Prof Chris Doucouliagos

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Chair In Economics

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Biography

I received my PhD from Monash University in 1996, under the co-supervision of Ian Ward and Julian Teicher. Before entering academia, I worked as a research economist for the ANZ Banking Group. In the past three years, I served on the Board of Directors of the European Public Choice Society.

My areas of research span primary data analysis and meta-regression. I am particularly interested in the credibility of empirical research (economics, psychology, and medicine). I am currently working on labour market and economic development issues, largely within a political economy/public choice framework.

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Research interests

Aid effectiveness

Meta-regression analysis

Public choice

Political economy

Development economics

Transition economies

Fiscal interactions

Minimum wage

Inequality

Affiliations

MAER-NET: http://www.hendrix.edu/maer-network/ 

European Public Choice Society: http://www.epcs-home.org/

European Journal of Political Economy: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/european-journal-of-political-economy/

Economic Society of Australia, Victorian Branch

Teaching interests

Economic principles

Labour economics

Forecasting

Econometrics

Business strategy

Development economics

Units taught

MAE101 Economic Principles

Projects

Current Research Projects

Impact of terrorism on trade

Aid and democracy

Replication of psychological research

Profit sharing and performance

Labour market regulations and unionization

Inequality and democracy

Spatial debt spillovers

Global Meta-Analysis Database Project.

Publications

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2017

The impact of healthcare spending on health outcomes: a meta-regression analysis

Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2017), Vol. 179, pp. 9-17, Social science & medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2016

The economic value of wetlands in developing countries: a meta-regression analysis

Ms Mayula Chaikumbung, Prof Chris Doucouliagos, A/Prof Helen Scarborough

(2016), Vol. 124, pp. 164-174, Ecological economics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2015

Is there a Kuznets' process in Southeast Asia?

Abdul Jabbar Abdullah, Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Dr Elizabeth Manning

(2015), Vol. 60, pp. 1-22, Singapore economic review, Singapore, C1

journal

Are regional incomes in Malaysia converging?

Adbul Jabbar Abdullah, Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Dr Elizabeth Manning

(2015), Vol. 94, pp. S69-S94, Papers in regional science, London, Eng., C1

journal

Spatial aid spillovers during transition

Mr Zohid Askarov, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2015), Vol. 40, pp. 79-95, European journal of political economy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Does inter-jurisdictional competition engender a “race to the bottom”? A meta-regression analysis

Joan Costa-Font, Filipe De-Albuquerque, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2015), Vol. 27, pp. 488-508, Economics & politics, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal

Wine prices and quality eatings: a meta-regression analysis

Edward Oczkowski, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2015), Vol. 97, pp. 103-121, American journal of agricultural economics, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal

Neither fixed nor random: weighted least squares meta-analysis

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, T.D. Stanley

(2015), Vol. 34, pp. 2116-2127, Statistics in medicine, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal

Finally a breakthrough? The recent rise in the size of the estimates of aid effectiveness

Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2015), pp. 325-349, Handbook on the economics of foreign aid, Cheltenham, Eng., B1-1

chapter
2014

Does the UK minimum wage reduce employment? A meta-regression analysis

Megan de Linde Leonard, T.D. Stanley, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2014), Vol. 52, pp. 499-520, British journal of industrial relations, Chichester, England, C1

journal

Publication selection and the income elasticity of the value of a statistical life

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, T.D. Stanley, W. Kip Viscusi

(2014), Vol. 33, pp. 67-75, Journal of health economics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The income elasticity of air travel : a meta-analysis

Craig A Gallet, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2014), Vol. 49, pp. 141-155, Annals of tourism research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Do jurisdictions compete on taxes? A meta-regression analysis

Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2014), Vol. 161, pp. 451-470, Public choice, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Meta-regression approximations to reduce publication selection bias

Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2014), Vol. 5, pp. 60-78, Research synthetis methods, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2013

The robust result in meta-analysis of aid effectiveness : a response to Mekasha and Tarp

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Martin Paldam

(2013), Vol. 49, pp. 584-587, Journal of development studies, London, England, C1

journal

Meta-analysis of economics research reporting guidelines

T.D. Stanley, Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Margaret Giles, Jost H. Heckemeyer, Robert Johnston, Patrice Laroche, Jon P. Nelson, Martin Paldam, Jacques Poot, Geoff Pugh, Randall S. Rosenberger, Katja Rost

(2013), Vol. 27, pp. 390-394, Journal of economic surveys, London, England, C1

journal

Unions and innovation : new insights from the cross-country evidence

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Patrice Laroche

(2013), Vol. 52, pp. 467-491, Industrial relations, Hoboken, N. J., C1

journal

Are all economic facts greatly exaggerated? Theory competition and selectivity

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, T.D. Stanley

(2013), Vol. 27, pp. 316-339, Journal of economic surveys, London, England, C1

journal

What's to know about the credibility of empirical economics

John Ioannidis, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2013), Vol. 27, pp. 997-1004, Journal of economic surveys, Oxford , England, C1

journal

Constraints to park visitation: a meta-analysis of North American studies

Mr Dino Zanon, Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Prof John Hall, Leonie Lockstone-Binney

