Associate Professor Janine Mukuddem-Petersen

QUALIFICATIONS: BSc Honours; MSc; PhD (North-West University; Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Economic Modeling; Econometrics; Financial Economics; Financial Markets; Financial Policy Analysis; Financial Modeling; Financial Optimization; Quantifying Risk; Risk Analysis; Risk Assessment; Banking and Institutional Regulation



In the last decade, Janine Mukuddem-Petersen has served as a practitioner and co-worker on major consultancy projects for the financial services industry as well as an academic with teaching-learning, research and administrative duties. As far as the latter is concerned, she has experience in lecturing and supervision at PGDip, MBA, BCommHons and MComm levels. In addition, she has formally supervised 8 doctoral and 8 masters students to completion. Prior to that, Janine was a postdoctoral fellow at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam and the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University. Janine is a member of the Editorial Board of an open access journal as well as a regular referee and reviewer for prominent internationally peer-reviewed journals and reviewing agencies, respectively. She is a co-founder of the Economic Modelling and Econometric Research Group (EMERG) that later evolved into a registered company. In 2010, the National Research Foundation acknowledged Janine's research with a NRF rating.

In addition to winning several research awards, Janine has published more than 90 internationally peer-reviewed books, book chapters, journal articles and conference proceedings papers. Most of these contributions are in the areas of Economic Modelling, Financial Optimization, Econometrics and Institutional Regulation. Prominent journals in which she has published include Applied Economic Letters, Applied Financial Economics, Automatica, Economic Modelling, Journal of Governance and Regulation, Optimal Control Applications and Methods, Optimization Letters as well as Quantitative Finance. In this regard, according to Google Scholar, Janine's outputs has been cited more than 650 times since 2007 and has included mostly cited papers in journals administered by Taylor and Francis, Wiley and McMillan Publishers. She is the co-author of two books on the quantitative modeling aspect of the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis and 2008-2009 financial crisis (kindle e-book version reached the Top 100 list in the category Business & Money > Industries > Banks & Banking) that were launched by New York-based publishers. Her research on financial optimization has generally involved maximizing returns while minimizing risk for credit portfolios. In addition, Janine has done econometric analyses of issues related to the Euro zone sovereign debt crisis.

Her current research interests are related to the nexus between capital, leverage, risk, credit crunches and procyclicality in small, medium and large financial institutions. In particular, she is doing research on bank regulation and capitalization of globally systemically important banks (G-SIBs). Her recent outputs on emerging market economies mainly involve regulatory arbitrage as well as indebtedness and savings in South Africa.




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