Exploring finance and financial planning issues

Our discussion paper series in finance represents work in progress on a range of finance and financial planning issues from our Department.

2018

  • 2018-03: Remittances and financial development in transition economies Jakhongir Kakhkharov
  • 2018-02: Performance measurement in Australian water utilities: Current state and future directions Alexandr Akimov and Paul Simshauser
  • 2018–01: Financial development in less-developed post-communist economies Jakhongir Kakhkharov and Alexandr Akimov

2017

  • 2017–03: Remittances and household investment in entrepreneurship: The case of Uzbekistan Jakhongir Kakhkharov
  • 2017–02: Career outcomes of financial planning students Tracey West, Katherine Hunt, Dianne Johnson and Anna Webb
  • 2017–01: Determinants of student success in finance courses Alexandr Akimov, Sonja Kobinger and Mirela Malin

    2016

  • 2016–06: Spill over effects of executive incentives on corporate cash holdings: Evidence from Australia Muhammad Atif, Benjamin Liu and Allen Huang
  • 2016–05: Yes, social housing in Australia desperately needs financial innovation! Augustine Conteh, Benjamin Liu and Eduardo Roca
  • 2016–04: Regulating innovation in microfinance Katherine Hunt
  • 2016–03: Stock liquidity, corporate governance and leverage: New panel evidence Nadarajah Sivathaasan, Searat Ali, Benjamin Liu and Allen Huang
  • 2016–02: The impact of major life events on Australian household financial decision-making and portfolio rebalancing Tracey West and Andrew C Worthington
  • 2016–01: Comparing the financial development of transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union Jakhongir Kakhkharov

    2015

  • 2015–14: The ‘competition–stability nexus’: Is efficiency an appropriate channel? Kabir Md Nurul and Andrew C Worthington
  • 2015–13: The ‘competition–stability/fragility’ nexus: A comparative analysis of Islamic and conventional banks Kabir Md Nurul and Andrew C Worthington
  • 2015–12: Seasonality in Australian capital city house and unit prices Abbas Valadkhani, Andrew C Worthington and Russell Smyth
  • 2015–11: Efficiency in the highly market-segmented Chinese banking sector: A meta-frontier non-radial directional distance function approach Dong Xiang, Ning Zhang and Andrew C Worthington
  • 2015–10: Microscopic momentum in commodity futures Robert J Bianchi, Michael E Drew and John Hua Fan
  • 2015–09: Are classroom games useful for teaching 'sticky' finance concepts? Evidence from a swap game Alexandr Akimov and Mirela Malin
  • 2015–08: Forecasting the volatility of the Japanese stock market using after-hour information in other markets Nirodha I Jayawardena, Neda Todorova, Bin Li and Jen Je Su
  • 2015–07: The efficiency of Asian stock markets: Fresh evidence based on new tests Jen Je Su, Eduardo Roca and Victor SH Wong
  • 2015–06: Stock market interdependence between Australia and its trading partners: Does trade intensity matter? Sudharshan Reddy Paramati, Rakesh Gupta, Eduardo Roca
  • 2015–05: The volatility spillovers from international commodity markets to the Australian equity market Neda Todorova, Michael Soucek and Eduardo Roca
  • 2015–04: The mortgage interest rates and cash rate cycle relationship and international funding cost: Evidence in the context of Australia Quynh Chau Pham, Benjamin Liu and Eduardo Roca
  • 2015–03: Institutional investors and newly public firms Suman Neupane, Biwesh Neupane and Chandra Thapa
  • 2015–02: Home country macroeconomic fundamentals and the ADR market: The case of the BRICs Tian Yuan, Rakesh Gupta and Eduardo Roca
  • 2015–01: Political economy of financial reforms in authoritarian transition economies. The case of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Alexandr Akimov

