Programme for the 2014 PhD Symposium

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Wednesday 12th February 2014

09:00am - 10:00am

Registration and Morning Tea
Venue:WF Level 7 Foyer

10:00am - 12:00pm

Opening and Welcome - Alireza Tourani-Rad
Venue: WF711


Professor Bart Frijns
Endogeneity Issues in Empirical Finance Research


Professor Terry Walter
Design Principles in Executive Compensation

12:00pm - 1:00pm

To Top Lunch
Venue: WF Level 7 Foyer

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Session 1A
Venue: WF711


The Relationship between Environmental Performance and Financial Performance in Periods of Growth and Contraction: Evidence from Australian Publicly Listed Companies
Noor Muhammad , Frank Scrimgeour, Krishna Reddy and Sazali Abdin


Venture Capital Performance in China
Sophie Wang, Hamish Anderson, and Jing Chia


Ratio Analysis for Performance Evaluation: The Case of Vietnamese Banks
Dang-Than Ngo, David Tripe, Claire Matthews


An Examination of Relation Between Accounting Ratios and Corporate Fraud
Yi Wei, Jianguo Chen and Jing Chi

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Session 1B
Venue: WF202


Corporate Social Responsibility: The Myopic Barometer?
Christo Ferreira


Dynamics of Political Risk Rating and Stock Market Volatility
Tahir Suleman


The Benefits of International Diversification: a U.S. Perspective on Strengthening Correlations and Weakening Benefits?
Shaun McDowell


Time-series and Cross-sectional Momentum Strategies Under Alternative Implementation Strategies
Xianjun Gao and Ron Bird

3:00pm - 3:30pm

To Top Coffee Break
Venue: WF Level 7 Foyer

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Session 2A
Venue: WF711


Macroeconomic News Announcements and Price Discovery
Ivan Indriawan, Bart Frijns and Alireza Tourani-Rad


Contemporaneous Spillover Effects Between US and UK
Marinela Finta, Bart Frijns, Alireza Tourani-Rad


Late Trading in Mutual Fund Shares - The Sequel
Moritz Wagner


A Dynamic Estimation of Governance Structures and Financial Performance for Singaporean Companies
Tuan Nguyen, Stuart Locke and Krishna Reddy

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Session 2B
Venue: WF202


Technical Market Indicators: An Overview
Jiali Fang, Yafeng Qin and Ben Jacobsen


Foreign Exchange Carry Trades and General Supoerposition Stategies
Mark Carrodus


FX Comovements: Order Flow and Exchange Rate Correlation Dynamics
Vincent Kleinbrod


Gender Diversity and Financial Performance of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs): Evidence from a South Asian Country
Sujani Thrikawala, Stuart Locke and Krishna Reddy

6:30pm - 8:30pm

PhD Dinner
Venue: Jin Hai Wan (57 Wakefield Street)