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Tan, David T. Dr

Senior Lecturer

Overview


David received his PhD in Finance from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2010 and has held academic positions at the Australian National University and UNSW prior to joining the School of Accounting, Economics, and Finance at the University of Wollongong. He is a multidisciplinary researcher who is interested in how quantitative analysis can be used to improve the decision-making process of individuals, organisations, and policy-makers. David has applied his research to the areas of corporate finance, asset pricing, tourism economics, and aviation management.

David works closely with industry and is the recipient of a large research grant funded by Qantas Airways. He is an Advisor (Data Science and Credit Risk) for Split - the largest BNPL fintech provider in Malaysia with a rapidly growing presence in Singapore; and has recently commenced a joint research project with Lonpac Insurance, UoW and UNSW. David's academic research has been published in Quantitative Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Regional Studies, Urban Studies, and Annals of Tourism Research. He is currently the Director of the Masters in Applied Finance program, and teaches MBA906 (Financial Strategy and Governance) and FIN959 (Enterprise Risk Management). 

Selected Publications


Presentations


Potential Supervision Topics


  • I'm interested in topics that are novel and innovative within the context of corporate finance, corporate governance, asset pricing, aviation economics, development economics, or tourism economics.   

    Current PhD supervision projects include: 
    • "Airline Fuel Policy Modelling and Uplift Optimisation: Bootstrapping Quick Access Recorder Data" - Agnes Tang (funded by Qantas Airways, Engineering Group), joint supervision with A/Prof Richard Wu (UNSW).
      Status: Submitted. 
    • "In Search of the Right Price for Air Travel: Price-demand Elasticity and Optimal Price Ladder" - Suranga Perera, joint supervision with Dr Searat Ali (UoW).
      Status: Ongoing. 
    • "Essays in Mobile Money and Financial Inclusion" - Andy Umali (funded by Australia Awards), joint supervision with A/Prof Hoang Long Chu (ANU).
      Status: Ongoing. 
    • "Investigating Endogeneity and the Impact of Corporate Governance on the Growth-Profit Trade-off in the Airline Industry" - Yun Muang, joint supervision with Dr Amir Arjomandi (UoW).
      Status: Commencing 2021.
    • "Impact of Politically Connected Outside Directors on Firm Performance" - Muhammad Saleem, joint supervision with Dr Searat Ali (UoW) and Dr Abdullah Mamun (UoW).
      Status: Commencing 2021.  
    I am also available for Honours supervision. Previous supervised Honours topics include:   
    • Investigating the Performance of Financial Distress Forecasting Models
    • Foreign Currency Hedging and Cost of Equity Capital: A Dynamic Panel Approach
    • The Corporate Governance and Performance Relation: A Small Firm Perspective
    • Rethinking Risk and Productivity in Australia’s International Tourism Portfolio
    • Airline Growth vs Profitability
    • Airline Fuel Hedging and the Impact on Financial Risks
    • Airline Risk Management and Firm Valuation

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy In Search of the Right Price for Air Travel: Price-demand Elasticity and Optimal Price Ladder Perera, Suranga

Education And Training


  • Ph.D., University of New South Wales, School of Banking and Finance, Thesis title: "Corporate governance and firm outcomes: causation or spurious correlation?" 2006 - 2010

Keywords


  • Applied econometrics 
  • Asset pricing 
  • Aviation economics
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Tourism economics

Full Name


  • David Tat Wei Tan

Mailing Address


  • School of Accounting, Economics, and Finance

    Building 40, Northfields Avenue

    University of Wollongong

    New South Wales

    2522

    Australia

Selected Publications


Presentations


Potential Supervision Topics


  • I'm interested in topics that are novel and innovative within the context of corporate finance, corporate governance, asset pricing, aviation economics, development economics, or tourism economics.   

    Current PhD supervision projects include: 
    • "Airline Fuel Policy Modelling and Uplift Optimisation: Bootstrapping Quick Access Recorder Data" - Agnes Tang (funded by Qantas Airways, Engineering Group), joint supervision with A/Prof Richard Wu (UNSW).
      Status: Submitted. 
    • "In Search of the Right Price for Air Travel: Price-demand Elasticity and Optimal Price Ladder" - Suranga Perera, joint supervision with Dr Searat Ali (UoW).
      Status: Ongoing. 
    • "Essays in Mobile Money and Financial Inclusion" - Andy Umali (funded by Australia Awards), joint supervision with A/Prof Hoang Long Chu (ANU).
      Status: Ongoing. 
    • "Investigating Endogeneity and the Impact of Corporate Governance on the Growth-Profit Trade-off in the Airline Industry" - Yun Muang, joint supervision with Dr Amir Arjomandi (UoW).
      Status: Commencing 2021.
    • "Impact of Politically Connected Outside Directors on Firm Performance" - Muhammad Saleem, joint supervision with Dr Searat Ali (UoW) and Dr Abdullah Mamun (UoW).
      Status: Commencing 2021.  
    I am also available for Honours supervision. Previous supervised Honours topics include:   
    • Investigating the Performance of Financial Distress Forecasting Models
    • Foreign Currency Hedging and Cost of Equity Capital: A Dynamic Panel Approach
    • The Corporate Governance and Performance Relation: A Small Firm Perspective
    • Rethinking Risk and Productivity in Australia’s International Tourism Portfolio
    • Airline Growth vs Profitability
    • Airline Fuel Hedging and the Impact on Financial Risks
    • Airline Risk Management and Firm Valuation

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy In Search of the Right Price for Air Travel: Price-demand Elasticity and Optimal Price Ladder Perera, Suranga

Education And Training


  • Ph.D., University of New South Wales, School of Banking and Finance, Thesis title: "Corporate governance and firm outcomes: causation or spurious correlation?" 2006 - 2010

Keywords


  • Applied econometrics 
  • Asset pricing 
  • Aviation economics
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Tourism economics

Full Name


  • David Tat Wei Tan

Mailing Address


  • School of Accounting, Economics, and Finance

    Building 40, Northfields Avenue

    University of Wollongong

    New South Wales

    2522

    Australia