Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Business Administration (Queensland University of Technology)
Anup’s research has been published in internationally reputed journals and has made significant impact on public policy and industry practice. His work on target date funds has been presented in the joint hearing of the United States (US) Government Department of Labor and the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and informed the formulation of the SEC rule on target date funds. Anup’s articles have been cited by the World Bank, IMF policy research report on pension plans, OECD Working Party on Private Pensions, the US Government Accountability Office, the US Senate Hearing before the Special Committee on Aging, and the Australian Government’s Review (Cooper Review) of the Governance, Efficiency, Structure and Operations of the Australian Superannuation System. His research findings have been covered by national/international media including the Financial Times, Pensions & Investments, Australian Financial Review, The Australian, The Age and numerous other media outlets.
Apart from lecturing in undergraduate and postgraduate finance units at the School of Economics and Finance, Anup regularly teaches the core statistics unit in the MBA and the Executive MBA program run by the Graduate School of Business (GSB). He also runs occasional workshops on Behavioural Economics and Finance for senior executives in the financial services sector. Anup has co-authored two market leading textbooks on Investments (Publisher: McGraw Hill) and Financial Markets (Publisher: John Wiley).
Prior to joining academia, Anup served in management positions with large banking and financial services organisations in India and USA for more than eight years. He is a certificated associate and life member of the Indian Institute of Bankers, and member of American Risk and Insurance Association(ARIA), Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) and the Brisbane Executive Club.
- Investment strategies and performance evaluation
- Pension Finance
- Psychology and financial decision-making (Role of cognition, emotion, and trust)
- Economic experiments (Regulations, disclosures, behavioural biases)
- Neuroeconomics (Ageing)
- Basu AK, Huang-Jones J, (2015) The performance of diversified emerging market equity funds, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money p116-131
- Basu AK, Drew ME, (2015) The value of tail risk hedging in defined contribution plans: what does history tell us, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance p240-265
- Basu AK, Chen J, Clements AE, (2014) Are lifecycle funds appropriate as default options in participant-directed retirement plans?, Economics Letters p51-54
- Basu AK, Andrews S, (2014) Asset allocation policy, returns and expenses of Australian superannuation funds: Recent evidence based on default options, The Australian Economic Review p63-77
- Basu AK, Forbes B, (2014) Does fundamental indexation lead to better risk adjusted returns? New evidence from Australian Securities Exchange, Accounting and Finance p699-728
- Turvey PA, Basu AK, Verhoeven P, (2013) Embedded tax liabilities and portfolio choice, The Journal of Portfolio Management p93-101
- Basu AK, Byrne A, Drew ME, (2011) Dynamic lifecycle strategies for target date retirement funds, The Journal of Portfolio Management: the journal for investment professionals p83-96
- Basu AK, Drew ME, (2010) The appropriateness of default investment options in defined contribution plans: Australian evidence, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal p290-305
- Basu AK, Drew M, (2009) The case for gender-sensitive superannuation plan design, The Australian Economic Review p177-189
- Basu AK, Drew ME, (2009) Portfolio Size Effect in Retirement Accounts: What Does It Imply for Lifecycle Asset Allocation Funds?, The Journal of Portfolio Management p61-72
- Financial Decision Making in Late Adulthood
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