(2013), Vol. 35, pp. 475-493, Leisure sciences: an interdisciplinary journal, Abingdon, England, C1

journal

Does aid improve democracy and governance? A meta-regression analysis

Mr Zohid Askarov, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2013), Vol. 157, pp. 601-628, Public Choice, New York, NY, C1

journal

Explaining development aid allocation by growth

Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2013), Vol. 2, pp. 21-41, Journal of entrepreneurship and public policy, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal
2012

Pay for performance and corporate governance reform

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Janto Haman, T.D. Stanley

(2012), Vol. 51, pp. 670-703, Industrial relations : a journal of economy and society, Cambridge, Mass, C1

journal

Are estimates of the value of a statistical life exaggerated?

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, T.D. Stanley, Margaret Giles

(2012), Vol. 31, pp. 197-206, Journal of health economics, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal

Meta-regression analysis in economics and business

T.D. Stanley, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2012), Oxon, England, A1

book
2011

The ineffectiveness of development aid on growth : an update

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Martin Paldam

(2011), Vol. 27, pp. 399-404, European journal of political economy, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal
2010

Could it be better to discard 90% of the data? A statistical paradox

T.D. Stanley, Stephen B. Jarrell, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2010), Vol. 64, pp. 70-77, The American statistician, Alexandria, Va., C1

journal

Conditional aid effectiveness : a meta-study

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Martin Paldam

(2010), Vol. 22, pp. 391-410, Journal of international development, West Sussex, England, C1

journal
2009

Picture this : a simple graph that reveals much ado about research

T.D. Stanley, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2009), Vol. 24, pp. 170-191, Journal of economic surveys, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Realized volatility and correlation in grain futures markets: testing for spillover effects

Jae H. Kim, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2009), Vol. 17, pp. 275-300, Review of futures markets, Chicago, Ill., C1

journal

The aid effectiveness literature : the sad results of 40 years of research

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Martin Paldam

(2009), Vol. 23, pp. 433-461, Journal of economic surveys, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Competition and efficiency : overseas students and technical efficiency in Australian and New Zealand universities

Malcolm Abbott, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2009), Vol. 17, pp. 31-57, Education economics, London, England, C1

journal

Publication selection bias in minimum-wage research? A meta-regression analysis

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, T.D. Stanley

(2009), Vol. 47, pp. 406-428, British journal of industrial relations, London, England, C1

journal

Unions and profits : a meta-regression analysis

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Patrice Laroche

(2009), Vol. 48, pp. 146-184, Industrial relations : a journal of economy and society, Malden, Ma., C1

journal
2008

Democracy and economic growth : a meta-analysis

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Prof Mehmet Ulubasoglu

(2008), Vol. 52, pp. 61-83, American journal of political science, Malden, Mass., C1

journal

Aid effectiveness on growth : a meta study

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Martin Paldam

(2008), Vol. 24, pp. 1-24, European journal of political economy, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal

Meta-regression analysis as the socio-economics of economics research

T.D. Stanley, Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Stephen B. Jarrell

(2008), Vol. 37, pp. 276-292, Journal of socio-economics, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal
2007

Human resource practices, unionization and the organizational efficiency of French industry

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Patrice Laroche

(2007), pp. 67-102, Advances in industrial and labor relations, volume 15, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Input usage, output mix and industry deregulation: an analysis of the Australian dairy manufacturing industry

Kelvin Balcombe, Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Iain Fraser

(2007), Vol. 51, pp. 137-156, Australian journal of agricultural and resource economics, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal

Substitution and complementarity in the creation and communication of Australian university research

Ms Claudia Burgio-Ficca, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2007), Vol. 46, pp. 170-190, Australian economic papers, Carlton, Vic., C1

journal

Directors' remuneration and performance in Australian banking

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Janto Haman, Dr Saeed Askary

(2007), Vol. 15, pp. 1363-1383, Corporate governance : an international review, Bognor Regis, England, C1

journal
2006

Economic freedom and economic growth: Does specification make a difference?

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Prof Mehmet Ulubasoglu

(2006), Vol. 22, pp. 60-81, European Journal of Political Economy, Netherlands, C1

journal

Aid effectiveness on accumulation: a meta study

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Martin Paldam

(2006), Vol. 59, pp. 227-254, Kyklos, London, UK, C1

journal
2005

Career progression, human capital and pay equity in Australian public sector labour markets

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Dr Phillip Hone, Prof Mehmet Ulubasoglu

(2005), pp. 1-53, ACE 05 : Proceedings of the Australian Conference of Economists, 2005, Carlton, Vic., E1

conference

Price exhaustion and number preference : time and price confluence in Australian stock prices

Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2005), Vol. 11, pp. 207-222, European journal of finance, London, England, C1

journal

Publication bias in union-productivity research?

