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Melbourne Business School Faculty and Research Financial Markets and Economics

Financial Markets and Economics

The external environment is one of the greatest determinants of business success.

The external environment is one of the greatest determinants of business success.

While individual organisations have no influence on macroeconomic factors, an understanding of how monetary policy and the international environment can impact the business are crucial in formulating firm strategy.

Our research covers a broad range of areas from financial risk and the role of technology to economic theory. They provide an understanding of how the economy and financial markets are interlinked and insights into new financial instruments such as blockchain which offer alternative funding sources in an increasingly interconnected world.

Valuation and Financial Markets Research

We examine a range of topics of importance for corporate executives, investors, and regulators. 

We examine a range of topics of importance for corporate executives, investors, and regulators. 

These include pricing of financial assets, modelling of financial risks, exploring the opportunities arising from emerging technologies, and studying the impact of politics on market valuations.

Executives need to have a solid understanding of the valuation process and risk factors when planning capital raising. Investors must grasp financial risks and opportunities arising from technological innovations when creating portfolios. Financial regulators should consider these issues when assessing the impact of their policies on stability and functioning of financial markets.

Researchers: Nadia Massoud, Keke Song, Leon Zolotoy

Economics and Language

The economics of language is a small but vibrant area of research, with several facets.

The economics of language is a small but vibrant area of research, with several facets.

Economic theory can be used to help address big questions, such as language survival and language death, as well as matters of direct managerial interest, such as how best to manage language policy and language use in multinational organisations where multiple languages are spoken.

Researchers: Andrew John, Onur Özgür

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