Members

Below are the categories of members. This list includes UniSA Academic Staff, Adjunct Professors and Research Fellows and UniSA Research Students followed by their areas of expertise and research interests.


UniSA Academic Staff

Petko Kalev - Director: Centre for Applied Financial Studies; Professor in Finance
Harjap Bassan
 - Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Audit Risk Models
Dale Blackmore - Evaluation and Risk of a Small Business
Shiao-Lan Chou - Public Finance, Health Economics
John Christie - Financial Mathematics, Stock Markets
Kartick Gupta - Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance topics, Market Anomalies
Ron McIver - Chinese Banking Systems, Corporate Governance
Vikash Ramiah - Behavioural Finance, Environmental Finance and Financial Markets
Jeff Smith - Not for Profit Organisations
Lei (Theodore) Xu - Chinese Banking Systems, Corporate Governance

Braam Lowies

Frank Fagan


Adjunct Professors and Research Fellows

David Allen - Adjunct Professor with CAFS, UniSA Business School, University of South Australia. Investments, Financial Econometrics, Market Microstructure

Huu Nhan Duong - Research Fellow with CAFS, UniSA Business School, University of South Australia. Senior Lecturer in Finance at Monash University
Market Microstructure, Derivatives Market, Corporate Finance

Robert Elliott - Adjunct Professor with  CAFS, UniSA Business School,  University of South Australia , ARC Australian Professorial Fellow at The University of Adelaide
Quantitative Finance, Risk Measures, Risk Measures Structure 

Alex Frino - Adjunct Professor with  CAFS, UniSA Business School,  University of South Australia , Professor in Finance and Dean of Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), Capital Markets and  Market Microstructure, Behavioural Finance,

Kingsley Jones - Senior Research Fellow with  CAFS, UniSA Business School,  University of South Australia, Founding Partner/CIO Jevons Global Pty Ltd
Quantitative Research, International Portfolio Management

Eben van Wyk
 - Research Fellow with  CAFS, UniSA Business School,  University of South Australia Head of Quantitative Research CIMB Securities (Australia)
Quantitative Research


Research Students

The Centre works with the Capital Markets CRC, offering scholarships to exceptional students which include placements within the Financial Industry.

Yang (Kevin) Sun - CM CRC PhD:
Supervised by Petko Kalev, Huu N. Duong
PhD Thesis topic is 'Price impact, information content, and price discovery in derivatives markets'.

Damien Wallace - PhD: APA Scholarship
Supervised by Petko Kalev and John Christie
PhD Thesis topic is 'Cross Listed Exchange Traded Funds: US market effects, premiums and price dynamics'.

Hao Zhou - PhD: USAPA Scholarship
Supervised by Petko Kalev and Robert Elliott
PhD Thesis topic is 'High frequency trading and market efficiency'.

Jason Scally - CM CRC PhD:
Supervised by Petko Kalev
PhD Thesis topic is “Non-Linear Extrapolation for Predicting Financial Phenomena”.

Guodong Yuan 
Supervised by Michael Burrow, Ron McIver
PhD Thesis topic is ‘Corporate income tax aggressiveness in China: regulatory environment, ownership impact and market valuation'. 

Omar AlHussainan
Supervisors: Prof Mervyn Lewis and Dr Mansoor Khan
PhD Thesis topic is ‘Cross-country comparison of regulation on ownership characteristics and capital issues’.

Salah Aldain Alshorman
Supervisors: Dr Michael Burrow and Dr Elvia Shauki
PhD Thesis topic is ‘The Effect of CEO Attitude, Motive, Capability and Opportunity towards Aggressive Earnings Management’.

Mohd Jamal Issa Azzam
Supervisors: Dr Michael Burrow and Dr Elvia Shauki
PhD Thesis topic is ‘Can the Problem of Earnings Management be addressed by Introducing Mandatory Corporate Governance Standards: A study in an Emerging Economy’.

Amirul Afif Muhamat
Supervisors: Prof Mervyn Lewis and Mr Ron McIver
PhD Thesis topic is ‘Takaful (Islamic insurance) Investment Management’.

Zetty Zahureen Mohd Yusoff
Supervisors: Prof Mervyn Lewis and Mr Ron McIver
PhD Thesis topic is ‘Roles of the Islamic OMO as a monetary policy transmission mechanism: A dual banking system in Malaysia’.

Mohd Haniff Zainuldin
Supervisors: Dr Michael Burrow and Dr Elvia Shauki
PhD Thesis topic is ‘Earnings Management in Financial Institutions: A Comparative Study of Islamic Banks and Conventional Banks’.

Priyantha Mudalige - Master by Research
Trading volume around firm specific announcements
Research Assistant and Tutor

Completions

Timofei Bogomolov
Supervised by John van der Hoek, Petko Kalev, Robert Elliott
PhD Thesis topic is 'Trading strategies used by hedge funds'.

Fei Mo 
Supervised by Mervyn Lewis, Ron McIver
PhD Thesis topic is 'Transmission of monetary policy and its effects on the stock market in China'

Dina Wahyuni
Supervised by Janek Ratnatunga, Stewart Jones
PhD Thesis topic is 'Carbon vestments: A study of the capital budgeting approaches in carbon investment decisions'.

Visiting PhD Student 

Dennis De Clerck - Visiting PhD Student 2013-2014
PhD Thesis topic is

Lei Tao - Visiting PhD Student  2011-2012
PhD Thesis topic is 'Study on Financing Behaviour of China's State-owned Enterprises'.

Areas of study and research

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