Farooq Durrani joined the PhD program in finance at the Fox School of Business in 2015. Farooq holds an MS in finance from Brock University, Canada and an MBA from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan. He also holds a BS in computer science from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Society and has passed two levels of the CFA exam. Prior to coming to the Fox School of Business, Farooq worked in the International Banking Division at Bank Al Falah Ltd. in Pakistan. His research interests include empirical corporate finance, corporate governance, common ownership, bankruptcy and social connections.