Yasir Riaz is a PhD Finance Candidate at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan. Previously, He has completed MPhil in finance from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan and MBA from Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan. He has also taught courses on econometrics and finance at LUMS and PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi. He has been an Erasmus+ research scholar and worked at Middlesex University, England for a semester in 2017.
His research interests include entrepreneurial finance, gender, financial constraints, asset pricing and credit risk. His doctoral research thesis focuses on the role of credit rating agencies in European financial markets. He is also working on the projects related to gender, bribery and corruption in emerging markets. As a research fellow at CREESAW he is researching the role of gender in bribery offerings at managerial level in the private sector and difference in the effect of gender on the financial constraints faced by the firms managed by male and female managers.