Yulia Merkoulova


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Yulia Merkoulova is a Professor of Finance in the Department of Banking and Finance.

Yulia completed her PhD at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before joining Monash University, she worked at the Erasmus University, University of Stirling and University of Glasgow. She also held visiting positions in the US and Canada.

Yulia has extensive teaching and administrative experience, ranging from basic undergraduate to advanced PhD level. She supervised over 50 PhD, MSc and Honours student dissertations.

Yulia's main research interests are in corporate finance, behavioural finance, and derivatives. Her research was published in leading academic journals, including Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, and Energy Economics. She presented her research at major national and international academic and practitioner conferences.

Research interests

Yulia Merkoulova does research and supervises PhD and Honours students in the following areas of expertise (please contact for details):

  • empirical corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions,
  • corporate governance, executive compensation, board networks,
  • credit risk, debt markets,
  • futures and options, energy finance,
  • household finance, behavioural finance.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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