The Finance group undertakes rigorous theoretical and empirical research in asset pricing, corporate finance and banking. Our faculty have access to excellent research facilities and weekly seminar and brown bag series. Our research is published in leading scientific journals and discussed at national and international conferences. We engage with government and business entities and offer rigorous, state-of-the-art programs in finance for undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. students.

Recent journal articles

Firms from Financially Developed Economies Do Not Save Less

Alexander Vadilyev

Forthcoming, Critical Finance Review

Monitoring the Monitor: Distracted Institutional Investors and Board Governance

Le Zhang, Claire Liu, Angie Low and Ron Masulis

Forthcoming, Review for Financial Studies

Global political uncertainty and asset prices

Jonathan Brogaard, Lili Dai, Phong Ngo and Bohui Zhang

Forthcoming, Review of Financial Studies

Employee inside debt and firm risk-taking: Evidence from employee deposit programs in Japan

Sudipto Dasgupta, Yupeng Lin, Takeshi Yamada and Zilong Zhang

Forthcoming, Review of Corporate Finance Studies

Why Do Option Prices Predict Stock Returns? The Role of Price Pressure in the Stock Market

Luis Goncalves-Pinto, Bruce D. Grundy, Allaudeen Hameed, Thijs van der Heijden, Yichao Zhu

Forthcoming, Management Science

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Finance Seminars

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Awards and grants

MDUF Research Award

Geoff Warren was honored with the MDUF Research Award, for his paper “Choosing and Using Utility Functions in Forming Portfolios for Comparing Retirement Income Strategies: A Road Test”.

National teaching citation

CFA Asia-Pacific Research Exchange Prize

Takeshi Yamada and his co-authors win the CFA Asia-Pacific Research Exchange Prize for papers submitted to the Politics, Stock Markets and the Economy Conference, for  "The BOJ Large-scale Purchases of ETFs: Float Reduction and Its Impacts Market Frictions" with Zhuo Chen, Keiichi Ito and Bohui Zhang.

ARC grant success

Meijun Qian was awarded an ARC Discovery Projects grant, for the proposal "Transport and productivity, a study on Australia's largest trading partner."

Runner up, Pearson Prize for Best Paper in Financial Management

Jun-Koo Kang and Le Zhang for "Do Outside Directors with Government Experience Create Value?"

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Conferences and workshops

ANU Conference on Asset Pricing

Conference date: 26-28 March 2020
Location: QT hotel, Canberra
Submissions begin on September 1, 2019.

SSRN conference announcement

RSFAS summer research camp

RSFAS summer research camp RSFAS is hosting its annual summer research camp from November 26-28, at Peppers Craigieburn in Bowral.

ANU-FIRN Banking and Financial Stability Meeting

ANU-FIRN Banking and Financial Stability Meeting ANU and FIRN co-host the annual FIRN Banking and Financial Stability Research Group meeting.

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