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Joakim Westerholm

Joakim Westerholm

MScEcon PhD Swedish Sch. Econ (Finland)
Associate Professor

Rm 409
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 6454
Fax +61 2 9351 6461


P. Joakim Westerholm's teaching and research interests are in the areas of Asset Pricing: with focus on security market microstructure and behavioral finance topics; Corporate Finance: with focus on CEO and Corporate Insider trading strategies and acquisition decisions.

Joakim's publications include a doctoral dissertation, research articles in Journal of Finance, Review of Finance, Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, Journal of Trading, Australian Journal of Management, International Review of Finance and the Finnish Journal of Business Economics, and a book section published by L. Stern School of Business at New York University and Elsevier Science. Joakim's research articles in market microstructure and behavioural finance have been accepted for presentation at top Finance conferences such as the Western Finance Association Meeting (WFA), the European Finance Association (EFA) and the Financial Management Association International Meetings in USA and Europe, and have also been presented at specialist conferences in Market Microstructure. Joakim received best paper awards at the Behavioral Finance and Capital Markets Conference, Adelaide, 2011, the Conference on the Theories and Practices of Securities and Financial Markets, Taiwan, 2011, and the award for best paper of 2007 in Australian Journal of Management. He was also awarded the SIRCA Research Excellence Award at the Australian Banking and Finance Conference in 2003 and 2004.

Joakim has a PhD in Finance from the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration (Hanken), in Helsinki, Finland. Joakim has 9 years industry experience in broking, dealing and funds management.

Research Expertise

  • Information economics
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • International securities markets
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Securities market microstructure
  • Asset Pricing

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