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Mr Michael D'Rosario





Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2009
Bachelor of Commerce, Deakin University, 2003



Michael has worked in Treasury Operations with the Ford Motor Company of Australia, as well as working in corporate turnaround consulting with KordaMentha. Michael has also consulted to Linfox, Becton, ERG, Lion Nathan, and a number of not for profit entities. During his time in corporate recovery he was involved in managing key aspects of the Lewingtons Transport and Lincraft receiverships. Michael has consulted to each of the major accounting professional bodies on technical issues relating financial services, financial risk management and the future of work. As a consultant with MarsHill Michael has worked with and consulted to the city councils, and a number of other government clients.

Michael has worked as a lecturer and tenured researcher with Deakin University for a number of years. Prior to Deakin University he worked with The University of Melbourne, teaching and lecturing in economics and philosophy, within the prominent research centre CAPPE. He has also taught and worked as a fellow in India and Vietnam where he served as a Youth Ambassador with DFAT/AYAD. While in India, Michael was appointed as Deakin University’s first Prime Ministers Fellow, working on telecommunications access focused research. Michael was also one of Deakin University’s first recipients of each of the AIBF/Finsia Prize as best finance graduate, Dean’s Merit List Honours and the Alfred Deakin Medal, as best graduating student.  

Michael has completed degrees in Finance/Economics, Development Studies, International Justice and Higher Education at the University of Melbourne and Deakin University.

Since 2012, Michael’s research has largely focused on issues at the juncture of regulatory change, telecommunications and nonparametric/econometric methods. His work has been published in the Journal of Law, Information and Science, The International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences and The Review of Economic and Copyright Issues. Presently, Michael is the editor to a number of practitioner journals focused on preparing members for the future of work. His most recent work in decision sciences is focused on the application of non-parametric machine learning methods, predominantly artificial neural network models to complex decision processes in law and finance. The research program seeks to provide more insight into the use of perceptron models to support insight and not merely prediction. 

At Deakin, Michael has taught across a number of subjects in Financial Economics, Finance and Ethics. Presently he chairs two Masters level finance subjects. He speaks at events hosted by professional associations, as well as a number of innovation centres. He is also a contributor the Deakin Business School corporate and executive education offerings. 

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Research interests

  • Machine learning methodology
  • Hybrid parametric and non-parametric estimation
  • Development Economics
  • Telecommunications & ICT Research
  • Microfinance and Financial Inclusion


  • (Former) Executive Director, Nexus Foundation Australia.
  • (Former) Board member, Northrise Australia Initiative.
  • (Former) Inaugural Vice President, Deakin University Commerce Chapter.
  • (Former) Victorian State Representative, Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development.
  • (Former) Knox Youth Issues Advisory Committee, Education.
  • (Former) Representative Member, Deakin University Student Loans committee.
  • (Former) School Representative, Equity and SEAS candidate entrance committee.

Teaching interests

  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Money and Capital Markets
  • Business Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Business Finance
  • Ethics in Financial Services
  • Financial Markets

Units taught

MAF702 Finanial Markets (Unit Chair)

MAF760 International Finance

Media appearances

The Australian 

ABC Radio National


K-Rock Radio

Whitehorse Leader

Monash Leader

Melbourne Weekly

Smart Startup

Smart Company

Anthill Media


  • Anti-Poverty Prize, National Recipient, Anti Poverty Week, 2010.
  • Prime Ministers Award, Australia Asia Endeavour Award, 2010.
  • Alfred Deakin Medal, University Medal, Best Graduating Student, 2004.
  • AIBF/Finsia Prize, Best Finance Graduate.
  • Asialink Leaders Program - Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne.
  • Optus Future Maker 2017
  • Asia Pacific Investment Summit - Singtel Future Maker 2017
  • Anthill Awards 2017 - Cool Company Awards Top 100 Coolest Companies (


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Promoting indigenous financial inclusion: improving ICT access within rural Australia

M D'Rosario

(2018), Vol. 9, International journal of information systems and social change, Hershey, Pa., C1

journal article

Intellectual property regulation and software piracy: a dynamic approach

M D'Rosario

(2018), Vol. 15, pp. 38-64, Review of economic research on copyright issues (RERCI), Madrid, Spain, C1

journal article

Predicting credit rating migration employing neural network models

M D'Rosario, Calvin Hsieh

(2018), Vol. 9, pp. 70-85, International journal of strategic decision sciences, Hershey, Pa., C1

journal article

Compliance with international soft law: is the adoption of soft law predictable?

M D'Rosario, John Zeleznikow

(2018), Vol. 9, pp. 1-15, International journal of strategic decision sciences, Hershey, Pa., C1

journal article

The impact of intellectual property reforms on ASEAN member countries

M D'Rosario

(2017), pp. 121-131, Transcontinental strategies for industrial development and economic growth, Hershey, Pa., B1

book chapter

Technology access and research prolificacy: an econometric analysis

M D'Rosario

(2017), pp. 320-331, Information technology integration for socio-economic development, Hershey, Pa., B1

book chapter

Fair use defences during copyright litigation: is the success of a fair use defence strategy predictable?

M D'Rosario

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 1-21, International journal of strategic decision sciences, Hershey, Pa., C1

journal article

The impact of legal advocacy experience within the US Supreme Court on trial decision outcomes

M D'Rosario

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 65-76, International journal of strategic decision sciences, Hershey, Pa., C1

journal article

The regulation of all pay auctions: is there need for greater regulation of online auctioneers?

M D'Rosario

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 1201-1222, Theoretical economics letters, Irvine, Calif., C1

journal article

Determining appropriate damages for patent infringement: an alternative approach

M D'Rosario

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 295-315, Theoretical economics letters, Irvine, Calif., C1

journal article

Australian government fiscal stimulus programs and gambling activity levels; an analysis of high-ethnic and low-ethnic communities

M D'Rosario

(2017), Vol. 11, pp. 24-34, Journal of gambling business and economics, Buckingham, Eng., C1

journal article

The permissibility of crowd funding within South Asia: a comparative analysis of South Asian jurisdictions

M D'Rosario, A Busary, K Raval

(2016), pp. 81-95, Financial market regulations and legal challenges in South Asia, Hershey, Pa., B1

book chapter

Intellectual property regulation, and software piracy, a predictive model

M D'Rosario

(2016), Vol. 7, pp. 21-34, International journal of strategic decision sciences (IJSDS), Hershey, Pa., C1

journal article

Share price clustering in Mexico

P Narayan, S Narayan, S Popp, M D'Rosario

(2011), Vol. 20, pp. 113-119, International Review of Financial Analysis, C1

journal article

Software developer policies : economics and s 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010

M D?Rosario, A Torre, D Mendelson, L Griggs

(2011), Vol. 21, pp. 1-25, Journal of law, information and science, Hobart, Tas., C1

journal article

Economic impact of Wicks v State Rail Authority (NSW) (2010) 84 ALJR 497

D Mendelson, A Torre, M D'Rosario

(2010), Vol. 18, pp. 221-238, Journal of law and medicine, Rozelle, N.S.W, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Victorian Government Community Services: Awareness and perceptions. Case Study on Victorian Sri Lankan Diaspora

Dr Rodney Arambewela, Prof John Hall, Mr Michael D'Rosario

  • 2008: $17,000


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