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. He is a board of director for First Finance Corporation - a leading finance company in Jordan- and he is a financial engineer for Jefferies group since 2017 . 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 28 papers published in highly ranked refereed academic journals like; Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Annals of Finance, Quarterly Journal of Finance, ABACUS, International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money and the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.