Review 19.4.  Scopus indexed.
  • F.M.N. Habbal & Jreisat, A, 2018, ‘Implications of successful implementation of total quality management in UAE universities’. Quality - Access to Success, 19(165):56-62.  Scopus indexed.
  • Jreisat, A, 2017, ‘Measuring efficiency of the Australian real estate investment trust based on data envelopment analysis approach’. Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, 12(4).   Scopus indexed.
  • Jreisat, A., Barghouthi, S. Qasim, A. & Nimer, K. (2017), ‘Global Financial Crisis and Productivity change of Banks in UAE: A DEA-MPI Analysis’. International Journal of Business and Society, Vol. 18 S3.   Scopus indexed.
  • Hassan, H & Jreisat, A. 2016, ‘Cost Efficiency of the Egyptian Banking Sector: A Panel Data Analysis’. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues. Vol. 6, Issue No. 3. 861-871.  Scopus indexed.
  • Hassan, H & Jreisat, A 2016, ‘Does Bank Efficiency Matter? A case of Egypt’ International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues’ Issues, 6(2), 1-7.  Scopus indexed.
  • Jreisat, A & Hassan, H 2016, ‘Banking Efficiency in Egypt: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis’ International Journal of Economics and Business Research (IJEBR), Vol. 11, No. 2, 101-119.  Scopus indexed.

Teaching Courses

Corporate Finance, Portfolio Management , Portfolio and Investment Management, Risk Management and Insurance.

Memberships

  • The American Economic Association (AEA)
  • Middle East Economic Association (MEEA)
  • Global Research Institute for Business Academics (GRIBA)
  • World Business Institute (WBI)

Article

The Implementation of the New Developments under the New Commercial Companies Law on the UAE Economy

Published in: OPCION Journal

Sep 03, 2019

/ Yasar Al-Hnaiti / Ammar Jreisat

The aim of the study is to investigate the implementation of the new developments under the new commercial companies’ law on the UAE economy via comparative qualitative research methods. As a result, the New Commercial Companies Law (CCL) provides a one-year period for existing companies to amend their constitutional documents, and contains strengthened penalties for breach. In conclusion, the new law introduces changes which will affect some of the structures used by foreign investors to establish businesses in the UAE. This gives greater guarantee and effectiveness to the companies in their approaches and helps avoid the obstacles they may encounter. © 2019, Universidad del Zulia. All rights reserved.


Conference Paper

The impact of BRICS formation on portfolio diversification : empirical evidence from pre- and post-formation eras.

Published in: The International Conference On Business And Finance

Aug 23, 2019

/ Ammar Jreisat

This paper aims at contributing to the international portfolio investment decisions among the emerging BRICS countries where individual and institutional investors seek diversification benefits and to help in advocating policy changes and implementation as a response to the changing dynamics in these countries pre-and post-BRICS formation. Therefore, the context of this paper is aimed towards examining the short term causalities and long term integration among the BRICS stock market pre-and post-BRICS formation. The research applies the Augmented Dicker-Fuller (ADF) and Philips-Perron tests (PP) tests to analyse stationarity among the selected variables. The pre-and post-BRICS formation long-term linear relationship is investigated using Johansen and Juselius cointegration test while the Granger Causality is applied to assess the direction of the causality between the stock market indices.


Article

Is Trade Liberalization a hazard to Sustainable Environment? Fresh Insight from ASEAN countries

Published in: Polish Journal of Management Studies

Jul 22, 2019

/ Ammar Jreisat

The importance of trade liberalization in altering country’s ecological condition is a very important topic these days; the current examination seeks to study the empirical association between environmental degradation and trade openness in a panel of ASEAN countries. In doing so, the study seeks to analyze the influence of trade liberalization in impacting carbon dioxide emanations in the countries of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Philippine by utilizing advanced methods of panel Dynamic Ordinary Least Square (DOLS) and Fully Modified Ordinary Least Square (FMOLS). The results confirm that all the variables stationary features at the first differential series. Furthermore, the results of bootstrap cointegration, Pedroni, and Kao cointegration check that all the variables are cointegrated in the long term. Finally, the outcomes suggested that trade liberalization has a significant positive impact on carbon dioxide emission. The outcomes confirm that the more theenhance in the liberalization of trade cause the poor environmental condition. Therefore, the study recommends that the government need to enhance trade based on renewable and green technology. Also, the government can adopt a green transportation system such as hybrid vehicles for the logistics and shipping the good from one place to another place.


