Thu Phuong Pham

Thu Phuong Pham

Adelaide Business School

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Phuong is currently a Senior Lecturer in Finance at the University of Adelaide. She has been an affiliated researcher at the IPAG Business School (France) and a visiting scholar at Indiana University Bloomington (US). Before joining the University of Adelaide in 2016, she held prior academic positions at the University of Sydney and the University of Tasmania.

Phuong has been the individual and joint, recipient of a large national research grant and several AFAANZ research grants as well as competitive university research grants. Her main research interests include market microstructure, environmental finance, corporate finance, and applied economics. Her research work has been awarded Best Paper Award at the Auckland Finance Meeting 2016; semi-finalists for the Best Paper Awards in the Financial Management Association Annual Meetings 2019 and 2016. She is the recipient of the University of Adelaide's Women Research Excellence Award 2019. Her work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money, International Review of Financial Analysis, Applied Economics, International Journal of Managerial Finance, etc. Phuong has also done advisory work for governments.

She received her Ph.D. degree in Finance from the University of Sydney, Australia, and her MSc (DEA) degree in Financial Markets and Intermediaries from the Toulouse School of Economics, France.

Phuong is currently a Senior Lecturer in Finance at the University of Adelaide. She has been an affiliated researcher at the IPAG Business School (France) and a visiting scholar at Indiana University Bloomington (US). Before joining the University of Adelaide in 2016, she held prior academic positions at the University of Sydney and the University of Tasmania. 
 
Phuong has been the individual and joint, recipient of a large national research grant and several AFAANZ research grants as well as competitive university research grants.  Her main research interests include market microstructure, environmental finance, corporate finance, and applied economics. Her research work has been awarded Best Paper Award at the Auckland Finance Meeting 2016; semi-finalists for the Best Paper Awards in the Financial Management Association Annual Meetings 2019 and 2016. She is the recipient of the University of Adelaide's Women Research Excellence Award 2019. Her work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money, International Review of Financial Analysis, Applied Economics, International Journal of Managerial Finance, etc. Phuong has also done advisory work for governments.

She received her Ph.D. degree in Finance from the University of Sydney, Australia, and her MSc (DEA) degree in Financial Markets and Intermediaries from the Toulouse School of Economics, France.

Selected Awards:

  • University of Adelaide, Women's Research Excellence Award 2019
  • Semi-finalist for the Best Paper Awards, 2019 FMA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, US (2019)
  • Best Paper Award Nomination, Financial Markets & Corporate Governance Conference, Melbourne (2018)
  • Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer Award for the journal: Emerging Markets Review (2017)
  • SIRCA Best Paper Award, Auckland Finance Meeting, New Zealand (2016)
  • Semi-finalist for the Best Paper Award in Market Microstructure,Top ten session in the 2016 FMA Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, US (2016)
  • University of Tasmania Teaching Merit Certificates (2015)
  • Career Development Scholarships for the UTAS Academic Staff (2013)
  • Dean’s Citation for Tutoring thanks to Excellent Teaching, University of Sydney (2009, 2010)
  • University of Sydney International Research Scholarship for PhD study (2008 – 2011)
  • FMA Doctoral Student Consortium, New York (2010)
  • Royal Economic Society Scholarship, UK (2010)
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Sydney (01/2007–07/2007)

Phuong's teaching experience spans across a number of Economics and Finance areas for both undergraduate and Master levels including Financial Risk Management, Corporate Finance, and Banking in Sydney, Adelaide, Tasmania, Singapore, and Vietnam. 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor The Effect of Aggressive Tax Avoidance on Corporate Bond Liquidity and Yield Spreads on Bond Returns Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jiaxin Yang
    2018 Principal Supervisor The Impact of Sovereign Re-rating on Systemic Risk: An Analysis of The Sovereign Ceiling Policy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Md Abdul Wasi
    2017 Principal Supervisor Informed Trading Around Corporate Bankruptcy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dinh Trung Nguyen
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor CEO Network in Finance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Emmanuel Joel Aikins Abakah

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