Professor of Finance, University of Melbourne

Kevin Davis is Professor of Finance at University of Melbourne.,

Prior to his appointment at the University of Melbourne in 1987, he was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Adelaide.

His primary research interests are in the areas of financial institutions and markets, financial engineering and corporate finance.

He is co-author/editor of sixteen books in the areas of finance, banking, monetary economics and macroeconomics and numerous journal articles and chapters in books. He is a member of the Australian Competition Tribunal

He has undertaken an extensive range of consulting assignments for financial institutions, business and government. Most recently (2014) he was a panel member of the Financial System (Murray) Inquiry.

Kevin was the inaugural Director of the Melbourne (now Australian) Centre for Financial Studies from July 2005-December 2008. Until 2019 he was Research Director of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies and Professor at Monash University.


  • 2009–present
    Research Director, Australian Centre for Financial Studies
  • 1991–present
    Board member, Melbourne University Credit Union
  • 2006–present
    Board member, SIRCA
  • 1987–present
    Professor of Finance, University of Melbourne
  • 2007–present
    Co-Chair, Australia-New Zealand Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee
  • 2005–2009
    Director, Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies


  • 1972 
    Australian National University , Master of Economics
  • 1970 
    Flinders University of South Australia , B.Ec. (Hons I)

Research Areas

  • Banking, Finance And Investment (1502)
  • Financial Institutions (Incl. Banking) (150203)
  • Investment And Risk Management (150205)
  • Finance (150201)
  • Banking, Finance And Investment Not Elsewhere Classified (150299)
  • International Economics And International Finance (140210)