Staff profile - Michael Cohen

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Dr Michael Cohen

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Deakin Business School
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 45441 +61 3 924 45441


Teaching Interests

Program Director, Master of Insurance and Risk Management


Research interests

  • The structuring of investment assets to meet the needs of retirees (Superannuation, insurance products and other investment structures)
  • The application of behavioural finance in understanding the motivations that determine the accumulation of retirement assets
  • Methods of risk reduction and the reallocation of risk for retirees.
  • The quantification of risk and return for non-liquid businesses and business assets
  • The dynamics aspects of the firm (firm demographics)
  • The characteristics of the assets, with special emphasis on the valuation of intangible corporate assets



  • Cohen, M and Evans, M 2009, “Valuing intangible assets; what can we learn from financial theory?” in Enhancing Organisational Capability through Knowledge Management, eds J Xu, S Sankaraan & P Milne, Southern Cross University Press, Lismore, pp.209-218.

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