Ron Masulis

AGSM Scholar, Scientia Professor

School of Banking & Finance - PhD, University of Chicago | MBA, University of Chicago | BA (High Hons), Northeastern University | Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia | Research Associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

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About Ron

Ron Masulis is the Scientia Professor of Finance 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 recognis​ed authority in the areas of empirical corporate finance and corporate governance. 

His published research spans investment banking, financial institutions, market microstructure, international finance, private equity, law and economics and corporate governance topics such as mergers and acquisitions, boards of directors, executive compensation, ownership structure and business groups. Among financial economists worldwide, he has one of the highest sustained rates of top tier publications and frequency of citations across a range of top 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.  

Ron has won a number of top research awards, including five Journal of Financial Economics All Star Paper Awards. He has served on the Board of Directors/Executive Committee of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association and the Financial Management Association (FMA). He previously served as the FMA’s Vice President of Global Services and recently was elected the FMA's Vice President of the 2018 Program. Ron currently serves on the board of directors of the Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS), is an advisory editor of Financial Management and the Journal of Multinational Financial Management, an associate editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal and is a past associate editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance and Review of Financial Studies.

He is also a research associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and senior academic fellow at the Asia Bureau of Finance and Economic Research and a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. In February 2015, he was the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Term Professor of Economics and Finance at NUS and from September 2015 to year end he was a Distinguished Visiting Research Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business.

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