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GFC has brought academics to the policy table, US expert

Prof Chris Waller, a Senior Vice-President with the St Louis Federal Reserve, has shared his insights with Deakin.

To co-author or not?

Leading US labour economist Prof Daniel Hamermesh shares his insights on academic co-authorship.

Global Financial Contagion - Have the risks been contained?

At a Deakin lecture, Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz has reflected on the Global Financial Crisis.

Building the wage case

Can Deakin's research help to raise the US minimum wage?

Research output

Economic Policy Group Research output

The majority of research is published in international scholarly economics journals, with 71% of journal publications in A and A* ranked journals (ERA and ABSC journal rankings); see Table 1. Our research is receiving a steady stream of new citations annually; see Table 2. The number of citations of Deakin economics research compares very favourably to other Victorian universities; see Table 3.

Table 1: Journal publications since 2010

  A* A B Other Total
Forthcoming 2 15 6 1 24
2013 (as at July) 6 11 0 1 18
2012 6 12 5 4 27
2011 3 17 6 2 28
2010 1 8 7 1 17
Total 18 63 24 9 114
% of total 16% 55% 21% 8% 100%

Table 2: Scopus citations since 2010

Year Number of new Scopus citations per year
2013 (to July) 211
2012 312
2011 253
2010 203
Total 979

Table 3: Deakin Economics citations relative to other Victorian universities, ERA 2012

University Cites per document Impact relative to subject area Impact relative to institution
Melbourne 1.88 0.83 0.26
Deakin 1.73 0.76 0.42
Monash 1.62 0.71 0.27
RMIT 1.43 0.63 0.42
LaTrobe 0.85 0.37 0.20

Note: Citations are drawn from Thomson Learning.

Financial Econometrics's agenda is to develop and apply econometric tools for financial economics. While there are a number of researchers working in this field, we are unique in our collaborative approach. The medium-term objective is to be recognized as Australia's leading research centre in the field of financial econometrics. The long-term objective is to become world-leading in this field.

High-quality journal publications

Journal articles published since 2010 A* A B
107 7.5% 58% 34.5%
This represents an average of 15.3 publications per member. Selected peer-reviewed research publications of group members.

Research with relevance

One of the most widely accepted measures of research 'relevance' is the number of citations. The number of citations of CFE publications is steadily increasing.

2013 (to June) 390
2012 575
Total downloads 12 months to June 2013 3111

International collaboration

We have hosted four international conferences with proceeding published in special issue journals.

Through the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, we host Honorary Professors Tarun Chordia, Emory University and Robert Webb, University of Virginia.

Our members have had guest appointments at

  • Maastricht University
  • University of the South Pacific
  • Indian Institute of Technology
  • Jinan University
  • Central Bank of the Solomon Islands
  • Pamukkale University
  • Lund University

Our members serve on the boards of the Journal of Asian Economics and Empirical Economics.

Members have acted as Guest Editor on the Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Asian Economics, and Journal of Futures Markets

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

27th February 2015