Profile image of Amirul Ahsan

Dr Amirul Ahsan





Faculty of Business and Law


Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2008
Master of Business Administration, Monash University, 2001

+61 3 924 46571


Dr Amirul Ahsan is a Lecturer in the Department of Finance in Deakin Business School. Amirul has completed his MBA and PhD from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He then joined Deakin as a Faculty in Finance. Prior to Deakin, Amirul held faculty and research positions in Monash University in Australia and Dhaka University in Bangladesh.

His teaching interests include corporate finance, fundamentals of finance, financial intermediation and financial markets. Amirul's research focus is on central bank independence and governance, market microstructure and Islamic finance. His research outputs were published in various peer-reviewed international journals and edited books such as Emerging Markets Review, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money and Research in International Business and Finance. 

Amirul has designed and developed two finance games:

  1. First Trading - a security trading game for first-year university students. This game is a means to teach complicated finance concepts and theories by engaging students in a simulated security trading activity.
  2. Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role play in Scenario Analysis - an advanced capital budgeting decision making process in a simulated real-life scenario. This game brings together the advanced capital budgeting issues such as real options and option pricing models together to build multiple scenarios. Students have to make correct investment decisions considering all those scenarios affecting the investment project.
Read more on Amirul's profile

Research interests

  • Central Banking
  • Financial Markets and Market Microstructure
  • Islamic Finance

Teaching interests

  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Institutes Management
  • Financial Markets

Units taught

  • MAF101 - Fundamentals of Finance
  • MAF202 - Money and Capital Markets
  • MAF203 - Business Finance
  • MAF302 - Corporate Finance
  • MAF305 - Financial Institutes Management
  • MAF702 - Financial Markets

Knowledge areas

  • Corporate Finance
  • Central Banking
  • Islamic Finance
  • Financial Markets and market microstructure

Professional activities


  • Best Paper Award, 'Financial crisis and Central bank independence and governance', International Conference of Global Business and Management Forum, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2009. 


Filter by


An Early Warning System for Currency Crises in Emerging Countries

L Ferdous, K Kamal, A Ahsan, N Hoang, M Samaduzzaman

(2022), Vol. 15, pp. 1-25, Journal of Risk and Financial Management, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Can Islamic banks have their own benchmark?

A Azad, S Azmat, A Chazi, A Ahsan

(2018), Vol. 35, pp. 120-136, Emerging markets review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Sailing with the non-conventional stocks when there is no place to hide

A Azad, S Azmat, A Chazi, A Ahsan

(2018), Vol. 57, pp. 1-16, Journal of international financial markets, institutions and money, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

What determines the Japanese corporate credit spread? A new evidence

A Azad, A Chazi, P Cooper, A Ahsan

(2017), Vol. 41, pp. 354-361, Research in international business and finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Impact of policy changes on the efficiency and returns-to-scale of Japanese financial institutions: an evaluation

A Azad, S Yasushi, V Fang, A Ahsan

(2014), Vol. 32, pp. 159-171, Research in international business and finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

External shocks and tourist arrivals to Cambodia

A Sohel Azad, V Chheang, A Ahsan

(2014), Vol. 19, pp. 311-321, Tourism analysis, Putnam Valley, NY, C1

journal article

An investigation of the deviation from the market efficiency and its Implications for capital market development: the DSE evidence

A Azad, A Ahsan, V Fang

(2013), pp. 143-159, Emerging markets and the global economy: a handbook, Oxford, England, B1

book chapter

Financial crisis and Central Bank independence and governance (CBIG) in the Asia-Pacific

A Ahsan

(2011), Vol. 8, pp. 314-335, Corporate ownership and control, Sumy, Ukraine, C1-1

journal article

A critical analysis of central bank independence and governance in Australia and Bangladesh

A Ahsan, M Skully, J Wickramanayake

(2009), Vol. 4, pp. 11-28, Journal of administration & governance, Caulfield East, VIC, C1

journal article

Central bank independence and governance in the South Asia

A Ahsan, M Skully

(2009), Asian Business Research Conference Proceedings, Dhaka, Bangladesh, E1


Financial crisis and central bank independence and governance (CBIG)

A Ahsan

(2009), GBMF 2009 Proceedings, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, E1


Central bank independence and governance : definitions and modelling

A Ahsan, M Skully, J Wickramanayake

(2008), pp. 59-73, Central banking governance : issues and perspectives, Hyderabad, India, B1-1

book chapter

Determinants of Central bank independence and governance : problems and policy implications

A Ahsan, M Skully, J Wickramanayake

(2006), Vol. 1, pp. 47-67, Journal of administration and governance, Caulfield East, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found


No completed student supervisions to report