Article

Determinants of the Productivity Change for the Banking Sector in Egypt

Published in: Global Business Review

Oct 22, 2018

/ Ammar Jreisat / Hassan Ismail

This study aims to undertake an evaluation and examination of the productivity change of the Egyptian banking sector, using a novel data set which covers 14 banks operating in the Egyptian market from 1997 to 2013. We use a non-parametric approach Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) based analysis to investigate the productivity change in the Egyptian banking sector. Input-oriented Malmquist indices of productivity change are estimated with DEA to measure total factor productivity (TFP) change. The TFP changes are decomposed into the product of technological change and technical efficiency change (catch up). In the second stage, potential determinants of productivity change are studied using a regression model. We find that the Egyptian banking sector as a whole shows a productivity regress of 0.9 per cent per year, which is mainly due to the technological improvements. The estimated regression model identifies some variables which significantly influence the productivity of banks in Egypt. The banks with higher loans to deposit ratio and higher returns on equity have higher productivity growth reflecting on their strong strategic and managerial skills. The size of bank seems to be associated with an increase in productivity. The maturity of a bank (measured by age) is associated with higher productivity. The net interest margin (NIM) and non-interest expense over total assets (NIETA) variables do not seem to be affecting the productivity of banks. Surprisingly, our results reveal that the financial crisis is negatively and statistically insignificant which means there are no effects on the Egyptian banks.


Article

Implications of successful implementation of total quality management in UAE universities

Published in: Quality - Access to Success

Aug 08, 2018

/ Ammar Jreisat

During the last years many scholars were trying to identify the TQM affects on education, in this paper the authors determined the implications that prevent the successful implantations of TQM in UAE higher education institutions. With the increasing demand and awareness of TQM, education industries are being forced now to apply international quality standards into their business to overcome the competitive barriers and maximize customer loyalty. This study aims to determine the elements that limit the application of TQM in institutions of higher education, depending on 3 hypotheses and survey data collected from 4 different UAE based universities. The paper finds that TQM implications are driven by the both faculty lack of understanding the importance of quality standardizations and focusing in repetitive rigid educational tools rather than focusing in innovative learning practices. Furthermore, promoting quality culture, support continual learning, and quality incentives are also plays key roles to over TQM implications. © 2018, SRAC - Romanian Society for Quality. All rights reserved.


Article

Productivity growth of the Australian real estate investment trusts

Published in: Electronic Journal of Applied Statistical Analysis

Jul 12, 2018

/ Ammar Jreisat

This study aims to evaluate the productivity change of the Australian Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs) by using a Balance panel data set which cover 10 AREITs operating in the Australian market from 2004 to 2011. The study use a non-parametric approach Data Envelopment Analysis based analysis to investigate the productivity change. Input-oriented Malmquist indices of productivity change are estimated to measure total factor productivity (TFP) change. The TFP changes are decomposed into the product of technological change and technical effciency change (catch-up). Three inputs are utilized which are operating expenses, administrative expenses, and interest expenses. Meanwhile, outputs used are total assets, enterprise value. Variable Return to Scale Data Envelopment Analysis (VRS-DEA model) is used for the entire sample using the DEAP version 2.1 (Coelli, 1996). The results indicate that the average productivity declined and technology regressed during this decade. It appears that the typical REIT has failed to improve technically, but exerted substantial effort to catch up with the best practice ones relying mainly on aggressive growth strategies. Results indicate that AREITs experienced a 2.4% TFP regress, a 2.6% technological regress, a 0.1% effciency progress, a 0.5% pure effciency fall and a 0.6% scale effciency increase on average between 2004-2011. © 2018, Università del Salento.


