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Professor Ron Bird

Ron Bird

Professor of Finance

About Ron

  • Refereed Journal Articles:
    Bird, R; Huang, P; Lu, Y (2017), Board independence and the variability of firm performance: Evidence from an exogenous regulatory shock, Australian Journal of Management, online, .
    Bird, R; Duppati, G; Mukherjee, A (2016), Corporate social responsibility and firm market performance: a study of Indian listed companies, International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 11 (1) : 68-88.
    Bird, R; Reddy, K; Yeung, D (2014), The relationship between uncertainty and the market reaction to information: Is it influenced by stock-specific characteristics?, International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance, 4 (2) : 113-132.
    Abidin, Sazali; Bird, Ron; Yeung, Danny (2013), Forecasting extreme performance: The experience with Australian equities, The Finsia Journal of Applied Finance, 1, 32-37.
    Bird, Ron; Gray, Jack; Scotti, Massimo (2013), Why do investors favor active management... to the extent they do?, Rotman International Journal of Pension Management, 6 (2) : 6-17.
    Bird, Ron; Grosse, Matthew; Yeung, Danny (2013), The market response to exploration, resource and reserve announcements by mining companies: Australian data, Australian Journal of Management, 38 (2) : 311-331.
    Bird, Ron; Choi, Daniel; Yeung, Danny (2013), Market uncertainty, market sentiment and the post-earnings announcement drift, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, -online, 1-29.
    Bird, Ron; Pellizzari, Paolo; Yeung, Danny (2013), Performance implications of active management of institutional mutual funds, Accounting and Finance, -online, 1-27.
    Bird, RG; Liem, H; Thorp, S (2013), The tortoise and the hare: Risk premium versus alternative asset portfolios, Journal of Portfolio Management, 39 (3) : 112-122.
    Bird, Ron; Liem, Harry; Thorp, Susan (2012), Infrastructure: Real assets and real returns, European Financial Management, -online, 1-23.
    Bird, R; Yeung, D (2012), How do investors react under uncertainty?, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 20 (2) : 310-327.
    Bird, R; Momente, F; Reggiani, F (2012), The market acceptance of corporate social responsibility: a comparison across six countries/regions, Australian Journal of Management, 37 (2) : 153-168.
    Menzies, Gordon; Bird, Ron; Dixon, Peter; Rimmer, Maureen (2011), Asset price regulators, unite: You have the macroeconomy to win and microeconomic losses are small, Economic Record, 87 (278) : 449-464.
    Bird, Ron; Casavecchia, Lorenzo; Pellizzari, Paolo; Woolley, Paul (2011), The impact on the pricing process of costly active management and performance chasing clients, Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, 6 (1) : 61-82.
    Bird, Ron; Menzies, Gordon; Dixon, Peter; Rimmer, Maureen (2011), The economic costs of US stock mispricing, Journal of Policy Modeling, 33 (4) : 552-567.
    Bird, Ron; Casavecchia, Lorenzo (2011), Conditional style rotation model on enhanced value and growth portfolios: The European experience, Journal of Asset Management, 11 (6) : 375-390.
    Bagna, Emanuel; Bini, Mauro; Bird, Ron; Momente, Francesco; Reggiani, Francesco (2010), Accounting for employee stock options: What can we learn from the market's perceptions?, Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, 21 (2) : 161-186.
