Professor Larry Sjaastad, a distinguished economics scholar and valued supporter of The University of Western Australia's Business School, has died aged 77. Among his other achievements, he will be remembered for his contributions to research and teaching at the UWA Business School.
Professor Sjaastad was a professor of economics at the University of Chicago for over 40 years, with expertise in international economics, public finance and economic development.
The UWA Business School's teaching and research staff were recognised for their outstanding achievements in an awards ceremony held earlier this month. The Faculty Teaching and Research Awards recognised the contributions of staff during 2011.
Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, congratulated the winners and thanked all staff for their hard work.
UWA Business School The top business schools in the world are global. They educate students for careers which will span countries, share ideas and knowledge at the highest levels, and help create innovative ways in which businesses and organisations can make an impact both locally and internationally.
UWA Business School Visiting Professor Terry Hendershott, from Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley (UCB) will share his expertise with students and staff at The University of Western Australia's Business School over the next four months.
The BDO Undergraduate Scholarship is designed to assist second year Bachelor of Commerce students studying a major in Accounting and/or Finance, and is assessed on academic excellence. The duration of the scholarship is for their second and thrid year of study.
The University of Western Australia Business School Assistant Professor Jing Yu, along with researchers from Australia, China and the United States, has received the 2011 TCFA Award for the Best Paper on Chinese Financial Markets from The Chinese Finance Association (TCFA).
Their research paper, titled "The Role of Foreign Investors in Stock Liquidity around the World," analysed data from 27,976 firms across 39 countries between 2003 and 2009.
UWA Business School A new case study featuring negotiations between two mining companies in Western Australia has shown that in the realities of business, negotiators should aim to be constructive rather than cooperative.
Professor Ray Fells, from The University of Western Australia Business School, has completed an analysis of negotiations between Karara Mining Ltd (KML) and Sinosteel Midwest Corporation Ltd (SMC), which took place in 2009.
UWA Business School When it comes to predicting the performance of stock markets, institutions and proprietary traders are acknowledged as having significant informational advantages. Despite this, a new study has found that - on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) - these large traders are often outperformed by small, individual traders.