Karen Benson
Karen Benson

Associate Professor in Finance

University of Queensland
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BCom (Hons) (James Cook University )
MCom (James Cook University)
PhD (Monash University)

Funds management

The relationship between performance and fund flows of mutual funds; Fund flows and persistence in SRI funds; Superannuation funds

Professor Karen Benson a Professor of Finance, Head of the Finance Discipline and Director of Accreditation at UQ Business School, The University of Queensland, Australia. Karen’s research focuses on mutual funds, superannuation funds, systemic risk, bank competition and socially responsible investment. She has been a recipient of 3 Australian Research Council discovery grants. Her work is published in internationally refereed journals including Journal of Banking and Finance, Pacific Basin Finance Journal and Journal of Business Ethics.


Karen's teaching focus is in Financial Management and International Finance. She is a Deputy Editor of Australian Journal of Management and President of Asian Finance Association

University of Queensland Business School,