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Dr Michelle Reyers PhD

Senior Lecturer in Finance/Financial Economics

School of Economics and Finance

Michelle joined Massey in 2018. Prior to this, she was a senior lecturer in the Department of Financial Management at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Michelle received her PhD from the University of Pretoria in 2014. She is a CFA Charterholder and, prior to her academic career, spent 10 years working in the finance industry. Her research interests relate to financial decision making and behavioural aspects connected to these decisions. More specifically, she studies consumer financial decision making with a focus on financial capability, considering how the combination of knowledge, skills, confidence and attitude relate to financial decisions.

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 (0)4 9793202
    Location: 5C 22, Block 5
    Campus: Wellington

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Pretoria (2014)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Financial capability; Personal, household and consumer finance; Retirement finance; Behavioural finance

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Banking, Finance and Investment (150200): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000)

Research Outputs

Journal

Mabalane, MD., van Schalkwyk, CH., & Reyers, M. (2019). National differences in the financial risk tolerance of financial planning clients. Management Dynamics. 28(2), 28-41 Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10520/EJC-15f0758280
[Journal article]Authored by: Reyers, M.
Reyers, M. (2019). Financial capability and emergency savings among South Africans living above and below the poverty line. International Journal of Consumer Studies. 43(4), 335-347
[Journal article]Authored by: Reyers, M.
Nthebe, T., & Reyers, M. (2018). Perceptions of retirement adequacy in Lesotho: Behavioural and socio-economic influences. Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences. 11(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Reyers, M.
Reyers, M. (2018). Perceptions of retirement adequacy: Evidence from South Africa. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning. 29(2), 343-356
[Journal article]Authored by: Reyers, M.
Jansen van Vuuren, L., Reyers, M., & van Schalkwyk, CH. (2017). Assessing the impact of solvency assessment and management on risk management in South African insurance companies. Southern African Business Review. 21, 129-149 Retrieved from https://www.ajol.info/index.php/sabr
[Journal article]Authored by: Reyers, M.
Louw, E., van Schalkwyk, CH., & Reyers, M. (2017). Life cycle versus balanced funds: An emerging market perspective. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences. 20(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Reyers, M.
Reyers, M. (2016). The role of financial literacy and advice in financial decision making. Southern African Business Review. 20, 388-413 Retrieved from http://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default/Colleges/Economic-and-Management-Sciences/Journals/Southern-African-Business-Review
[Journal article]Authored by: Reyers, M.
Reyers, M., van Schalkwyk, CH., & Gouws, DG. (2015). Rational and behavioural predictors of pre-retirement cash-outs. Journal of Economic Psychology. 47, 23-33
[Journal article]Authored by: Reyers, M.
Reyers, M., van Schalkwyk, CH., & Gouws, DG. (2014). The rationality of retirement preservation decisions: a conceptual model. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies. 6(5), 418-431 Retrieved from https://ifrnd.org/journal/index.php/jebs/article/view/504/504
[Journal article]Authored by: Reyers, M.
Reyers, M., Gouws, D., & Blignaut, J. (2011). An exploratory study of motivations driving corporateinvestment in voluntary climatechange mitigation in South Africa. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences. 14(1), 92-108
[Journal article]Authored by: Reyers, M.

Thesis

Reyers, M. (2013). The rationality of retirement preservation decisions : towards a scientific model. (Doctoral Thesis, University of Pretoria, South Africa)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Reyers, M.

Conference

Reyers, M. (2016). Predictors of emergency savings in South African households: The role of financial knowledge, attitude and behavior. Poster session presented at the meeting of Boulder Summer Conference on Consumer Financial Decision Making. Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Reyers, M.
Reyers, M. (2015). Can financial advice act as a substitute for financial literacy?. Poster session presented at the meeting of Boulder Summer Conference on Consumer Financial Decision Making. Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Reyers, M.
Reyers, M., van Schalkwyk, CH., & Gouws, DG. (2014). Rational and behavioural predictors of pre-retirement cash-outs: A South African perspective. Poster session presented at the meeting of Boulder Summer Conference on Consumer Financial Decision Making. Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Reyers, M.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 125.111 Managing your Personal Finances
  • 125.312 Applied Personal Financial Management

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Randika Kalu Kapuge Dona - Doctor of Philosophy
    Constructivist Framework on Retail Customer Adoption to Green Banking : Eastern & Western Contextual Differences.

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