Dr. Mostafa Harakeh

Dr. Mostafa Harakeh


Mostafa Harakeh is an assistant professor (lecturer) of accounting at the University of Leeds. Before joining Leeds in 2022, he had served in the same position at the Lebanese American University (Beirut, Lebanon) since 2017. He was awarded a PhD in accounting and finance in 2017 from the University of Manchester, where he completed his doctoral coursework and research training in collaboration with Lancaster University. Mostafa has published in internationally recognised accounting and finance journals such as the European Accounting Review, British Accounting Review, The International Journal of Accounting, International Review of Financial Analysis, and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, among others. He has taught a number of accounting and finance modules and received outstanding student feedback.

Research interests

Mostafa’s research addresses issues in financial reporting and corporate finance with policy implications. He is interested in capital market accounting research that tackles the economic consequences of accounting on different aspects of corporate governance. Specifically, his research examines the role that financial reporting plays in shaping corporate decisions and performance.


  • PhD (Accounting and Finance), University of Manchester, UK.

Student education

Mostafa currently teaches postgraduate modules that cover accounting issues related to organisational performance in addition to research methods in accounting and finance. He is also teaching intermediate financial accounting at the undergraduate level. In the past, he has taught financial accounting (introductory and advanced), management accounting, and corporate finance.