Our research projects

Members of the Centre have advised a number of national and international organisations on the strategic and technical aspects of personal finance and superannuation and had their research funded by nationally competitive granting schemes, government and industry granting agencies and consultancies.

Below is a breakdown of our research projects.


Note: All funding amounts are listed in AUD unless otherwise noted.

YearProjectGriffith researchersAmount
2019Informed choice in decisions to engage in multi-level marketing businessesLaura de Zwaan$50,588
2018ISAAC Region Affordable Housing ScanEduardo Roca, Richard Yiu-Ming Chung & Benjamin Liu$17,500
2017-2020ARC Indigenous Discovery: Empowering Indigenous businesses through improved financial literacyKerry Bodle, Lorelle Frazer, Scott Weaven & Mark Brimble$320,249
2017Developing Research and Policy Formulation Capacity at the Central Banks (Pacific)Parmendra Sharma, Jen-Je Su$315,130
2017Developing Innovative Financial and Governance Models for more Sustainable Affordable and Social Housing in AustraliaEduardo Roca & Benjamin Liu$52,000
2016-2017Developing economic research to support priority economic and social goals (Sri Lanka)Jayatilleke Bandaralage, Fabrizio Carmignani, Selva Selvanathan, Saroja Selvanathan, Athula Naranpanawa, Ross Guest, Christine Smith, Jen-Je Su, Shyama Ratnasiri$321,359
2016-2017Enhancing Capacity for Policy Research in Support of Vietnam's Development (Vietnam)Jayatilleke Bandaralage, Christine Smith, Jen-Je Su, Tarlok Singh, Selva Selvanathan, Saroja Selvanathan, Fabrizio Carmignani, Robert Bianchi, Tien Pham, Richard Copp$269,806
2016-2017Regulating Digital Currencies that Use Blockchain TechnologyKanchana KariyawasamNZ$52,467
2016-2017Income tax treatment of housing assets: An assessment of proposed reform arrangementsJohn Minas$164,714
2015Australia Awards Fellowships - Developing capacity for research and policy formulation at the Reserve Bank (Fiji)Parmendra Sharma, Eduardo Roca, Jen-Je Su$86,224
2014-2017CSIRO-Monash Superannuation Research ClusterMichael Drew, Robert Bianchi, Adam Walk$345,002

Consultancy and commercial research projects

Note: All funding amounts are listed in AUD unless otherwise noted.

YearProjectGriffith researchersAmount
2019Young women and financial literacy – What is happening and how can we help?Laura de Zwaan, Tracey West$29,985
2018Women and IP Commercialization in the Asia Region: Case of Sri LankaKanchana Kariyawasam$12,500
2018RDA Logan and Redland Research projectAndreas Chai$2,000
2018-2020An Empirical Assessment of the Queensland Fuel Price Reporting SchemeAndreas Chai, Parvinder Kler, Athula Naranpanawa$200,000
2017Intergenerational Wealth TransfersMark Brimble, Katherine Hunt, Kirsten MacDonald & Di Johnson$10,000
2017The impact of Extreme Conditions on Microfinance Loan DefaultsKatherine HuntEuro€1,500
2017Academic coaching for joint project between AXA Research Fund & EDHECRobert BianchiEuro€1,500
2017Debunking the myth on Housing Affordability City Vs. Suburbs: An Overall Cost of Living ApproachEduardo Roca & Benjamin Liu$8,000
2017-2018Benchmarking QLD Water Service ProvidersAlexandr Akimov$15,001
2016Long-term U.S. infrastructure returns and portfolio selectionRobert Bianchi$7,728
2016The Bloomberg Experience at Griffith University - New YorkRobert Bianchi$8,346
2016Equity glidepath evaluation in retirementOsei Wiafe$1,148
2016ETF’s and wealth advisers: What is the missing link?Katherine HuntEuro€10,000
2016Career outcomes of final year financial planning studentsKatherine Hunt, Tracey West, Anna Webb$5,000
2016A VAR study of the impact of monetary policy shock on the Australian EconomyAndreas Chai$2,000
2015Client Professional Relationship Quality in the Financial Planning SettingMark Brimble, Katherine Hunt, Brett Freudenberg$5,000
2015Managing the transition to a sustainable economy: Insights from an Evolutionary PerspectiveAndreas Chai, Christopher Fleming, Graham Bradley, Brendan Mackey, Shyama Ratnasiri$20,000
2015Building a business case for coastal adaptationAndreas Chai, Robert Hales, Christopher Fleming, Tapan Sarker$10,000
2015Accelerated Momentum: Evidence from International Stock IndicesJohn Fan$3,200
2015Modelling Carbon Emissions Prices in ChinaJohn Fan, Neda Todorova$6,100
2015Corporate Governance, Firm Performance, Stock Returns and Financial DistressAllen Huang, Benjamin LiuUS$10,000
2015Relationship Quality in Financial PlanningKatherine Hunt, Brett Freudenberg$10,000
2015Bioscience at a Crossroads: Access to Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge under the Nagoya Protocol: Comparing Australian and Japanese LawKanchana Kariyawasam$5,000
2015NSE-IGIDR Corporate Governance Research Initiative GrantSuman NeupaneUS$2,000
2015Disparities in income and well being at the state/province level in Southeast AsiaJen-Je Su, Tarlok Singh$10,000
2014The Economic, Financial and Psychological Benefits of Financial Coaching (PFPA-CH) in the Professional Financial Planning and Advice (PFPA) ContextMark Brimble, Robyn-Ann Cameron, Julie Knutsen$5,000
2014Financial Planning Value Proposition: Laying the Groundwork Based on Clients' PerspectiveMark Brimble$5,000
2014Recruitment trends and practices in financial services – Phase 1 & 2Mark Brimble$20,000
2014Review of The Treasury's Work on the Impact of Kiwisaver on Savings and Asset AccumulationMichael Drew, Ross Guest & Kirsten MacDonald$14,830
2014Manipulation in Chinese IPOsSuman Neupane, Richard Yiu-Ming Chung$2,000
2014Overnight information flow and realized volatility forecasting: The special case of the Australian equity marketNeda Todorova$3,500
2014The Impact of International Funding Cost on Mortgage Interest Rates and Fees in Australia or Why Banks No Longer Follow the Cash Rate CycleEduardo Roca, Benjamin Liu$7,000
2014Moral hazard in flood and fire insuranceAndrew Worthington$10,000

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