Business and economics research seminars and public lectures

We hold seminars that present the latest insights from accounting and accountability, economics, finance, marketing and management research, as well as two annual public lectures.

Seminar series

Our seminars present the latest insights from accounting and accountability, economics, finance, marketing and management research from College of Business and Economics researchers, visiting academics and industry professionals from around Australia and internationally. Seminars are held weekly in a mix of face-to-face presentations and online via Zoom. The details of upcoming seminars can be found below.

If you would like to attend a seminar and/or receive regular update, please contact Associate Professor Satoshi Yamazaki.

9 February AccountingAccounting theories Professor Craig Deegan
University of Tasmania
4 March Marketing Consumers’ Responses to Moral Controversies of Religiously Positioned Brands: The Effects of Religiosity on Brand Loyalty Associate Professor Denni Arli
University of Tasmania
11 March Economics and Finance

Investment Professionals Increase ESG Investment in Response to Optimistic Framing

Dr Danielle Kent
Macquarie University
15 March Accounting and Accountability Systematic Literature Reviews Professor Tom Smith
Macquarie University
18 March Accounting and Accountability Aligned Auditors as Information Intermediaries Within Business Groups Associate Professor Christophe Van Linden
1 April Marketing Blockchain Impact for Marketing and Management: A Research Agenda Dr Rajesh Rajaguru
University of Tasmania
1 April Accounting and Accountability Camouflaging the compensation discussion and analysis (CD&A) disclosures: Excess CEO pay and power Dinithi Ranasinghe
4 May Management Leadership Diversity through Relational Intersectionality in Australia Professor Alison Pullen
Macquarie University
6 May Economics and Finance Thumbs Down for the Thumbs Up Emoji: Experimental Evidence on the Impact of Instantaneous Positive Reinforcement on Charitable Giving Professor Philip Grossman
Monash University
13 May Economics and Finance The Size and Spatial Extent of Neighborhood Price Impacts of Infill Development: Scale Matters? Associate Professor Andi Nygaard
Swinburne University of Technology
20 May Marketing Value Co-creation or Co-destruction? The Double-edged Effect of Data Privacy Practices on Contact Tracing Dr Balkrushna Potdar
University of Tasmania
27 May Accounting and Accountability COVID-19 pandemic resilience: An analysis of firm performance and disclosure of sustainability practices of listed firms Dr Mukesh Garg
Monash University
1 June Management The virtues of effective crisis leadership: What managers can learn from how women heads of state led in the first wave of COVID-19 Dr Suze Wilson
Massey University &
Dr Toby Newstead
University of Tasmania
3 June Accounting and Accountability ISSB’s Exposure Drafts Dr Eric Lee, Nikole Gyles & Siobhan Hammond
Australian Accounting Standards Board
3 June Marketing Revealing the Lived Experience of Ageing Consumers Purchasing Independent Lifestyle Village Housing Dr Saadia Shabnam
Curtin University
8 July Marketing The Language of Customer Vulnerability: Moving from Deficit to Strengths-based Approaches to Social Issues Professor Rebekahh Russell-Bennett
Queensland University of Technology
22 July Economics and Finance Partial Identification of Heteroskedastic Structural VARs: Theory and Bayesian Inference Dr Tomasz Wozniak
University of Melbourne
29 July Economics and Finance Trade Interdependencies in COVID-19 related Essential Medical Goods and the role of regional trade agreements (RTAs): Empirical evidence from the Asia-Pacific Dr Rahul Sen
Auckland University of Technology
5 August Marketing Shaping markets to achieve organizational absolution Dr Jonathan Baker
University of Adelaide
5 August Accounting and Accountability

Casual accounting academics’ sense of dignity and inclusion in the workplace

Dr Amrinder Khosa
University of Tasmania
5 August Economics and Finance Ecological health economics and sustainable health care systems (with a side of Long COVID) Professor Martin Hensher
University of Tasmania
12 August Accounting and Accountability “We set them up for failure”. Performativity, corporate reporting and decolonisation: an actor-network perspective Ellie Norris
Charles Darwin University
19 August Economics and Finance A Field Experiment on Disrupting Gender Imbalances in Labour Markets: The Impact of AI in Recruitment on Labour Supply and Demand Dr Mallory Avery
Monash University
22 August Accounting and Accountability Academics and policymakers at odds: the case of the IFRS Foundation Trustees Professor Carol Adams
Durham University
26 August Accounting and Accountability The consequences of interim audit lag Associate Professor Tom Scott
Auckland University of Technology
26 August Economics and Finance Household willingness to take financial risk: Stockmarket movements and life cycle effects Professor Vance Martin
University of Melbourne
2 September Accounting and Accountability Global COVID-19 Twitter dataset and language models for sentiment analysis and topic modelling Dr Rohitash Chandra
7 September Management Topic modelling in Text mining: How and Why to use Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) in Organisational Studies Dr Farveh Farivar
University of Tasmania
9 September Marketing

