While at Manchester, Dr Ali worked as a teaching assistant and a researcher for the International Banking Centre. Case studies developed by him have been used at LUMS, Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge, and the Manchester Business School. He has published in the Journal of Economics and Business (1993) , Financial Director (1993), and Research Newsletter (1995). He also presented a paper at the EDAMBA Conference at Luven, Belgium, 1994. As part of the LUMS-Essex research collaboration, Dr Ali has worked on financial sector and new financial instrument development in Pakistan. He is also the co-editor of Corporate Finance in Pakistan: Case Studies from an Emerging Market, published by OUP. His research interests are in corporate finance, privatisation policy, and regulation of utilities.