Programme for the 2013 PhD Symposium

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Thursday 8th February 2013

08:00am - 08:30am

Venue: Room 2.07 (2nd Floor, Commerce Building)

08:30am - 08:45am

Opening Remarks
Venue: MBA-1
Colin Campbell-Hunt, Head, Department of Accountancy and Finance, Otago

08:45am - 09:25am

Keynote Presentation
Venue: MBA-1
Professor Scott Linn

PhD Symposium 09:30am - 01:00pm

09:30am - 11:00am

Session PhD 1A (Capital markets)
Chair: Timothy Crack


An Efficiency Index for Commodity Futures Prices
Duminda Kuruppuarachchi, University of Otago


Order flow and exchange rate correlation dynamics
Vincent Kleinbrod, Massey University

09:30am - 11:00am

Session PhD 1B (Investments)
Venue: MBA-2
Chair: Glenn Boyle


Price and earnings momentum, transaction costs, and financial crisis
Reza Tajaddini, University of Otago


Financial Advice and Asset Allocation
Annie Zhang, Auckland University of Technology
Nb: Awarded best PhD Thesis.


Has Market Liberalisation Made European Energy Companies Riskier?
Daniel Tulloch, University of Otago

11:00am - 11:30am

Morning Tea
Venue: Room 2.07 Commerce Building

11:30am - 1:00pm

Session PhD 2A (Corporate Finance)
Venue: MBA-1
Chair: Scott Linn


Sources of Value in Mergers and Acquisitions
Reza Yaghoubi, University of Waikato


Geography of CSR
Christo Ferreira, Massey University

11:30am - 1:00pm

Session PhD 2B (Investments)
Venue: MBA-2
Chair: Robin Grieves


Determinants of risk sharing through remittances: cross-country evidence
Faisal Rana, Massey University


Pricing Convertible Bonds
Karren Lee-Hwei Khaw, Massey University


Inventory, Uncertainty, and Stock Returns
Jolyn Chen, Massey University