QUT has a wireless network for providing access to non QUT participants of events and conferences held at QUT.
The wireless SSID is: Events@QUT
This network has a pre-shared key instead of the regular authentication used by QUT.
Another difference between this network and our regular network is the users will be redirected when they go to a website, to accept our terms
and conditions. They will have no access until they click the accept button.
Delegates from Universities that are members of eduroam, should use the eduroam wireless network.
To find out more & get your authentication key: https://qutvirtual4.qut.edu.au/group/staff/engagement/events/technology-for-events
Apparently, Americans have a hard time separating fact from opinion. This is according to a poll recently conducted by the Pew Research Center, which found that, on average, the public can correctly identify a fact and an opinion six times out of ten.
Respondents were presented with 12 statements and asked to categorize them as either "fact" or "opinion".
Pew Research Center Quiz: Quiz: How well can you tell factual from opinion statements?
The 5,035 adults involved in the study were not given these definitions. The purpose of the activity was to see if they could work it out themselves. Instead, the respondents were asked to identify statements such as "President Barack Obama was born in the United States" and "Abortion should be legal in most cases" as factual ("whether you think it's accurate or not") or opinion ("whether you agree with it or not"). There were five facts, five opinions, and two statements that were a little more ambiguous. An example of a "murky" statement could be, “Applying additional scrutiny to Muslim Americans would not reduce terrorism in the U.S.” (That is, by the way, an opinion.)
If you'd prefer to listen to your books and journal articles in audio format there are a few options.
Some databases e.g. Ebsco have an audio option.
QUT Readings creates a machine readable version of all reading lists when required to via Equity Services (a reason why it's A GOOD THING) to make items available in QUT Readings.
There's quite a few Firefox and Chrome extensions .
We tried this one https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/read-aloud/ (most users) - seems OK. Mileage will depend very much on quality of web pages. But reading articles should be fairly OK. Also, if you have PDFs set to be viewed inside your browser it's possible these extension will work on them too.
Adobe Reader has a Read Out Loud function built in under the View menu option for PDF documents. Both it and MS-Word use Microsoft Narrator (built into Windows OS). This can be configured to suit your listening preferences.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has handed down his first federal budget on Tuesday night with his Budget night seech to Parliament. Here is your guide to the Federal Budget resources, and analysis from the Big 4 accounting forms and the AFR.
The budget papers and data tables are available from the Budget website:
Additionally detailed Portfolio Budget Statements are available on the websites for each government department.
News & Analysis
What happens if there is a change of government?
The federal election is due by 18 May 2019. Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen has indicated that should Labor form government after the election, Labor would hand down its own mini-budget in Q3 of 2019 before returning to the normal budget cycle in May 2020.
From Campus Morning Mail:
Authentic assessment is good for student learning, but it does not necessarily stop contract cheating
What should work: Assessing students on tasks, “that better reflect the complex challenges they will face in the real world” is often assumed to be an answer to contract cheating, because the challenge is so interesting students will want to do the work and because it is way too hard for somebody else to complete for them.
But may not: Optimistic assumption, shame about the evidence. Cath Ellis (UNSW) and colleagues analysed assignment orders placed on academic-writing websites, and a set of assessment tasks where contract cheating was detected, using five authenticity factors. They conclude students “routinely outsource” assessment tasks.
What’s going on: There, is, they found, “no conclusive evidence of a relationship between the authenticity score of an assessment task and the detection of paid contract cheating.”
But cheating isn’t all the same, with some intriguing apparent, (if not necessarily real) outliers. While “a high proportion of students in engineering admit to cheating behaviours,” Ellis et al.’s analysis found contract cheating cases “infrequently identified”. They suggest, this might be because engineering students collude among themselves rather than use commercial providers.
They also identified “relatively few orders” for commercial providers to complete assignments for education students, but those they did had high authenticity factors. “This may indicate that assessment tasks in that discipline are more likely to be highly authentic and/or that students in that discipline are more likely to outsource highly authentic tasks.”
Be warned: “The findings from this research have the potential to change the landscape of academic integrity advice, where educators have been encouraged to create authentic, meaningful and engaging assessments to ensure that students do not want to cheat,” they warn.
