Dirk Baur is currently Professor of Finance at the University of Western Australia (Perth).
Before joining UWA he worked for the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission from 2003-2005, was a Post-doctoral fellow at Trinity College Dublin (2005-2007) and a Lecturer at Dublin City University (2007-2009). From 2009-2014 Dirk was Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Technology, Sydney and Associate Professor of Finance at the Kuehne Logistics University in Hamburg in 2015.
Dirk is an expert on the financial economics of gold and the dynamic dependence of financial assets evidenced by more than 40 academic papers published in international journals. Since 2016, his main research is on Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology.