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Our PhD students

Research led teaching produces exciting postgraduate research

Read below about our talented PhD students in the Department of Accountancy and Finance, and their research.

Why not join us? Find out more about enrolling for a:

Accounting PhD Students

Khurshid Ali

Home country: Pakistan
Research Topic: Climate change risk and investors’ perception: Evidence from the S&P 500
Primary Supervisor: Dr Rakesh Pandey

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Nicola Beatson

Home country: New Zealand
Research Topic: The Mind Set and Self-Efficacy of First Year Business Students
Supervisors: Professor Ralph Adler, Professor Jeffrey Smith and Dr David Berg

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Nuradhi Jayasiri

Home country: Sri Lanka
Research Topic: Refocusing Integrated Reporting for Organization’s Adaptability Requirements: A Developing Country Perspective
Primary Supervisor: Dr Sriyalatha Kumarasinghe

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Jiexiang (Jenny) Huang

Home country: China
Research Topic: The role of media coverage on executive compensation
Primary Supervisor: Dr Helen Roberts

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Jelita (Jay) Noviarini

Home country: Indonesia
Research Topic: Pension Adequacy, Financial Literacy and Behavioural aspects of Post-Retirement Wealth Management of New Zealanders Pensioners
Primary Supervisor: Dr Helen Roberts

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 Finance PhD Students

Iftekhar Ahmed

Home country: Bangladesh
Research Topic: Essays on Climate Finance
Primary Supervisor: Ivan Diaz-Rainey

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Beam Aschakulporn

Home country: New Zealand
Research Topic: Higher-Order Risk-Neutral Moment Estimators.
Primary Supervisor: Professor Jin Zhang
Email beam.aschakulporn@otago.ac.nz

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Wei Guo

Home country: China
Research Topic: SPX and SPY options.
Primary Supervisor: Professor Jin Zhang

Sampath Kongawatte

Home country: Sri Lanka
Research Topic: Investors’ trading behavior in stock market anomalies
Primary Supervisor: Dr Olena Onishchenko

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Wei Lin

Home country: China
Research Topic: SPX, VIX and VXX Options.
Primary Supervisor: Professor Jin Zhang

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Dzung (June) Nguyen

Home country: Vietnam
Research Topic: Essays on Asian commercial banks: financial integration, natural disasters and climate change.
Primary Supervisor: Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey

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Nhu Nguyen

Home country: Vietnam
Primary Supervisor: Professor Jin Zhang

Quyen Nguyen

Home country: Vietnam
Research Topic: Climate Risk in Financial Institutions
Primary Supervisor: Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey

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Dereje Regasa

Home country: Ethiopia
Research Topic: Finance and Economic Development in Ethiopia
Primary Supervisor: Dr Helen Roberts

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Mahnoor Sattar

Home country: Bangladesh
Research Topic: Impact of Political Connection, Family Control and Corporate Governance on Sustainability Reporting and Firm Performance in the Financial Sector of Bangladesh
Primary Supervisor: Dr Helen Roberts
Email: satma075@student.otago.ac.nz

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Tian Yue

Home country: China
Research Topic: SSE 50 EFT Options.
Primary Supervisor: Professor Jin Zhang
Website
Email yueti605@student.otago.ac.nz

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Renzhu (Stephanie) Zhang

Home country: China
Research Topic: CEO Succession Gap and Firm Performance
Primary Supervisor: Dr Gurmeet Bhabra

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