Shams Pathan, PhD (Monash), MSc (Strathclyde), MCom & BCom (Hon.)(Dhaka) 

Lecturer in Finance, UQ Business School, The University of Queensland 

Shams Pathan is a Lecturer in Finance at the UQ Business School of The University of
Queensland since January 2010. Previously he worked as an Assistant Professor of Finance
at Bond University and taught at various universities both in Australia and abroad. He
holds a PhD in Finance from the Monash University, MSc in Finance from the University of
Strathclyde, and MCom in Finance and BCom (Hons) in Banking and Finance from the
University of Dhaka. His main research interest is on Bank Governance, Bank Risk,
Managerial Incentives, Volatility in the Financial Market, IPOs and Earnings Quality. He
has published in several journals including Journal of Banking and Finance, International
Review of Financial Analysis and Asia-Pacific Financial Markets Journal. Dr Pathan is an
ad hoc reviewer of Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance,
Accounting and Finance, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and
Money and Journal of Multinational Financial Management. To his credit, he obtained
several external travels and research grants including AFAANZ 2009 both research and
participant grant. 

Journal Articles


Does board structure in banks really affect their performance?, Journal of Banking and Finance (2013)

We study whether board structure (board size, independence and gender diversity) in banks relates to...



Endogenously structured boards of directors in banks, Journal of Banking and Finance (2010)

This paper examines the trends and endogenous formation of bank board structure (size, independence, CEO...



Efficiency of Microfinance Institutions: A Data Envelopment Analysis (with Mamiza Haq and Michael Skully), Asia-Pacific Financial Markets (2010)

This study examines the cost efficiency of 39 microfinance institutions across Africa, Asia and the...



Strong boards, CEO power and bank risk-taking, Journal of Banking and Finance (2009)

This study examines the relevance of bank board structure on bank risk-taking. Using a sample...



Reforms in Thai bank governance: the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis (with Michael T. Skully and J. Wickramanayake), International Review of Financial Analysis (2008)

This paper provides an empirical analysis on Thailand's bank governance reforms after the Asian financial...


Popular Press


Das creditor-value-prinzip, Financial Times Deutschland (2009)