Prof Chris Doucouliagos

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Economics

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, 1984
Master of Economics, Monash University, 1988
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 1996

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

Neither fixed nor random: weighted least squares meta-regression

T Stanley, H Doucouliagos

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 19-42, Research synthesis methods, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

Finding the power to reduce publication bias

T Stanley, C Doucouliagos, J Ioannidis

(2017), Vol. 35, pp. 1580-1598, Statistics in medicine, London, Eng., C1

journal

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

C Doucouliagos, C Gallet

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

journal

The economics of trade unions: a study of a research field and its findings

C Doucouliagos, R Freeman, P Laroche

(2017), Abingdon, Eng., A1

book
2016

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

M Chaikumbung, C Doucouliagos, H Scarborough

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

journal

Does inequality constrain the power to tax? Evidence from the OECD

M Islam, J Madsen, H Doucouliagos

(2016), pp. 1-17, European journal of political economy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2015

Does education reduce income inequality? A meta-regression analysis

A Abdullah, H Doucouliagos, E Manning

(2015), Vol. 29, pp. 301-316, Journal of economic surveys, London, Eng., C1

journal

Are regional incomes in Malaysia converging?

A Abdullah, C Doucouliagos, E Manning

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

journal

Development aid and growth in transition countries

Z Askarov, H Doucouliagos

(2015), Vol. 66, pp. 383-399, World development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Aid and institutions in transition economies

Z Askarov, H Doucouliagos

(2015), Vol. 38, pp. 55-70, European journal of political economy, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal

Is there a Kuznets' process in Southeast Asia?

A Abdullah, C Doucouliagos, E Manning

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

journal

Does growth attract FDI?

S Iamsiraroj, C Doucouliagos

(2015), Vol. 9, pp. 1-35, Economics, Kiel, Germany, C1

journal

Spatial aid spillovers during transition

Z Askarov, C Doucouliagos

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

journal

Neither fixed nor random: weighted least squares meta-analysis

T Stanley, C Doucouliagos

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

journal

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

J Costa-Font, F De-Albuquerque, C Doucouliagos

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

journal

Wine prices and quality eatings: a meta-regression analysis

E Oczkowski, C Doucouliagos

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

journal

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

C Doucouliagos, M Paldam

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

chapter
2014

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

H Doucouliagos, T Stanley, W Viscusi

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

journal

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

M de Linde Leonard, T Stanley, H Doucouliagos

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

journal

The income elasticity of air travel : a meta-analysis

C Gallet, H Doucouliagos

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

journal

Meta-regression approximations to reduce publication selection bias

T Stanley, C Doucouliagos

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

journal

Do jurisdictions compete on taxes? A meta-regression analysis

J Costa-Font, F De-Albuquerque, C Doucouliagos

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

journal
2013

Meta-analysis of economics research reporting guidelines

T Stanley, H Doucouliagos, M Giles, J Heckemeyer, R Johnston, P Laroche, J Nelson, M Paldam, J Poot, G Pugh, R Rosenberger, K Rost

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

journal

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

H Doucouliagos, M Paldam

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

journal

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

H Doucouliagos, P Laroche

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

journal

Are all economic facts greatly exaggerated? Theory competition and selectivity

C Doucouliagos, T Stanley

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

journal

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

D Zanon, C Doucouliagos, J Hall, L Lockstone-Binney

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

journal

What's to know about the credibility of empirical economics

J Ioannidis, C Doucouliagos

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

journal

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

Z Askarov, H Doucouliagos

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

journal

Explaining development aid allocation by growth

H Doucouliagos, M Paldam

(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

H Doucouliagos, J Haman, T 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?

