Nava Ramezanian Bajgiran

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Lecturer - Finance
MBA and Professional Masters

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 – ext: 6043



  • PhD in Finance (In Progress-Thesis Submitted), The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Master of Economic Development and Planning, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
  • Bachelor of Business Economics, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.


Nava has done her PhD at the Department of Accounting and Finance, The University of Auckland under the supervision of Professor Dimitris Margaritis. At the moment her thesis is on the examination process. The main objective of her research is to introduce a new approach for evaluating the quality of firms’ corporate governance and their directors’ performance. In contrast to the common approach, which uses board structure and characteristics, and companies’ compliance with corporate governance regulations for measuring firms’ governance quality, her research considers board characteristics as being exogenous and instead focuses on the outcomes of the decisions they make. Prior to joining AUT, Nava worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) for three years in Economics, and Accounting and Finance Departments at the University of Auckland.

Teaching Areas:

  • Corporate Finance

Research Areas:

  • Corporate Finance



  • Ramezanian Bajgiran, N & Margaritis, D. (2019). The quality of boards’ decisions and corporate governance. Presented at the 18th Conference on Research on Economic Theory and Econometrics (CRETE) 2019, Greece.
  • Ramezanian Bajgiran, N. (2017). Board of directors, corporate governance and firm performance. Presented at Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Doctoral Symposium, Adelaide, Australia; and New Zealand Finance Colloquium and PhD Symposium, University of Auckland, New Zealand.