Ron Masulis is the Scientia Professor of Finance and Macquarie Group Chair of Financial Services at the Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales. Ron received his MBA and PhD from the University of Chicago. He is a recognized authority in the field of empirical corporate finance, and has a particular expertise in the corporate governance area. His published research spans the areas of investment banking, venture capital, international finance, private equity, law and economics and topics in corporate governance such as mergers and acquisitions, boards of directors, executive compensation, ownership structure and business groups. His publication record includes 37 refereed articles in top academic journals of Finance, Economics, Financial Accounting, Law, and Statistics, including 26 articles in the top four finance journals.
Ron is one of the Pacific Basin’s highest ranked financial economists in terms of number of publications and citations across a range of top tier journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Law and Economics and Journal of Accounting and Economics. He has won a number of research awards, including five Journal of Financial Economics All Star Paper Awards for his high impact research, which continues to be heavily cited. He was ranked one of the top 100 most prolific authors in finance for the last 50 years, based on publications in 7 leading academic journals in Finance as reported in Heck and Cooley “Most Prolific Authors in the Finance Literature: 1959-2008”.
Ron has served on the Board of Directors/Executive Committee of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association and the Financial Management Association. He currently serves as an advisory editor of Financial Management, associate editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, and is the vice president for international services at the Financial Management Association. He is a past associate editor of all three top finance journals – the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance and Review of Financial Studies. He is also currently a research associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and a senior academic fellow at the Asia Bureau of Finance and Economic Research.