Introduction to Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC or Luke)

Professor Steven D'Alessandro
9 September Economics and Finance Financial Stress, Mental Distress, Sentiment and Spending: A Tale from the COVID-19 Pandemic Associate Professor Viet Nguyen
University of Melbourne
19 September Accounting and Accountability Critical Perspective in Accounting and the Abacus Professor Jane Andrews
University of Sydney
23 September Economics and Finance

Testing for Changes in NPS Score in Business Improvement

Stephen Tholler
University of Tasmania
30 September Accounting and Accountability

Disruption in the market for information: MiFID II and Investor Relations

Associate Professor Subhash Abhayawansa
Swinburne University of Technology
7 October Marketing

Exploring tourist shopping behaviour using tracking technology

Dr Louise Grimmer
University of Tasmania
7 October Economics and Finance Street performers, QR tips and the Edinburgh Street Fringe Festival Professor Tim Fry
12 October Marketing What happens when routines are disrupted? A practice centered exploration of sustainable consumption Associate Professor Crystal Yap
Auckland University of Technology.
13 October Economics and Finance Survey Research Workshop Professor Tom Smith
Macquarie University
10 October Economics and Finance Justification for your systematic literature review Professor Martina Linnenluecke
Macquarie University
10 October Economics and Finance

Conducting Systematic Literature Reviews and Bibliometrics Analysis using R

Associate Professor Abhay Singh
Macquarie University
21 October Economics and Finance The Long-Run Phillips Curve is ... a Curve Dr Qazi Haque
The University of Adelaide
28 October Economics and Finance Do White Saviour Perceptions Reduce Charitable Donations? Experimental Evidence Professor Simon Feeny
4 November Marketing Exploring Relationship Marketing in Complex Project-based Markets Dr Kevin Swarts
University of Tasmania
4 November Economics and Finance R coding workshop Associate Professor Abhay Singh
Macquarie University
14 December Management Session 1: Are they really a servant leader? Trialling alternative ways of researching servant leadership

Session 2: Thoughts About Publishing, Academia, and everything in between: Thinking strategically about what we can do
Dr Nathan Eva
Monash University

Public lectures

In addition to our weekly seminars, the College of Business and Economics hosts two annual public lectures.

Giblin Lecture Series

The Giblin Lecture, established in 1996 and presented annually in June/July in association with The Economic Society of Australia, aims to stimulate economic debate on the topics of the day. The lecture is held in honour of Lyndhurst Falkiner Giblin, a Tasmanian born economist (1872-1951), who played an important role in the evolution of economic policy making in Australia. He served as the Tasmanian government statistician and acting Commonwealth statistician, and advised on tariff and depression policies, 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.

For further details please contact coordinator Dr Mala Raghavan.

Year Title and linkAuthor
2019 Whither or Wither Broad Based Policy Reform? Professor John Hewson
2018 Companies Behaving Badly Mr Rod Sims
2017 The Global Growth Slump: Causes and Consequences Dr John Williams
2016 The Migration Crisis and Refugee Policy in Europe Professor Timothy J. Hatton
2015 Market Design: Creating Better Institutions Professor Jacob Goeree
2014 The Australian labour market: The more things change... Professor Jeff Borland
2012 Housing and the Distribution of Wealth Associate Professor Judith Yates
2011 Opportunities, Challenges and Policy Responses Dr Ken Henry
2010 Financial Regulation and the Crisis Professor Charles Goodhart
Year Title and linkAuthor
2009 Do Better Schools Lead to More Growth? Professor Eric Hanushek
2008 Climate Change Policy Post 2012 Professor Warwick McKibbon
2007 Economics, Property Rights and Fishery Management (PDF 101.5KB) Professor Harry Campbell
2006 The Duel of Honour: Screening for Unobserved Social Capital Professor Douglas Allen
2005 The Information Revolution and the Moral Economy of Innovation (PDF 157.2KB) Professor John Quiggin
2004 Does Rising Inequality Harm the Middle Class? (PDF 146.3KB) Professor Robert Frank
2003 The Past and Future of Competition Law (PDF 273.2KB) Professor Allan Fels
2001 Movements in the Interests Rates (PDF 38.4KB) Mr Ian MacFarlane
2000 The E-Business Revolution (PDF 105.7KB) Professor Ian R. Harper
1998 Implications of the Asian Currency Crisis and the Debt Crisis of the 1980s (PDF 53.4KB) Professor Anne Krueger
1997 Privatization, Competitive Entry and Rational Rules for Residual Regulation (PDF 98.9KB) Professor William J. Baumol
1996 The Economics of Politics and the Politics of Economics (PDF 53.0KB) Professor Geoffrey Brennan