“While we agree with other educational researchers that authentic assessment, with its emphasis on engaging students in real-world, complex tasks linked to professional practice is good for learning, our research challenges the belief that, in itself, authentic assessment will assure academic integrity.”
It might be too hard: The authors argue that because authentic assessment is based on “realistic, professionally focussed and complex tasks” the approach, “may be unfamiliar to many academically and linguistically diverse students.”
“Providing the appropriate time-intensive and scaffolded support to familiarise these students with these authentic contexts and environments may not be feasible in the current under-resourced higher-education environment, leaving some students adrift and tempted to seek unauthorised assistance”
Angela Calderon (RMIT's) paper highlights some of the challenges being faced by Australian higher education which are likely to have an impact over the next ten years and beyond and opportunities to deal with them.
Summary from Campus Morning Mail:
There is no other China: On international demand, he warned late last year that while, “the loss of a market the size of China’s could not be replaced by one single market”; “Australian universities need to diversify their international student recruitment away from traditional markets. He suggests focusing on middle income economies and countries with which Australia has forged strategic trading partnerships, including harmonisation and recognition of qualifications,” say Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico.
And not much young demand at home: the 16-24 domestic commencing student cohort will grow by 1.2 per cent a year 2017-2030. “There is indeed a limited pool of school leavers to boost domestic commencing enrolments and universities across Australia face increased competition to attract school leavers.”
Where people study will change: In 2018 67 per cent of domestic undergraduates were on campus. On present trends, this will drop to 55 per cent over the next decade, with the balance around evenly split between on-line and multi-modal.
Which means: With flat domestic demand, largely funded by taxpayers, Calderon suggests, “there are limited revenue opportunities in a competitive market environment.” He predicts universities are, “likely to confront;”
* tightened government financial support and increased student contributions
* emphases on outcomes-based and performance-based funding
* the need for improving access for low SES groups
* a focus on students’; wellbeing and ability to repay through the taxation system.
* missions – including who institutions serve and what national priorities they meet.
If you stream the video from the YouTube platform or by embedding it through a widget in your slides you can show it in the conference presentation without breaching the terms:
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The highlighted portion above means that it might be against the Terms if the presentation is recorded but it's a low risk activity. Pausing the recording while playing the video, would be a solution.
When working on the figures for a recent paper I realised that I was using schemes of the animal I work with that come from a copyright-protected book. I decided that I will get rid of those schemes and instead produce my own. However, there was still a potential copyright issue: depending on where the paper would be published, the rights for the figures might well end up with the journal rather than with me. https://gsnmunich.wordpress.com/2016/11/05/how-to-legally-re-use-your-own-figures/
Google have decreased quotas on YouTube API users. For better access it is better to simply paste the URL to the video by the Embed Media link (third row, third icon of the text editor). QUT Blackboard will disable the mashup link soon.
As the University responds to COVID-19, providing access to educational resources to those who are unable to travel to Australia, and moving to delivering all lectures online, it is important to note that obligations under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and existing educational licences still apply.
The Teaching page of the Copyright Guide provides guidance on online delivery for different types of source material. The Copyright Act does allow for exceptions under certain conditions, however these are to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Publishers have been responding to access issues, and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) has provided a list of COVID-19 Resources and Publisher Responses with details on any freely available resources related to COVID-19.
QUT also encourages the use of Creative Commons (CC) licensed material and Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free to access, modify and share.
You can read more about providing access to material at The Australian Libraries Copyright Committee's page: Remote supply - information for libraries and archives during the COVID 19 shutdown.
COVID-19 - Financial Reporting & Disclosure Guidance
Westlaw currently hosts a range of commentary and materials as part of their COVID-19 response aimed at helping companies negotiate regulatory requirements for financial disclosure during the pandemic. This toolkit extends to the United Kingdom, United States, China, Australia, Canada, European Union & New Zealand and as an interim resource draws together a collection of practical guidance materials. The toolkit is highlighted in this edition of Adlib as a timely comparative source for those interested in investigating responses to regulatory requirements during this global event. Sign-in to Westlaw via this link prior to accessing the direct link to the portlet here.
New EIKON App - COVID-19 MACRO VITALS
A full-text search in the Eikon for this web app or alternatively its mnemonic, 'MACROV', loads this app to bring together charts, data and news associated with this global event as it unfolds. On the Eikon database page you'll also find an overview of the product alongside links to training resources.
