The Finance Discipline Group places a high level of importance on its research profile and supports its staff wherever possible in their research activities. The Finance Discipline Group has expertise in a variety of research areas which is demonstrated through our two key research centres, the Quantitative Finace Research Centre which is a joint project with the School of Mathematical Sciences and the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality which was established due to a generous donation by Dr Paul Woolley.
The international reputation of research undertaken by members of the Finance Discipline Group is highlighted by the fact that UTS is ranked in the top 40 institutions in the world by the RePEc research database for research in finance, the only institution outside of the USA and Europe to be ranked in the top 40. The Finance Discipline Group was also ranked in the top 30 instituions in the world for research in the areas of financial markets, computational economics and risk management and top 20 for market microstructure.
Research undertaken by our staff is highlighted by the peer reviewed research publications they have managed to achieve. Current research being undertaken by our staff is also highlighted by the papers our staff are publishing in our working papers series and the papers our staff have had accepted for publication in peer reviewed publications. The Finance Discipline Group also publishes a regular Finance Research Newsletter, providing up-to-date information about research activities within the displine group.
The Discipline Group also offers a postgraduate research degree program. We currently have approximately 20 students completing their PhD's by thesis within the discipline group and many past research degree students who have gone on to have successful carreers in both academia and indusrty.
We provide a variety of research initatives and resources for our staff. These resources include subscriptions to a range of financal databases and computational facilities such as our High Performance Computing Cluster. We also maintain an active visiting academic program and seminar series with at least one speaker making a presentation each week during semesters. We also host a variety of conferences and occasional lectures throughout the year.