Phuong Nguyen

Department of Finance

  • Level 11, 198 Berkeley Street
    The University of Melbourne
    3010 Victoria


Phuong is a final-year Ph.D candidate in Finance Department at University of Melbourne. Her research interests lie in the field of empirical corporate finance, with a focus on the agency problems between different parties in a company. In line with this research interest, her dissertation contains three papers, which study the use of CEO incentive contracts in resolving the shareholder-debtholder conflict. Her job market paper, “New active blockholders and the adjustment of inside debt-equity ratio”, investigates whether active blockholders change CEO pay to increase both shareholder and debtholder value, or only to increase shareholder value. Phuong obtained her Master of Science in Financial Economics from BI Norwegian Business School, and her Bachelor in Finance and Banking from Foreign Trade University in Vietnam.

Research Interests

Corporate Governance, Agency problems, Blockholders, Executive compensation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Structure


Prof. Garry Twite, A/Prof. Neal Galpin, Dr. Hae Won Jung, and Dr. Ekaterina Volkova