PhD UNSW (2005)
B.Economics (Hons Class 1) U.Syd (2001)
LLB U.Syd (1993)
Dr Jeff Coulton is a Senior Lecturer in the UNSW Business School and has held a visiting appointment at the University of Texas at Austin. His main current research interests focus on the way in which financial statement information as well as other information impact on the capital market. He is also actively involved in research which examines the technical and economic feasibility of space exploration and resource utilisation in space. He has published widely in international and local journals, and is a co-author on the leading financial statement analysis textbook used in Australian universities.
Jeff is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a former corporate lawyer at Corrs Chambers Westgarth. He has designed and delivered Executive Education programs to numerous public and private sector organisations, and has appeared as an expert witness in cases involving accounting and stock market issues in the Federal Court of Australia and the NSW Supreme Court.
Jeff has been teaching the Financial Statement Analysis course in the full-time AGSM MBA course for 10 years and is also teaching on the Accounting and Financial Management course in the MBA programs. He is a co-author on the leading financial statement analysis textbook for Australia and New Zealand universities. He has also been providing Executive Education courses to public and private sector organisations.
Teaching and Supervision
Current Courses Taught
UNSW Business School profile: https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/our-people/jeffcoulton
2018 UNSW Business School Linkage Seed Grant – “The impact of corporate culture on economic outcomes and stock performance: Australian evidence” $36,000
2016 AFAANZ Research Grant 2016/2017 “Is there a role for the accounting profession in the adoption of SROI in not-for-profit organisations?” $5,000, with Kevin Clarke..
2014 NASA’s Caltech – Jet Propulsion Laboratory –Mining on Mars - USD$100,000 (with Andrew Dempster (ACSER, UNSW) and Serkan Saydam (UNSW).
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia Research Grant – Investigating Mechanisms for the Provision of Pro-Bono Professional Services by Accountants across Australia and New Zealand - $8,934.88 (with Kevin Clarke)
2012 CIFR Research Grant - Non-GAAP Reporting: Causes, Consequences and Lessons for Financial Reporting Regulators - $150,000 (over 2012-2014) with Yaowen Shan, Mark Soliman, Stephen Taylor.
2011 Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Grant - $7,452 (Booms, Busts and Sentiment) with Tami Dinh Thi and Andrew Jackson
2009 Australian School of Business Special Research Grant (as mentor with Rui Ding) (Earnings Management and the Accuracy of Analysts Cash Flow Forecasts) - $7,407
2008 Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Grant - $7,500 (Is there a dividend ‘run-up effect’ for Australian equities?) with Andrew Ferguson
2007 Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Grant - $7,430 (The Relation Between Nonaudit Services & Financial Reporting Quality at the Partner Level) with Caitlin Ruddock
UNSW Special Research Grant - $5,000 (The Relation Between Nonaudit Services & Financial Reporting Quality at the Partner Level) with Caitlin Ruddock
2006-2008 Capital Markets CRC - $380,440 - Accounting and Audit Surveillance
I am engaged in research that examines the impact of financial and non-financial information on capital market participants. This includes research on dividend policy, earnings quality, and accounting quality. I am also engaged in research examining the economics of resource utilisation in space (including on the Moon and Mars).
The Conversation January 2018 “Qantas and other businesses are investing regardless of tax cuts” https://theconversation.com/qantas-and-other-big-australian-businesses-are-investing-regardless-of-tax-cuts-90536
Business Think May 2017 “Investors should be wary of bespoke measures”. https://www.businessthink.unsw.edu.au/pages/why-investors-should-be-wary-of-bespoke-reporting.aspx/
The Conversation March 2017 “Investors should be careful when companies don’t use standard metrics” https://theconversation.com/investors-should-be-careful-when-companies-dont-use-standard-metrics-74167
“Knowledge at ASB” : June, 2010 [http://knowledge.asb.unsw.edu.au/printer_friendly.cfm?articleid=1190; September 2011 [http://knowledge.asb.unsw.edu.au/printer_friendly.cfm?articleid=1468]
Uniken, Summer 2011 http://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/documents/uniken_summer2011.pdf
My Research Supervision
Financial Statement Analysis courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA levels