Staff profile - Harminder Singh

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AsPr Harminder Singh

Position: Associate Professor
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Deakin Business School
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46233 +61 3 924 46233



Harminder works in the Finance discipline at Deakin University as an Associate Professor. Prior to Deakin, he taught at SGGSC Commerce, University of Delhi. Harminder is currently Director of Master of International Finance (MIF) programme in the school of Accounting Economics and Finance at Deakin University. Harminder has served as coordinator Honours programme, seminar coordinator and discipline coordinator during his tenure at Deakin. His teaching experience includes Equity and Investment Analysis (B.Com), Advanced Investments (Honours), International Finance (MIF), Treasury and Risk Management (MIF). He has been actively involved in supervision of PhD students.

He has published in Financial Review, Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, Journal of Asset Management, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Review of Futures Market, International Journal of Managerial Finance, Journal of Asian Economics and International Journal of Business and Economics, amongst others. He has received competitive grants from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia, Australian Centre for Financial Studies, and University Grants Commission. Harminder has research interest in Asset Pricing, Behavioural Finance, Asian Financial Markets and Corporate Finance.

On corporate front Harminder has devised and delivered Executive Development Programmes and Faculty Development Programmes to the participants of Baosteel (China), UCO Bank (India), BIDV Bank (Vietnam), HMV (India). His research has appeared in Times of India, Financial Review (Leading Australian Business Newspaper), The Tribune etc.


- Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand
- FINSIA, Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies, Australia
- Midwest Finance Association, USA
- Eastern Finance Association, USA


Teaching Interests

Teaching interest in Investments, Advanced Investments, Financial Markets and International Finance.

Student supervision

  • Dividends and family firms- Evy Mulyani (PhD)
  • Analysts' recommendation- Venura Welagedara (PhD)
  • Individual vs Institutional trades- H. Shahzad (M.Com)
  • Volume-return relation- Kevin Sun (Honours)
  • Directors' trades- Lisa Hotson (Honours)


Research interests

Asset pricing, Behavioural finance, Asian financial markets, Corporate finance



During last 5 years:

• Information Asymmetry, Trade Size, and the Dynamic Volume-Return Relation: Evidence from the Australian Securities Exchange (with Kevin Sun and Huu Nhan Duong). Financial Review (2014), vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 539-564, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, N.J, USA.

• Trading volume, realized volatility and jumps in the Australian stock market. (with Hassan Shahzad, Huu N Duong and Petko kalev). International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (2014) vol. 31, no. 1, pp 414-430.

• Do Macro-economic Variables Explain Stock Market Returns? Evidence using a semi-parametric approach (with S. Mishra). Journal of Asset Management (2012) Vol. 13, 115–127. UK: Palgrave-Macmillan Publishers.

• An Analysis of Trading in Target Stocks Before Successful Takeover Announcements (with M. Clements). Journal of Multinational Financial Management (2011), Vol. 21, 1-17. USA: Elsevier B.V.

• Herding Behaviour in Chinese and Indian Stock Markets (with L. Paulo). Journal of Asian Economics (2011), Vol. 22, 495-506. Elsevier B.V


• Efficiency and Unbiasedness in the Indian Stock Index Futures Market (with P. Bhattacharya). Review of Futures Market (2010), Vol. 18, 239-263., Washington, DC

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