Academic Staff

Our academics are recognised as leaders in Finance disciplines.

  1. Dr Gil Aharoni

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Asset pricing
    • Behavioural finance
    • Options
  2. Dr Ali Akyol

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate Governance
    • Empirical Corporate Finance
    • Textual Analysis

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 5318

  3. Professor Peter Bossaerts

    Professor of Experimental Finance and Decision Neuroscience

    Finance

    Brain, Mind and Markets Laboratory

    • Decision Neuroscience
    • Experimental Finance
    • Financial Economics
    • Neuroeconomics
  4. Dr Elizabeth Bowman

    Postdoctoral Fellow and Laboratory Manager

    Decision Neuroscience

    Brain, Mind and Markets Laboratory

    • Decision Neuroscience
    • Neuropharmacology
    • Clinical trials
  5. Professor Rob Brown

    Emeritus Professor

    Finance

    • Analysts stock recommendations
    • User cost of housing

    Department of Finance

  6. Dr James Brugler

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Economics of financial markets
    • Empirical market microstructure
    • Market Efficiency
    • Capital Markets and the Role of Analysts as Information Intermediaries (analysts, market effficiency)

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 6914

  7. Dr Les Coleman

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Financial decision making by firms and funds

    Department of Finance

  8. Dr Nicholas Crain

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Venture capital
    • Private Equity
    • Empirical Corporate Finance
  9. Dr Jonathan Dark

    Honours Coordinator (Finance)
    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Financial Econometrics

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 6866

  10. Professor Kevin Davis

    Professor of Finance

    Finance

    • Corporate financial policy
    • Financial Institutions Management
    • Financial Regulation (Banking, Derivatives)
    • Financial engineering
    • Financial markets
    • Treasury management
  11. Dr Felix Fattinger

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Decision, Risk and Financial Sciences

    Brain, Mind and Markets Laboratory

    • Experimental Finance
    • Financial Economics
    • Asset Pricing Theory
    • Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • Computational Finance
    • Empirical and Theoretical Asset Pricing
    • Financial Econometrics
  12. Professor Bruce Grundy

    Professor of Finance

    Finance

    • Corporate Governance
    • Cost of capital
    • Momentum trading strategies
    • Option pricing
    • The funds management industry
    • The valuation and exercise of real options

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 9083

  13. Dr Andre Gygax

    Program Director (Master of Finance)

    Finance

    • The life cycle and sustainability of industries, firms, technologies and networks.

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 9085

  14. Professor John Handley

    Head of Department

    Finance

    • Corporate Finance
    • Cost of Capital
    • Derivatives
    • Valuation
  15. Dr Joachim Inkmann

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Household finance
    • Pensions
  16. Dr Hae Won Jung

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate Finance
    • Industrial Organization
    • Risk Management and Insurance
  17. Dr Patrick J. Kelly

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • The impact of the media on asset prices and corporate governance
    • Market efficiency
    • Behavioural Finance
    • Empirical Asset Pricing
  18. Dr Minsoo Kim

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Financial Intermediation
    • Empirical Asset Pricing
    • International Finance
  19. Professor Paul Kofman

    Dean and Sidney Myer Chair of Commerce

    Finance

    • Business Cycles and Default Risk (Asset pricing, Merton's default likelihood)
    • Constrained portfolio allocation
    • Diversification Breakdown and Downside Risk (Exceedance correlations, Portfolio allocation)
    • Extreme value analysis and financial applications
    • Financial econometrics
    • Insurance Pricing (Automobile insurance, Asymmetric Information)
    • Insurance rate making
    • Market Discipline of Financial Institutions (Credit spreads, Bank risk)
    • Price discovery in regulated financial markets
    • Regulation of Derivatives Exchanges (Limits, Spreads, Margins)

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 5311

  20. Associate Professor Asjeet Lamba

    Finance

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate governance
    • Corporate litigation
    • Insider trading
    • Share buybacks

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 7011

  21. Dr Yoon Kang Lee

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Asset pricing
  22. Dr Bryan Lim

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Empirical Asset Pricing
    • News and Information Transmission

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 9088

  23. Dr Andrea Lu

    Program Director (Master of Management (Finance))

    Finance

    • Empirical asset pricing
    • Financial market frictions
    • International finance
  24. Dr Maurice McCourt

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Empirical finance
    • Asset management
    • Private equity
    • Mutual funds
  25. Professor Carsten Murawski

    Finance

    Brain, Mind and Markets Laboratory
    Decision Neuroscience Laboratory

    • Decision Neuroscience
    • Experimental Finance
    • Finance (Consumer finance, household finance, financial decision-making)
  26. Professor Federico Nardari

    Professor of Finance

    Finance

    • Econometrics (Volatility and Correlation Modelling, Forecasting, Bayesian Methods)
    • Financial Economics (Asset Allocation, Portfolio Choice, Relation between Financial Markets and Macro Economy, Mutual Funds Performance, Trading Activity)
  27. Dr Ian O'Connor

    Lecturer

    Finance

    • Bank lending
    • Business finance
    • Derivatives markets
    • International finance

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 6812

  28. Associate Professor Sean Pinder

    Deputy Head of Department (Teaching)

    Finance

    • Capital raisings
    • Corporate finance decisions
    • Derivatives

    Department of Finance

  29. Dr Oliver Randall

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Asset pricing
    • Market Microstructure
  30. Dr Steven Riddiough

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Empirical asset pricing
    • International finance
    • International macroeconomics
  31. Dr Ravi Sastry

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Asset Pricing
    • Bayesian Econometrics
    • Market Microstructure
  32. Dr Chander Shekhar

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate Finance (Law and Finance)

    Department of Finance

  33. Dr Zhen Shi

    Lecturer

    Finance

    • Portfolio choice under a Value-at-Risk constraint
    • Individual retirement and annuitization decisions
    • Corporate investment strategies

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 9035 8173

  34. Dr Juan Sotes-Paladino

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Asset Pricing under Incomplete/Asymmetric Information
    • Delegated Portfolio Management and Investment Funds
  35. Associate Professor Shinsuke Suzuki

    Finance

    Brain, Mind and Markets Laboratory

    • Behavioural Finance
    • Neuroeconomics
  36. Professor Garry Twite

    Program Director (Finance PhD)
    Visiting Professor of Finance

    Finance

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate finance
    • Corporate governance
    • Compensation, and real estate finance.
  37. Dr Thijs van der Heijden

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Financial Economics (Derivative pricing, market microstructure, asset pricing)

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 9035 3442

  38. Professor Patrick Verwijmeren

    Visiting Professorial Fellow

    Finance

    • Capital structure (Debt-equity decisions)
    • Convertible securities (Convertible design
    • contract innovation)
    • Corporate Social Responsibility (Social investing, Stakeholder value)

    Department of Finance

  39. Dr Ekaterina Volkova

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Empirical Corporate Finance
    • Empirical Asset Pricing
    • Investment
    • Behavioral Finance
  40. Dr Nitin Yadav

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Experimental Finance

    Brain, Mind and Markets Laboratory

    • Complexity of Decision Making
    • Experimental Finance
    • Intelligent Agent Systems
  41. Dr Qi Zeng

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Asset pricing

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 5359

  42. Dr Zhuo Zhong

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Asset Pricing Theory
    • Market Microstructure
    • Network Economics

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