C Doucouliagos, T Stanley, M Giles

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

journal

Meta-regression analysis in economics and business

T Stanley, H Doucouliagos

(2012), Oxon, England, A1

book
2011

The ineffectiveness of development aid on growth : an update

H Doucouliagos, M Paldam

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

journal
2010

Conditional aid effectiveness : a meta-study

H Doucouliagos, M Paldam

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

journal

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

T Stanley, S Jarrell, H Doucouliagos

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

journal
2009

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

M Abbott, C Doucouliagos

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

journal

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

C Doucouliagos, T Stanley

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

journal

Unions and profits : a meta-regression analysis

C Doucouliagos, P Laroche

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

journal

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

J Kim, C 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

C Doucouliagos, M Paldam

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

journal

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

T Stanley, H Doucouliagos

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

journal
2008

Democracy and economic growth : a meta-analysis

H Doucouliagos, M Ulubasoglu

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

journal

Aid effectiveness on growth : a meta study

C Doucouliagos, M 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 Stanley, C Doucouliagos, S 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

H Doucouliagos, P 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

K Balcombe, C Doucouliagos, I 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

C Burgio-Ficca, C Doucouliagos

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

journal

Directors' remuneration and performance in Australian banking

H Doucouliagos, J Haman, S Askary

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

journal
2006

Aid effectiveness on accumulation: a meta study

C Doucouliagos, M Paldam

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

journal

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

C Doucouliagos, M Ulubasoglu

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

journal
2005

Publication bias in the economic freedom and economic growth literature

C Doucouliagos

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

journal

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

C Doucouliagos

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

journal

Publication bias in union-productivity research?

C Doucouliagos, P Laroche, T Stanley

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

journal

Corporate governance and Australian bank stock prices

C Doucouliagos, M Hoque

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

journal

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

C Doucouliagos, P Hone, M Ulubasoglu

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

conference
2004

Number preference in Australian stocks

C Doucouliagos

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

journal

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

C Doucouliagos, P Laroche

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

journal

The market for software in the U.S.

C Doucouliagos, A Torre

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

journal

Research output of Australian universities

M Abbott, C Doucouliagos

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

journal

The cost efficiency of New Zealand`s polytechnics

M Abbott, C Doucouliagos

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

journal
2003

Unions and productivity growth: a meta-analytic review

C Doucouliagos, P Laroche

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

chapter

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

C Doucouliagos, P Laroche

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

journal

What do unions do to productivity? A meta-analysis

C Doucouliagos, P 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

C Doucouliagos, P Laroche

(2003), Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and new Zealand, Clayton, Victoria, E1

conference

The efficiency of Australian universities: a data envelopment analysis

M Abbott, C Doucouliagos

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

journal
2002

A data envelopment analysis of the efficiency of Victorian TAFE Institutes

M Abbott, C Doucouliagos

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

journal

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

C Doucouliagos, P Laroche

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

conference
2001

Total factor productivity and efficiency in Australian colleges of advanced education

M Abbott, C 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

M Abbott, C Doucouliagos

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

journal
2000

The efficiency of the Australian dairy processing industry

H Doucouliagos, P Hone

(2000), Vol. 44, pp. 423-438, Australian journal of agricultural and resource economics, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Deregulation and subequilibrium in the Australian dairy processing industry

H Doucouliagos, P Hone

(2000), Vol. 76, pp. 152-162, Economic record, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Technical and scale efficiency of vocational education and training institutions: the case of the New Zealand polytechnics

M Abbott, C Doucouliagos

(2000), Vol. 34, pp. 1-24, New Zealand economic papers, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal
1999

A long-run analysis of cooperative housing societies and housing construction in Victoria, Australia.

M Abbott, C Doucouliagos

(1999), Vol. 39, pp. 114-132, Australian Economic History Review, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Economic openness and technical efficiency: q case study of Chinese manufacturing industries

H Sun, P Hone, H Doucouliagos

(1999), Vol. 7, pp. 615-636, Economics of transition, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal
1997

The comparative efficiency and productivity of labor-managed and capital-managed firms

C Doucouliagos

(1997), Vol. 29, pp. 45-69, Review of radical political economics, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
1996

The static surplus efficiency of the LMF, CMF, and hybrid firms

C Doucouliagos

(1996), Vol. 23, pp. 209-216, Journal of comparative economics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Conformity, replication of design and business niches

C Doucouliagos

(1996), Vol. 30, pp. 45-62, Journal of economic behavior and organization, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal
1995

Institutional bias, risk, and workers' risk aversion

C Doucouliagos

(1995), Vol. 29, pp. 1097-1118, Journal of economic issues, Austin, Tx., C1-1

journal

Worker participation and productivity in labor-managed and participatory capitalist firms: a metaanalysis

C Doucouliagos

(1995), Vol. 49, pp. 58-77, Industrial and labor relations review, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

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