Kate Stanton Annual Research Lecture

The Kate Stanton Lecture is a public lecture on accounting research presented annually in April/May in association with CPA Australia. The lecture has been given by many distinguished speakers since it was established in 1990. The lecture is held in honour of Kate Stanton (1963-2006), an alumna of the University of Tasmania, who from the time she arrived in Tasmania involved herself fully in the community, using her qualifications to voluntarily contribute in a number of ways including through organisations increasing female participation in sport.

Kate was an advocate for CPA Australia and the profession, supporting many programs and encouraging young students and accountants to advance their careers. She was a Fellow of the CPA and a Tasmanian Divisional Councillor, State President, Board Public Sector Committee representative and Chair of CPA Australia’s Ethics and Corporate Governance Centre of Excellence. She was also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Kate worked for the Tasmanian Audit Office for 13 years where she became the Director of Financial Audit, she later became an Assistant Director of the Tasmanian Department of Treasury and Finance.

Year Presenter Title
2019 Professor Lisa McManus FCPA Tasmanian School of Business & Economics Strategy Update
2018 Dr Dean Hanlon Are financial reports still useful to investors?
2017 Emeritus Professor Gary O'Donovan FCPA The future isn't what it used to be – 45 years of accounting education: A personal reflection
2016 Mike Blake FCPA Accounting and Auditing in the Public Interest
2015 Jane Andrew CPA The political potency of accounting – the influence of accounting on public policy
2014 Phil Hancock FCPA The Next Generation of Accountants
2013 Michelle Roach CPA Good Corporate Governance
2012 Professor Gordon Boyce Accounting, accountability and responsibility: Pillars of national integrity
2011 Professor Ken McPhail Human Rights and Accountability.
2010 Professor Kim Langfield-Smith Global accounting education standards: facilitating access, convergence and implementation.
2009 Professor Roger Buritt Reporting and assurance of sustainability issues: what are the drivers?
2008 Emeritus Professor Michael Gaffikin 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?
2006 Professor Brendan O'Connell HIH, the AWB: Lessons Learned and Where to From Here?
2005 Professor Keryn Chalmers Globalisation of Accounting Standards: The Why, How and Impact
2004 Professor Dave Owen Corporate Sustainability Reporting - Accountability or Spin?
2003 Professor James Guthrie A Review of New Public Financial Management Change in Australia.
2002 Professor Peter Wolnizer A Cure for Enronitis?
2001 Professor Stewart Leech Understanding the impact of information systems on decision making by professional accountants.
1999Professor Bruce Grundy Professor of Finance, University of MelbourneAccounting for Stock-Based Compensation: An Economic Perspective.
1998Professor Philip Brown Professor of Accounting, University of Western AustraliaPolitics and Processes: The Future of Australian Accounting Standards
1997Professor Stanley Biggs KPMG Peat Marwick Professor of Accounting, University of ConnecticutAnalytical Procedures: Promise, Problems, and Implications for Practice
1996Professor Jayne Godfrey Professor of Accounting and Finance, University of TasmaniaAccounting as an Economic Tool: Implications for Accountants and Regulators
1995Professor Ron Weber Professor of Commerce, University of QueenslandCorporate Governance and Information Technology: Some Implications for Accountants and Auditors
1994Professor Peter Brownell Ernst and Young Professor of Accounting, University of MelbourneResearch Directions in Management Accounting
1993Professor Greg Whittred Professor of Accounting and Finance, Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New south WalesInnovation, Regulation and the Role of Financial Accounting Research
1992Professor Robert Chenhall Professor of Accounting, Monash UniversityStrategic Management Accounting: an Essential Aspect of Developing Competitive Business Strategies
1991Professor Lee D. ParkerEthics and Discipline in the Australian Accounting Profession
1990Professor Peter Easton Price Waterhouse Professor of Accounting and Finance, Macquarie University and Visiting Professor of Accounting, Graduate School of Business, University of ChicagoThe Stock Market's Perception of Accounting Information