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Shumi Akhtar

Shumi Akhtar


Senior Lecturer

Rm 423
H69 - Codrington Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9036 9309
shumi.akhtar@sydney.edu.au
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Bio

Dr M. Shumi Akhtar is Senior Lecturer in Finance at the University of Sydney. She holds Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Philosophy, Master of Higher Education and PhD degrees from the Australian National University.

Dr Akhtar's research interests are broad, and include Corporate Finance, Mutinationals, Tax, International Finance, Asset Pricing, Welfare/Retirement/Superannuation/Pension systems, Risk Management, Capital  Markets, Market Efficiency, Liquidity, Behavioural Finance, Financial Systems  and Higher Education. Her research publications have appeared in leading international and Australian peer-reviewed journals. Dr Akhtar has received a number of competitive external research grants, with total funding in excess of 1.7 million dollars. She currently holds an ARC DECRA Fellowship. She is an active researcher and presents her work regularly at international and  Australian conferences including the American Finance Association Conference. A number of her research papers received local and international prestigious awards. She has engaged in invited research visits to several top US Universities, including Harvard, MIT and Stanford among others.

Dr Akhtar has a broad teaching portfolio encompassing both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. She also supervises Honours, Masters and PhD students. She has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence and also the "Top Supervisor" Award.

Dr Akhtar maintains a repository of multinational research data.

Newsroom articles

  • But what does it mean? Key election policy issues analysed by our expert panel 03 Jul 2016

    The Guardian

    The Guardian published an opinion by Dr Shumi Akhtar about what the outcome of the election will mean for retirees.

  • Shumi Akhtar on ABC News 24 15 Jun 2016

    ABC News 24

    Dr Shumi Akhtar was interviewed on ABC News 24 about reform of Australia’s tax system in relation to ABC Vote Compass results on company tax rates for multinationals and small businesses.

  • Regulator 'softness' queried 21 Apr 2016

    Sydney Morning Herald, Age

    The Sydney Morning Herald and Age reported on the Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance, during which Dr Shumi Akhtar will address the public hearing.

  • Shumi Akhtar on 720 ABC Perth and Radio Adelaide 04 Apr 2016

    720 ABC Perth and Radio Adelaide

    Dr Shumi Akhtar was interviewed on 720 ABC Perth and Radio Adelaide about an investigation into the Panama Papers, a set of 11.5 million documents created by Panamanian corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca that provide information on tax havens used by high profile individuals and businesses.

  • The Panama Papers - Secrets of the Super Rich 04 Apr 2016

    Four Corners

    Dr Shumi Akhtar was interviewed on a Four Corners investigation into the Panama Papers, a set of 11.5 million documents created by Panamanian corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca that provide information on tax havens used by high profile individuals and businesses.

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Publications

2016

2
Book Section/s

Akhtar S and Jahromi M 2016 Forthcoming 'An overview of Islamic Financial assets and Conventional assets' in Handbook of Empirical Research on Islam and Economic Life, ed. M. Kabir Hassan, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Akhtar S 2016 Forthcoming 'The Evolution of Islamic countries’ Financial and Economic system since 1980s' in Political Economy of Muslim Countries, ed. A Salih, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

4
Journal Article/s

Akhtar S 2016 'Privatization decisions of Australian firms: An empirical investigation', Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, vol.39, pp. 243-55 Link

Akhtar S 2016 Forthcoming 'Capital Structure of Multinational and Domestic Corporations – A Cross Country comparison', Accounting and Finance Link

Akhtar S 2016 Forthcoming 'Dividend Payout Determinants for Australian Multinational and Domestic Corporations', Accounting and Finance Link

Akhtar S 2016 Forthcoming 'Dividend Policies across Multinational and Domestic Corporations – An international study', Accounting and Finance Link

Akhtar S and Jahromi M 2016 Forthcoming 'Risk, return and mean-variance efficiency of Islamic and non-Islamic stocks: Evidence from a unique Malaysian data set', Accounting and Finance Link

Akhtar S 2016 Forthcoming 'The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Islamic and Conventional Stocks and Bonds', Accounting and Finance Link

10
Report/s

Zhang B, Deer L, Wardrop R, Grant A, Garvey K, Thorp S, Ziegler T, Ying K, Xinwei Z, Huang E, Burton J, Chen H, Lui A, Gray Y, Akhtar S and Anthonisz S 2016 'Harnessing Potential: The Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report (March 2016)', KPMG Link

2015

5
Conference Paper/s

Akhtar S and Jahromi M 2015 'Risk, Return, and Mean-Variance-Efficiency of Islamic and non-Islamic Stocks', 22nd Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society, Halkidiki, Greece, 1st July 2015

2014

5
Conference Paper/s

Akhtar S, Jahromi M, John K and Moise C 2014 'Intensity of volatility linkages in Islamic and Conventional Markets', Cambridge Business & Economics Conference CBEC 2014, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2nd July 2014

Akhtar S 2014 'Dividend Payout Determinants for Australian Multinational and Domestic Corporations', 21st Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society, Prague, Czech Republic, 2nd July 2014

2012

4
Journal Article/s

Akhtar S, Faff R, Oliver B and Subrahmanyam A 2012 'Stock salience and the asymmetric market effect of consumer sentiment news', Journal of Banking and Finance, vol.36:12, pp. 3289-301

2011

4
Journal Article/s

Akhtar S 2011 'Capital structure and business cycles', Accounting and Finance, vol.51:s1, pp. 25-48

Akhtar S, Faff R and Oliver B 2011 'The asymmetric impact of consumer sentiment announcements on Australian foreign exchange rates', Australian Journal of Management, vol.36:3, pp. 387-403

Akhtar S, Faff R, Oliver B and Subrahmanyam A 2011 'The Power of Bad: The Negativity Bias in Australian Consumer Sentiment Announcements on Stock Returns', Journal of Banking and Finance, vol.35:5, pp. 1239-49

2009

4
Journal Article/s

Akhtar S and Oliver B 2009 'Determinants of Capital Structure for Japanese Multinational and Domestic Corporations', International Review of Finance, vol.9:1-2, pp. 1-26

2005

4
Journal Article/s

Akhtar S 2005 'The Comparison of Capital Structure Determinants of Multinational and Domestic Corporations in Australia', Australian Journal of Management, vol.30:2, pp. 321-41

Recent Units Taught

Videos

Dr Shumi Akhtar examines implications of the Panama Papers – a set of 11.5 million documents providing information on tax havens used by high profile individuals and businesses.

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