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Monash teaching commitment

Semester 1, 2023

BEX2000 Digital Technology and Business (Lecturer for Fintech topics)

BFF3231 International Finance (Chief Examiner and Lecturer)


Semester 2, 2023

BFF3231 International Finance (Chief Examiner and Lecturer)

BEX2000 Digital Technology and Business  (Lectuer for Fintech topics)


Dr Kym Brown is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Banking and Finance. She teaches across a number of banking and international finance related subjects with an interest in Fintech.

She has research interests in banking, bank performance, Islamic finance (including Shariah compliance within finance), developing country finance, ethics in cryptocurrencies and inequality and investigating the plight of women publishing in finance journals. 

One researc project considers the measurement of money by expanding the triad functions of money theory (along with John Vaz, Alistair Milne - Loughborough University and Saad Azmat - Lahore University of Management Science). 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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

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

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