Jordan AlZuBi is a doctoral candidate in Finance at UQ Business School He shows a particular interest in the areas of informational asymmetries and behavioural finance/economics, which are of special importance to a deep understanding of risk and insurance. More specifically, his research is focused on the role of religion and culture on asymmetric information, fraud, and switching cost in the healthcare insurance markets. Further, Jordan shows a particular interest in the areas of Islamic insurance, and finance.

Prior transferring to UQ Business School in January 2019, Jordan was a doctoral student at Florida State University’s PhD program in Risk Management and Insurance. He was the only candidate admitted with full scholarship at their PhD program in summer 2015, and he had exceptional GMAT score (770/800). The doctoral program at Florida State University prepared him to perform high quality of academic research in risk management, insurance and finance.

At FSU, Jordan completed PhD level courses in property/casualty insurance, health/life insurance, insurance theory, corporate finance, and decision making under uncertainty. Further, he had to take various courses in statistics and econometrics. These courses provided him with a strong theoretical and empirical base for research as well as exposure him to a wide variety of academic literature. In August 2009, he moved to the U.S. and started studying English to develop his professional skills in speaking, writing and listening. Research and teaching are his passions. Not only does he enjoy what he does, but he believes it is his purpose and strength.

Interesting Facts: Jordan is a native of Jarash City, Jordan, where he grew up primarily on his grandfather's farm in a very small village called “Nahleh” (“Bee” in English). He comes from a large, well-educated family of nine brothers and three sisters.