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Dr Abu Mollik

Assistant Professor
School of Accounting and Finance
Highest Qualification – Phd
HDR Completions - 4

Contact Details
Phone No.: +61 (0) 2 6201 2019


Graduating from Dhaka University and from ANU, Dr. Abu Mollik has the qualification (PhD), skills and experience in conducting quantitative research in the subject areas of accounting, banking, finance and economics. Dr. Mollik is a World Bank scholar (1992) and holding an FCPA. He has independently and collaboratively successfully completed 16 externally (including CPA Australia and the World Bank Projects) and Faculty (internally) funded research projects and published in excess of 50 articles in the peer reviewed quality international and national journals and conferences, including publications relevant to asset pricing, capital structure, risk-return, market efficiency, investment, earnings management, an audit quality, corporate governance and accounting standards. He is well connected and familiar with Bangladesh financial markets, publishing a good number of journal articles on banking and financial markets in Bangladesh. Most of his studies are based on applying sophisticated quantitative methodologies, including regression analysis to cross-sectional, time-series and pooled time-series and cross-sectional (panel) data fixed effect, vector auto-regression (VAR), unit root and co-integration analysis, boot strapping, data clustering, and structural equation modelling.

  • CPA Australia Global Research Perspectives Program Grant 2014-2015 - $25,873.01 Title: Comparative Effectiveness of Audit Quality and Audit Committee in Mitigating the Earnings Management Behaviour of Australian Firms during Financial Crises;
  • CPA Australia Global Research Perspectives Program Grant 2010-2011-$23,300.00 Title: Audit Quality and Earnings Management: An Empirical Analysis of Australian Companies during 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis;
  • Faculty of BGL Strategic Research Investment Fund 2014 and Growing Track Record Scheme 2014- $4,817.00.
  • Mollik, AT, and Bepari, M Khokan (2015), "Risks-returns trade-off in emerging markets: evidence from Dhaka Stock Exchange Bangladesh." Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal.. 9(1): 71-88. ERA-Ranked Journal;
  • Mollik, A. T. and Bepari, M. K. (2009) Seasonalities in the Monthly Stock Returns: Evidence from Bangladesh Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE). International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, Issue 24 (2009). ERA-Ranked Journal;
  • Mollik, A. T. (2008) Corporate Capital Structure and Firm Value: A Panel Data Evidence from Australia's Dividend Imputation Tax System, Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting (AQAFA), Vol. 6, 2008. ERA-Ranked Journal;
  • Gupta, R. and Mollik, A. T. (2008) Volatility, Time Varying Correlation and International Portfolio Diversification: An Empirical Study of Australia and Emerging Markets. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, Issue 18 (2008), ERA-Ranked Journal.

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Abu is available for a HDR supervision consultation to prospective students.

Areas of Research Interest

  • Corporate finance-any areas including capital structure
  • Financial markets analysis
  • Investments: asset pricing, portfolio analysis and risk-return and investment, risk management, financial derivatives-futures and options
  • Banking and insurance
  • Islamic banking, finance and Investment
  • Corporate governance, auditing and earnings management
  • Financial institutions and markets: developed and emerging markets
  • Applied economics: micro and macro-economic analysis -tax policy impacts, CSR and environmental sustainability