The Finance Discipline within the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, aims at providing high quality research which make a positive impact and contribution to academia and the wider community and society at large.

Through our strong research culture, we are committed to deliver high quality research through successful grants, quality publications and through support of various databases available to our staff and PHD students, we equally extend research in the delivery of our programs through research led teaching.

While our academic staff undertake research in key areas of specialisation, as a school we equally promote the cross disciplinary research through our diverse research groups and centres.

The aim of our research in the Finance discipline is to engage in both industry and academic relevant discussion through our quality seminars, advisory boards, finance colloquiums and industry as well as academic conferences, which help us shape the research agenda. Some of the key areas of expertise that we deliver include:

Asset pricing: Our staff deliver on keys areas including empirical finance that studies the financial markets, managed funds, stock market anomalies among others.

Corporate Finance: The expertise in this area ranges from corporate governance to board composition, CEO Compensation, capital structure, value of firms to various stakeholders.

Superannuation and Investment: We explore the impact of asset allocation, risk and return analysis on retirement income and extend our research to include financial literacy, women in superannuation as well the investment behaviour of Australian and global pension funds.

In addition, our academic experts do undertake research in:

  • Banking
  • Market microstructure and information
  • International Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Green Policies
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Financial Econometrics


We offer high quality PHD program with our academic staff available for supervision in their respective areas.

For further information about research in Finance, contact the Discipline Leader Banita Bissoondoyal-Bheenick:

Our research programs

Economics and Finance – PhD and Master by Research
Broad research specialisations covering economics and finance include microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, finance, capital markets and financial institutions, financial instruments, international finance, risk management, international monetary economics and industrial economics.

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