Prof. Stephen Easton
Newcastle Business School
The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Steve Easton is Foundation Professor of Finance, and Assistant Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Newcastle, where he has previously served as Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance and Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Commerce. He received his Master of Economics and PhD from Monash University. He is a Fellow of both CPA Australia and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
His research work has been accepted for publication in a wide range of journals including the Journal of Futures Markets, Economica, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Accounting and Finance, the Accounting Research Journal, and the Australian Accounting Review. His current research interests are in derivative securities and corporate governance. He is also co-author of Business Finance (9th Edition).
He has taught at the University of Adelaide, Lancaster University and Monash University, and has taught all major topics in finance as well as across some areas of financial accounting. He has also undertaken consulting work for a range of private and public sector organisations, including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Australia Post, CPA Australia, Coles Myer Ltd., Deloitte Ross Tohmatsu, Macquarie Generation, State Forests of New South Wales and the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
- PhD, Monash University
- Bachelor of Economics (Honours), University of Adelaide
- Master of Economics, Monash University
- Exchange markets
Finance and financial markets, International finance and foreign exchange markets & also Funds management, investments, valuations, foreign exchange markets and financial planning.
Fields of Research
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Body relevant to professional practice.
- CPA Australia - Chair, Newcastle and Hunter Valley Branch
- Fellow, CPA Australa
- Fellow, Financial Services Institute of Australasia
- Accounting Research Journal
- Accounting and Finance
- Australian Accounting Review
Publications in Journal of Banking and Finance & Journal of Futures Markets
Accounting and Finance Journals (Australia)
Six Publications in Tier 1 Journals as per the Bardsnet Ranking - publications achieved prior to an extended and dedicated period of senior University leadership including rebuilding the then Department of Accounting and Finance and serving for 3 years as Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Commerce at the University of Newcastle
Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Best Manuscript Award
Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (Australia)
Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Best Manuscript (Peter Brownell) Award for best paper in the leading Australian journal Accounting and Finance