Who is doing new research in the time of COVID-19? Not the female economists
Amano-Patiño, Faraglia, Giannitsarou, Hasna,
The COVID-19 crisis has spurred a novel and fast-growing field in economic research. But women are not submitting new work at the same pace as their male counterparts. Using data from prominent repositories of working-paper publications in economics, this column suggests that the effects of lockdowns on the division of labour at home have been particularly detrimental to the research activity of women.
For further selections see here.
The work of economists during the crisis: The EEA COVID-19 research registry initiative
Giovanni Peri & Imran Rasul - June 2020
Economists can play a key role in helping policymakers and the public understand the unfolding economic effects of the crisis. In March 2020, the European Economic Association established a registry of COVID-19-related projects, inviting research teams working with real-time data during this crisis to share their work.
Pregnancy during the pandemic
Hannes Schwandt - June 2020
Worries about the impact of COVID-19 on pregnant mothers and their offspring are wide-spread. As a comparison, the Spanish Flu pandemic had devastating health impacts on pregnant mothers and in-utero exposure to influenza is known to have negative short- and long-term consequences for children.
Declining worker power versus rising monopoly power: Explaining recent macro trends
Anna Stansbury & Lawrence H. Summers - June 2020
Since the early 1980s, the US has seen a falling labour share and slow wage growth for typical workers, while measures of corporate valuations and measured markups have increased. A number of papers have argued that increasing monopoly or monopsony power can explain these trends. This column argues instead that the decline in worker power in the US economy is a more compelling explanation for recent macro trends than a broad-based rise in monopoly power.
AEA Ed. Resources
Includes teaching resources, media & lecture materials.
Top 100 Economist Blogs of 2020:
CEPR VIO Seminar Archive
To re-stream VIO Seminars please see a full list of 2020 talks accompanied with links to streaming video here.
Want to access Harvard Case Studies for your unit? Contact Mona Mendoza
Revised Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC 2020) is available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics
Major changes to the Fields of Research classification include:
Major changes to the Socio-Economic Objectives classification include:
Both classifications have been completely renumbered to streamline use and reduce confusion between the old and new versions of ANZSRC.
For further detail of the process and scope of changes please see the ANZSRC Review 2020 Outcomes Paper.
The classification is available for immediate use, noting each user of the classification will make their own determination as to when to adopt the new classifications. The ARC intends to use the new codes for the next Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and Engagement and Impact (EI) rounds in 2023–24. The ARC will consult with universities to develop a timeline for use of the new codes for National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP) processes.
Semester 2 - Library Support for the School of Economics & Finance
Liaison Librarian, Mathew Fletcher, is available to assist with readings preparation for semester 2.
Aside from typical enquiry channels please feel free to drop-in via Zoom to receive support with Blackboard readings or any other library-related matters you would like to chat about on the dates / times below.
SAGE is offering seven cash prizes for the top research outputs produced and published by a Higher Degree Research (HDR) student (conditions apply). There will be six prizes of $400 awarded: one each to the top published paper in each of the five Faculties (QBS, Education, Health, Law & SEF) plus $400 will be awarded to the HDR student in Creative Industries Faculty with the top paper or Non-Traditional Research Output (NTRO); and $500 will be awarded for the top published paper or NTRO by an Indigenous HDR student. You have until 6th December 2020 to enter!
If you caught the recent LSE blog post about Adam Oliver's Covid-19 lockdown crafting in the form of a Fluxus-inspired Post-It rendition of behavioural economics theories, you'll appreciate a similar 2.5 x 3.5" interpretation of behavioural economics in Dan Ariely's Extra Irrational game, a forthcoming addition to the GP library collection. See here for details and to place a 'hold' to be notified of when the item will be available.
Looking for a title that provides some alternatives to signature pedagogies in economics?
This book looks at a number of topics in economic education, presenting multiple perspectives from those in the field to anyone interested in teaching economics. Using anecdotes, classroom experiments and surveys, the contributing authors show that, with some different or new techniques, teaching economics can be more engaging for students and help them better retain what they learned.