2014

  • 2014–03: Estimating Remittances in the Former Soviet Union: Methodological Complexities and Potential Solutions Jakhongir Kakhkharov and Alexandr Akimov
  • 2014–02: Equity risk versus retirement adequacy: Asset allocation solutions for KiwiSaver Kirsten L MacDonald, Robert J Bianchi and Michael E Drew
  • 2014–01: BRICs and PIGS in the presence of Uncle Sam and big brothers: Who drive who? Evidence based on asymmetric causality tests Abdulnasser Hatemi-J and Eduardo Roca

2013

  • 2013–09: To coach or not to coach: The question for future and good financial advisers Julie Knutsen and Mark Brimble
  • 2013–08: Industry-academic partnership in finance programmes. Case of CFA-partnered programs Alexandr Akimov, Robert Bianchi and Michael Drew
  • 2013–07: The impact of government financial assistance on SMEs in Australia during the GFC (Accounting Research Journal) Dong Xiang and Andrew C Worthington
  • 2013–06: Forecasting the impact of generation mix on wholesale electricity prices in Australia Andrew C Worthington and Helen Higgs
  • 2013–05: Financial literacy and financial literacy programs in Australia Andrew C Worthington
  • 2013–04: IPO financial and operating performance: Evidence from the six countries of the GCC Ahmed S Alanazi and Benjamin Liu
  • 2013–03: IPO underpricing in a simultaneous equations model of supply and demand: Evidence from a market of retailers Ahmed S Alanazi and Benjamin Liu
  • 2013–02: The GST and mortgage costs: Australian evidence Allen Huang and Benjamin Liu
  • 2013–01: The impact of the Goods and Services Tax on mortgage costs of Australian credit unions Benjamin Liu and Allen Huang

2012

  • 2012–19: Re-designing banking structures: Are there lessons to be learnt from socialist systems? A study of five ASEAN economies Thanh Nguyen, Parmendra Sharma and Eduardo Roca
  • 2012–18: The financial coaching advice model: An exploration into how it satisfies expectations of quality advice Julie Knutsen
  • 2012–17: Efficiency of banks in a foreign-controlled, small financial sector: The case of Fiji Parmendra Sharma, Neelesh Gounder, and Dong Xiang
  • 2012–16: Does law really matter for stock market development? The case of a South Pacific Island Economy: Fiji, 1997–2007 Parmendra Sharma and Duc-Tho Nguyen
  • 2012–15: Does finance matter for growth in the small, open Pacific Island Countries? Parmendra Sharma and Neelesh Gounder
  • 2012–14: Forecasting volatility of the ASEAN-5 stock markets: A nonlinear approach with non-normal errors Francesco Guidi and Rakesh Gupta
  • 2012–13: Determinants of bank credit in small open economies: The case of six Pacific Island countries Parmendra Sharma and Neelesh Gounder
  • 2012–12: On the ethics of short selling Robert J Bianchi and Michael E Drew
  • 2012–11: Sustainable development in the small states of the South Pacific: Toward a corporate social responsibility for international banks in small economies Parmendra Sharma and Mark Brimble
  • 2012–10: Does the carbon market help or hurt the stock price of electricity companies? Further evidence from the European context Yuan Tian, Alexandr Akimov, Eduardo Roca and Victor Wong
  • 2012–09: Who was swimming naked when the tide went out? Introducing criminology to the finance curriculum Jacqueline M Drew and Michael E Drew
  • 2012–08: Regimes in Australian pension fund returns: A hidden semi-Markov approach Robert J Bianchi, Michael E Drew and Adam N Walk
  • 2012–07: The retirement risk zone: A baseline study Brett Doran, Michael E Drew and Adam N Walk
  • 2012–06: Profitability determinants of deposit institutions in small, underdeveloped financial systems: the case of Fiji Parmendra Sharma and Neelesh Gounder
  • 2012–05: Financial literacy learning in emerging markets: Agent-based modelling Jason West
  • 2012–04: Ethics and quantitative finance Jason West
  • 2012–03: Why are financial advisor participation rates so low? Jason West
  • 2012–02: Marginal abatement cost curves and carbon capture and storage options in Australia Jason West
  • 2012–01: Financial literacy education and behaviour unhinged: Combating bias and poor product design Jason West

