Mark Humphery-Jenner, Associate Professor in the School of Banking and Finance, has been awarded a 2017 Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA). This annual award is given to four scholars in the early years of their academic career for their research excellence and contributions to one or more fields of the social sciences.

Humphery-Jenner was selected for his path breaking research on corporate governance, law and finance. Much of his work interrogates over-confidence and self-interested behaviour in CEOs and the impact this has on stakeholders and the broader community. He has published 17 articles since 2012, appearing in leading business, finance, management and law journals and has been featured frequently in the media, including television, radio and newspaper outlets.

The Paul Bourke Awards for Early Career Research are based on nominations from Fellows of the Academy and Humphrey-Jenner was put forward by Professors Peter Swan and Ron Masulis from the School of Banking and Finance. The winners were selected by a Panel of the Academy and will receive a Citation and Medallion. They will also deliver a jointly-sponsored lecture, between ASSA and their home university, during the year after receiving the award.

These awards commemorate the ASSA’s past president, Paul Francis Bourke, who spearheaded the organisation between 1993 and 1997 and is celebrated for his contribution to the field of performance measurement.

Humphery-Jenner will be presented with this prestigious award at the Academy’s Annual Fellows Dinner which will take place in Adelaide on 19 October 2017.