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Patrice Laroche, T.D. Stanley

(2005), Vol. 60, pp. 320-344, Relations Industrielles., Quebec, Canada, C1

journal

Corporate governance and Australian bank stock prices

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Mohammad Ziaul Hoque

(2005), Vol. 1, pp. 33-53, Journal of Business and Policy Research, Berwick, Vic., C1

journal

Publication bias in the economic freedom and economic growth literature

Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2005), Vol. 19, pp. 367-387, Journal of economic surveys, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2004

Research output of Australian universities

Malcolm Abbott, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2004), Vol. 12, pp. 251-265, Education economics, Abingdon, England, C1

journal

The market for software in the U.S.

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Dr Andrew Torre

(2004), Vol. 3, pp. 11-20, Empirical economics letters, Bangladesh, India, C1

journal

The impact of U.S. unions on productivity : a bootstrap meta-analysis

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Patrice Laroche

(2004), Vol. 3, pp. 281-287, Empirical economics letters, Bangladesh, C1

journal

The cost efficiency of New Zealand`s polytechnics

Malcolm Abbott, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2004), Vol. 2, pp. 1-10, International journal of training research, Crows Nest, NSW, C1

journal

Number preference in Australian stocks

Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2004), Vol. 14, pp. 43-54, Applied Financial Economics, Milton Park, U.K., C1

journal
2003

The efficiency of Australian universities: a data envelopment analysis

Malcolm Abbott, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2003), Vol. 22, pp. 89-97, Economics of Education Review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Unions and tangible investments: a review and new evidence in France

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Patrice Laroche

(2003), Vol. 58, pp. 314-338, Relations Industrielles., Quebec, Canada, C1

journal

What do unions do to productivity? A meta-analysis

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Patrice Laroche

(2003), Vol. 42, pp. 650-691, Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Hoboken, NJ, C1

journal

Publication bias in industrial relations research

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Patrice Laroche

(2003), pp. -, Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and new Zealand, Waikato, NZ, E1

conference

Unions and productivity growth: a meta-analytic review

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Patrice Laroche

(2003), pp. 57-82, Determinants of the incidence and the effects of participatory organizations, Amsterdam, Netherlands, B1

chapter
2002

The effects of unions on labour productivity: a meta-analytic review

Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Patrice Laroche

(2002), pp. 146-158, Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, University of Otago, NZ, E1

conference

A data envelopment analysis of the efficiency of Victorian TAFE Institutes

Malcolm Abbott, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2002), Vol. 35, pp. 55-69, Australian Economic Review, London, UK, C1

journal
2001

Total factor productivity and efficiency in Australian colleges of advanced education

Malcolm Abbott, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2001), Vol. 39, pp. 384-393, Journal of Educational Administration, Hong Kong, C1

journal

The rise and decline of the New South Wales cooperative housing societies

Malcolm Abbott, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

(2001), Vol. 19, pp. 227-242, Urban policy and research: an Australian and New Zealand guide to urban affairs, Abingdon, England, C1

journal

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Australian Domestic Demand Elasticities for Rural Marketing and Policy Analysis

Prof Mehmet Ulubasoglu, A/Prof Debdulal Mallick, Dr Mokhtarul Wadud, Dr Henry Haszler, Dr Phillip Hone, Prof Chris Doucouliagos

RIRDC Grant - Research - Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

  • 2011: $5,000
  • 2009: $22,478
  • 2008: $20,000
  • 2007: $23,312

Other Public Sector Funding

Meta-Analysis of National Park Visitation

Prof John Hall, Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Ms Kelly Hunt

  • 2010: $10,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2014

Zohidjon Askarov

Thesis entitled: Aid, Institutions and Development

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

2013

Mayula Chaikumbung

Thesis entitled: Estimating wetland values: A comparison of benefit transfer and choice experiment values

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

Abdul Jabbar Abdullah

Thesis entitled: Inequality, Education and Growth in Malaysia

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

2009

John Joshua

Thesis entitled: The Contribution of Human Capital towards Economic Growth in China

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

Sasi Iamsiraroj

Thesis entitled: A Comprehensive Analysis of Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics

2008

Claudia Burgio-Ficca

Thesis entitled: Existence of Externalities from Investment in Higher Education

Master of Economics, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

2005

Claudio Calero

Thesis entitled: The Structure of Unemployment in Country Victoria

Master of Economics, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

2003

Mark Buchanek

Thesis entitled: Testing the Weak-Form Version of the Efficient Markets Hypothesis

Master of Economics, School of Economics

Associate Supervisor
2016

Rashad Hasanov

Thesis entitled: Essays on Financial crises

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics

2008

Mary Graham

Thesis entitled: Measuring Dairy Farm Performance: Private and Social Perspectives

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

2007

Daniela Sekirski

Thesis entitled: Tourism and Economic Growth: A National Welfare Perspective

Master of Economics, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

1999

Glennis Hanley

Thesis entitled: Union Amalgamations in Australia - An Evaluation of the Provision of Member Services

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Economics