Departmental seminars

As part of our commitment to research excellence and scholarship exchange, the Department of Economics and Finance holds weekly research seminars. In these seminars we invite external scholars in economics and finance to present their current work.

These seminars are run every Friday morning during Semester 1 and Semester 2. We invite all faculty members and research students to attend and contribute to discussion at the seminars.

For further information, please contact the seminar convenors (Semester 1): Professor Petko Kalev ( and Dr Van Vu (

Seminars: semester 1, 2019

DatePresenterAffiliationPaper title
8 March

Dr. Abhinav Goyal

University of LiverpoolInvestments and deleveraging financed by dividends: Evidence from Japanese business groups
15 March

Prof Alex Frino

The University of Wollongong

22 March

Prof Avanidhar (Subra) Subrahmanyam

University of California, Los Angeles

Stock Return Predictability: New Evidence from Moving Averages of Prices and Firm Fundamentals
29 MarchDr. Weijia LiMonash UniversityRotation, Performance Rewards, and Property Rights
5 AprilDr. Chengsi WangMonash University

Platform investment and price parity clauses

12 April

Prof Ron Masulis

University of New South Wales

19 AprilSemester break  
3 May

Prof Chris Veld

Monash University


10 May

Prof Farshid Vahid-Araghi

Monash University

Global temperatures and greenhouse gases: A common features approach

17 May

Prof Abe De Jong

Monash University

The effects of corporate taxes on firm finance

24 May

Prof Robert Faff

The University of Queensland

Asymmetric Modelling of the Adjustment Speed of Cash Holdings around a Target Range

31 MayProf Vance MartinThe University of MelbourneTBA