Programme for the 2020 PhD Symposium

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(last update 10 February, 2020)

Venue:, Rooms WF710 and WF711

Thursday 13th February 2020

09:15am - 9:30am

Registration and Coffee
Venue: WF8 Lounge

09:30am - 10:30am

PhD Session 1 | Stream 1
Venue: WF710


Corporate Governance and Market Reaction to Information Signals
Nawaf Almaskati, The University of Waikato


Toxic Expectations: Analyst Forecasts and Firm Pollution
Mihir Tirodkar, The University of Auckland

09:30am - 10:30am

PhD Session I | Stream 2
Venue: WF711


Asymmetric Trading Responses to Credit Rating Announcements from Issuer- versus Investor-Paid Rating Agencies
Pham Minh Quan Nguyen, Massey University


Do Stop-loss Rules Add Value in International Equity Market Allocation?
Bochuan Dai, Massey University

10:30am - 11:00am

To Top Coffe/Tea Break
Venue: WF8 Lounge

11:00am - 12:30pm

PhD Session 2 | Stream 1
Venue: WF710


Does Managerial Foreign Experience Improve Information Quality? Evidence from China
Zixiong Sun, Massey University


Relationship Between Risk Culture, Bank Risk-Taking & Performance
My Phan, Massey University


Does Corporate Social Responsibility enhance bank capital adequacy?
Grace Low, The University of Auckland

11:00am - 12:30pm

PhD Session 2 | Stream 2
Venue: WF711


Shadow Banking and Regulatory Arbitrage: Evidence from China
Xiaoli Wan, The University of Auckland


Is Anti-herding Always a Smart Choice? Evidence from Mutual Funds
Jun Ma, The University of Auckland


Noise Trading and Information efficiency
Chris Zhang, Auckland University of Technology

12:30pm - 1:30pm

To Top Lunch
Venue: WF8 Lounge
(Join the full conference, see programme)