Danika Wright

Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) of Finance

The University of Sydney

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

Welcome to my homepage! I work as a 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

"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.

"Home advantage: The home bias in residential real estate", with Maria Yanotti.

Work in progress

"Understanding earnouts"

"Contingent valuation in M&A"


Mergers and Acquisitions (undergraduate / graduate)

Capital Markets and Corporate Finance (graduate)

Investments and Portfolio Management (undergraduate)


Ph.D. Finance, The University of Sydney, 2010