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Dr Christopher Ratcliffe

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Warrnambool Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2015
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2009
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Wollongong, 1989

Contact

c.ratcliffe@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 556 33288

Biography

Dr Christopher Ratcliffe is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance in Deakin Business School. Christopher has over 15 years of experience in the higher education sector and holds a PhD, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education in Deakin University, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Univesity of Wollongong.

His research area includes real estate finance, in particular, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Christopher has a consistent publication record in ABDC ranked journals and has presented on a number of occasions at international academic real estate conferences.

Christopher’s teaching area is within the property and real estate sector. He is currently the Deputy Director of Postgraduate Property and Real Estate Program and is involved in the development of the FutureLearn program.

Prior to joining academia, Christopher worked in the banking industry as a foreign exchange dealer for almost 10 years.

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Research interests

  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance

Affiliations

  • Reviewer, Pacific Rim Property Research Journal.
  • Reviewer, Managerial Finance. 

Teaching interests

  • Property and Real Estate
  • Finance

Units taught

  • MMP321 Advanced Property Analysis
  • MAF731 Management of Real Estate
  • MAF741 Property and Real Estate Valuation

Professional activities

Publications

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2020

How accurate are A-REIT IPO dividend forecasts?

William Dimovski, Rebecca Ratcliffe, Chris Ratcliffe, Monica Keneley, Scott Salzman

(2020), Vol. 38, pp. 47-55, Journal of property investment and finance, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Dividend disclosure and post-performance of REIT IPOs

C Ratcliffe, B Dimovski, M Keneley, S Salzman

(2020), pp. 1-13, Journal of Property Research, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

The performance of REIT acquirers in the post-merger period

C Ratcliffe, W Dimovski, M Keneley

(2018), Vol. 24, pp. 107-120, Journal of real estate portfolio management, Clemson, S.C., C1

journal article
2017

Long-Term post-merger announcement performance. A case study of Australian listed real estate

C Ratcliffe, W Dimovski, M Keneley

(2017), Vol. 57, pp. 855-877, Accounting & Finance, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Another piece of the puzzle: REIT IPO underpricing after the financial crisis

C Ratcliffe, W Dimovski, M Keneley

(2017), Vol. 35, pp. 264-276, Journal of Property Investment & Finance, Bingley, Eg., C1

journal article
2016

Australian real estate management and development companies and women directors

W Dimovski, L Lombardi, C Ratcliffe, B Cooper

(2016), Vol. 34, pp. 18-28, Property management, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article
2014

Women directors and Australian REIT performance

B Dimovski, L Lombardi, C Ratcliffe, B Cooper

(2014), Vol. 20, pp. 3-11, Pacific rim property research journal, Sydney, NSW, C1

journal article

Market discounts and shareholder benefits: Evidence from Australian REIT private placements

C Ratcliffe, B Dimovski

(2014), Vol. 32, pp. 570-588, Journal of Property Investment and Finance, C1

journal article
2013

An investigation into the drivers of Australian REIT merger and acquisition announcements

C Ratcliffe, B Dimovski

(2013), Vol. 31, pp. 441-461, Journal of Property Investment and Finance, C1

journal article
2012

REIT mergers and acquisitions: A meta-analysis

C Ratcliffe, W Dimovski

(2012), Vol. 30, pp. 241-256, Journal of Property Investment and Finance, C1

journal article

A-reit bidder returns: An evaluation of public and private targets and method of payment

C Ratcliffe, B Dimovski

(2012), Vol. 18, pp. 335-369, Pacific Rim Property Research Journal, C1

journal article
2011

A duration analysis of the time from prospectus to listing for a-reit IPOs

W Dimovski, C Ratcliffe

(2011), Vol. 17, pp. 248-259, Pacific Rim Property Research Journal, C1

journal article
2010

Consolidation within the Australian real estate investment trust sector : an evaluation of the impact on unitholder returns

C Ratcliffe, W Dimovski, M Keneley

(2010), Vol. 26, pp. 283-307, Journal of property research, Abingdon, England, C1

journal article
2007

The responsiveness of LPT returns and their attributes

C Ratcliffe, B Dimovski

(2007), Vol. 13, pp. 280-297, Pacific Rim Property Research Journal, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Consolidation within the Australian Real Estate Investment Trust Sector: An evaluation of the impact on unit holder returns.

Prof Monica Keneley, Dr Christopher Ratcliffe

  • 2008: $3,329

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report