    Mar, Joanne; Bird, Ron; Casavecchia, Lorenzo; Yeung, Danny (2009), Fundamental indexation: An Australian investigation, Australian Journal of Management, 34 (1) : 1-20.
    Bird, Ron; Hall, A; Momente, Francesco; Reggiani, Francesco (2007), What corporate social responsibility activities are valued by the market?, Journal of Business Ethics, 76 (2) : 189-206.
    Bird, Ron; Casavecchia, Lorenzo (2007), Value enhancement using momentum indicators: the European experience, International Journal of Managerial Finance, 3 (3) : 229-262.
    Bird, Ron; Casavecchia, Lorenzo (2007), Sentiment and financial health indicators for value and growth stocks: The European experience, European Journal of Finance, 13 (8) : 769-793.
    Bird, Ron; Gerlach, Richard (2006), A Bayesian model averaging approach to enhance value investment, International Journal of Business and Economics, 5 (2) : 111-127.
    Bird, Ron; He, Xue-Zhong; Thosar, Satish; Woolley, Paul (2005), The case for market inefficiency: Investment style and market pricing, Journal of Asset Management, 5 (6) : 365-388.
    Azzi, Sarah; Bird, Ron (2005), Prophets during boom and gloom downunder, Global Finance Journal, 15 (3) : 337-367.
    Bird, Ron; Whitaker, Jonathan (2004), The performance of value and momentum investment portfolios: Recent experience in the major European markets Part 2, Journal of Asset Management, 5 (3) : 157-175.
    Woolley, Paul; Bird, Ron (2003), Economic implications of passive investing, Journal of Asset Management, 3 (4) : 303-312.
    Bird, Ron; Whitaker, Jonathan (2003), The performance of value and momentum investment portfolios: Recent experience in the major European markets, Journal of Asset Management, 4 (4) : 221-246.
    Gerlach, Richard; Bird, Ron; Hall, A (2002), Bayesian variable selection in logistic regression: predicting company earnings direction, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 44 (2) : 155-168.
    Bird, Ron; Gallagher, David (2002), The evaluation of active manager returns in a non-symmetrical environment, Journal of Asset Management, 2 (4) : 303-324.
    Bird, Ron; Gerlach, Richard; Hall, A (2001), The prediction of earnings movements using accounting data: An update and extension of Ou and Penman, Journal of Asset Management, 2 (2) : 180-195.
    Authored Research Books
  • Ross, S; Trayler, RM; Bird, R; Westerfield, R; Jordan, BD (2013), Essentials of Corporate Finance, : McGraw-Hill Education, 624pgs.
  • Conference - Full Paper 
    Yeung, Danny; Pellizzari, Paolo; Bird, Ron; Abidin, Sazali (2013), Diversification versus concentration ... and the winner is?, 20th Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society, Izmir, Turkey; 30 June - 2 July, 24pgs.
    Abidin, Sazali; Bird, Ron; Yeung, Danny; Nguyen, Tat Thang (2013), Identifying extreme performers stocks in New Zealand, 2013 New Zealand Capital Markets Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand; 31 May, 25pgs.
    Bird, Ron; Choi, Daniel; Yeung, Danny (2011), Market uncertainty and sentiment, and the post-earnings announcement drift, Eighteenth Annual Conference Multinational Finance Society, Rome, Italy; 26-29 June, 30pgs.
    Bird, Ron; Reddy, Krishna; Yeung, Danny (2011), The relationship between uncertainty and the market reaction to information: How is it influenced by market and stock-specific characteristics?, 18th Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society, Rome, Italy; 26-29 June, 28pgs.

