Fariborz Moshirian

Director of the Institute of Global Finance

Research Interests:


  • Global Governance
  • Interconnectedness
  • Global Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Climate Finance 
  • Global Public goods
  • Corporate Finance
  • ESG 
  • Global Financial Stability and Systemic Risk
  • Global Banks and Financial Integration
  • Asia Pacific Financial Markets Integration
  • International Financial Architecture
  • International Institutions (The UN,  G20, the IMF, the World Bank, the BIS etc). 

Professor Fariborz Moshirian is the Director of the Institute of Global Finance (IGF) at the UNSW Business School, Sydney. The IGF does collaborative research on Systemic risk, financial innovation and global financial stability with NYU, UCLA and has done joint work with the Asian Development Bank, the IMF, the World Bank, PwC and a number of world-class research centres.  Fariborz was the Bertil Danielsson Professor of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics.  He is a consultant to the Asian Development Bank. He served as the Head of the School of Banking and Finance at UNSW for over four years.


Fariborz has published a number of influential research works in leading international journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. These research works cover subjects such as global governance, global financial stability and prosperity, interconnectedness, world order, systemic risk and the financial and social challenges and opportunities of the 21stCentury.

He has been the editor of several publications on global financial, economic and social issues published by Elsevier. He has also been a co-editor of a number of policy works with senior researchers from the World Bank, the IMF, the Bank for International Settlements, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Bank of England and the Reserve Bank of Australia including the following publications: “Globalization and Financial Services in Emerging Countries”; “Global Financial Crisis, Risk Analysis and Risk Management”; “Systemic Risk, Basel III, Governance and Financial Stability” and “Systemic Risk: Liquidity Risk, Governance and Global Financial Stability”

Institute of Finance (IGF) website

Journal articles
N Berger A; Demirgüç-Kunt A; Moshirian F; Saunders A, 2021, 'The way forward for banks during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond: Government and central bank responses, threats to the global banking industry', Journal of Banking & Finance, pp. 106303 - 106303, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2021.106303
Moshirian F; Zhang B, 2020, 'Stock Market Liberalization and Innovation', Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 139, pp. 985 - 1014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfineco.2020.08.018
Dang TL; Dang VA; Moshirian F; Nguyen L; Zhang B, 2019, 'News media coverage and corporate leverage adjustments', Journal of Banking and Finance, vol. 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2019.105666
LUONG H; Moshirian F; NGUYEN L; XUAN T; ZHANG B, 2017, 'How Do Foreign Institutional Investors Enhance Firm Innovation.', Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, vol. 52, pp. 1449 - 1490, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022109017000497
Dang TL; Moshirian F; Zhang B, 2015, 'Commonality in news around the world', Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 116, pp. 82 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfineco.2014.11.007
Deng H; Moshirian F; Pham PK; Zein J, 2013, 'Creating value by changing the old guard: The impact of controlling shareholder heterogeneity on firm performance and corporate policies', Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, vol. 48, pp. 1781 - 1811, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022109014000039
Moshirian F, 2011, 'The global financial crisis and the evolution of markets, institutions and regulation', Journal of Banking and Finance, vol. 35, pp. 502 - 511, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2010.08.010
Cole R; Moshirian F; Wu Q, 2008, 'Bank stock returns and economic growth', Journal of Banking and Finance, vol. 32, pp. 995 - 1007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2007.07.006
Li D; Moshirian F; Pham KP; Zein J, 2006, 'When Financial Institutions are Large Shareholders- The Role of Macro Corporate Governance Environments', Journal of Finance, vol. 61, pp. 2975 - 3007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6261.2006.01009.x
Working Papers
Wu E; Tian S; Moshirian F; Pham P, 2019, Foreign Ties that Bind: Cross-border Firm Expansions and Fund Portfolio Allocation around the World, SSRN, http://dx.doi.org10.2139/ssrn.3209976, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3209976
Book Chapters
Moshirian F; Wu E, 2019, 'Banking in Australia and New Zealand—Geographic Proximity, Market Concentration, and Banking Integration', in , Oxford University Press, pp. 1189 - 1213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198824633.013.38
Moshirian F, 2014, 'Introduction', in Global Shock, Risks, and Asian Financial Reform, pp. 197 - 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781783477944.00015
Moshirian F, 2014, 'Chapter 8: Implications of global financial and regulatory policies on systemic risk in Asia', in Global Shock, Risks, and Asian Financial Reform, pp. 284 - 332, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781783477944.00018
Moshirian F, 2014, Part III: Issues and challenges on the legal and institutional framework for emerging Asia: Introduction, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781783477944.00015

Issues related to the current policies on Global Governance and Interconnectedness. Topics and issues related to climate finance, global finance, global public goods, global banking, systemic risk and global financial stability. Great interest in corporate governance, corporate finance and ESG. Policies and research associated with the UN, G20, the IMF, the World Bank and the Bank for International Settlements. Research work on the Asian financial and capital markets and the process of economic and financial integration. 

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