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 Jonathan Dark

    Honours Coordinator (Finance)
    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Financial Econometrics

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 6866

  9. Professor Kevin Davis

    Professor of Finance

    Finance

    • Corporate financial policy
    • Financial Institutions Management
    • Financial Regulation (Banking, Derivatives)
    • Financial engineering
    • Financial markets
    • Treasury management
  10. 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
  11. 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

  12. Dr Andre Gygax

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

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

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 9085

  13. Professor John Handley

    Head of Department

    Finance

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

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Household finance
    • Pensions
  15. Dr Hae Won Jung

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate Finance
    • Industrial Organization
    • Risk Management and Insurance
  16. 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
  17. 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

  18. Associate Professor Asjeet Lamba

    Program Director (Master of Finance)

    Finance

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

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

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 7011

  19. Dr Yoon Kang Lee

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Asset pricing
  20. Dr Bryan Lim

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Empirical Asset Pricing
    • News and Information Transmission

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 9088

  21. Dr Andrea Lu

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Empirical asset pricing
    • Financial market frictions
    • International finance
    • Empirical Asset Pricing
    • Investments

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 6466

  22. Dr Maurice McCourt

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

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

    Finance

    Brain, Mind and Markets Laboratory
    Decision Neuroscience Laboratory

    • Decision Neuroscience
    • Experimental Finance
    • Finance (Consumer finance, household finance, financial decision-making)
  24. 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)
  25. Dr Ian O'Connor

    Lecturer

    Finance

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

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 6812

  26. Associate Professor Sean Pinder

    Deputy Head of Department (Teaching)

    Finance

    • Capital raisings
    • Corporate finance decisions
    • Derivatives

    Department of Finance

  27. Dr Steven Riddiough

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

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

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Asset Pricing
    • Bayesian Econometrics
    • Market Microstructure
  29. Associate Professor Greg Schwann

    Program Director (Master of Management (Finance)

    Finance

    Department of Finance

  30. Dr Chander Shekhar

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate Finance (Law and Finance)

    Department of Finance

  31. 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

  32. Dr Juan Sotes-Paladino

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

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

    Finance

    Brain, Mind and Markets Laboratory

    • Behavioural Finance
    • Neuroeconomics
  34. Dr Thijs van der Heijden

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

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

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 9035 3442

  35. 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

  36. Dr Ekaterina Volkova

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

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

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Experimental Finance

    Brain, Mind and Markets Laboratory

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

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Asset pricing

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 5359

  39. Dr Zhuo Zhong

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    • Asset Pricing Theory
    • Market Microstructure
    • Network Economics

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