Allan Hodgson
Allan Hodgson
Professor in Accounting and Finance
University of Queensland
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BEc Hons, PhD (The Australian National University, Canberra)
MEc (The University of New England, Armidale)
Doctor Honoris Causa (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)

Corporate Governance in Developing Countries
Corporate Governance in Developing Countries (mainly in Eastern Europe, Thailand and Africa)

Corporate Insider Trading (a wide Asian, Australian, US, European, and African research network has been established.

Currently I have the largest international database of insider transactions (directors, CEOs, CFOs, large shareholders) ranging from 10-30 years for 51 countries (including both developed and emerging stock markets) analysing price, liquidity, corporate governance and regulatory issues.

Intangible Investments

The leverage and budgeting effects from capital investment, R&D and marketing (Australia, US)

International Financial Accounting, valuation and management issues

International Financial Accounting, valuation and management issues including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Comprehensive Income (data from Africa, Asia, EU, Australia, US).

Pension and Superannuation Policy

The impact of fair value accounting and investment decisions from flexible asset allocation schemes.

Allan Hodgson has over 30 years experience as an active researcher in the accounting and finance disciplines. He is currently Professor of Accounting at the UQ Business School, University of Queensland. Prior to that he was Dean of the University of Amsterdam Business School, Director of Graduate Studies and Professor of Accounting (2004-2010), Dean of Commerce and Management and Professor of Banking, Finance and Risk Management and Head of Department at Griffith University (1996-2004), and variously held positions of Senior Lecturer/Lecturer at the Australian National University and the University of Canberra, CEO of Universities Credit Society and analyst positions in the Departments of Finance and Foreign Affairs (1975-1996). He currently holds Visiting Professorships at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (since 2001) and Kasetsart University, Thailand (since 2009) and has held visiting professorships at the Universities of Leeds, Manchester, Santa Clara and Clarkson.
His research publications list exceeds 50 articles in a broad range of refereed international finance, accounting and management journals (including the Journal of Financial Research; Journal of Futures Markets; Accounting and Finance; Abacus; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; Journal of International Accounting Research, Accounting in Europe; Journal of Business Ethics; Australian Journal of Management; Journal of Multinational Financial Management; and International Review of Financial Analysis. He recently received the best manuscript award (2011) in the Journal of International Accounting Research and recent articles rank him at the highest level of international accounting researchers in the top 25 journals (Heck, 2009, Most Prolific Authors in the Accounting Literature Over the Past Half-Century: 1959-2008); and the Top 15% of Accounting and Finance Authors over the Last 20 Years (Chan et al, Accounting & Finance, 2012).

Over the years, he has been a CI on several successful ARC discovery grants and has attracted aggregate research funding of approximately $800,000. In addition, he sits on five international Editorial Boards, was the former Editor of Accountability, Accountability and Performance (2000-2004), is a regular conference presenter, sits on the Scientific Committees of AFAANZ (finance), European Accounting Association (financial analysis), AMIS Romania (accounting), IFADS (accounting and finance); and is appointed by IAAER and ICAEW to co-monitor, mentor and award research seed funding to promising early career academics in developing countries. Allan has supervised ten successful PhD students who have published in the highest ranked accounting and finance journals in the USA (Accounting Review), Canada (CAR), UK (JBFA), and Australia (A&F) Allan teaches Financial Management in the MBA programme and Empirical Finance in the Honours programme.

Allan is a member of the Accounting Measurement And Disclosure, Control Systems And Performance, Managerial Incentives And Corporate Governance, Information In Capital Markets research groups and Finance

teaching group.

University of Queensland Business School,