New York University Stern School of Business Professor David Yermack will explain the financial effects of CEOs' holidays in a public lecture at The University of Western Australia's Business School.
Professor Yermack, a visiting professor at the UWA Business School, will present his findings on trends in news announcements made by public companies before, during and after chief executives go on holiday.
He will also explain how these patterns in public announcements can create trading opportunities for investors.
The annual Conference is a joint venture between UWA, the Australian National University, The University of Queensland and Monash University which gives PhD students the opportunity to meet their peers and senior academics with similar interests, engage in high level debate and discussion, and network with prospective employers.
Increased crime rates could be an unexpected consequence of trade liberalisation for a number of developing countries, according to UWA Business School researchers.
Winthrop Professor Peter Robertson, along with colleagues from the UWA Business School and the University of New South Wales, examined the rates of thefts and burglaries in 72 countries between 1980 and 2008.
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Bob Hawke, Colin Barnett and ‘Nugget' Coombs, the first Governor of Australia's Reserve Bank, are a few of the many UWA Economics graduates who have gone on to make their mark on our society.
Economics has been taught at UWA almost since the University's inception 100 years ago, when it was part of the Faculty of Arts. Economics became a Faculty in its own right in 1954 and the Economics Honours degree began producing a steady stream of outstanding graduates.