- Corporate governance
- Empirical corporate finance
- Boards of directors
- Shareholder power
- CEO employment contracts
- Mergers and acquisitions
- International finance and law
- Venture capital
- Investment banking
Ron Masulis is the Scientia Professor of Finance at the UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales. Ron received his MBA and PhD from the University of Chicago. He is a recognised authority in the areas of empirical corporate finance and corporate governance, and a Senior Academic Fellow at the Asian Bureau of Financial and Economic Research (ABFER). 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 is the President-Elect of the Financial Management Association. 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 has served as the FMA’s Vice President of Global Services and FMA's Vice President of the 2018 Program. Ron also recently served on the board of directors of the Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS), was an advisory editor of Financial Management and is currently an advisory editor of the Journal of Multinational Financial Management, an associate editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, the Journal of Financial Stability and is a past associate editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance and Review of Financial Studies.
Ron is 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 -December 2015. He was a Distinguished Visiting Research Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and in the 2 half of 2018 he was the Pembroke visiting Professor of International Finance at the University of Cambridge.