• 17 Citations
  • 3 h-Index

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Personal profile


Dr Akhtar joined the Department of Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics in 2018.  Her research interest are diverse including Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Market Efficiancy, Asset Pricing, Corporate and International Finance, Environment and Behavioural Finance, Corporate Governance, Innovations and Economic Employability. Dr Akhtar has obtained PhD in Finance, including Masters of Financial Management and Bachelor of Economics. She has worked at the Commonwealth  Treasury, Department of Defence and Private equity firms prior to joning academia. 


Dr Akhtar is an active researcher and her work has been published in top international and local Journals [meets ABDC A*/A ranking]. Her research work is published in Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Accounting and Finance, Australian Journal of Management. Her research has also been published in Media coverage (Australian Financial Review and the Conversation). She regularly presents her reearch work at international and Australian conferences. Dr Akhtar has received a number of competative research grants including Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant. She was a receipient of American Finance Association (AFA) scholarship awards. Additionally, she has received a number of awards for teaching, public events and rsearch conferences. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD (Finance)

Masters (Financial Management), ANU

Bachelor (Economics), ANU

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M&A and tax framework

Akhtar, F.

29/11/19 → …

Project: Research

The Max effect revisited

Akhtar, F., Durand, R., Gould, J. & Gorman, J.

27/02/17 → …

Project: Research

Research Outputs

  • 17 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 5 Article

Determining returns to bidding firms’ shareholders using different benchmark methods: an Australian study

Akhtar, F., Jun 2019, In : Accounting & Finance. 59, 2, p. 923-960 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Multinationals' tax evasion: a financial and governance perspective

    Akhtar, S., Akhtar, F., John, K. & Wong, S-W., Aug 2019, In : Journal of Corporate Finance. 57, p. 35-62 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Conditional returns to shareholders of bidding firms: an Australian study

    Akhtar, F., 2017, In : Accounting & Finance. 57, Suppl. 1, p. 3-43 41 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Impact of interest rate surprises on Islamic and conventional stocks and bonds

    Akhtar, S., Akhtar, F., Jahromi, M. & John, K., 2017, In : Journal of International Money and Finance. 79, p. 218-231 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    The probability of a firm making a takeover bid: an empirical analysis of Australian firms

    Akhtar, F., Feb 2016, In : Australian Journal of Management. 41, 1, p. 27-54 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Press / Media

    Do women make better CEOs?

    Farida Akhtar


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Retail outlook: big retailers feel the pressure of new challengers

    Farida Akhtar & Shumi Akhtar


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research