Discovery projects funded in latest ARC round
Friday, 7 November 2014
The UNSW Business School has an enviable reputation as one of Australia's leading business research institutions. Its success in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) grants adds to this reputation.
Researchers in the Business School were awarded more than $1.6 million in the current round of funding. This was made up of Discovery grants with a total value of $1.3 million and a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) grant of $369,000.
Professor James Morley, Associate Dean (Research) said "the results of this round represent an excellent performance. It reinforces the impact and reputation of the UNSW Business School, because ARC funding is highly competitive, and considerable work goes into each application to ensure that the research is relevant and internationally significant."
Compared to the other G8 universities, over the past five years (2010-2014), UNSW has been awarded $7 million in ARC Discovery Grants in business disciplines. He said "this places the UNSW Business School at number two in the G8, ahead of Melbourne, ANU, and University of Sydney, which are the next three highest, all at $5 million."
"These grants will allow the academics to investigate important topics such as CEO overconfidence and its impact on firm performance, the measurement of productivity in mining and other key industries, experimental research to mitigate activities such as tax avoidance and nepotism, new statistical methods to identify and account for groups in large data sets in Health Economics, and the process of tax dispute resolution. I offer my sound congratulations to all those who were successful and wish them well with their research projects."
The ARC recipients from the UNSW Business School are:
- Mark Humphery-Jenner from the School of Banking & Finance for a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA): $369,000 from 2015-2017
- Kevin Fox and Walter Erwin Diewert from the School of Economics for a Discovery Project: $551,400 from 2015-2019
- Ben Greiner and Jennifer Gigi Foster (along with Paul Frijters and Attila Ambrus) from the School of Economics for a Discovery Project: $231,800 from 2015-2017
- Robert Kohn, Denzil Fiebig and Christopher Carter from the School of Economics for a Discovery Project: $333,581 from 2015-2017
- Binh Tran-Nam and Michael Walpole in the School of Taxation & Business Law for a Discovery Project: $146,568 from 2015-2017
For further details contact Professor James Morley on 02 9385 3366.
Julian Lorkin: 02 9385 9887
Professor, Director of Centre for Applied Economic Research (CAER)
School of Economics
Visiting Professor, WU Vienna
School of Economics