Dr. Hayat Khan (Gold Medalist) is Vice Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor of Economics at the College of Business at Alfaisal University. He graduated with a PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2006 and started his full-time career as a Lecturer at La Trobe University. Dr. Khan has won numerous academic awards including the Kilmany Prize for outstanding performance in PhD coursework, a Gold Medal in MSc Economics. and various awards for teaching innovations and outstanding contribution to student learning at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Dr Khan co-designed an award-winning graduate and executive program at La Trobe and acted as Director of the Islamic Finance programs. He developed training material on contemporary issues for CPA Australia which is one of the world's largest accounting bodies that offers specialist training with a global membership of more than 150,000 members (with about 25,000 working in senior leadership positions) in 120 countries around the world. Dr Khan has also made a valuable contribution to the BBA program at Alfaisal and is a winner of the Oustanding Service award.
Dr. Khan’s current research focuses on welfare economics, corporate governance, and behavioral economics/finance with a particular interest in issues related to optimal contracting/incentives and in Islamic economics and finance.