Habeeb Yahya


Turku School of Economics

Office: Room 357

ORCID identifier: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2776-6770


Areas of expertise
Habeeb is interested in Corporate Finance, Sustainable Finance, Emerging market structure and evaluations


Habeeb Yahya is a Researcher at Turku School of Economics of University of Turku and working on his doctoral dissertation.

Habeeb is at the same time a graduate student at the Graduate School of Finance(GSF) – a joint initiative of Aalto University, Hanken School of Economics, Lappeenranta University of Technology, University of Oulu, University of Turku and University of Vaasa. The GSF anchors advance doctoral courses taught by leading Finance scholars in the world.

Habeeb is also skilled in UI/UX of App development and currently learning programming language for mobile apps. Habeeb enjoys playing table tennis and football. Though nowadays, He spends his freetime with his wife and two sons.  


Habeeb is interested Corporate Finance topics and currently focusing on sustainable Finance. As a Nigerian, he's enthusiastic in research on emerging markets structure, performance and evaluation. Particularly, he's working on a paper with a doctoral fellow from Hanken School of Economics on Job creation, Private equity, Venture capital and entrepreneurship  in Africa.

Presently, Habeeb is working on research papers aimed at understanding firms sustainability performance, ownership type and the effect on firm value, and profitability in the Nordics between 2010 and 2020. The first of the paper in the dissertation focusing on 'Environmental, Social and Governance performance and firm profitability and valuation. Case: Nordic Countries' was presented in a Turku School of Economics (TSE), Accounting and Finance department seminar in October 2021. The paper is scheduled for the Graduate School of Finance winter workshop presentation in November 2021, the  TSE Responsible Business Network seminar in November 2021 and has been accepted to the World Banking and Finance symposium in Budapest in December 2021. 

Habeeb’s research has attracted research funding from well known contemporary foundations. Previously, Habeeb has been involved in academic and industry positions and gained invaluable academic and practical experience which added further value and broadened his horizons to contribute meaningfully in academia and society.


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