Associate Professor Peter Pham
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Peter Pham

  • PhD in Finance, Monash University
  • BCom (Hons), Monash University
Business School
School of Banking and Finance

Peter Pham is an Associate Professor in the School of Banking and Finance at UNSW, and previously held an academic position at the University of Sydney. His research interests are in the areas of corporate finance, corporate governance and capital raisings, with particular focus on business groups, multinational firms and entrepreneurial firms. He has published in leading journals such as the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, and Journal of Banking and Finance. He teaches courses on mergers and acquisitions and venture capital. Outside of UNSW, he currently serves in the role of President of the Vietnam Finance Association International.

UNSW Business School - Ref E12 Level 3, Office 307
  • Book Chapters | 2015
    Pham PK; Zein J; Masulis R, 2015, 'Ownership and Control in Family Business Groups around the World', in Research Handbook on Shareholder Power, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 131 - 167,
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Masulis R; Pham PK; Zein J; Ang A, 2022, 'Crises as Opportunities for Growth: The Strategic Value of Business Group Affiliation', Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, vol. forthcoming
    Journal articles | 2022
    Moshirian F; Pham P; Tian S; Wu E, 2022, 'Foreign Ties that Bind: Cross-border Firm Expansions and Fund Portfolio Allocation around the World', Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, vol. forthcoming,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Nguyen JH; Pham P; Qiu B, 2022, 'Proprietary Knowledge Protection and Product Market Performance', Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
    Journal articles | 2020
    Pham PK; Masulis R; Zein J, 2020, 'Family Business Group Expansion through IPOs: The Role of Internal Capital Markets in Financing Growth while Preserving Control', Management Science, vol. 66, pp. 5191 - 5215,
    Journal articles | 2013
    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,
    Journal articles | 2012
    Moshirian F; Nguyen H; Pham KP, 2012, 'Overnight public information, order placement, and price discovery during the pre-opening period', Journal of Banking and Finance, vol. 36, pp. 2837 - 2851,
    Journal articles | 2012
    Pham PK; Suchard JC; Zein J, 2012, 'Corporate governance and alternative performance measures: Evidence from Australian firms', Australian Journal of Management, vol. 36, pp. 371 - 386,
    Journal articles | 2012
    Suchard JC; Pham KP; Zein J, 2012, 'Corporate Governance and the Cost of Capital: Evidence from Australian Companies', The Bank of America Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, vol. 24, pp. 84 - 93,
    Journal articles | 2011
    Li D; Pham KP, 2011, 'Large Foreign Ownership and Firm-Level Stock Return Volatility in Emerging Markets', Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, vol. 46, pp. 1127 - 1155,
    Journal articles | 2011
    Masulis R; Pham P; Zein J, 2011, 'Family Business Groups around the World: Costs and Benefits of Pyramids', Review of Financial Studies, vol. 24, pp. 3556 - 3600,
    Journal articles | 2008
    Alavi A; Pham KP; Pham TM, 2008, 'Pre-IPO ownership structure and its impact on the IPO process', Journal of Banking and Finance, vol. 32, pp. 2361 - 2375,
    Journal articles | 2006
    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,
    Journal articles | 2004
    Pham KP; Kalev P; Liu WR; Jarnecic E, 2004, 'Public information arrival and volatility of intraday stock returns', Journal of Banking and Finance, vol. 28, pp. 1441 - 1467,
    Journal articles | 2003
    Pham PK; Kalev PS; Steen AB, 2003, 'Underpricing, stock allocation, ownership structure and post-listing liquidity of newly listed firms', Journal of Banking & Finance, vol. 27, pp. 919 - 947,
  • Working Papers | 2022
    Liu W; Pham P; Yuen C, 2022, Wrong for rights? Short sales in the global rights issues market,
    Working Papers | 2022
    Pham P; Nguyen M, 2022, Do Multinational Firms Benefit from Weak Employment Protection Abroad? Evidence from Cash Holdings,
    Working Papers | 2022
    Pham P; Rastin S; Zein J, 2022, Do Incidental Encounters Strengthen Economic Ties? Evidence from Venture Capital Syndications,
    Working Papers | 2022
    Pham P; Razaei R; Zein J, 2022, Patient VCs vs. Deep-Pocketed Incumbents: VC Financing Strategies in the Presence of Competitive Threats,
    Working Papers | 2019
    Nguyen LG; Pham P; Luong HL, 2019, Foreign Expansion and Corporate Innovation - Cross-Country Evidence,
    Working Papers |
    Turner N; Zein J; Pham PK, Rush to Raise: Does Fundraising Pressure Incentivize Strategic Venture Capital Deal Pricing?, Elsevier BV, http://dx.doi.org10.2139/ssrn.3851819,

  • Australian Research Council Discovery Grants: 2007, 2009, 2012, 2018
  • Australian Research Council Linkage Grant 2014
  • UNSW Gold Star Grant 2008
  • UNSW Business School Grants: 2005, 2008

  • President, Vietnam Finance Association International (VFAI), 2019-2021.
  • Director of Postgraduate Research (PhD) Program, School of Banking and Finance, UNSW, 2013-2019.

My Teaching

  • FINS5538 Takeovers, Restructuring and Corporate Governance