Dr Cara   Vansteenkiste

Dr Cara Vansteenkiste

  • PhD in Finance, Tilburg University, 2018.
  • MRes in Finance, Tilburg University, 2014.
  • MSc in Business Economics, University of Leuven, 2013.
Business School
Sch of Bank & Fin

I obtained my PhD in Finance at Tilburg University in 2018 and have attended Harvard University as a visiting researcher at the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business. My knowledge covers a variety of areas in finance, economics, and international business.

+61 2 9065 3328
UNSW Business School - Ref E12 Level 3, Office 338



  • Best PhD Student Paper at the 5th ECGC Workshop on Governance and Control
  • Best Paper in Corporate Finance at the 4th Indonesian FMA International Conference
  • Tilburg CentER Graduate School Koopmans Scholarship
  • KU Leuven AFI Thesis Award for Best Thesis in Finance


  • UNSW Business School SRG: $10,000.


My research area is corporate social responsibility and the market for corporate control, focusing on how and why corporate philanthropy exists, and the role of cross-country governance standards, employment policies, and information asymmetries in mergers and acquisitions (M&As). My work has been published in top journals in finance and international business, including the Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of Corporate Finance.