Over the last couple of months I've been developing a series of Jupyter notebooks to help researchers work with data from web archives. They're now all available through the GLAM Workbench:
For example there are tools to find when a word or phrase appears (or disappears) from a web page, to compare the text content of a page over time, to create full page screenshots & more. If you want to get deeper into the data, there's detailed documentation and examples of the sorts of data that's available and how you can get it. This includes the Australian Web Archive, the NZ Web Archive, the UK Web Archive, as well as the Internet Archive.
The focus is on data that is readily accessible and able to be used without the need for special equipment. They use existing APIs to get data in manageable chunks. But many of the examples demonstrated can also be scaled up to build substantial datasets for analysis – you just have to be patient!
The development of these notebooks was supported by the International Internet Preservation Consortium's Discretionary Funding Programme 2019-2020, with the participation of the British Library, the National Library of Australia, and the National Library of New Zealand.
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Phillip Dawson (Deakin U) sets it all out in a briefing from TEQSA
Myth one: it’s rare. “The vast majority of students never contract cheat, the rate of contract cheating is high enough to warrant serious attention.” One Australian survey puts it at 6 per cent at universities. Another reported 7 per cent at NUHEPs.
Myth two: it can be “designed out” of assessment by using authentic assessment, tight turn-arounds for tasks and exams. It can’t – contract cheating services can cover for the first and exams are not immune. However assessment design can improve detection rates and discourage students from cheating behaviours.
Myth three: it can’t be detected. It can – software helps and markers trained to spot contract cheating can identify it.
How to catch it: * Train markers to watch for it and have processes for them to follow-up suspicions. * Use specialist staff to detect it. * Make balance of probabilities the burden of proof. * Engage with students and their associations beyond academic integrity modules.
Aspro Dawson has a long argued that contact cheating will not be beaten by prohibition and that “it is the responsibility of academic institutions to maintain a system of checks and balances and ensure that their internal processes are working as expected, (CMM May 14 2019).
A Reading group focusing on the work of French theorist Michel Foucault will be running online every fortnight via Zoom. If you would like to participate please send an email to Dr. Clare O’Farrell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: 3.00 – 4.15 pm every Monday fortnight starting 13 July 2020.
Dates: 13, 27 July; 10, 24 August; 7, 21, 28 September; 26 October; 9 November 2020.
Readings: We will be undertaking a systematic reading of Michel Foucault, Wrong-doing, Truth-telling: The Function of Avowal in Justice, Eds. Fabienne Brion, Bernard E. Harcourt, Trans. Stephen W. Sawyer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Dr. Clare O’Farrell
See also my website Foucault News
Participation and attendance
Academic staff and postgraduate students from any discipline are all welcome. Prior knowledge of Michel Foucault’s work is not necessary. The only requirement is to read the set readings before coming to the sessions and to bring your comments and questions. You can join the group at any time.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has caused significant global economic and social disruption. In the Crawford School of Public Policy Working Paper, McKibbin and Fernando (2020) used recent epidemiological and economic data on the COVID-19 pandemic to explore six plausible scenarios of the future economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A decade of near-zero, and even negative, interest rates in advanced economies has both encouraged the continued accumulation of debt and a search for yield in riskier assets, while at the same time eroding bank profitability in the retail business.
The Global Sanctions Data Base
In recent years, economic sanctions have increasingly become ‘the tool of choice’ in responses to international political challenges related to geo-political conflicts.
Advanced and developing economies are experiencing a swift process of population ageing that will shape both long-run macroeconomic trends, such as economic growth, as well as short-term business cycle fluctuations.
Join an expert panel from the public sector and academia including: Dr Tracey West (Griffith UNiversity), Laura Higgins (ASIC) & Cherelle Murphy (ANZ Research) as they discuss women’s financial literacy and why it needs to improve, particularly in the current context - with women’s economic wellbeing disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
This webinar event has been organised by the Women in Economics Network, as part of the ESA National Seminar Series.
Thursday August 6, 2020, 5:00 pm
The fourth theme of our virtual symposium will launch in September and will focus on adaptable assessments. This session will provide practical ideas on how to develop alternative adaptable assessments in economics degrees, building on lessons learned from the experience in 2019/20. This is an opportunity to reflect on how best to assess learning outcomes, including those linked to development of employability skills, and how to design different assessments so they can work in a world of teaching online, face to face or a mix of the two.
What is Frictionless Data?
