Associate Professor Phong Ngo

phong ngo


Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Statistics

Associate Professor
Phone number
+61 2 612 51079
Room 3.56, CBE Bld (26C)
Research areas

My research theme is "Finance and Society" and so I have an interest in doing research that is of policy and social relevance. My papers span an eclectic mix of topics which include banking, political economy & the role of government, household finance, gender & the economy, media and labour & migration


Phong Ngo is a Senior Lecturer of Finance. He is a member of the American Economic Association, American Finance Association, Vietnamese Finance Association, European Finance Association, Financial Research Network, and Economic Society of Australia.  Phong’s research interests are banking, political economy & the role of government, household finance, gender & the economy, media and labour & migration.  His current research focuses on the impact of financial media on household financial decisions (e.g., how financial media impacts mortgage refinancing decisions), the financial causes of domestic violence (e.g., financial literacy and domestic violence), as well as questions related to the political economy of finance (e.g. how political polarization influences the functioning of a corporate board). Phong’s research work has been appeared in leading academic journals including Journal of Financial EconomicsReview of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

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Research publications


De facto bank bailouts (with Diego Puente) forthcoming at the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

Does government spending crowd out R&D investment? Evidence from government-dependent firms and their peers (with Jared Stanfield) forthcoming at the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

Intra-industry spillover effects: Evidence from bankruptcies (with Nhan Le) forthcoming at the Journal of Business, Finance & Accounting

The dynamism of partially state-owned enterprises in East Asia (with Richard Carney, Travers Barclay Child, and Wai-Man Liu) Journal of Corporate Finance 68, Article 101951, 2021

Political uncertainty and accounting conservatism (with Lili Dai) European Accounting Review 30, 277-307, 2021

There is no 'I' in team: Career concerns, risk-taking incentives and team outcomes (with Steven Roberts) Journal of Economics & Management Strategy 30, 122-138, 2021

Voting with your feet: Political competition and internal migration in the US (with Wai-Man Liu) European Journal of Political Economy 65, Article 101931, 2020

Global political uncertainty and asset prices (with Jonathan Brogaard, Lili Dai and Bohui Zhang), Review of Financial Studies 33, 1737–1780 , 2020

Elections, political competition and bank failure (with Wai-Man Liu), Journal of Financial Economics 112, 251-268, 2014

A theory of precautionary regulatory capital in banking, International Review of Finance 6, 99-124, 2006 (lead article)


Working papers

Found at SSRN author page

Research grants and awards


AFAANZ Grant, The Relevance of Liquidity Risk in Value-at-Risk Measures for Banks (2010)


Rosetta Institute FIRN Annual Conference Best Paper Prize 2019

FIRN Annual Conference Best Paper Prize 2013

Research engagement and outreach

Member of –

Financial Research Network

American Economic Association

American Finance Association

Vietnamese Finance Association

European Finance Association

Financial Research Network

Economic Society of Australia



FINM3006 Financial Intermediation and Debt Markets

FINM8014 Applied Financial Intermediation and Debt Markets