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Dr Ning Gong



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy (Finance), Washington University, 1997

+61 3 924 68492


Dr Ning Gong is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance in Deakin Business School. Ning obtained his PhD in Finance from Washington University in St Louis. Prior to joining Deakin, he taught at the University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, and was a visiting faculty member at the University of California.

Ning’s teaching portfolio includes finance units at a postgraduate level including Deakin’s MBA program. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award from the Melbourne Business School.

Ning has also won the best research paper award from the Australian Journal of Management in 2001 and 2004, and the International Review of Finance's Best Paper Award in 2013. His main research interests are in the broad area of corporate finance. His research papers have been published in the Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Business Accounting and Finance, Production and Operations Management, and others.

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Research interests

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility.


  • Member, American Finance Association.

Teaching interests

  • Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Financial Management

Units taught

  • MBA722 - Finance
  • MAF905 - Foundations of Corporate Finance.

Knowledge areas

  • Corporate Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Social Responsibility


  • Bridging the gaps: How does bilateral migration affect cross-border mergers and acquisitions?


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Economic policy uncertainty, political connections, and M&As: Evidence from China

Ning Gong, Qizhi Tao, Wan Zhang

(2024), pp. 1-63, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Shareholder litigation and workplace safety

Ning Gong, Lixiong Guo, Zhiyan Wang

(2023), Vol. 82, pp. 1-19, Journal of Corporate Finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Can socially responsible firms survive competition? An analysis of corporate employee matching grant schemes

N Gong, B Grundy

(2019), Vol. 23, pp. 199-243, Review of finance, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Quality testing and product rationing by input suppliers

A Arya, N Gong, R Ramanan

(2014), Vol. 23, pp. 1835-1844, Production and operations management, Hoboken, N.J., C1-1

journal article

The design of charitable fund-raising schemes: matching grants or seed money

N Gong, B Grundy

(2014), Vol. 108, pp. 147-165, Journal of economic behavior and organization, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Bailouts, monitoring, and penalties: an integrated framework of government policies to manage the too-big-to-fail problem

N Gong, K Jones

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 299-325, International review of finance, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Effectiveness and market reaction to the stock exchange's inquiry in Australia

N Gong

(2007), Vol. 34, pp. 1141-1168, Journal of business finance & accounting, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Role of index bonds in an optimal dynamic asset allocation model with real subsistence consumption

N Gong, T Li

(2006), Vol. 174, pp. 710-731, Applied mathematics and computation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Do shareholders really prefer risky projects?

N Gong

(2004), Vol. 29, pp. 169-187, Australian journal of management, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Underpricing of privatised IPOs: the Australian experience

N Gong, C Shekhar

(2001), Vol. 26, pp. 91-106, Australian journal of management, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Bias of damage awards and free options in securities litigation

N Gong

(2000), Vol. 9, pp. 149-168, Journal of financial intermediation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

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Associate Supervisor

Arkaja Chakraverty

Thesis entitled: Firms' Response to Stronger Trade Secret Protection

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Finance