EW Barker Centre for Law & Business



Australian School of Business, UNSW

Ron Masulis is the Scientia Professor of Finance and MacQuarie Group Chair of Financial Services at the Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales. Ron received his MBA and PhD from the University of Chicago. He is a recognized authority in the field of empirical corporate finance, and has a particular expertise in the corporate governance area. His published research spans the areas of investment banking, financial institutions, market microstructure, international finance, private equity, law and economics and topics in corporate governance such as mergers and acquisitions, boards of directors, executive compensation, ownership structure and business groups. His publication record includes 40 refereed articles in top academic journals of Law, Finance, Economics, Financial Accounting and Statistics, including 28 articles in the top four finance journals. According to Westlaw, he is cited at least 133 times by legal publications. He is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.

Among financial economists worldwide, he has one of the highest sustained rates of top tier publications and frequency of citations across a range of journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Accounting and Economics and Journal of Law and Economics. He has won a number of research awards, including five Journal of Financial Economics All Star Paper Awards for his high impact research, which continues to be heavily cited.

Ron has served on the Board of Directors/Executive Committee of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association and the Financial Management Association. He currently serves as an advisory editor of Financial Management, associate editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal and is past associate editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance and Review of Financial Studies. He is currently a research associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and senior academic fellow at the Asia Bureau of Finance and Economic Research.