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Mr Michael D'Rosario





Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2009
Bachelor of Commerce, Deakin University, 2003



Mr Michael D'Rosario is a lecturer in the Department of Finance at Deakin University. Michael completed his Bachelor's Degree in Economics at Deakin University. He then finished his Master's Degree in International Justice at the University of Melbourne. 

Michael enjoys working with learners and helping them achieve their goals. Prior to working in academia, he worked in Treasury Operations at Ford, Financial Services at PriceWaterHouseCoopers, and with KordaMentha. Subsequently, Michael worked with the University of Melbourne, AusAid and in management consulting.

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Research interests

  • Development Economics
  • Telecommunications & ICT Research
  • Emerging Markets
  • Political Philosophy
  • Ethics & Moral Reasoning
  • Diaspora Communities
  • Microfinance
  • Financial Inclusion


  • Executive Director, Nexus Foundation Australia.
  • Board member, Northrise Australia Initiative.
  • Inaugural Vice President, Deakin University Commerce Chapter.
  • Victorian State Representative, Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development.
  • Knox Youth Issues Advisory Committee, Education.
  • Representative Member, Deakin University Student Loans committee.
  • School Representative, Equity and SEAS candidate entrance committee.

Teaching interests

  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Money and Capital Markets
  • Business Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Business Finance
  • Ethics in Financial Services
  • Financial Markets


  • Anti-Poverty Prize (National Recipient) (Anti Poverty Week 2010)
  • Prime Ministers Award (Australia Asia Endeavour Award 2010)
  • Alfred Deakin Medal (University medal as the best graduating student)
  • AIBF/Finsia Prize (For the best finance graduate)
  • Asialink Leaders Program - Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne


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Promoting indigenous financial inclusion: improving ICT access within rural Australia

M D'Rosario

(2018), Vol. 9, International journal of information systems and social change, Hershey, Pa., C1


Fair use defences during copyright litigation: is the success of a fair use defence strategy predictable?

M D'Rosario

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 1-21, International journal of strategic decision sciences, Hershey, Pa., C1


The impact of legal advocacy experience within the US Supreme Court on trial decision outcomes

M D'Rosario

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 65-76, International journal of strategic decision sciences, Hershey, Pa., C1


The impact of intellectual property reforms on ASEAN member countries

M D'Rosario

(2017), pp. 121-131, Transcontinental strategies for industrial development and economic growth, Hershey, Pa., B1


The regulation of all pay auctions: is there need for greater regulation of online auctioneers?

M D'Rosario

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 1201-1222, Theoretical economics letters, Irvine, Calif., C1


Determining appropriate damages for patent infringement: an alternative approach

M D'Rosario

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 295-315, Theoretical economics letters, Irvine, Calif., C1


Technology access and research prolificacy: an econometric analysis

M D'Rosario

(2017), pp. 320-331, Information technology integration for socio-economic development, Hershey, Pa., B1


Australian government fiscal stimulus programs and gambling activity levels; an analysis of high-ethnic and low-ethnic communities

M D'Rosario

(2017), Vol. 11, pp. 24-34, Journal of gambling business and economics, Buckingham, Eng., C1


Intellectual property regulation, and software piracy, a predictive model

M D'Rosario

(2016), Vol. 7, pp. 21-34, International journal of strategic decision sciences (IJSDS), Hershey, Pa., C1


The permissibility of crowd funding within South Asia: a comparative analysis of South Asian jurisdictions

M D'Rosario, A Busary, K Raval

(2016), pp. 81-95, Financial market regulations and legal challenges in South Asia, Hershey, Pa., B1


Share price clustering in Mexico

P Narayan, S Narayan, S Popp, M D'Rosario

(2011), Vol. 20, pp. 113-119, International review of financial analysis, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1


Software developer policies : economics and s 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010

M D?Rosario, A Torre, D Mendelson, L Griggs

(2011), Vol. 21, pp. 1-25, Journal of law, information and science, Hobart, Tas., C1


Economic impact of Wicks v State Rail Authority (NSW) (2010) 84 ALJR 497

D Mendelson, A Torre, M D'Rosario

(2010), Vol. 18, pp. 221-238, Journal of law and medicine, Rozelle, N.S.W, C1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Victorian Government Community Services: Awareness and perceptions. Case Study on Victorian Sri Lankan Diaspora

Dr Rodney Arambewela, Prof John Hall, Mr Michael D'Rosario

  • 2008: $17,000


No completed student supervisions to report