Researcher biography

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.