Dr. Haitham A. Al-Zoubi is a financial economist with consulting, research, and teaching in asset pricing, financial engineering, corporate finance, and Islamic finance. He is currently a professor of finance at Alfaisal University. He worked as Deputy Director General for Research and Development at Jordan's Social Security Corporation where he had fundamental contributions to Jordan Social Security policy and reform. Dr. Al-Zoubi received his PhD in Finance from the University of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA in 2003. He worked as an associate professor of finance at United Arab Emirates University and as an assistant professor of finance at the Hashemite University. He has 23 papers published in highly ranked refereed academic journals like; Journal of Futures Markets, Quarterly Journal of Finance, Annals of Finance, International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, and the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.