Frictionless Data is a progressive python framework for building data infrastructure – data management, data integration, flows and so on making this framework well suite for quantitative research in across any domain facilitated by the Python programming language.This allows the data to flow fluidly between tools and across teams with core of the framework being a ultra-simple patterns to describe and organize data
Learn more here
Easy way to stop shapes such as arrows shifting when added them to a copied and pasted screenshot.
The presentation analyses industry benchmarking and other information sharing agreements and seeks to define when these processes become collusion and lessen competition.
The talkl highlights practices which are of concern to competition agencies such as ACCC (Australia), FTC/DOJ (US) and EC (Europe). Past court cases and current competition guidelines are discussed. The presentation also discusses whether the considerations taken into account should change in the current extreme circumstances during a pandemic.
Ravshonbek Otojanov, Queen Mary, University of London
Tim Burnett, Aston University
Tom Allen, Edward Cartwright, and Swati Virmani, De Montfort University
The seventh session of the #EconTEAching chats organised by CTaLE and the Department of Economics at Warwick. It featured Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani (Northern Kentucky University) and Dr. Cristina Santos (Open University), and was chaired by Dr Cloda Jenkins from CTaLE at UCL.For an overview and review of the session please see the page linked here as well as a recording of the session below.
In this week's Adlib a quick plug and some love for oft overlooked resources:
Journal of Economic Education
Aside from the journal's core endeavour of featuring SOTL in economics, JEE includes a unique section aptly title, Online.
Wholly focused on the use of digital technology in higher education, Online, features novel uses of technology by economists and educators in a classroom context.
To highlight the type of content within this regular section please find samples below with further links to the journal as a whole:
Find a full index of JEE:Online and all other articles plese find the Journal homepage linked through the QUT Library here.
Behavioural Econ (14th Sept):
by Tomoaki Kotera (Bank of Japan + Tohoku University)
Hosted jointly by the Economics Network, the UCL Centre for Teaching and Learning Economics (CTaLE) and Warwick University Department of Economics, the Econ Network symposium on assessment in economics features the following sessions that may be of interest.
Paul Middleditch (Manchester), Marion Prat (Bristol), Steven Proud (Economics Network and Bristol), Michael Reynolds (Leeds)
Parama Chaudhury (UCL), Cloda Jenkins (UCL), Kay Sambell (Edinburgh Napier University)
Team-based Learning is a teaching method designed for collaborative learning among students with a clear sequence: preparation, readiness assurance and application of concepts. This session provides guidance on how to manage collaborative learning in online and blended teaching.
Yet another language for your quant. skills toolkit this time another open source language but neverthless one that features math friendly syntax and blazing fast handling of math.
Try for yourself some simple linear algebra in a comparible languages:
Python -> y = np.dot(array1,array2)
R -> y <- array1 * array2
Julia -> y = array1 .* array2
To accompany the resources embedded below here are some other entry points for quantitative research using Julia:
More language-specific resources here.
For readymade tutorials in the form of Jupyter notebooks - please find a full suite of tutorial activities at this URL and below for reference.
Check your Pure account to see if there is a Scopus import ‘Task’ waiting to be actioned.
Note: The lists of import candidates currently include a high proportion of duplicates of outputs that are already in Pure. In most cases, the existing Pure records are older publications migrated from ePrints but the import candidate from Scopus has minor differences. For newer publications, it may be that a QUT co-author has already imported the record.
QUT's plagiarism detection software for higher degree research (HDR) candidates is iThenticate. All HDR candidates are required to submit their thesis through QUT's plagiarism detection software prior to lodgement for examination. The resultant report must be provided to the Principal Supervisor for review. Candidates are encouraged to take this opportunity to discuss the findings in the report with their supervisory team. On the Lodgement of Thesis for Examination form, the Principal Supervisor will be asked to certify that they have received and reviewed a copy of the report and that the thesis is now ready for examination.
Note that iThenticate is a tool for researchers. It is not to be used for coursework assignments or non-research documents (instead use Turnitin).
Link to iThenticate: https://app.ithenticate.com/en_us/login
User name = your QUT student email address (for HDR students) or your QUT staff email address (for staff)
All higher degree research candidates will be confirmed as having access to iThenticate within a six to eight weeks of commencing their course at QUT. You will be sent a welcome email to your QUT student email address (from iThenticate) with details of your user name and temporary password.