2011

  • 2011–20: Re-designing financial systems: A review of the role of stock markets in developing economies Parmendra Sharma and Eduardo Roca
  • 2011–19: A comparative technical, cost and profit efficiency analysis of Australian, Canadian and UK banks: Feasible efficiency improvements in the context of controllable and uncontrollable factors Dong Xiang, Abul Shamsuddin and Andrew C Worthington
  • 2011–18: Comparative fund flows for Malaysian Islamic and conventional domestic managed equity funds Ainulashikin Marzuki and Andrew C Worthington
  • 2011–17: Price and income elasticity of Australian retail finance: An autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) approach Helen Higgs and Andrew C Worthington
  • 2011–16: Macro drivers of Australian housing affordability, 1985–2010: An autoregressive distributed lag approach Andrew C Worthington and Helen Higgs
  • 2011–15: Firm-level determinants and impacts of finance-seeking behaviour and outcomes for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Australia Dong Xiang, Andrew C Worthington, and Helen Higgs
  • 2011–14: The quarter century record on housing affordability, affordability drivers, and government policy responses in Australia Andrew C. Worthington
  • 2011–13: Are ASEAN stock market efficient? Evidence from univariate and multivariate variance ratio tests Francesco Guidi and Rakesh Gupta
  • 2011–12: Determinants of bank net interest margins in a Small Island Developing Economy: Panel Evidence from Fiji Parmendra Sharma and Neelesh Gounder
  • 2011–11: Are Real Estate Markets Integrated with the World Market? Abdulnasser Hatemi-J and Eduardo Roca
  • 2011–10: Obstacles to Financing Micro and Small Enterprises: Empirical Evidence from a Small Island Developing State Parmendra Sharma and Neelesh Gounder
  • 2011–09: Are Euro exchange rates markets efficient? New evidence from a large panel Adrian Wai-Kong Cheung, Jen Je Su and Astrophel Kim Choo
  • 2011–08: The Effect of Quality Differentials on Integration of the Seaborne Thermal Coal Market Jason West
  • 2011–07: Long-Dated Agricultural Futures Price Estimates Using the Seasonal Nelson-Siegel Model Jason West
  • 2011–06: Analysing the Motives Sustaining a Foreign Investment Resurgence in Australian Coal Jason West
  • 2011–05: A comparative analysis of the future cost of electricity generation in OECD and non-OECD countries Jason West
  • 2011–04: Optimising Coal Stockpiles in a Supply Chain Using a Dynamic Cost Flow Model Jason West
  • 2011–03: Policies Convertible Bonds and Stock Liquidity Jason West
  • 2011–02: A Note on the Presence of Inconvenience Yields in Bulk Commodity Markets Jason West
  • 2011–01: Supply Side Obstacles to Financing the Private Sector: Empirical Evidence from a Small Island Developing State Parmendra Sharma and Neelesh Gounder