    Journal Articles
  • Bird, Ron; Gray, Jack (2009), Improving pension management and delivery: An (im)modest and likely (un)popular proposal, Rotman International Journal of Pension Management, 2 (2) : 36-40.
    Working Papers
  • Yeung, Danny; Pellizzari, Paolo; Bird, Ron; Abidin, Sazali (2012), Diversification versus concentration ..... and the winner is?, University of Technology, Sydney, 24pgs.
    All Recent Publications 
    Bird, R; Huang, P; Lu, Y (2017), Board independence and the variability of firm performance: Evidence from an exogenous regulatory shock, Australian Journal of Management, online, .
    Bird, R; Duppati, G; Mukherjee, A (2016), Corporate social responsibility and firm market performance: a study of Indian listed companies, International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 11 (1) : 68-88.
    Bird, R; Reddy, K; Yeung, D (2014), The relationship between uncertainty and the market reaction to information: Is it influenced by stock-specific characteristics?, International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance, 4 (2) : 113-132.
    Abidin, Sazali; Bird, Ron; Yeung, Danny (2013), Forecasting extreme performance: The experience with Australian equities, The Finsia Journal of Applied Finance, 1, 32-37.
    Yeung, Danny; Pellizzari, Paolo; Bird, Ron; Abidin, Sazali (2013), Diversification versus concentration ... and the winner is?, 20th Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society, Izmir, Turkey; 30 June - 2 July, 24pgs.
    Abidin, Sazali; Bird, Ron; Yeung, Danny; Nguyen, Tat Thang (2013), Identifying extreme performers stocks in New Zealand, 2013 New Zealand Capital Markets Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand; 31 May, 25pgs.
    Bird, Ron; Gray, Jack; Scotti, Massimo (2013), Why do investors favor active management... to the extent they do?, Rotman International Journal of Pension Management, 6 (2) : 6-17.
    Bird, Ron; Grosse, Matthew; Yeung, Danny (2013), The market response to exploration, resource and reserve announcements by mining companies: Australian data, Australian Journal of Management, 38 (2) : 311-331.
    Bird, Ron; Choi, Daniel; Yeung, Danny (2013), Market uncertainty, market sentiment and the post-earnings announcement drift, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, -online, 1-29.
    Bird, Ron; Pellizzari, Paolo; Yeung, Danny (2013), Performance implications of active management of institutional mutual funds, Accounting and Finance, -online, 1-27.
    Ross, S; Trayler, RM; Bird, R; Westerfield, R; Jordan, BD (2013), Essentials of Corporate Finance, : McGraw-Hill Education, 624pgs.
    Bird, RG; Liem, H; Thorp, S (2013), The tortoise and the hare: Risk premium versus alternative asset portfolios, Journal of Portfolio Management, 39 (3) : 112-122.
    Yeung, Danny; Pellizzari, Paolo; Bird, Ron; Abidin, Sazali (2012), Diversification versus concentration ..... and the winner is?, University of Technology, Sydney, 24pgs.
    Bird, Ron; Liem, Harry; Thorp, Susan (2012), Infrastructure: Real assets and real returns, European Financial Management, -online, 1-23.
    Bird, R; Yeung, D (2012), How do investors react under uncertainty?, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 20 (2) : 310-327.
    Bird, R; Momente, F; Reggiani, F (2012), The market acceptance of corporate social responsibility: a comparison across six countries/regions, Australian Journal of Management, 37 (2) : 153-168.
    Bird, Ron; Choi, Daniel; Yeung, Danny (2011), Market uncertainty and sentiment, and the post-earnings announcement drift, Eighteenth Annual Conference Multinational Finance Society, Rome, Italy; 26-29 June, 30pgs.
    Bird, Ron; Reddy, Krishna; Yeung, Danny (2011), The relationship between uncertainty and the market reaction to information: How is it influenced by market and stock-specific characteristics?, 18th Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society, Rome, Italy; 26-29 June, 28pgs.
    Menzies, Gordon; Bird, Ron; Dixon, Peter; Rimmer, Maureen (2011), Asset price regulators, unite: You have the macroeconomy to win and microeconomic losses are small, Economic Record, 87 (278) : 449-464.
