Dr Zunaira Aman

Lecturer in MBA International Business & Economics

Zunaira Aman is a Lecturer for MBA in International Business & Economics, at the Faculty of Business at Greenwich University. In the past, she has worked as a research fellow and an affiliated lecturer at the Queen Mary University of London. She holds a PhD from the Queen Mary University of London. Her research is focused on the determinants of export competitiveness in emerging markets. She has investigated the role of trade liberalisation, financial openness, and institutional quality in emerging countries, estimating the degree of REER misalignment, and assessing their driving factors. She has significant teaching experience at Postgraduate and Undergraduate levels for over ten years in the UK.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Module Leader
  • Lecturer and Student Mentor
  • Dissertation supervisor for MBA


  • Queen Mary University of London, PhD Fellowship. Departmental Scholarship.
  • Postgraduate scholarship for MS(Res), 2004-2006.


  • Member of CMI
  • Associate Member, Royal Economics Society
  • External Examiner for Business and Management
  • Member of CGR, Queen Mary University of London

Research / Scholarly interests

Zunaira’ s research examines External Competitiveness, Trade & Financial Openness in Emerging Markets, The Role of Institutions, Capital Inflows, and Trade Agreements. She has recently published a paper in the Journal of Institutional economics on “Currency regimes and external competitiveness: the role of institutions, trade agreements and monetary frameworks”

Zunaira’s main empirical research interest involves pooled data analysis, and panel data econometrics, for emerging economies and regional trade agreements, alongside institutional issues. Therefore, she is also interested in the applied panel data econometrics model.

Zunaira also has an interest in module development related to International Business and Trade. In the past she has developed many modules under the themes of global economy and trade, international business and emerging economies, these modules have successfully passed the degree-awarding status. She also changed the assessment methods, in International Business themes modules; of formative assessment from traditional assessment methods to effective & innovative learning.

Zunaira has also worked as an Academic Integrity officer in the past.

Recent publications



  • The impact of financial liberalization on currency stability to be presented in EEFS online conference -June 2021.
  • Invited Speaker at Teaching Methods in Higher education: During and Post Covid-19- July 2020-by ICH Media
  • Workshop presentation at QMUL on Developmental Issues within Emerging Economies; politics and institutions Nov-2018.
  • Conference Presentation at BFWG June-2018 “Explaining REER Misalignment: The Role of Currency Regimes, Financial Openness & Trade Agreements.”
  • Conference Presentation at EEFS 2016 “Does financial openness help Improve external Competitiveness: Evidence from Emerging Markets.”