Researcher

Scientia Professor Ronald William Masulis

Biography

Research Interests:

  • Corporate governance
  • Empirical corporate finance
  • Analysis of CEO employment contracts 
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • International finance and law
  • Venture Capital
  • Investment Banking

Research Grants:

  • Commencing 2012: Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant, $10,000, Ownership Linkages and the Functioning of Inter-firm Capital Markets during the Global Financial Crisis (with Peter Pham and Jason Zein)
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Research Interests:

  • Corporate governance
  • Empirical corporate finance
  • Analysis of CEO employment contracts 
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • International finance and law
  • Venture Capital
  • Investment Banking

Research Grants:

  • Commencing 2012: Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant, $10,000, Ownership Linkages and the Functioning of Inter-firm Capital Markets during the Global Financial Crisis (with Peter Pham and Jason Zein)
  • Commencing 2012: Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant, $230,000, Do Wealth Creating Mergers and Acquisitions Really Hurt Acquirer Shareholders? (with Peter Swan)
  • Commencing 2016:  Australian Research Council Linkage Grant $169,000 Governance and the investment performance of not-for-profit endowments in collaboration with Credit Suisse AG and the University of Mannheim with Professor Jerry Parwada and Associate Professor Kingsley Fong with Mr Nigel Renton and Professor Ernst Maug

 

Ron Masulis is the Scientia Professor of Finance at the UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales. Ron received his MBA and PhD from the University of Chicago. He is an internationally recognis​ed authority in the areas of empirical corporate finance and corporate governance. He is a Senior Academic Fellow at the Asian Bureau of Financial and Economic Research (ABFER) and a Research Associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute.

His published research spans investment banking, financial institutions, market microstructure, international finance, private equity, law and economics and corporate governance topics such as mergers and acquisitions, boards of directors, executive compensation, ownership structure and business groups. Among financial economists worldwide, he has one of the highest sustained rates of top tier publications and frequency of citations across a range of top journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Accounting and Economics and Journal of Law and Economics.  

Ron has won a number of top research awards, including five Journal of Financial Economics All Star Paper Awards. He is President of the Financial Management Association international. He has served on the Board of Directors/Executive Committee of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the Financial Intermediation Research Society and the Financial Management Association (FMA). He has served as the FMA’s Vice President of Global Services and FMA's Vice President of the 2018 Program. Ron also recently served as an advisory editor of Financial Management and is currently an advisory editor of the Journal of Multinational Financial Management, an associate editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, the Journal of Financial Stability and is a past associate editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance and Review of Financial Studies among other journals.

Ron is a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA). In February 2015, he was the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Term Professor of Economics and Finance at NUS,from September - December 2015, he was a Distinguished Visiting Research Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and in the 2nd half of 2018 he was the Pembroke Visiting Professor of International Finance at the University of Cambridge.

 

ASB Profile: http://www.asb.unsw.edu.au/schools/Pages/RonaldMasulis.aspx


My Qualifications

University of Chicago, Ph.D., Economics/Finance, 1978

University of Chicago, M.B.A, 1974

Northeastern University, B.A. Economics, (with high honors), 1971           

 


My Engagement

Engagement Activities

  • President: Financial Management Association International 2020-2021
  • Board of Directors: Financial Management Association 2016 – 2020, 2013 – 2015; Financial Intermediation Research Society 2015 – 2017; American Finance Association 1988 – 1990; Western Finance Association 1988 – 1990
  • Professional Association Officer: Chair 2018 SFS Asian Finance Cavalcade; Vice Chair 2017 SFS Asian Finance Cavalcade; Vice President of Global Services, Financial Management Association 2013 – 2015
  • Research Associate: European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), 2009 – current
  • Senior Academic Fellow: Asia Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER) 2013 – current
  • Advisory Editor: Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 2015 - current. Financial Management, 2012 – 2016
  • Associate Editor:Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 1985 – current, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 2006 – current, Journal of Financial Stability, 2019 – current;

Guest Contributor:

  • Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets, 2013 – current
  • Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, 2010 – current

Annual Meetings and Conference Program Committees:

    • President-Elect: Financial Management Association 2019
    • Board of Directors: Financial Management Association 2016 – 2020, 2013 – 2015; Financial Intermediation Research Society 2015 – 2017; American Finance Association 1988 – 1990; Western Finance Association 1988 – 1990
    • Professional Association Officer: Chair 2018 SFS Asian Finance Cavalcade; Vice Chair 2017 SFS Asian Finance Cavalcade; Vice President of Global Services, Financial Management Association 2013 – 2015
    • Research Associate: European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), 2009 – current
    • Senior Academic Fellow: Asia Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER) 2013 – current
    • Advisory Editor:Journal of Financial Stability, 2019 – current; Financial Management, 2012 – 2016
    • Associate Editor:Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 1985 – current, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 2006 – current
    • Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets, 2013 – current
    • Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, 2010 – current
    • American Finance Association Meetings: 2015, 2012
    • FMA Asian Conference: 2009 – 2016
    • Western Finance Association: 1990-1997, 2005 – 2018
    • European Finance Association: 2019, 2011 – 2017, 1997, 1996
    • Financial Management Association: 2006 – 2019
    • China International Conference in Finance 2010 – 2019
    • ISB Summer Research Conference in Finance 2012 – 2019
    • Financial Intermediation Research Society Annual Meetings 2011 – 2019
    • ASU Sonoran Winter Finance Conference, 2014 – 2019
    • University of Kentucky Finance Conference, 2016 – 2019
    • Annual Cass MARC Academic Conference 2019, 2017, 2016
    • Indonesian Finance Association Annual Conference, 2018
    • Australasian Banking and Finance Conference, 2017, 2009 – 2015
    • Asian Finance Association Conference, 2016, 2008 – 2012
    • Washington University Conference on Corporate Finance, 2007 – 2010
    • EFM Symposium on Corporate Governance and Control, 2009
    • EFM Symposium on Corporate Governance, 2009
    • EFMA Symposium on Asian Finance, 2010
    • FMA Doctoral Symposium, Panelist 2007
    • FMA Doctoral Symposium, Chair 2005
    • European FMA Doctoral Symposium, Panelist 2009
    • Conference of Empirical Legal Studies Annual Meeting 2010 – 2012
    • Singapore International Finance Conference, 2011 – 2012
    • FMA Asia PhD Consortium 2011, 2012, Coordinator 2017
    • FMA Asia/Pacific Conference Co-Chair, Sydney 2016
    • SFS Finance Cavalcade 2011
    • Symposium in Financial Economics, Hong Kong, 2019
    • Vietnam International Conference in Finance, 2016
    • FIRS PhD Program, Co-Chair, Hong Kong 2017
    • Co-Chair FIRN Corporate Finance Workshop Sydney, 2016

My Teaching

FINS5577 Empirical Corporate Finance

FINS5590 Finance Research in Practice

FINS5538 Takeovers, Restructuring and Corporate Governance

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