Business leaders to discuss Australia’s productivity at UWA forum

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Economists and business leaders will examine the future of Australia's productivity and global competitiveness at an upcoming forum at The University of Western Australia.

25th Annual PhD Conference in Economics and Business

Monday, 17 December 2012

More than thirty students from Australia and New Zealand gathered at The University of Western Australia's Business School for the 25th Annual PhD Conference in Economics and Business.

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.

Innovation, global consumption, and proactive behaviour the focus of new ARC-funded projects

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia's Business School will be embarking on five new projects with the assistance of funding received in the latest round of Australian Research (ARC) Council Discovery Project grants.

Winthrop Professor Peter Robertson

The unexpected social costs (and benefits) of trade liberalisation

Friday, 28 September 2012

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.

UWA Business School draws industry together at knowledge management event

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Representatives from Alcoa, Schlumberger, Woodside Energy, and WorleyParsons will examine best practice in the field of knowledge management at a unique knowledge-sharing event to be held at The University of Western Australia's Business School.

Optimizing Communities: Developing pathways for effective knowledge management will pair industry practitioners with leading academic researchers from around the world to trace knowledge management from its origins in the creation of communities of practice (groups who share knowledge).

World food demand research earns award for Economics PhD student

Monday, 23 July 2012

UWA Business School
Recent Economics PhD graduate Grace Gao has achieved a rare feat in academic circles - having her article published in the prestigious American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

"World Food Demand" was published in the January 2012 edition of the prestigious journal, which is ranked A* by The 2010 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative.

Ken Clements, Winthrop Professor of Economics and BHP Billiton Research Fellow

It’s an honour to study economics at UWA

Thursday, 31 May 2012

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.

Peter Lorange

Norwegian economist calls for greater customer focus from business

Monday, 26 March 2012

UWA Business School
International expert on global strategic management, strategic planning and entrepreneurship for growth, Peter Lorange, told Western Australian university executives and industry representatives at a recent Leaders Luncheon that there is still a pessimistic attitude throughout the world as a result of the global financial crisis.

Bear markets better for predicting stock volatility

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

UWA Business School
Investors who use the volume of shares traded to predict the volatility of stock prices may have greater luck in a bear market than a bull market, new Australian research has found.