• Corporate financial policy
  • Financial Institutions Management
  • Financial Regulation (Banking, Derivatives)
  • Financial engineering
  • Financial markets
  • Treasury management



  • Kevin Davis is a Professor of Finance. Prior to his appointment at the University of Melbourne in 1987, he was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Adelaide. His primary research interests are in the areas of financial institutions and markets, financial engineering and corporate finance. He is co-author/editor of sixteen books in the areas of finance, banking, monetary economics and macroeconomics and numerous journal articles and chapters in books. He is a member of the Australian Competition Tribunal and a Director of SIRCA. He was on the Board (and Chairperson) of the Melbourne University Credit Union from 1991 to 2011. He has developed and presented numerous training programs for banks and businesses and undertaken an extensive range of consulting assignments for financial institutions, business and government. He was the inaugural Director of the Melbourne (now Australian) Centre for Financial Studies from July 2005-December 2008 and is currently Research Director of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies. ( He has been Managing Editor of JASSA: The Finsia Journal of Applied Finance since late 2011. Copies of Kevin’s publications, op-eds and working papers can be found at .

    In 2013, Professor Davis was appointed to the Commonwealth Government's Financial System Inquiry panel, which was "charged with examining how the financial system could be positioned to best meet Australia’s evolving needs and support Australia’s economic growth".   


Member of

  • Finance and Treasury Association. Fellow, Finance and Treasury Association 1991 -
  • Finsia. Senior Fellow, Finsia 1991 -


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Education and training

  • MEc, The Australian National University
  • BEc, Flinders University of South Australia



Available for supervision

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