All QUT supervisors registered as being accredited to supervise HDR candidates will have access to iThenticate. New staff will be granted access to the software after confirmation of their accreditation level. A welcome email will be sent to your QUT email address (from iThenticate) confirming your access and providing you with your user name and temporary password. Please refer to your Client Services Officer via email@example.com if you experience any issues
Click on the green "Forgot password" link if you forget or cannot access your password.
Never click on "Don't have an account? Sign up" as it invalidates your original login by creating another account and you will be asked to pay for additional iThenticate access. If you have clicked on the "Don't have an Account?" please contact your Client Services Officer.
Note that you should not contact iThenticate directly as your logon is under the QUT corporate account and consequently iThenticate cannot assist you. Your Client Services Officer is the contact person for all iThenticate queries at QUT.
Are you looking to bolster your options for current awareness according to your particular research interest? A tried and true method for gauging current developments as they manifest as publications are the automated alerts many library databases provide for Economics and Finance journals.
Automated alerting service to notify you by e-mail or RSS feed when new articles are added.
To receive alerts register or set up an account with the database provider within which the journal is hosted. These are free and typically involve creating a username, a password and providing an email address.
There are typically three varieties of database alerting service types you are likely to encounter with many databases offering more than one option:
- Table of Contents alert (new or forthcoming articles in a journal)
- Saved search alert (an alert based on keyword / term or topic matching)
- Citation alert (You are notified when an article is cited in a new publication).
For a list of economics and finance journals linked to full text through the QUT Library please see the document here.
The library can provide an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) for QUT staff and higher degree research (HDR) students who are independently publishing a monograph or report.
Applications for an ISBN must meet the following eligibility criteria:
University academic staff can apply for a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). A DOI is a unique alphanumeric string to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the internet.
Applications for a DOI must meet the following eligibility criteria:
There is no easy answer. We suggest doing your search within your favourite database (Scopus/Google Scholar/ABI) and exporting results to a .csv file.
This can be done via Endnote too but it is difficult
From Scimago - 'download the data' of desirable journals into csv
The best way to compare both lists is to install the “Fuzzy Look-Up” excel add-in and match based on Journal titles.
Fuzzy match is far more forgiving in terms of cross referencing slight variations in a string of words / characters.
The excel add-in is available for free from Microsoft and in fairly straightforward to download, please see link here for download installer and instructions:
This page provides a clear and concise set of instructions for how you might go about using Fuzzy Match to cross reference your publications list with the Scimago list.
Many authors also have a Google Scholar Citation Profile. This profile is useful as it increases your visibility as a researcher and can be used to showcase your work and networks e.g. as https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=sTMFGpkAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
Contact your Liaison Librarian for a consultation, workshop or if you are experiencing any issues with your publication records.
Did you know
For most publications, the QUT author will only have to add those outputs not indexed by Scopus or Crossref, for example some research reports, book chapters, and books. Sometimes the QUT author will have to add a publication manually. https://qutvirtual4.qut.edu.au/group/staff/research/outputs-and-impact/pure
A notification will be sent to you if there is a new publication in PURE that needs to be approved by you. This is necessary as authors must be disambiguated. It is common for an author to have more than one manifestation of their name or the same name is an author publishing in the same field. Having an author id, i.e. ORCiD increases accuracy.
To increase the visibility of your publications: QUT ePrints
PURE is inward facing (only visible if you are QUT staff), but the data in PURE populates QUT ePrints. This is important as research publications need to be viewed by a wider audience and therefore the publications are pushed to the outward facing repository QUT ePrints which showcases research at QUT. Be sure to add the accepted version/manuscript to your record in PURE by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
QUT policy requires all staff to have an ORCiD and to make their publications open access as much as possible and this is achieved when you add the manuscript(the accepted version) of a journal article to PURE. You can also send to email@example.com if the record is already created.
The QUT ePrints staff check the publisher’s permissions for you. The QUT ePrints record ideally will have both the accepted version for a wider audience and the link to the publisher’s version for those readers who have a subscription.
