Research seminars

Find out about the Department of Finance's previous seminars, guest speakers and topics. Our range of speakers share insights and encourage debate on issues that interest the department and our students.

Upcoming seminars

Seminar date/timeLocationPresenter and affiliationTopic
10 Aug 17
11.30am – 1pm
BCCMandy Tham
Nanyang Technical University
23 Aug 17
11.30am – 1pm
BCCProfessor Bruce Grundy
Melbourne University
24 Aug 17
11.30am – 1pm
BCCProf Alok Kumar (Equis)
University of Miami
7 Sep 17
11.30am – 1pm
BCCRenee Adams
14 Sep 17
11.30am – 1pm
BCCProf Jun-Koo Kang
Nanyang Technological University
19 Oct 17
11.30am – 1pm
BCCAssistant Prof Chen Zhanhui - Nanyan Technological UniversityTBC
16 Nov 17
11.30am – 1pm
LB3.210Assistant Prof Sheng Huang - CEIBSTBC

Past seminars

Seminar Presenter


27 July 2017Prof Andrew Winton University of MinnesotaTBC
20 July 2017Fengfei Li 
University of Hong Kong
22 June 2017Mike Miao - Erasmus University NetherlandsTBC
18 May 2017Dr Juan Sotes-Paladino
Melbourne University
15 Jun 2017Professor Sumit Agarwal
Georgetown University
9 May 2017University of British ColumbiaTBC
4 May 2017Professor Abe de Jung
Tiburg University
27 Apr 2017Gary Tian
Macquarie University
20 Apr 2017George Wong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
27 Mar 2017Professor Tse-Chun Lin
University of Hong Kong
13 Apr 2017Professor David Reeb
National University of Singapore
16 Mar 2017Professor Simba Chang
Cambridge University/Nanyang Technological University
9 Mar 2017Professor Jack Cooney 
Texas Tech University
16 Nov 2016

Prof Vidhan Goyal
Hong Kong University

Index Membership and Capital Structure: International Evidence

27 Oct 2016Dr Li Ge
Monash University

The Effect of Stock Market Indexing on Option Latent Trading Cost

6 Oct 2016Dr Pedro Barroso

Using Out-Of-Sample Errors in Portfolio Optimization

29 Sep 2016Dr Phong Ngo
Australian National University

Access to Finance: The Impact on Compulsory Education

15 Sep 2016Prof John Wei

Demand Shock, Speculative Beta, and Asset Prices: Evidence from the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect

1 Sep 2016Dr Le Zhang
University of New South Wales

Protection of Intellectual Property Rights and Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions

31 Aug 2016Dr Angie Low
Nanyang Technological University

Rookie Directors

25 Aug 2016Professor Nadia Massoud, University of Melbourne

Who Benefits from Bank Trading Activity: Shareholders or Employees?

18 Aug 2016Dr Oleg Chuprinin, UNSW

Bandwagon Effect in Peer-to-Peer Finance: Is Access to Credit a Matter of Luck?

11 Aug 2016Dr Will Gornall, University of British Columbia

How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions?

4 Aug 2016Dr Adrian Lee, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Melting Pot or Salad Bowl: Cultural Difference and Housing Investment Decisions

25 Jul 2016Prof Joseph Fan, Chinese University of Hong Kong and ANU

Family Ownership Structures and Corporate Policies: The Case of Family Trusts

21 Jul 2016Prof Chris Veld, Monash University

Household Debt and Stock Market Participation

11 Jul 2016Associate Professor Roy Kouwenberg, Mahidol University, Erasmus University

"Currency Wars": Who gains from the battle

6 Jul 2016Associate Professor Paul Hsu, Hong Kong University (pending confirmation)

The Oscar goes to…: Takeovers and Innovation Envy

27 May 2016Associate Professor Mujtaba Mian
Zayed University UAE

Do managers use share prices to mitigate investor short-termism?

