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Monash teaching commitment

Semester 1, 2022

BEX2000 Digital Technology and Business

BFF5300 Case Studies in Finance 


Semester 2, 2022

BFF5300 Case Studies in Finance 

BFF3231 International Finance

BEX2000 Digital Technology and Business


Dr Kym Brown is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Banking and Finance teaching across a number of banking and international finance related subjects.

She has research interests in banking, bank performance, Islamic finance (including Shariah compliance within finance), developing country finance, financial development leading to economic growth, ethics in cryptocurrencies and inequality and investigating the plight of women publishing in finance journals. She recently co-supervised Jake Ahn a former high level derivative trader with a PhD in Frictional Finance.

We are also considering the measurement of money by expanding the triad functions of money theory (along with John Vaz and Alistair Milne - Loughborough University). This is part of a wider project around fintech and cryptocurrencies which reconsiders what is money in the modern day era as new technologies confront us with new forms.

Current research papers can be found on ResearchGate.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Research area keywords

  • Islamic finance
  • Inequality
  • Bank efficiency
  • Financial development
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Bond markets


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