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Professor Darren Henry Professor of Finance, Finance

Darren joined the Department of Accounting and Management at La Trobe University as a Lecturer in February 1997. He transferred to the Department of Economics and Finance in January 2000, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2005 and Associate Professor in 2007. Darren completed his PhD in 1997 and has previously worked in a corporate advisory role in private industry. He is also currently a Research Fellow for Macroeconomics, an economic modelling, forecasting and economic policy analysis and advisory firm.

Darren's current research interests include all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and wider ownership and control issues, corporate restructuring and cross-listing activities, and empirical corporate finance issues such as capital structure decision-making, dividend policy and capital raising activities. Apart from his research and teaching activities, Darren is heavily involved in postgraduate and honours student supervision and program curriculum development. He has supervised 25 PhD research students and over 40 Honours students to successful completion, and is currently involved in the ongoing supervision of 6 PhD students. He was the Head of the Department of Economics and Finance in the La Trobe Business School for a 3-year term from 2015 to 2017, along with existing roles as Database Resources Coordinator, and Finance Discipline Adviser. He was previously the Director of the Postgraduate Coursework Programs in Finance, and other key recent administrative roles he has undertaken include as Department Academic Integrity Officer, member of the College Academic Misconduct Committee, Postgraduate Research Program Coordinator for the School of Economics and Finance and Chairperson of the La Trobe University Academic Progress Review Committee.

Darren is currently on research leave during the 2018 academic year.


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