Dr Nicolas Eugster

Senior Lecturer

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Overview

Dr Nicolas Eugster is a Lecturer in Finance at UQ Business School. Prior to joining UQ, Nicolas was Assistant Professor in Finance from 2018 to 2020 at IESEG School of Management (Lille, France) and from 2012 to 2017 Teaching and Research Assistant at the Chair of Finance and Governance at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). In 2017, Nicolas was granted a research fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation (Doc.Mobility) for visiting the Department of Finance of the Robert H. Smith School of Business (University of Maryland, USA).

Nicolas holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management (BA), a Master of Arts in Accounting and Finance (MA), and a PhD in Management (Finance) from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). His PhD dissertation was awarded the 2018 Vigener Price for the best PhD thesis of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). In addition, he has enhanced his pedagogical skills by having completed a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Higher Education and Educational Technology.

Nicolas’ research interests focus on corporate finance, ownership structure, and family firms. His work has been published in leading academic journals, such as Journal of Banking and Finance and Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.

Research Interests

  • Corporate finance
  • Ownership structure
  • Family firms
  • Dividends

Research Impacts

Dr Nicolas Eugster's work has already attracted some media attention. His 2019 publication in the Journal of Banking and Finance (A*) has led to an article in the Handelszeitung (07.10.19), one of the most leading business newspapers in Switzerland. Nicolas has also published several case studies that are now being used by other teachers.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy of Finance, Université de Fribourg Universität Freiburg
  • Masters (Coursework) of Accounting and Finance, Université de Fribourg Universität Freiburg
  • Bachelor of Management, Université de Fribourg Universität Freiburg

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

  • Eugster, Nicolas, Kowalewski, Oskar and Spiewanowski, Piotr (2024). Internal governance mechanisms and corporate misconduct. International Review of Financial Analysis, 92 103109, 103109. doi: 10.1016/j.irfa.2024.103109

  • Eugster, Nicolas and Wang, Qingxia (2023). Large blockholders and stock price crash risk: an international study. Global Finance Journal, 55 100799, 1-25. doi: 10.1016/j.gfj.2022.100799

  • Eugster, Nicolas, Kowalewski, Oskar and Spiewanowski, Piotr (2022). Internal governance mechanisms and corporate misconduct. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.4211747

  • Eugster, Nicolas, Ducret, Romain, Isakov, Dušan and Weisskopf, Jean‐Philippe (2022). Chasing dividends during the COVID ‐19 pandemic. International Review of Finance, 22 (2), 335-345. doi: 10.1111/irfi.12360

  • Albert J. Menkveld, Anna Dreber, Felix Holzmeister, Juergen Huber, Magnus Johannesson, Michael Kirchler, Michael Razen, Utz Weitzel, David Abad, Menachem (Meni) Abudy, Tobias Adrian, Yacine Ait-Sahalia, Olivier Akmansoy, Jamie Alcock, Vitali Alexeev, Arash Aloosh, Livia Amato, Diego Amaya, James Angel, Amadeus Bach, Edwin Baidoo, Gaetan Bakalli, Andrea Barbon, Oksana Bashchenko, Parampreet Christopher Bindra, Geir Hoidal Bjonnes, Jeff Black, Bernard S. Black, Santiago Bohorquez ... Zhen-Xing Wu (2022). Non-standard errors. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.3961574

  • Kharma, Céline and Eugster, Nicolas (2021). Is competition beneficial? The case of exchange traded funds. International Review of Financial Analysis, 76 101789, 101789. doi: 10.1016/j.irfa.2021.101789

  • Eugster, Nicolas (2019). Family firms and financial analyst activity. Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 57 101005, 101005. doi: 10.1016/j.pacfin.2018.03.002

  • Eugster, Nicolas and Isakov, Dušan (2019). Founding family ownership, stock market returns, and agency problems. Journal of Banking and Finance, 107 105600. doi: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2019.07.020

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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