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CURRENT PHD STUDENTS

Name Department Position Research Topic
Mr Iftekhar Ahmed Department of Accountancy & Finance PhD candidate Microfinance, climate finance
Mr Khurshid Ali Department of Accountancy & Finance PhD candidate Climate disclosures
Mr Long Chen School of Surveying PhD candidate GIS modelling (Christchurch)
Ms Ling Liao Department of Accountancy & Finance PhD candidate Climate finance in Australasia
Mr Kasun Perera Department of Accountancy & Finance PhD candidate Climate risk & idiosyncratic volatility puzzle
Mr Leon Stirk-Wang Department of Economics PhD candidate Real estate economics (empirics)
Ms Tsani Rakhmah
Department of Geography
PhD candidate Renewable energy finance
Ms Shabana Talpur Department of Accountancy & Finance PhD candidate Corporate social responsibility
Mr Xiaojie Yu Department of Accountancy & Finance PhD candidate Financial Development, FDI & environment
Mr Junyu Zhang Department of Accountancy & Finance PhD candidate Environmental risks and options markets

 

CURRENT MASTERS STUDENTS

Name Department Position Research Topic
Mr Luke Gordon Department of Accountancy & Finance MFinc student 2021 Australian electricity market
Ms Breanna McDowell Department of Accountancy & Finance MFinc student 2021 Green transport
Mr Lachie McLean Department of Accountancy & Finance MFinc student 2021 Asset manager green washing

 

PHD ALUMNI

Name Current Position Year of Study Research Topic
Dr Matt McCarten Spatial Finance Lead at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford PhD 2014-2018 Sustainable finance and electricity markets, investor litigation
Dr Dzung Nguyen Lecturer at the Academy of Finance [subordinated to the Ministry of Finance, Vietnam] PhD 2016-2020 The impact of financial integration and natural disasters on commercial banks
Dr Quyen Nguyen STRAND Masden Postdoctoral Fellow with CEFGroup, University of Otago PhD 2018-2021 Climate finance, machine learning, GIS modelling (Dunedin)
Dr Daniel Tulloch Principal Analyst, Ministry for the Environment [New Zealand] PhD 2013-2016 The impact of risk factors and regulatory change in European energy utilities’ returns
Dr Renzhu Zhang Strategic Postdoctoral Fellow with CEFGroup, University of Otago PhD 2017-2020 Market reactions to climate policy changes, CEO succession

 

MASTERS ALUMNI

Name Current Position Year of Study Research Topic
Mr Freddie Cleverley Finance & Economics Analyst, PwC New Zealand MFinc 2019 Renewable energy IPOs
Mr Duke Euphrat Sus. Finance Advisor, Ministry for Primary Industries MSusBus 2020 Impact investing in NZ
Mr Jansson Ford Graduate Analyst, The Treasury [New Zealand] MFinc 2019 ESG ratings and option trader sentiment
Mr Benjamin Freschini N/A MFinc 2020 Green IPOs
Mr Hamish Kennett Analyst of Corporate Finance, PwC New Zealand MFinc 2019 Climate risk in the NZX
Mr Samuel Kirk-Reeve N/A MFinc 2020 ESG investing
Mr Josh Morrison Deals Analyst, KPMG New Zealand MFinc 2020 Energy finance in ASEAN
Ms Katherin Scott Finance Graduate, Fonterra MFinc 2020 ESG investing
Mr Tom Weatherall Financial Analyst, Templeton Group MFinc 2020 ESG investing