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Associate Professor Reza Tajaddini

Chair, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Associate Professor, Economics and Finance
PhD in Finance, University of Otago, New Zealand; MBA, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia


A/Prof. Reza Tajaddini is Chair of the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance (AEF) and Course Director of Master of Financial Planning at Swinburne School of Business, Law, and Entrepreneurship. He was the Deputy Department Chair of AEF from 2022 to mid-2023 and also led the Finance and Financial Planning disciplines at Swinburne University from 2016 to 2022.

His research interests include the areas of cultural economics and finance and real estate investment. Reza has published widely in finance and economics journals such as the Journal of International Review of Finance, the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, the journal of Social Indicators Research and the Journal of Policy Modeling.

Before joining Swinburne in 2013, Reza obtained his PhD in Finance from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He also obtained a Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from Swinburne in 2016.

Reza is a recipient of the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) 2015 Best Publication Award as an Early Career Researcher, the 2015 FBL Teaching Excellence Award, and the Vice-Chancellor's 2017 Teaching Excellence (Higher Education) Award at the Swinburne University of Technology, the 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching Citation (AAUT), and School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship (SoBLE) 2022 Teaching Excellence Award (team).

Research interests

Cultural Finance and Economics; Real Estate Investment

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Applied Economics - 380100

Teaching areas

Financial Risk Management;Business Modelling and Analysis;Corporate Finance


  • 2023, International, Outstanding Paper in the 2023 Emerald Literati Awards, Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • 2022, Swinburne, Teaching Excellence Award (team), School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship
  • 2020, International, Highly Commended Paper in the 2020 Emerald Literati Awards, International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis
  • 2017, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Excellence (Higher Education) Award, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2017, National, Australian Award for University Teaching Citation (AAUT), Department of Education and Training
  • 2015, Swinburne, Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Business and Law
  • 2015, Swinburne, Best Publication, Early Career Researcher, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2008, International, Best paper award, International Conference of Global Academy of Business & Economic Research (GABER)

Professional memberships

  • 2019 (current): Member, Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) Australia, Australia
  • 2020 (current): Member, CFA Institute, International
  • 2015 (current): Member, Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ), Australia
  • 2015 (current): Member, Academic representative for Swinburne University of Technology on the UniSuper Consultative Committee, Australia
  • 2022 (current): Member, European Finance Association, International


Also published as: Tajaddini, Reza; Tajaddini, R.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2021: Green stock efficiency and mispricing *; AFAANZ Research Grants
  • 2018: Five factors model in pricing Vietnamese equities *; Vietnam International Education Development
  • 2015: Does Foreign Real Estate Investment in Australia Matter to Performance of Real Estate Investment Trusts and Construction Companies? *; AFAANZ Research Grants

* Chief Investigator

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