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About Chandrasekhar Krishnamurti

Dr Chandrasekhar Krishnamurti is currently the Professor, Head of Finance Discipline and Director of Research at the University of Southern Queensland. He also serves on the board of the Asian Finance Association. His research interests include corporate governance, market microstructure and corporate finance. Chandra has won eight awards for his research work. He has published 48 research articles in outlets such as the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Financial Research, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Australian Journal of Management, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. He has published the following edited volumes: Mergers acquisitions, and corporate restructuring, Advanced corporate finance, and Investment management. Chandra has consulted for industry and government. He was contracted to be the principal consultant in the Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion (FIRE) project funded by USAID. He has organised and conducted executive courses in the areas of Investment Strategies, Derivative products, and Advanced Corporate Finance in India, Singapore and Australia.


Present Board Member, Asian Finance Association
Present Professsor of Finance, University of Southern Queensland

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

corporate governance, market microstructure, and corporate finance

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Honors and Awards

  • Runner up award for paper entitled “Board Structure and Survival of New Economy IPOs”, co-authored with Nongnit Chancharat and Gary Tian, University of Wollongong), Corporate Governance: An International Review, 2012, volume 20, No. 2, pp 144-163.
  • Best paper award at the 9th International Conference on Corporate Governance: ‘Corporate Governance: Coping with Financial Crisis’ held at Birmingham, U.K. on 30th June 2011.
  • Second prize for Best paper at the Financial management Association Asian Conference held at Queenstown, NZ in April 2011.
  • Best Paper Award at the 4th Annual International Research Conference on Management and Finance at Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 2009.
  • Highly Commended Paper at the 6th International Conference on Corporate Governance at the University of Birmingham Business School, June 30, 2008.
  • Best Paper Award at the New Zealand Finance Colloquium, February 2008 (sponsored by the New Zealand Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation).
  • Distinguished Paper Award at the Academy of Management Conference held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA in August 2005.


  • Financial Markets & Instruments
  • Finance Theory & Applications

Contact Information

Chandrasekhar Krishnamurti
School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Faculty of Business and Law
University of Southern Queensland,
Toowoomba, QLD 4350, AUSTRALIA
Tel: 61 7 4631 2941 /Fax Number: 61 7 4631 5594

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