The Department of Finance pursues three research specializations:
1. Corporate Finance
The corporate finance research concentrates on company financing and investment activities and corporate governance. Specific research topics include capital structure decision, mergers and acquisitions, minority shareholder protection and corporate governance issues in China.
The main investment vehicles examined include stocks, bonds, gold, mortgages and derivatives. Specific research topics concentrate on the study of price behavior, asset pricing, market efficiency and implications for portfolio selection and investment strategies.
3. Financial Markets and Institutions
The research area covers the instruments traded in the financial markets, the analysis of money and capital markets, and economic and environmental problems related to acquisitions and the use of funds by financial institutions. Specific research studies include the collateralized dept obligation market, bank advertising and the marketing of products and services.