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Dr Gerhard Hambusch


Gerhard joined the School of Finance and Economics in October of 2008 after having completed his PhD at the University of Wyoming. His thesis “Essays on financial dynamic optimization under uncertainty” integrates investment valuation techniques with economic policy issues in dynamic settings where decisions over time are subject to many facets of uncertainty. Selected financial industry exposure consists of supporting a EUR 5bn funds-of-funds private equity portfolio managed in Frankfurt, Germany as well as supporting a USD 1bn middle-market buyout fund managed in Chicago, IL. Gerhard is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and member of the CFA society of Sydney.


Member of CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Sydney

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Lecturer, Finance Discipline Group
Associate Member, Quantitative Finance Research Centre
Doctor of Philosophy
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Research Interests

Corporate Finance
Capital Regulation
Ethics in Finance
Can supervise: Yes
25602 Ethics in Finance (Subject Coordinator)
25765 Corporate Finance


Neil, J.A., Freeman, L.M., Waller, D.S., Hambusch, G. & Waite, K. 2012, 'Developing graduate attributes in ethics: UTS online ethics portal', Proceedings of UTS Teaching & Learning Forum, UTS, Sydney.
Glover, K. & Hambusch, G. 2011, 'Agency conflicts and the provision of debt when prices are mean reverting'.
Hambusch, G. 2011, 'The implications of mean reversion on investment and corporate financial policy'.
Finnoff, D., Hambusch, G. & Shaffer, S. 2010, 'Optimal management of mean reverting losses'.
Hambusch, G., Shaffer, S. & Finnoff, D. 2009, 'Intertemportal effects of capital requirements on risk taking behavior of banks'.
Hambusch, G. 2009, 'Optimal management of mean reverting losses'.
Hambusch, G. 2009, 'Intertemporal effects of capital requirements on risk taking behaviour of banks'.

Journal articles

Gregory, K.G. & Hambusch, G. 2015, 'Factors driving risk in the U.S. banking industry: The role of capital, franchise value and lobbying', International Journal of Managerial Finance.
Hambusch, G., Hong, J.K. & Webster, E. 2015, 'Enhancing Risk-adjusted Return using Time Series Momentum in Souvereign Bonds', The Journal of Fixed Income.
Glover, K. & Hambusch, G. 2014, 'The trade-off theory revisited: On the effect of operating leverage', International Journal of Managerial Finance, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 2-22.
Waller, D.S., Freeman, L.M., Hambusch, G., Waite, K., Neil, J. & Wray-Bliss, E. 2014, 'Embedding Ethics in the Business Curriculum: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach', Journal of Business Ethics Education, vol. 11, pp. 239-260.
In response to recent corporate ethical and financial disasters there has been increased pressure on business schools to improve their teaching of corporate ethics. Accreditation bodies, such as the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), now require member institutions to develop the ethical awareness of business students, either through a dedicated subject or an integrated coverage of ethics across the curriculum. This paper describes an institutional approach to the incorporation of a comprehensive multi-disciplinary ethics framework into the business curriculum. We discuss important implications for the assessment of ethics within institutional assurance practices, and address critical issues related to the support of academics when required to incorporate new ethics material within their subject which may be outside their field of expertise. As an example, the successful application of the framework within the marketing discipline is presented and discussed.