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Dr Riccardo Natoli

PhD (VU), BBus (Econ) (First Class Hon) (VU), BA (LaTrobe)

Senior Lecturer, College of Business

Dr Riccardo Natoli is a Senior Lecturer in the Finance and Financial Services discipline. His research interests and areas of expertise include economic development, financial education (including financial literacy), finance and corporate governance.

Riccardo has received research grants linked with national professional accounting and finance associations (e.g. AFAANZ, ACFS, CPA Australia, and JAB). His research profile includes publication in national and international journals, and presentations at national and international conferences. He has editorial board experience on a number of journals including Issues in Accounting Education (ABDC A-rank) and Social Indicators Research (ABDC A-rank).

In addition, Riccardo has taught postgraduate and undergraduate units in finance, applied economics research, risk management and statistics at Victoria University. He is also currently involved in supervising postgraduate research students.

Key publications

Refereed journal articles

Jackling, B, Natoli, R, Siddique, S & Sciulli, N (forthcoming) ‘Student attitudes to blogs: A case study of reflective and collaborative learning’, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education (Scimago Q1) DOI:10.1080/02602938.2014.931926

Natoli, R & Zuhair, S 2013, 'The Resource-Infrastructure-Environment Index for Measuring Progress: An Application to Australia, Mexico and the US', Social Indicators Research, 110(1), 31-54. (ABDC A-rank)

Jackling, B, de Lange, P & Natoli, R 2013, 'Transitioning to IFRS in Australian classrooms: Impact on teaching approaches', Issues in Accounting Education, 28(2), 263-275. (ABDC A-rank)

Natoli, R & Zuhair, S 2011, 'Measuring progress: A comparison of the GDP, HDI, GS and the RIE', Social Indicators Research, 103(1), 33-56. (ABDC A-rank)

Natoli, R & Zuhair, S 2011, 'Rediscovering the Condorcet approach as an aggregation technique for progress measures', Economic Papers: A Journal of Applied Economics and Policy, 30(3), 368-376. (ABDC B-rank)

View Riccardo's publications in Victoria University's Research Repository.

Teaching responsibilities


Undergraduate unit: BEO3446 Financial Institutions and Monetary Theory

Specialisation Advisor: Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance)

Co-Specialisation Advisor: Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance) / Bachelor of Laws

Postgraduate research students

Current principal supervision: 1 PhD student

Current co-supervision: 3 PhD students, 3 DBA students

Research grants

External competitive research grants

  • Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS) Commissioned Paper Grant (2014), ‘Wither the Life Insurance Sector?’, AUD$10,000 (held jointly with Terrence Hallahan and Segu Zuhair (VU)).
  • Joint Accounting Bodies (JAB) Grant (2012), 'Transition to graduate employment for accounting graduates: Assessing the effectiveness of the skilled migration internship programme in accounting', AUD$40,000 (held jointly with Beverley Jackling and Asheley Jones (VU)).
  • Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Grant (2012), 'The impact of negative experiences on accounting students withdrawal from study', AUD$6,000 (held jointly with Beverley Jackling and Maria Prokofieva (VU)).
  • Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia Global Research Perspectives Grant (2011), 'Opening the mahogany doors: A study of gender diversity of the top 500 Australian firms', AUD$24,300 (held jointly with Beverley Jackling (VU) and Shireenjit Johl (Deakin)).

Selected internal competitive research grants

  • Research Infrastructure Grant (2014), ‘Training, databases and membership of the Australian Centre of Financial Services’, AUD$80,000 (held jointly with Beverley Jackling and Terrence Hallahan (VU)).
  • Researcher Development Grant Scheme (2013), 'Identifying a financial literacy risk profile in the CALD communities – A case study of the Vietnamese community', AUD$28,200 (held jointly with Terrence Hallahan and Keis Ohtsuka (VU)).
  • International Collaborative Research Grant Scheme (2013), 'Impacts of International Financial Reporting Standards adoption: Evidence from Australia and China', AUD$20,000 (held jointly with Beverley Jackling (VU) and Zi Wei and Zong Wl (CUFE)).
  • Student Equity and Diversity Initiative Grant (2010), ‘Novel ways of improving the generic skill development of low SES and NESB students’, AUD$22,900 (held jointly with Beverley Jackling, Lisa Curran and CaAtherine Meredith (VU)).
  • Student Equity and Diversity Initiative Grant (2010), ‘A peer assisted tutorial supports (PATS) for information systems learning for business students in real time’,AUD$17,166 (held jointly with Beverley Jackling, Robert Jovanovic, Gillian Best and CaAtherine Meredith (VU)).

Professional membership

  • Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)
  • International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER)
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)

Conference presentations

Riccardo has presented more than 20 peer-reviewed papers at conferences both nationally and internationally, including:

  • Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Conference
  • European Accounting Association (EAA) Congress
  • American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Conference.


Areas of expertise

  • Corporate governance
  • Economic development
  • Finance
  • Financial education (including Financial literacy)

Contact details

+61 3 9919 1522