26 May 2016Professor Doug Foster, Sydney University

Options on Options, Tradeoffs, Technology and Algorithms:My How Times Have Changed*

19 May 2016Dr Stefan Petry, University of Melbourne

Determinants of Secondary Market Prices for Structured Products During the 2007-2009  Financial Crisis

12 May 2016Professor Peter Bossaerts
University of Melbourne

Neural Mechanisms Behind Identification of Leptokurtic Noise and Adaptive Behavioral Response

5 May 2016Dr Steven Riddiough, University of Melbourne

Currency Premia and Global Imbalances

28 Apr 2016Dr Kanh Mo Koo
National University of Singapore

Consumption response to temporary price shock: Evidence from Singapore’s annual sale event

14 Apr 2016Dr Jane Luo, University of Adelaide

Short seller’s view on fair employee treatment

8 Apr 2016Professor Ghon Rhee, University of Hawaii

Does Better Corporate Governance Encourage Higher Payout? Risk, Agency Cost, and Dividend Policy

7 Apr 2016Associate Professor Xianming Zhou, Australia National University

Newly Listed Firms as Acquisition Targets:                      The IPO Debutant effect

10 Mar 2016Dr Shams Pathan, University of Queensland

Investor Horizons and Bank Risk-taking

1 Mar 2016Dr George Wong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Corporate Environmental Risk and the Customer-Supplier Relationship

22 Oct 2015Associate Professor Cameron Truong, Department of Banking and Finance, Monash UniversityEarnings announcement idiosyncratic volatility and the Cross-section of stock returns
16 Oct 2015Dr Eric Lam, Hong Kong Baptist UniversityOn the positive relation between cash holdings and stock returns
15 Oct 2015Professor Robert Faff, Business School, Queensland UniversityThe labor-leverage relation: new firm-level evidence and a quasi-natural experiment
8 Oct 2015Dr Phong Ngo, Australian National University
Local bank access, financial flexibility and corporate liquidity management
1 Oct 2015Dr Andrea Lu, Department of Finance, University of MelbourneA market-based funding liquidity measure 
24 Sept 2015Andrew Ainsworth, Business School, University of SydneyCan dividend schedules predict abnormal returns? International evidence
10 Sept 2015Dr Ali Akyol, Department of Finance, University of Melbourne Director skill sets  
7 Sept 2015Jerry Cao, Singapore Management UniversityInstitutional bidding in IPO allocation: evidence from China
3 Sept 2015Professor Carole Comerton-Forde, Department of Finance, University of MelbourneRegulating dark trading: order flow segmentation and market quality
27 Aug 2015Dr Zhuo Zhong, Department of Finance, University of MelbourneThe risk sharing benefit versus the collateral cost: the formation of the Inter-dealer network in over-the-counter trading
20 Aug 2015Dr Minh Do, Department of Banking and Finance, Monash University The dividend month premium uncovered
13 Aug 2015Dr Frank Liu, University of Western AustraliaModel-free risk-neutral moments and proxies
12 Aug 2015Associate Professor Michael Chng, Department of Finance, Deakin Business SchoolArbitrage activity and price discovery across spot, futures and ETF markets.
30 Jul 2015Dr Le Zhang, University of New South WalesWho captures the power of the pen?
23 Jul 2015Dr Tze (Chewie) Ang, Deakin UniversityDRIP arbitrage and externalities
16 Jul 2015Dr A.S.M. Sohel Azad, Deakin UniversityWhy interest free Islamic banking is not free from interest?
11 Jun 2015Professor Ed Lin, Deakin UniversityPortfolio risk and investment horizon of institutional investors
4 Jun 2015Professor Garry Twite, Department of Finance, University of Melbourne Ownership structure and the public/private equity choice
21 May 2015Professor Takeshi Yamada, Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Applied Statistics, Australia National UniversityEmployee inside debt and firm risk-taking: evidence from employee deposit programs in Japan
7 May 2015Debarshi SanyalDynamics of household leverage in Australia: is macro-prudential regulation missing a key point?
16 Apr 2015Dr Edward Podolski, Department of Economics and Finance
La Trobe Business School
Free cash flow and the unproductive inventor
2 Apr 2015Van Vu (student), Department of Banking and Finance, Monash UniversityHow do firms cope with bank credit contraction? Evidence of the substitution between financial markets
26 Mar 2015Professor Rhon Rhee, Shidler College of Business, University of HawaiiStock liquidity, managerial short-termism, and corporate earnings management
19 Mar 2015Professor Gary Tian, University of WollongongHow do political connections affect M&A decisions and post-M&A performance? A comparison between SOEs and non-SOEs
12 Mar 2015Richard Zhang (Deakin student)The impact of investor sentiment on financial market: from the perspective of both market and firm.
26 Feb 2015Professor Wei (Victor) Huang, Shidler College of Business, University of HawaiiResidual correlation, active management, and fund performance
19 Feb 2015Professor Patrick Verwijmeren, Department of Business Economics, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University RotterdamSecurity design from a buyer's perspective