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Research groups

The Department of Accountancy and Finance hosts or leads the following research and teaching related centres and groupings:

Centre for Organisational Performance Measurement and Management (COPMM)

COPMM brings together researchers with a common interest in the performance measurement and management of organisations, for the purposes of sharing and promoting innovative and best practice.

Department staff: Professor Ralph Adler Chair, Dr Konan Seny Kan, Dr Mansi Mansi, Dr Rakesh Pandey.

Climate and Energy Finance Group (CEFGroup)

CEFGroup brings together researcher at the University of Otago and their external collaborators working on climate and energy finance issues. CEFGroup is part of the Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment (GRASFI).

Department staff: Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey (Chair, CEFGroup), Professor David Lont, Professor I M Premachandra, Dr Helen Roberts, Dr Xing Han, Dr Duminda Kuruppuarachchi, Dr Sebastian Gehricke

PhD Students: Dzung (June) Nguyen, Quyen Nguyen

Derivatives and Quantitative Finance Group (DQFGroup)

Quantitative Finance is an interdisciplinary area between Finance and Applied Mathematics. The research in this area usually requires advanced mathematical skills, such as partial differential equations, stochastic calculus and applied probability, which have been widely used in Engineering and Applied Sciences. The research outputs often have direct applications in empirical finance research and financial derivative trading.

Department staff: Professor Jin Zhang (Chair), Dr Sebastian Gehricke

PhD Students: Wei Guo, Tian Yue

Otago Energy Research Centre (OERC)

The OERC creates opportunities for high-impact and internationally recognised energy-related research via an interdisciplinary network of University of Otago researchers and their external collaborators. The OERC is one of thirteen university supported research themes.

Department staff: Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey, co-Director

Student Engagement Research Group (SERGE)

SERGE is an Otago Business School initiative aimed to showcase and develop student engagement research across disciplines.

Department staff: Nicola Beatson (Founder)