Professor Allan Hodgson
Allan Hodgson
Professor in Accounting and Finance
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Accounting/Management (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)
  • PhD, Finance (The Australian National University, Canberra)
  • MEc, Finance (The University of New England, Armidale)
  • BEc Hons (The Australian National University, Canberra)
+61 7 334 63288
Room 351, Colin Clark Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Allan Hodgson has over 40 years experience as an active teacher, researcher and administrator in the finance industry. He is currently Professor of Accounting and Finance at the UQ Business School, University of Queensland. Previously, he was Dean of the University of Amsterdam Business School, Director of Graduate Studies and Professor of Accounting (2004-2010), Dean of Commerce and Management and Professor of Banking, Finance and Risk Management and Head of Department at Griffith University (1996-2004), and Senior Lecturer/Lecturer at the Australian National University and the University of Canberra. He currently holds Visiting Professorships at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (since 2001) and Kasetsart University, Thailand (since 2009) and held visiting professorships at the Universities of Leeds, Manchester, Santa Clara, Clarkson and ESSEC (Paris) where he taught MBA and postgraduate finance.

    His professional experience includes CEO of Universities Credit Society, analyst positions in the Departments of Finance and Foreign Affairs, company Directorships and consulting experience that includes banking (Amsterdam) and Tata (India). He holds a Senior Associate at FINSIA where he currently sits on the Retail and Business Banking Industry Council Board. In academe his has undertaken several international reviews of Business Schools and MBA programmes in Europe, Hong Kong, India and Australia as a member of the international EQUIS panel.

    Allan’s research publications list exceeds 50 articles in a broad range of refereed international journals including three best paper awards (Journal of Financial Research; Journal of Futures Markets; Accounting and Finance; Abacus; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; Journal of International Accounting Research, Accounting in Europe; Journal of Business Ethics; Australian Journal of Management; Journal of Multinational Financial Management; and International Review of Financial Analysis). He is ranked at the highest level of international accounting researchers in the top 25 journals (Heck, 2009) and in the top 15% of Accounting and Finance authors over the last 20 Years (Chan et al, 2012). He is the author of the text “Accounting Theory” now in its 7th Edition.

    He has been chief investigator on several successful ARC discovery grants and has attracted aggregate business research funding of $800,000. In addition, he sits on six international Editorial Boards, was the former Editor of Accountability, Accountability and Performance (2000-2004), is a regular conference presenter and is appointed by IAAER and ICAEW to co-monitor, mentor and award research seed funding to promising early career academics in developing countries. Allan has supervised ten successful PhD students who have published in the highest ranked accounting and finance journals― USA (Accounting Review), Canada (CAR), UK (JBFA) and Australia (A&F).

    Allan teaches Financial Management in the MBA programme and Empirical Finance in the Honours programme.

    Research interests

    Corporate Governance in Developing Countries
    Corporate Governance in Developing Countries (mainly in Eastern Europe, Thailand and Africa)
    Corporate Insider Trading (a wide Asian, Australian, US, European, and African research network has been established.
    Currently I have the largest international database of insider transactions (directors, CEOs, CFOs, large shareholders) ranging from 10-30 years for 51 countries (including both developed and emerging stock markets) ― analysing price, liquidity, corporate governance and regulatory issues.
    Intangible Investments
    The leverage and budgeting effects from capital investment, R&D and marketing (Australia, US)
    International Financial Accounting, valuation and management issues
    International Financial Accounting, valuation and management issues including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Comprehensive Income (data from Africa, Asia, EU, Australia, US).
    Pension and Superannuation Policy
    The impact of fair value accounting and investment decisions from flexible asset allocation schemes.


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    • European Accounting Association (Member of Conference Scientific Committee)
    • Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand
    • American Accounting Association


    2011 best manuscript award for research paper ‘Measuring and Reporting Income in Europe’ published in the American Accounting Association Journal of International Accounting Research (JIAR) with Professor Igor Goncharov
    2010 Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Economic Studies Bucharest, for scientific research and teaching in financial accounting and capital markets and contributions to education in Romania

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    The economic cost of insider trading - culture, legislation, governance, gender and crisis impacts: comparative evidence from around the globe Australian Research Council, Discovery 2013-2015 $404,485
    Bank intangibles as an ex-ante option?: The assessment of financial analysts and directors AFAANZ 2013-2014 $10,862
    Comprehensive Income and Cash Flows – IFRS Accounting and Impacts AFAANZ 2012-2013 Undisclosed
    Cultural and Capital Markets - Impact of IFRS in Africa IAEER 2012-2013 Undisclosed
    Implementing Business programmes in five Universities in Romania European Union 2010-12 Undisclosed
    Corporate Governance and Pension Funds in Thailand Thai Government 2008-10 Undisclosed
    Risk Assessment for Non-listed Firms in Australia CPA Australia - Newcastle University 2003 $30,000
    The regulatory structure of securities markets: Comparative analysis of the law, economics, and ethics of corporate insider trading and disclosure Australian Research Council – Large Grant 2001-2005 $109,000