Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) Australia
Dr. James Cummings is a senior research analyst in the Policy Research and Statistics Division at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. He undertakes original research in the fields of prudential supervision, banking, finance, and superannuation that assist APRA in performing its supervisory functions. Dr. Cummings holds a Bachelor of Arts (Demography) from Macquarie University and a Master of Commerce (Finance with Economics and International Business) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Finance) from the University of Sydney. The title of his doctoral thesis was “Three essays on price formation and liquidity in financial futures markets”. His research has been published in leading scholarly journals including the Journal of Futures Markets, Accounting and Finance and the Australian Journal of Management. Dr. Cummings is the author of several market insights research papers for the Australian Securities Exchange. He has presented his research at international conferences including meetings of the Financial Management Association International, Asian Finance Association, Asia-Pacific Futures Research Symposium and the European Financial Management Association.