Dr Karen Alpert


School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 334 68003


Karen's interests include research into the impact of taxation and government regulation on financial decision making.

Karen Alpert joined the school in 2001 after spending four years lecturing finance subjects at Monash University. Her research interests are in the areas of corporate finance, capital structure and superannuation. Karen completed her PhD on the effects of taxation on option exercise and put-call parity in 2004. Karen is a member of the Australian Institute of Banking and Finance.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, U.C.Berkeley
  • Master of Business Administration, U.C.Berkeley
  • Master of Business Taxation, University of Southern California


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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Alpert, K. and Knight, W.J. (2002). Effects of taxation for option writers. In: Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) 2002 Annual Conference: Program and Abstracts. AAANZ 2002 Annual Conference, Perth, Western Australia, (24-24). 7-9 July, 2002.

  • Alpert, K. (2002). Taxation and the early exercise of call options. In: A. Pinnington, 4th Annual RHD Student Colloquium - Abstracts. 2002 Research Student Colloquium, Riverglenn Conference Centre, Indooroopilly, (3-3). 1 June, 2002.

  • Alpert, K. (2001). Taxation and the early exercise of call options. In: Proceedings of the 14th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference. 14th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, The ANA Hotel, Sydney, (). 17-19 December, 2001.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Completed Supervision