Department of Finance

Learn all about financial markets, commodities and derivatives – as well as banking and property – through Deakin’s Department of Finance. 

We use the latest teaching and learning technologies and specialise in bank regulation, financial stability and real estate.

Our renowned research centre also supports academic research in banking and corporate governance.

Areas of specialisation

Our research centre, the Centre for Banking and Financial Stability, focuses on applied and commercial research that is relevant to the broader community. Our areas of specialisation include:

  • derivative assets and markets
  • emerging markets
  • initial public offerings
  • international bond and equity markets
  • market micro-structure and market design
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • portfolio theory
  • quantitative finance
  • financial econometrics
  • empirical finance
  • international finance
  • applied finance.

Prospective HDR students

Get ready for research-level study and you could gain the skills you need to get ahead in your workplace or kickstart your research or academic career.

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Grant success

Members of the finance discipline have been have been successful in obtaining competitive research income including ARC Linkage grants.

PhD program

The Department of Finance is seeking intellectually curious doctoral applicants with a strong academic track record who are interested in undertaking rigorous, theory-advancing research.

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Research seminars

Find out more about our recent seminar presenters and topics.

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International Research Forum on Multi-owned Properties

The forum brings together Australasian and international academics and researchers to share their knowledge and research on multi-owned properties (strata title, unit title, high rise, subdivisions with owners' corporations, private housing estates, condominiums, common interest developments, homeowner associations and other similarly structured properties).

Discipline and field of research areas may include, but are not limited to: Planning, Geography, Law / policy, Sociology, Built environment, Architecture, Construction studies, Tourism studies, Property and real estate studies, Economics, Social science, Environmental science, Management and Design.

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Our researchers regularly publish in journals such as:

  • The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
  • The Journal of Banking and Finance
  • Financial Management
  • The Journal of Business Finance and Accounting
  • The Journal of Futures Markets
  • Financial Review
  • Pacific-Basin Finance Journal
  • The Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money
  • Journal of Finance
  • Journal of Financial Economics
  • Management Science
  • Journal of Financial Markets.

Past research

Learn more about our recent seminar presenters and topics presented by Deakin staff, visitors and research partners.

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Our staff

Our staff are dedicated to excellence in teaching and research in finance.

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