News story 8th Sep 2014

Department hosts prominent NYU Professor

The Department of Banking and Finance hosted one of the leading academics in the world of finance, Professor Stephen Brown, David S. Loeb Professor of Finance at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University.

Professor Brown, a Monash alumnus, visited the Department earlier this month and presented a seminar on his paper entitled 'Betting against Beta or Demand for Lottery'.

Professor Stephen Brown

"Our Department's increasing presence and growing reputation in Banking and Finance around the world, is one of the reasons highly-acclaimed researchers like Professor Brown enjoy visiting us and exchanging ideas with our talented staff and HDR students," said Professor Christine Brown, Head of the Department of Banking and Finance.

Professor Brown's visit and seminar is part of a series of research seminars hosted by the Department of Banking and Finance. For the full calendar of seminars for Semester 2, visit the Department website.

Professor Stephen Brown was a founding editor of the Review of Financial Studies, is Managing Editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and has served on the editorial board of The Journal of Finance, among other positions. He has published numerous articles and five books in finance and economics-related

areas. He has served as an expert witness for the US Department of Justice and has testified on his research before a Full Committee Hearing of the US Congress House Financial Services Committee in 2007. In 2010 he served as a member of the Research Evaluation Committee of the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) initiative on behalf of the Australian Government.

More information on Professor Stephen Brown.