Dr Nhan Le

Senior Lecturer in Finance
College of Business& Economics

Research interests

Corporate finance, Economic geography, Behavioral economics and Banking


Senior Lecturer, Australian National University: 2021-present

Lecturer, Australian National University: 2016-2020

Assistant Professor, Univeristy of Mannheim, Germany: 2012-2016

PhD in Finance, Unversity of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Master in Finance, University of Queensland

Bachelor in Finance, University of Economics, Vietnam

Researcher's projects


  • Local Bankruptcy and Geographic Contagion in the Bank Loan Market (with Jawad Addoum, Alok Kumar and Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi) (Review of Finance 2020)
  • Shareholder Litigation Risk and Stock Price Informativeness (with Louis Nguyen and Vathunyoo Sila) (Journal of Financial Market 2020)
  • Local Information Environment and Accounting Fraud (with Jens Hagendorff and Duy Duc Nguyen) (Accepted on Journal of Money, Credit and Banking)

Selected working papers

  • Financial Development and Productivity Improvement of Stagnant Industries (with Ha Nguyen and Emma Schultz)
  • Does Shareholder Litigation Risk Cause Public Firms to Delist? Evidence from Securities Class Action Lawsuits (with Jonathan Brogaard, Louis Nguyen and Vathunyoo Sila)
  • The Sensitivity of Bank Performance to Local Housing Prices - Evidence from Diversified and Local Banks (with Christopher James, Duc Nguyen and Takeshi Yamada)
  • Stock Market Cycles and Investment of Unlisted Firms (with Mattias Nilsson and Yitao Zheng)
  • Intra-industry Spillover Effects: Evidence from Bankruptcy Filings (with Phong Ngo)
  • Local Bank Access, Financial Flexibility and Corporate Liquidity Management (with Phong Ngo)
  • When more is less: The impact of Large Cash Holdings on the Recovery of Firms' Performance

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