Visiting Scholars and Distinguished Visitors

In 2016, TSBE is delighted to welcome eminent and emerging scholars from around the world.

Recent visitors to TSBE include:

  • Prof Tammy Allen, Professor of Psychology, University of South Florida
  • Prof Giuseppe Cavaliere, Professor of Econometrics, University of Bologna
  • Prof Jan Jacobs, Department of Economics, University of Groningen and TSBE Visiting Professor
  • Prof Denise Osborn, Professor of Econometrics, University of Manchester and TSBE Visiting Professor
  • Prof. Dr. René Kemp, Professorial fellow at UNU-MERIT and Professor of Innovation and Sustainable Development at ICIS, Maastricht University
  • Prof Ngo Van Long, Professor of Economics, McGill University
  • Prof Francis Tapon, Professor of Economics, University of Guelph
  • Prof Robert Taylor, Professor of Financial Econometrics, University of Essex
  • Prof Timo Teräsvirta, Professor of Economics, Aarhus University

The CPA Australia (Tasmanian Division) in conjunction with Accounting and Corporate Governance presents an annual Research Lecture for academics, teachers, students, accountants and the business and government community in Tasmania. The inaugural Research Lecture was held in Hobart and Launceston on 5 and 6 April 1990. The Research Lecture has been annual event ever since.

The Tasmanian School of Business and Economics has been honoured with visits by many distinguished speakers over the years. The presenters of the Annual Research Lectures are listed below:


Presenter: Phil Hancock FCPA

Title: The Next Generation of Accountants.


Presenter: Professor Gordon Boyce

Title: Accounting, accountability and responsibility: Pillars of national integrity.


Presenter: Professor Ken McPhail

Title: Human Rights and Accountability.


Presenter: Professor Kim Langfield-Smith

Title: Global accounting education standards: facilitating access, convergence and implementation.


Presenter: Professor Roger Buritt

Title: Reporting and assurance of sustainability issues: what are the drivers?


Presenter: Emeritus Professor Michael Gaffikin

Title: Professional Issues in Contemporary Accounting - What are the Problems and Issues Facing the Discipline of Accounting and how can the Profession Work Together to Take a Proactive Role?


Presenter: Professor Brendan O'Connell

Title: HIH, the AWB: Lessons Learned and Where to From Here?


Presenter: Professor Keryn Chalmers

Title: Globalisation of Accounting Standards: The Why, How and Impact


Presenter: Professor Dave Owen

Title: Corporate Sustainability Reporting - Accountability or Spin?


Presenter: Professor James Guthrie

Title: A Review of New Public Financial Management Change in Australia.


Presenter: Professor Peter Wolnizer

Title: A Cure for Enronitis?


Presenter: Professor Stewart Leech

Title: Understanding the impact of information systems on decision making by professional accountants.


Presenter: Professor Ken Trotman Professor of Accounting, University of New South Wales

Title: Auditor Judgment Research - Findings and Implications for Practice


Presenter: Professor Bruce Grundy Professor of Finance, University of Melbourne

Title: Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation: An Economic Perspective.


Presenter: Professor Philip Brown Professor of Accounting, University of Western Australia

Title: Politics and Processes: The Future of Australian Accounting Standards


Presenter: Professor Stanley Biggs KPMG Peat Marwick Professor of Accounting, University of Connecticut

Title: Analytical Procedures: Promise, Problems, and Implications for Practice


Presenter: Professor Jayne Godfrey Professor of Accounting and Finance, University of Tasmania

Title: Accounting as an Economic Tool: Implications for Accountants and Regulators


Presenter: Professor Ron Weber Professor of Commerce, University of Queensland

Title: Corporate Governance and Information Technology: Some Implications for Accountants and Auditors


Presenter: Professor Peter Brownell Ernst and Young Professor of Accounting, University of Melbourne

Title: Research Directions in Management Accounting


Presenter: Professor Greg Whittred Professor of Accounting and Finance, Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New south Wales

Title: Innovation, Regulation and the Role of Financial Accounting Research


Presenter: Professor Robert Chenhall Professor of Accounting, Monash University

Title: Strategic Management Accounting: an Essential Aspect of Developing Competitive Business Strategies


Presenter: Professor Lee D. Parker
Head, Accounting and Finance Discipline, The Flinders University of South Australia

Title: Ethics and Discipline in the Australian Accounting Profession


Presenter: Professor Peter Easton Price Waterhouse Professor of Accounting and Finance, Macquarie University and
Visiting Professor of Accounting, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago

Title: The Stock Market's Perception of Accounting Information

We host the Giblin Lecture annually alongside the Economic Society of Australia (Tasmania Branch) in memory of Lyndhurst Giblin. Lyndhurst Falkiner Giblin, a Tasmanian born economist (1982-1951), played an important role in the evolution of economic policy making in Australia. He served as the Tasmanian Government Statistician, acting Commonwealth Statistician and advised on Tariff and Depression policy, as well as seeing active duty in the First World War. His academic positions of note include the inaugural Ritchie Chair of Economic Research at the University of Melbourne. The Giblin Lecture aims to stimulate economic debate on topics of the day.

Paper number Title and link Author
Occ Paper No 1 (1996) The Economics of Politics and the Politics of Economics (PDF 53.0KB)

Professor Geoffrey Brennan

Occ Paper No 2 (1997) Privatization, Competitive Entry and Rational Rules for Residual Regulation (PDF 98.9KB)

Professor William J Baumol

Occ Paper No 3 (1998) Implications of the Asian Currency Crisis and the Debt Crisis of the 1980s (PDF 53.4KB)

Professor Anne Krueger

Occ Paper No 4 (2000) The E-Business Revolution (PDF 105.7KB)

Professor Ian R Harper

Occ Paper No 5 (2001) Movements in the Interests Rates (PDF 38.4KB)

Mr Ian MacFarlane

Occ Paper No 6 (2003) The Past and Future of Competition Law (PDF 273.2KB)

Professor Allan Fels

Occ Paper No 7(2004) Does Rising Inequality Harm the Middle Class? (PDF 146.3KB)

Professor Robert Frank

Occ Paper No 8 (2005) The Information Revolution and the Moral Economy of Innovation (PDF 157.2KB)

Professor John Quiggin

Occ Paper No 9 (2006) The Duel of Honour: Screening for Unobserved Social Capital (not available)

Professor Douglas Allen

Occ Paper No 10 (2007) Economics, Property Rights and Fishery Management (PDF 101.5KB)

Professor Harry Campbell

Occ Paper
The Australian labour market: The more things change...(PDF 355kb)     (Link to Livestream) Jeff Borland


Postal Address: University of Tasmania,
Private Bag 84, Hobart, TAS, 7001, Australia
Phone: +61 3 6226 2342