Karim Maher Abadir

Emeritus Professor of Financial Econometrics
Imperial College London

Karim Abadir is an emeritus professor of financial econometrics at Imperial College London. He obtained his DPhil from Oxford University.  His MA in economics and BA (major in economics, minor in business) are from the American University in Cairo. He started his academic career as a lecturer in economics at Lincoln College, Oxford. He then joined the University of Exeter as a senior lecturer in statistics and econometrics and a reader in econometrics. He held the Chair of Econometrics and Statistics position from 1996-2005 at the University of York, joint between the departments of mathematics and economics.  He was then the Chair of financial econometrics from 2005-2017 at the Business School of Imperial College London. He is credited with having solved in his DPhil a long-standing problem in mathematical statistics and time series that was open since the 1950's. He also predicted the timing of the 2008 recession a year in advance and the different timings of the recoveries in various western countries.

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