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Mark Humphery-Jenner

Mark Humphery-Jenner 

PhD (Banking & Finance), UNSW
PhD (Business Law), Tilburg

PhD (Law), Leiden University

MS (Industrial Engineering), Columbia University
LLB (First Class Honours), UNSW
BCom (First Class Honours, University Medal), UNSW

Senior Lecturer


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Forthcoming and published papers


  • Humphery-Jenner, M. (in press). “Takeover Defenses, Innovation, and Value Creation: Evidence from Acquisition Decisions”, Strategic Management Journal.
  • Humphery-Jenner, M., & Suchard, J.-A. (in press). “Foreign VCs and the Internationalization of Entrepreneurial Companies: Evidence from China”, Journal of International Business Studies.
  • Humphery-Jenner, M.L., (in press). “Diversification in Private Equity Funds: On Knowledge-Sharing, Risk-Aversion and Limited-Attention”, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
  • Humphery-Jenner, M., (2013). “Strong Financial Laws Without Strong Enforcement: Is Good Law Always Better than No Law?”, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies,10, 288-324.
  • Humphery-Jenner, M., & Suchard, J.-A., (2013). “Foreign VCs and Venture Success: Evidence from China”, Journal of Corporate Finance, 21, 16-35.
  • Dutt, T., & Humphery-Jenner, M., (2013). “Stock Return Volatility, Operating Performance and Stock Returns: International evidence on drivers of the 'low volatility' anomaly”, Journal of Banking and Finance, 35, 999-1017.
  • Harford, J., Humphery-Jenner, M.L., & Powell, R.G., (2012). “The Sources of Value Destruction in Acquisitions by Entrenched Managers”, Journal of Financial Economics, 106, 247-261.
  • Humphery-Jenner, M.L., (2012). “Private Equity Fund Size, Investment Size, and Value Creation” Review of Finance, 16, 799-835.
  • Humphery-Jenner, M.L., (2012). “The impact of the EU takeover directive on takeover performance and empire building”, Journal of Corporate Finance, 18, 254-272.
  • Humphery-Jenner, M.L., (2012). “Internal and External Discipline Following Securities Class Actions”, Journal of Financial Intermediation, 21, 151-179.
  • Humphery-Jenner, M.L., & Powell, R.G., (2011). “Firm size, takeover profitability, and the effectiveness of the market for corporate control: Does the absence of anti-takeover provisions make a difference?” Journal of Corporate Finance, 17, 418-437.
  • Humphery-Jenner, M.L., (2011). “Optimal VWAP Trading Under Noisy Conditions”, Journal of Banking and Finance, 35, 2319-2329. 


Research interests

  • Corporate finance
  • Venture capital and private equity
  • Law

Research grants

Prizes and awards


  • Best Paper Prize: Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference (2013)
  • Centre for International Finance and Regulation "Project: The Regulation and Impact of Non Traditional Rights Issues and Placements in Australia" (2013)
  • AVCAL Private Equity & Venture Capital Research Prize (2012)
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (2009-2012)
  • UNSW Research Excellence Award (2009-2012)
  • PRSS Travel Grant (2012)
  • Best Paper Prize: Finance and Corporate Governance Conference (2011)
  • AFA Travel Grant (2011)
  • Empirical Legal Studies Travel Grant (2010)
  • Dean's Award for Service (2010)
  • Dean's Award for Academic Excellence (2008)
  • CFA Scholarship (2008)
  • Warwick Negus Scholarship (2006)
  • UNSW Honours Scholarship (2006)
  • Allens Arthur Robinson Prize (2005)
  • NSW Bar Association Prize (2005)

 Courses taught

  • MFIN6210 Empirical Studies in Finance
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