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Dr Matthew Abraham

Dr Matthew Abraham

Lecturer of Economics

Dr Mathew Abraham is on the Academic Team at the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS).

Mathew Started his career as an academic in the university and financial analyst and transitioned to both a senior academic and financial analyst with significant experience in financial trading and financial modelling both in New Zealand and Australia. He has worked with the equity research team in the financial market as a researcher and consultant and also has experience in on-line trading in stocks.

Career Progression

  • 02/2022 – Present Victoria Institute of Technology, Sydney Campus, Australia. Lecturer in Finance (Sessional). Teachers Finance courses for MBA students (Part-Time). Course development and moderation. Corporate Finance, Investment Analysis, and Financial Analytics.
  • 01/2022 – Present Jain Global Management Institute, Lidcombe, Sydney, Australia. Lecturer in Finance and Economics. Teaches Finance courses to post-graduate and undergraduate students. Course development and moderation. Micro and Macro Economics, International Trade, Corporate Valuation, Business Valuation, Deal Structuring. Financial Modeling and Trading.
  • 04/2022-Present ATMC (Federation University), Lecturer in Accounting and Economics. Teaches Accounting, Finance, and Economics courses at the Federation University.
  • 09/2021-07/2022 Flame University, Pune, India (Overseas). Taught Finance courses online to MBA students. 07/2007 – 07/2021 Whitireia School of Business, Wellington, New Zealand. Taught postgraduates and undergraduates. Investments, Financial Analysis and Corporate Finance. Industry Projects and Internships, Master’s Thesis supervision.
  • 01/2013 – 12/2017 Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand Taught post-graduates (Professional Masters) Economics for Business and Statistics (Part-Time).
  • 01/2004 -06/2007 Asia Pacific Institute, Auckland, New Zealand. Taught undergraduates. Managerial Finance
  • 1998-2001 & External Degree Programs of the University of London, Singapore.
  • 1989-1998 & University of Pune. India.
  • 2001-2003 Taught undergraduates and post-graduates, Finance and Economics.


Mathew holds a PhD degree in Finance from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and also a PhD in Economics (Financial Economics Specialization) from the University of Pune (India).


  • Member of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, (2007- 2021, Yearly Membership).
  • Life Member of Beta-Gama Group through Auckland University Chapter (2013, and Life-Membership)


  • 2019 Australian Business Dean Council (ABDC) Quality List Abraham, Mathew (2022). Performance analysis of crypto coins and crypto tokens using data envelopment analysis and propensity score matching. International Journal of Electronic Finance.
  • Abraham., Priyantha, G. (2022). A benchmarking approach to stock selection in the New Zealand markets. Empirical Economics Letters. Volume 21, Number 1, January 2022.
  • Abraham, M. (2021). An event study analysis of Bitcoin and Altcoins under COVID-19. African Review of Economics and Finance. Available at
  • Abraham, M., Lau, J., & Marsden, A. (2019). Underwriting of Australian DRPs. Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, Vol 22, No.3, 1-26.
  • Abraham, M. (2019). Studying the patterns and long-run dynamics in Cryptocurrency prices, Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Wiley Publications,
  • Abraham, M. (2018). Brexit announcement effect on the New Zealand stock Market. New Zealand Journal of Applied Business, 2018 Issue, 1-20.
  • Abraham, M., Marsden, A, & Poskitt, R. (2015). Determinants of a firm’s decision to utilize a Dividend reinvestment plan and shareholder participation rates: Australian evidence. Pacific Basin-Finance Journal, 31, 57-77.
  • Abraham, M., Dempsey, M. & Marsden, A. (2015). Dividend reinvestment plans (DRPs): A Tax- based incentive under the Australian imputation tax system. Australian Tax Forum.

International Journals

  • Abraham, M. (2018). Stock market volatility from a neuro-finance perspective: New Zealand Experience. Journal of Accounting and Finance, North American Press, USA
  • Abraham, M. (2013). Tax refund for unused franking credits and shareholder pattern change: Australian evidence. International Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 1(1), 1-15.
  • Abraham, M. (2013). Determinants of DRP participation rate under the Australian dividend tax Imputation system. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, July 86-111.
  • Abraham, M. (2000). Econometric evidence on the internationalization of Indian capital markets. Finance India, 1(2), 25-38.
  • Abraham, M. (2000). Internationalization of Indian stock markets. Journal of Accounting and Finance, India, 14(2), 55-71.
  • Abraham, M. (1999). Empirical evidence on the information content of dividend hypothesis. Journal of Accounting and Finance, India, 13(2), 13-30.

Working Papers (SSRN)

  • Abraham, M (2022). Evaluation of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) as a New Mechanism for Entrepreneurial Finance. Retrieved from
  • Abraham, M (2022). Bitcoin threat and the emergence of Central bank digital currency: Regulatory and valuation challenges. Retrieved 2022. From or
  • Abraham, M. (2016). Brexit and Disposition Effect. Evidence from New Zealand, Australian and Indian Stock Markets. SSRN. Retrieved 2016, from
  • Abraham, M. (2016). Determinants of Residential Property Value in New Zealand: A Neural Network Approach. SSRN. Retrieved 2016, from
  • Abraham, M. (2014). A Longitudinal Study of Possible Links between Tax Imputation and Dividend Reinvestment Plans. SSRN. Retrieved from
  • Abraham, M. (2013). Characteristics of firms that have an underwritten DRP: Australian evidence, SSRN. Retrieved April 29, 2013, from


  • Abraham, M. (2020). An event study analysis on Bitcoin and Altcoins under Covid-19. Research Symposium, Whitireia-Weltec, Wellington, New Zealand, November 26, 2020.
  • Abraham, M. (2019). Studying the pattern of cryptocurrency prices, GAW conference on Economics and Finance, Saint Lazarus, Paris, France, December 20-22, 2019.
  • Abraham, M. (2018). Political events and shareholder’s value: An event study analysis of the New Zealand stock market. Research Symposium, Wellington Institute of Technology, Wellington, New Zealand, and November 22, 2018.
  • Abraham, M. (2018). Stock market volatility from a neuro-finance perspective: New Zealand experience. Business Research Conference, 6-7 August, Imperial College, London.
  • Abraham, M., & Legg, G. (2017). IFRS and Accounting Quality: New Zealand Evidence. Global Business and Social Science Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Marsden, A., Abraham, M., & Lau, J (2017). Underwriting of Australian Dividend Reinvestment Plans. New Zealand Finance Colloquium, Auckland.
  • Marsden, A. Abraham, M., & Poskitt. R. (2014). Determinants of a Firm’s decision to utilize a Dividend Reinvestment Plan. New Zealand and Australia Accounting and Finance Association Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Abraham, M. (2013). Tax-based preference for dividend reinvestment plans: Australian evidence. Finance and Economics 2013 Conference of Lupton Centre for Business Research. Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Marsden, A., Abraham, M., & Poskitt. R. (2012). Determinants of Australian DRP adopters. New Zealand Finance Colloquium (Massey University), Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Abraham, M. (2009). Dividend Reinvestment Plans: An Empirical Analysis. Australia and New Zealand Accounting and Finance Association Conference, Adelaide, Australia.