Agricultural Research

‘Moral hazard’ explains lack of drought assistance for Australian farmers

Friday, 4 October 2013

A ‘moral hazard' that means farmers may assume greater risks when insured against drought has been identified by researchers from The University of Western Australia as a major barrier to increased agricultural insurance options.

Professor Paul Gerrans

MoneySmart Week award for UWA Finance professor

Monday, 16 September 2013

From improving financial literacy among students, through to examining Australia’s superannuation system, the UWA Business School’s Professor Paul Gerrans is passionate about improving our understanding of money.

In recognition of his innovative research, he has been awarded a 2013 MoneySmart Week award in the Individuals category.

Dr Jacquie Hutchinson

Workplace bullying” needs redefining: Employment expert

Monday, 29 July 2013

Entire organisations-and not just individual managers and employees-might be to blame for workplace bullying, according to a recent article by the UWA Business School's Dr Jacquie Hutchinson.

Published in the Journal of Industrial Relations, Dr Hutchinson's article outlines the results of interviews conducted with 32 public sector employees, including senior managers, employee advocates and policy implementers.

Towards a broader definition of workplace bullying

Recognition for teaching and research excellence

Friday, 19 April 2013

The UWA Business School last night celebrated the outstanding achievements of its teaching and research staff.

At the annual Teaching and Research Awards Ceremony, eight faculty were recognised for excellence in teaching, two professional staff for outstanding contributions to student learning, and nine faculty for outstanding research achievements.

Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, congratulated the winners and thanked the School's faculty and professional staff for their dedication.

More people are better off, but inequality is rising – so what’s going on?

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The following article by Winthrop Professor Peter Robertson was originally published on The Conversation and has been republished with full permission.

Professor David Yermack

NYU Professor to explain link between CEO holidays and stock prices

Thursday, 21 March 2013

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.

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.