Department of Finance

Our research and teaching focuses on financial markets and institutions, financial decisions of firms, real estate economics and property law.

Our academic staff, comprising over 40 experts in finance and real estate, consistently earn worldwide recognition for their research. We foster a dynamic research and teaching culture, emphasising academically significant research with real-world impact.

Areas of specialisation

Our team of specialists includes internationally renowned experts in their fields. Our areas of research and teaching expertise cluster in the following areas:

  • corporate finance
  • Investments and asset pricing
  • Banking and financial intermediation
  • International finance
  • financial derivative instruments
  • real estate and property.

PhD program

Our PhD program is designed to equip graduates with the innovative thinking and the rigorous skills needed to pursue a successful research career in academia, financial industry, and government institutions.

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Research seminars

We run a high-quality research seminar series, which provides exposure to a wide range of topics. Our seminar speakers are world-renowned experts in their fields.

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Conferences 2019

The Department of Finance regularly host conferences which attract both overseas and interstate visitors.

Past conferences

International Research Forum on Multi-owned Properties 2019

The forum brings together Australasian and international academics and researchers to share their knowledge and research on multi-owned properties (strata title, unit title, high rise, subdivisions with owners' corporations, private housing estates, condominiums, common interest developments, homeowner associations and other similarly structured properties).

Discipline and field of research areas may include, but are not limited to: Planning, Geography, Law / policy, Sociology, Built environment, Architecture, Construction studies, Tourism studies, Property and real estate studies, Economics, Social science, Environmental science, Management and Design.

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Our researchers regularly publish in journals, such as:

  • Journal of Finance
  • Journal of Financial Economics
  • Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
  • Review of Finance
  • Management Science
  • Journal of Financial Intermediation
  • Financial Management
  • Journal of Financial Markets
  • Journal of Corporate Finance
  • Journal of Banking and Finance.

Industry engagement and impact

Ameeta Jain-2019
Sustainable Development Goals in Timor-Leste
Stake-holder interviews demonstrates strong support for the SDGs
Outcomes and impact: Research impact showcase award: Grant Ed Group;  cited in Voluntary National review of Timor-Leste 2019, Dilli: Timor-Leste; available here; interviewed on SBS; listed on DFAT SDG Platform; used by UN

Ameeta Jain-2019
RIAA Benchmarking Impact: Australian Impact Investor Insights, Activity and Performance Report, 2020 - funded by industry grant of $42,500 from RIAA
2020 Australian Impact Investment Survey,
Outcomes and Impact: input into the final report of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Social Impact Investing Taskforce; reported in Sydney Business Insights

Link to the report 

Link to SBI article

Ameeta Jain-2020
Sustainable Development Goals in the City of Whitehorse Council (WHC)
Maps the alignment of WHC with UNSDG; funded by WHC grant of $12,914
Outcomes and Impact: submitted to WHC; uploaded to councillor portal and WHC intranet; recommendations used by WHC for Community Vision 2040 project and WHC Health & wellbeing plan 5; showcased on DFAT SDG website; presented to Whitehorse business group and Family Business Network Australia.

Link to the report

Our staff

Our staff are dedicated to excellence in teaching and research in finance. Our academics are highly qualified and internationally recognised, with a broad range of skills, expertise, and interests. Many hold PhD degrees from renowned universities, including University of Washington at St. Louis, University of Michigan, University of California, Cornell University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Hong Kong University.

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