Dr Jean Canil

Dr Jean Canil
 Position Discipline Leader - Finance
 Org Unit Business School Office
 Email jean.canil@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 5534
 Location Floor/Room 12 34 ,  Nexus 10 Tower ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Jean lectures corporate finance at both undergraduate and postgraduate, as well as Honours levels. Her contribution to reserach in corporate finance, especially in the topic area of executive compensation, is recognised internationally as well as nationality and is evdenced by her publications and her continual participation at international conferences. Her recent publications in the Journal of Corporate Finance (A* ranked) examine the impact of executive compensation on payout policy, agency costs and investment. At present, she is investigating the impact of Say on Pay votes on gender pay gaps. Her work has also been published in 'The Conversation' which triggered varied interests from practitioners.  She is on the editorial board for JASSA, the FINSIA journal of applied finance and was recently appointed to the University of Adelaide Endownment Fund.

  • Qualifications

    B.Ec., B.Com (Hons), Ph.D, F Fin, FMA
  • Teaching Interests

    She is lecturer-in-charge of Corporate Finance Theory and Advanced Corporate Finance for Masters, as well as Advanced Finance Theory for Honours. She has lectured a more advanced version in Singapore. Her principal teaching and research interests are in the area of corporate finance, including executive compensation, risk management, corporate diversification and capital structure.

  • Research Interests

    Jean's research in corporate finance is essentially applied, although some theoretical contributions have been made. Areas of interest include executive compensation, risk management, corporate diversification, capital structure, dividend policy and toehold strategies with respect to corporate acquisitions.

  • Research Funding

    ARC grant 'Survival of Australia's Family Farms: Capital Raising and Credit Access (2010) $495,000.

  • Publications

    Selected publications


    Canil, J., Karpavicius, S., Yu, C., 2019. Are shareholders gender neutral? Evidence from Say on Pay. Journal of Corporate Finance, forthocming.

    Vo, T., Canil, J., 2019. CEO pay disparity: Efficient contracting or managerial power? Journal of Corporate Finance, 54, 168-190.

    Canil, J., Karpavicius, S., 2018. Do proceeds fro employee stock options still play a role in firms' financing and investment policies? Journal of Corporate Finance, 50, 468-483.

    Canil, J., Rosser, B., 2018. CEO incentive pay around performance declines. Managerial Finance. 44, 1047-4067.

    Canil, J., 2017. Non-dividend protected executive options and dividend policy: Evidence from SFAS 123R. Journal of Corporate Finance 44, 15-33.

    Canil, J., Rosser, B., 2015. Evidence on exercise pricing in CEO option grants in two countires. Annals of Finance 11, 383-410.



  • Professional Associations

    Financial Management Association
    Senior Fellow of Finsia

  • Community Engagement

    Member of the editorial board, JASSA, FINSIA journal of applied finance

    Member of the editorial board, Global Business & Finance

    Member University of Adelaide Investment Advisory Committee

    Co-Covenor Adelaide Women's Forum

    Chairperson, Finance committee, St. Pius X Church

    Director, 264-276 Richmond Rd and 2019-221 Marion Rd Marleston


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