Ammar Barham Jreisat, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Abu Dhabi Campus

+971 2 6133555


PhD-Finance, University of Western Sydney (Australia)

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

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

Research Interests

Banking Efficiency and Productivity Analysis using both Econometrics methodologies (Parametric method) such us stochastic frontier analysis, also Non-parametric methodologies such as (Data Envelopment Analysis). Also my research interests include Banking, Finance, Microeconomics Analysis and growth.

Selected Publications


  • Jreisat, A 2012, Banking Efficiency and Productivity Growth in the Middle East: A Survey and New Results for the Jordanian Banks, LAB Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.

Journal Articles:

  • Forthcoming Paper: Jreisat, A 2014, ‘Analyzing and evaluating the performance of the Jordanian commercial banks in terms of competitive power’ Journal of Accounting Finance and economic.- Forthcoming Paper: Jreisat, A 2014, ‘An Investigation into the determinants of cost efficiency in the Jordan Banks’ Journal of Accounting Finance and economic.

Conference Papers:

  • Jreisat, A 2013, ‘An Investigation into the determinants of cost efficiency in the Jordan Banks’ 7th Global business and social science research conference, China.
  • Jreisat A, 2013, Determinants of Total productivity change in Jordan’ 7th Global business and social science research conference.

Teaching Courses

Financial Analysis; Financial Market and Institutions; Banking Management & Financial Services; Risk Management and Insurance; Human Resource Development.


World Business Institute (WBI) journals.  Australia. Journal of Business and Policy Research, World Journal of Management, Global Economy and Finance Journal, International Review of Business Research Papers, Global Review of Accounting and Finance and World Review of Business Research.


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.