Sedona is a database that is independent of QUT. Accrediting bodies (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) have required QUT Business School to provide data regarding activities to do with education and research. The data is used to assess the quality of education and research at QUT Business School. Periodically QUT is required to update and submit for the accreditation rounds. Sedona is not linked into and does not work with the other databases.
In edit mode:
This can be about your Pure/Orcid link - you may need to relink the two systems or you may need to authorize the flow of data. So that ORCiD can look like your Pure record.
ORCiD ids will appear in your Pure profile but that does not mean they are linked or have been authorized.
And sometimes you may need to do it again.
To connect your existing ORCID iD to Pure:
If your Pure profile (internal to QUT) looks good this will ensure your ORCiD profile looks good (external to QUT).
A new(ish) take on an enduring constant; finding relevant papers for a review article or profiling articles when appraising a journal to publish in.
Try, Inciteful (Beta*) graph-based network analysis tool for retrieving and filtering bibliographic data based on whole bibliographies or individual research papers.
Inciteful supports bibtex uploads, perfect for single-pass checking of filtered paper sets from Endnote as a mechanism to identify any articles that may have slipped under the radar when assembling an evidence summary for systematic reviews. A secondary use may be for bibliometric or citation analysis for which purpose Inciteful provides built-in SQL query tools for filtering and data extraction. While the service is free to use at the moment the developers behind the app have a early-adopters program to canvas feedback on the tool.
In this section some selections of recent economics and finance editions with your liaison for this area, Mathew Fletcher available to discuss your research and teaching & learning resource requirements in addition to advice on Econ/Fin data sources.
Brians Bruce's 'oldie-but-a-goodie guide to SMIFs: Student-Managed Investment Funds Organization, Policy, and Portfolio Management. This text is largely an orientation text for those rolling out a SMIF though the coupling of process and procedures alongside a teaching and learning focus makes this editions useful to keep on hand. See also chapters 4,5 & 6 for possible pointers on fund administration and instructional inputs, appendix 1 for fund setup first principles. Overall addresses the basics of valuation as well as issues related to maintaining compliance, philosophy, performance measurement, and evaluation.
Some late-summer, DRM-free reading by way of Ghent & Grant's, Seinfeld and economics: lessons on everything from the show about nothing, that may only appeal to pop culture doyens but should find greater appeal in regards to the ebook platform, Taylor & Francis, that provides whole-of-text downloads in PDF format with many excellent titles for Business Studies, Finance and Economics. Likewise Two additional recent titles on property economics with a comprehensive, multi-sector focused text on Market Analysis for Real Estate (Mourouzi-Sivitanidou, Sivitanides) and a higher level primer on Corporate Finance and Capital Structure (Asai) .
Research outputs must be recorded in Pure in order to be included in RAD and appear in QUT ePrints and subsequently your QUT academic profile. Scopus and Crossref will auto populate PURE however you may need to manually add some outputs types such as research reports, conference papers.
Pure can both read from and write to ORCID, so keeping your Pure profile up-to-date also maintains your ORCID.
Liaison Librarians can assist preparing valuable reports which identify citation performance in topic clusters and research areas and provide data on field weighted citation impact (FWCI) and ranking in a research field, nationally and internationally. They also provide journal analysis which will give you detail of journal ranking in multiple subject areas. This can be useful for your grant application as it may effectively describe your contribution in a field by pointing to publication in quality journals. These reports contain data about citation performance and volume of scholarly output over time and can be useful to support your claims in the application. Also, librarians can provide evidence of wider impact and uptake of research by tracking attention metrics around conference papers, research reports, contributions to policy, books and book chapters.
Before requesting your report:
Three recent articles on Finance as both a discipline and a research area trail a short selection of newer articles due to the New Year paucity of curated finance papers from Repec/NEP. In a similar fashion the library also features an excellent series of short form topic surveys as part of our Edward Elgar subscription as Research Reviews (see link) consisting of two principal components: a scholarly review article and a list of recommended readings with each review prepared by a leading scholar and providing a guided summary of both seminal and transformative articles within a given field.
New Finance Papers:
Gilchrist, D., Yu, J., & Zhong, R. (2021). The Limits of Green Finance: A Survey of Literature in the Context of Green Bonds and Green Loans. Sustainability, 13(2), 478.
- See section 2 of this article for a useful overview of recent research in this area that highlights some limitations and possible alternatives for future green finance research.