2010

  • 2010–18: The Performance of Socially Responsible Investments Across Different Market Regimes W K Adrian Cheung, Huimin Li and Eduardo Roca
  • 2010–17: Is Corporate Sustainability valued by Australian Investors? W.K. Adrian Cheung and Eduardo Roca
  • 2010–16: Do Pacific Basin Investors Value Corporate Sustainability? W.K. Adrian Cheung and Eduardo Roca
  • 2010–15: Economies of Scale and Scope in Australian Superannuation Funds Helen Higgs and Andrew C Worthington
  • 2010–14: Macroeconomic Conditions and Capital Structure: Evidence from Taiwan Hsien-Hung Yeh and Eduardo Roca
  • 2010–13: Can Information Made Publicly Available Explain Long-Term Performance of New Economy Seasoned Equity Offers? Zoltam Murgulov and Eduardo Roca
  • 2010–12: The Market Sensitivity of Australian Superannuation Socially Responsible Investment Funds. Evidence from a Markov Regime Switching Approach Eduardo Roca, Victor Wong and Gurudeo Tularam
  • 2010–11: An Empirical Investigation of Consumption CAPMs in the Australian Market Bin Li, Benjamin Liu and Eduardo Roca
  • 2010–10: Estimating Optimal Hedge Ratio with Unknown Structural Breaks Abdulnasser Hatemi-J and Eduardo Roca
  • 2010–09: Hedging With Futures Contract: Estimation and Performance Evaluation of Optimal Hedge Ratios in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme John Hua Fan, Eduardo Roca and Alexandr Akimov
  • 2010–08: The Identification of Ponzi Schemes: Can a Picture Tell a Thousand Frauds? Jacqueline M Drew and Michael E Drew
  • 2010–07: Ponzimonium: Madoff and the Red Flags of Fraud Jacqueline M Drew and Michael E Drew
  • 2010–06: Establishing additionality: fraud vulnerabilities in the clean development mechanism Jacqueline M Drew and Michael E Drew
  • 2010–05: The Puzzle of Financial Reporting and Corporate Short-Termism: A Universal Ownership Perspective Michael E Drew
  • 2010–04: Systemic Risk, the TED Spread and Hedge Fund Returns Robert J Bianchi, Michael E Drew and Thanula R Wijeratne
  • 2010–03: The Impact of the US Real Estate Market on Other Major Markets During Normal and Crisis Periods Abdulnasser Hatemi-J and Eduardo Roca
  • 2010–02: Firm-specific determinants and outcomes of initial public offerings in Thailand, 2001–2007 Jirapun Chorruk and Andrew Worthington
  • 2010–01: Enhancing Contrarian Strategies: Evidence from Developed Markets Indices Mirela Malin and Graham Bornholt

2009

  • 2009–15: The Goods and Services Tax and Non-Bank Lender Mortgage Costs: Empirical Evidence Allen Huang and Benjamin Liu
  • 2009–14: The Goods and Services Tax and Bank Mortgage Costs: Empirical Evidence Allen Huang and Benjamin Liu
  • 2009–13: New Evidence on the Pricing and Performance of Initial Public Offerings in Thailand: 1997–2008 Jirapun Chorruk and Andrew C Worthington
  • 2009–12: The Pricing and Performance of IPOs for Small-and-medium-sized Enterprises: Emerging Market Evidence Jirapun Chorruk and Andrew C Worthington
  • 2009–11: Frontier Efficiency Measurement in Deposit-taking Financial Mutuals: A Review of Techniques, Application, and Future Research Directions Andrew C Worthington
  • 2009–10: Libyan Business Firm Attitudes towards Islamic Methods in Finance Alsadek H Gait and Andrew Worthington
  • 2009–09: A Primer on Islamic Finance: Definitions, Sources, Principles and Methods Alsadek H Gait and Andrew Worthington
  • 2009–08: Household Asset Portfolio Diversification: Evidence from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey Andrew C Worthington
  • 2009–07: Predictability of Future Index Returns based on the 52 Week High Strategy Mirela Malin and Graham Bornholt
  • 2009–06: Financial System Development in Indonesia and South Korea in 1980s and early 1990s: Policies and Outcomes Alexandr Akimov and Brian Dollery
  • 2009–05: The Uzbek Approach to Financial System Development:An Analysis of Achievements and Failures Alexandr Akimov and Brian Dollery
  • 2009–04: The Case for Gender-Sensitive Superannuation Plan Design Anup K. Basu and Michael E Drew
  • 2009–03: The Appropriateness of Default Investment Options in Defined Contribution Plans: Australian Evidence Anup K. Basu and Michael E Drew
  • 2009–02: Dynamic Lifecycle Strategies for Target Date Retirement Funds Anup Basu, Alistair Byrnes and Michael E Drew
  • 2009–01: What Determines Mortgage Yield Spreads in Australia? Credit Criteria, Funding Channels and the Market Condition Benjamin Liu, Donghui Li and Eduardo Roca

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