Nadia Massoud

Ian Potter Professor Chair of Finance

Nadia Massoud joined Melbourne Business School in 2014 as the Ian Potter Chair Professor of Finance and Associate Dean of Research.

After completing her PhD in Economics and Finance at Queens University, Nadia held associate professor positions at the University of Alberta and York University’s Schulich School of Business.

Nadia’s research, which has received extensive awards and appeared in leading journals, including the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Rand Journal of Economics and others, focuses on corporate governance and regulation in the banking sector.

Nadia teaches Financial Institutions, Corporate Finance and Financial Management on our MBA programs and is an organising director of the Financial Institutions, Regulation and Corporate Governance Conference.

Most Notable Research

Why are credit rating agencies still relevant? Evidence on certification from Moody’s Credit Watches’, Driss, H, Massoud, N & Roberts, GS, 2016, Journal of Corporate Finance, forthcoming.

The impact of fraudulent false information on equity values’, Ullah, S, Massoud, N & Scholnick, B, March 2014, Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 120, no. 2, pp. 219–235.

Do hedge funds trade on private information? Evidence from syndicated lending and short-selling’, Massoud, N, Nandy, D, Saunders, A, Song, K, March 2011, Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 99, no. 3, pp. 477–499.

Bank debt and corporate governance’, Ivashina, V, Nair, VB, Saunders, A, Massoud, N, Stover, R, January 2009, Review of Financial Studies, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 41–77.

‘”You can enter but you cannot leave …”: US securities markets and foreign firms’, Marosi, A & Massoud, N, October 2008, The Journal of Finance, vol. 63, no. 5, pp. 2477–2506.

Why do firms go dark?’ Marosi, A & Massoud, N, June 2007, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 421–442.

‘”Rip-off ATM” surcharges’, Massoud, N & Bernhardt, D, Spring 2002, Rand Journal of Economics, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 96–115.


Best paper award, financial institutions category, at the Global Finance Association meeting, Dubai, April 2014.

Journal of Financial Economics Fama-DFA Prize for Capital Markets and Asset Pricing, 2011.

Best paper award, financial institutions category, Eastern Finance Association meeting, Miami, 2010.

CFA Toronto Award for best paper on capital markets, Northern Finance Association Conference, Winnipeg, 2010.