Dr Hua Deng

hua deng


Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Statistics

Phone number
+61 2 612 56700
Room 3.50, CBE Bld (26C)
Research areas

Corporate governance; Corporate finance.


Hua Deng is a Lecturer in Finance.  Her research interests include corporate finance, specifically, the interactions of agents in the international corporate bond market, the mechanism of efficiency gains in cross-border financing, and block ownership and its impact on firm performance. Hua’s research has been published in the internationally renowned outlet Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. All her work is informed by her extensive industry experience as an equity analyst and various business roles before embarking an academic career.

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Research publications

“Creating value by changing the old guard: The impact of controlling shareholder heterogeneity on firm performance and corporate policies”, with F. Moshirian, P. Pham and J. Zein, 2013, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 48, p1781-1811.


Working papers

“The information environment and the borrowing costs in the international bond market”, working paper with F. Moshirian, Y. Qi and B. Zhang, 2018.

“Competition and the inflation of credit rating. Evidence from Moody’s public listing”, working paper with F. Moshirian, Y. Qi and B. Zhang, 2020.

Research engagement and outreach

Liaison officer for CFA Institute University Affiliation Program


Current Teaching:

FINM 3008/8016 Applied Portfolio Construction

FINM 3005 Corporate Valuation


Previous Teaching:

FINM 7007 Applied Corporate Finance

FINM 8100 Applied Project in Finance