Article

Measuring efficiency of the Australian real estate investment trust based on data envelopment analysis approach

Published in: Journal of Applied Economic Sciences

Jun 14, 2017

/ Ammar Jreisat

The paper examined the technical, pure technical and scale efficiency in Australian Real Estate Investment Trust (AREITs) to determine best practice for operations to enhance the performance of REITs. Ten Australian REITs from 2004 to 2011 are examined in terms of input and output variables in the efficiency measurement using the non-parametric approach to benchmark and determine which of the REITs are efficient. Input orientation Variable Return to Scale Data Envelopment Analysis (VRS-DEA model) is used for the entire sample using the DEAP version 2.1. Three inputs are utilized which are operating expenses, administrative expenses, and interest expenses. Meanwhile, outputs used are total assets, enterprise value. As results, of all 10 Australian REITs involved in this study, it shows that the average efficiency score 72%, which means the REITs could minimize the cost to decrease inefficiency by 28%. The result reveal that all the Australian REIT shown high efficiency score in the year from 2004 till 2007 and then the efficiency score decline dramatically until year 2011 which appeared clearly due to the global financial crises. These preliminary findings highlight the pre and post era of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), which will examine the effects of GFC on the efficiency for Australian REITs. © 2017, ASERS Publishing House. All rights reserved.


Article

Global financial crisis and productivity changes of banks in UAE: A DEA-MPI analysis

Published in: International Journal of Business and Society

Apr 07, 2017

/ Ammar Jreisat / Amer Qasim

The primary objective of this research is to undertake in-depth evaluation and examination of the productivity change of the Emirati Banking sector for a balanced panel which covers 10 banks operating in UAE for the period 2006-2010, by estimating a non-parametric approach Data Envelopment Analysis. Input-oriented Malmquist indices of productivity change are estimated with DEA to measure total factor productivity (TFP) change. The TFP changes are decomposed into the product of technological change and technical efficiency change (catch-up). The era of our sample is very rich with many aspects that influenced the UAE banking system which cover the global financial crisis era. The empirical results are obtained by running an input-oriented DEA model using the software package, DEAP Version 2.1 (Coelli, 1996). Our results reveal that the banking sector in UAE shown a decline after the financial crisis in 2008. © 2017, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. All rights reserved.


Article

Cost efficiency of the Egyptian banking sector: A panel data analysis

Published in: International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues

Jul 13, 2016

/ Ammar Jreisat / Hassan Ismail

Based on a two stage method this paper investigates the determinants of the cost efficiency (CE) of Egyptian banking sector. Employing data envelopment analysis (DEA). We compare the CE of large, medium and small banks and the CE of foreign and domestic banks using a balanced panel which cover 14 banks operating in Egypt from 1997 to 2013. In the first stage, CE scores are computed using an input-oriented DEA. At the second stage, CE scores are regressed on a set of potential explanatory variables in a logit model. While the CE scores show large improvements in the early and third phases of financial deregulation. Over the entire sample period, CE has declined at the rate of 0.963% per annum. Our finding indicates that age, loan to net interest margin, return on equity and good management practices positively affects banks CE and number of bank branches negatively affects bank CE. © 2016, Econjournals. All rights reserved.


Article

Does bank efficiency matter? A case of Egypt

Published in: International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues

May 09, 2016

/ Ammar Jreisat / Hassan Ismail

This paper offers to measure the efficiency of the Egyptian banks and its determining factors. Using data envelopment analysis in the first stage to find the efficiency level for banks, by comparing the efficiency of large, medium and small banks and the efficiency of foreign and domestic banks through a balanced panel which cover 14 banks operating in Egypt from 1997 to 2013. A detailed analysis per banking group reveals that medium banks are the most efficient ones, followed by foreign banks. In the second stage, potential determinants of technical efficiency are studied using a regression model using method developed by Papke and Wooldridge (1996). The variables logarithm of total assets, loans to deposits, and Net interest margin are all statistically significant with positive affected on the efficiency level for the Egyptian banks, however, number of branches and non-interest expense over total assets all statistically significant with negatively affected on the efficiency level for the Egyptian banks.


Article

Banking efficiency in Egypt: An application of data Envelopment

Published in: International Journal of Economics and Business Research

Mar 16, 2016

/ Ammar Jreisat / Hassan Ismail

The objective of this study is to investigate the efficiency of Egyptian banking. Employing data envelopment analysis (DEA), this study is the first to measure the efficiency of banks in Egypt. We compare the efficiency of large, medium and small banks and the efficiency of foreign and domestic banks using a balanced panel which cover 14 banks operating in Egypt from 1997 to 2013. For a comprehensive analysis, technical efficiency is decomposed into pure technical efficiency and scale efficiency. In all panel data models, we find that medium banks are the best performers while large sized banks are the least efficient compared with other categories. The results show that foreign banks have revealed better performance than domestic banks operating in Egypt. ©2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.