Danika Wright PhD, CFA

Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) of Finance

The University of Sydney

Email: danika.wright [at] sydney.edu.au

I work as an Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) in the Discipline of Finance at The University of Sydney, Australia. My research interest is in Empirical Corporate Finance. I have previously worked on projects involving real estate markets and investor behavior.

Recent publications

"Home advantage: The preference for local residential real estate investment", with Maria Yanotti, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, forthcoming.

"Are paper winners gamblers? Evidence from Australian retail investors", with Alex Frino and Grace Lepone, Accounting and Finance, forthcoming.

"Wealth transfer, signaling and leverage in M&A", with Jiri Svec and Ben Murray, 2017, International Review of Financial Analysis 52, 203-212.

"Investor characteristics and the disposition effect", with Alex Frino and Grace Lepone, 2015, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal 31, 1-12.

Working papers

"The acquisition decision of IPO firms", with Attila Balogh and Usha Creedy.

"Lottery-seeking behavior and property price bubbles", with Robert Durand.

Work in progress

"Understanding earnouts"

"Contingent valuation in M&A", with Attila Balogh

"Shareholder litigation and product market spillover", with Angelo Aspris


Mergers and Acquisitions (undergraduate / graduate)

Capital Markets and Corporate Finance (graduate)

Investments and Portfolio Management (undergraduate)