    Bird, Ron; Casavecchia, Lorenzo; Pellizzari, Paolo; Woolley, Paul (2011), The impact on the pricing process of costly active management and performance chasing clients, Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, 6 (1) : 61-82.
    Bird, Ron; Menzies, Gordon; Dixon, Peter; Rimmer, Maureen (2011), The economic costs of US stock mispricing, Journal of Policy Modeling, 33 (4) : 552-567.
    Bird, Ron; Casavecchia, Lorenzo (2011), Conditional style rotation model on enhanced value and growth portfolios: The European experience, Journal of Asset Management, 11 (6) : 375-390.
    Bagna, Emanuel; Bini, Mauro; Bird, Ron; Momente, Francesco; Reggiani, Francesco (2010), Accounting for employee stock options: What can we learn from the market's perceptions?, Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, 21 (2) : 161-186.
    Mar, Joanne; Bird, Ron; Casavecchia, Lorenzo; Yeung, Danny (2009), Fundamental indexation: An Australian investigation, Australian Journal of Management, 34 (1) : 1-20.
    Bird, Ron; Gray, Jack (2009), Improving pension management and delivery: An (im)modest and likely (un)popular proposal, Rotman International Journal of Pension Management, 2 (2) : 36-40.
    Bird, Ron; Hall, A; Momente, Francesco; Reggiani, Francesco (2007), What corporate social responsibility activities are valued by the market?, Journal of Business Ethics, 76 (2) : 189-206.
    Bird, Ron; Casavecchia, Lorenzo (2007), Value enhancement using momentum indicators: the European experience, International Journal of Managerial Finance, 3 (3) : 229-262.
    Bird, Ron; Casavecchia, Lorenzo (2007), Sentiment and financial health indicators for value and growth stocks: The European experience, European Journal of Finance, 13 (8) : 769-793.
    Bird, Ron; Gerlach, Richard (2006), A Bayesian model averaging approach to enhance value investment, International Journal of Business and Economics, 5 (2) : 111-127.
    Bird, Ron; He, Xue-Zhong; Thosar, Satish; Woolley, Paul (2005), The case for market inefficiency: Investment style and market pricing, Journal of Asset Management, 5 (6) : 365-388.
    Azzi, Sarah; Bird, Ron (2005), Prophets during boom and gloom downunder, Global Finance Journal, 15 (3) : 337-367.
    Bird, Ron; Whitaker, Jonathan (2004), The performance of value and momentum investment portfolios: Recent experience in the major European markets Part 2, Journal of Asset Management, 5 (3) : 157-175.
    Woolley, Paul; Bird, Ron (2003), Economic implications of passive investing, Journal of Asset Management, 3 (4) : 303-312.
    Bird, Ron; Whitaker, Jonathan (2003), The performance of value and momentum investment portfolios: Recent experience in the major European markets, Journal of Asset Management, 4 (4) : 221-246.
    Gerlach, Richard; Bird, Ron; Hall, A (2002), Bayesian variable selection in logistic regression: predicting company earnings direction, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 44 (2) : 155-168.
    Bird, Ron; Gallagher, David (2002), The evaluation of active manager returns in a non-symmetrical environment, Journal of Asset Management, 2 (4) : 303-324.
    Bird, Ron; Gerlach, Richard; Hall, A (2001), The prediction of earnings movements using accounting data: An update and extension of Ou and Penman, Journal of Asset Management, 2 (2) : 180-195.

Recent Publications

  • Bird, R., Huang, P., & Lu, Y. (2017). Board independence and the variability of firm performance: Evidence from an exogenous regulatory shock. Australian Journal of Management, online, 24 pages. doi:10.1177/0312896217708227

  • Bird, R., Duppati, G., & Mukherjee, A. (2016). Corporate social responsibility and firm market performance: a study of Indian listed companies. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 11(1), 68-88. doi:10.1504/IJBGE.2016.076351

  • Bird, R., Pellizzari, P., & Yeung, D. (2015). Performance implications of active management of institutional mutual funds. Accounting and Finance, 55(1), 1-27. doi:10.1111/acfi.12056 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/8196

  • Bird, R., Liem, H., & Thorp, S. (2014). Infrastructure: Real assets and real returns. European Financial Management, 20(4), 802-824. doi:10.1111/j.1468-036x.2012.00650.x

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Contact Details

Email: ronbird@waikato.ac.nz
Room: MSB.2.30
Phone: +64 838 4676