Bertoldi, P., Economidou, M., Palermo, V., Boza‐Kiss, B., & Todeschi, V. (2021). How to finance energy renovation of residential buildings: Review of current and emerging financing instruments in the EU. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment, 10(1), e384.
- This article points to the difficulty for certain types of property owners and tenants to access the green credit market for building remediation and highlights the inevitable mainstreaming of current credit markets for renovations to improve building energy efficiency (EE). While the focus is on the EU the article does not provide a comprehensive overview of all available EE instruments in the region.
Webb, R., Watson, D., & Cook, S. (2021). Price adjustment in the London housing market. Urban Studies, 58(1), 113-130.
- Where prices are typically established in the central urban region this articles seeks to examine the ripple effect of prices on outer regions to identify three borough-level sub-market groups that extend upon usual social narratives that explain market demand.
Finance - as research focus and discipline.
Linnenluecke, M. (2020). Sixty years of Accounting & Finance: a bibliometric analysis of major research themes and contributions. Accounting and Finance (Parkville), 60(4), 3217–3251. https://doi.org/10.1111/acfi.12714
Barber, B. M., Jiang, W., Morse, A., Puri, M., Tookes, H., & Werner, I. M. (2020). What Explains Differences in Finance Research Productivity During the Pandemic?. Fisher College of Business Working Paper, (2020-03), 031.
American Association of Finance - two recent presentations:
Chair: Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton University
Session Chair: John Graham, Duke University Session type: Discussant: Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Two open-access datasets for NLP, sentiment analysis, event studies via Github:
Please note both datasets are provide in tar.gz archive format use 7-Zip to unarchive and for laptop-friendly data wrangling, Monetdb for local storage.
QUT's own Australian Centre for Philanthropy and the Non Profit sector researchers scan Australia and the world constantly for legal cases that involve important issues concerning charities, nonprofit organisations, philanthropy, gifts and bequests.
It will be useful for those that advise nonprofit organisations, their senior management and boards.
They are mainly from Australia, but cases of significance from other jurisdictions such as New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom and USA are also included.
Did you know QUT Library subscribes to the Edward Elgar Economics eBook Collection. With 51 subject areas across economics and finance the range and depth of content is outstanding. See this link as an entry point into the collection which extends to all areas of economics including finance, money and banking, industrial and labour economics, regional economics, regulation, innovation and technology, heterodox economics, public sector economics, international studies and law & economics. This week's Adlib features a short selection of recent titles from the collection looking at market based approaches to anthropocene sustainability.
Please see registration here for a recent rapid overview of pandemic era demography with emphasis on skilled migration levels and rural workforce impacts.
Smooth labour market matching the key to recovery from here (Australia)
The labour market recovery has outpaced expectations since the initial COVID19 shock. While the removal of JobKeeper is likely to stall the recovery in Q2, labour demand indicators are quite strong, which should support employment growth in 2021.
Click here to download (pdf)
Recovery tracker edges up to pre-COVID level (Australia)
Our recovery tracker indicator has continued to improve through 2021 after a seasonal dip in January. The tracker has reached its pre-pandemic level, with strength in job advertisements and parts of discretionary spending broadly offset by ongoing weakness in mobility indicators, lockdown stringency measures and renewed volatility in financial markets.
Click here to download (pdf)
Coronavirus Watch: When is the vaccine tipping point? (Global)
Despite increasing numbers of new coronavirus cases globally, the possibility that more economies will enjoy both limited domestic restrictions and sustained low new case numbers is growing closer thanks to ongoing vaccination rollouts.
Click here to download (pdf)
Tentative recovery for major Asian cities (Asia Pacific)
After an extraordinary downturn across Asian city economies in 2020 we expect a broad return to growth in 2021. The emerging country cities that fell hardest in 2020 are expected to see the highest rates of growth.
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It's been hard to ignore the impact of Adam Grant's article for the New York Times: "It wasn’t burnout — we still had energy. It wasn’t depression — we didn’t feel hopeless. We just felt somewhat joyless and aimless. It turns out there’s a name for that: languishing."
Veronica Gorrie is a Gunai / Kurnaiwoman who lives and writes in Victoria.
Black and Blue, a memoir of her childhoodand the decade she spent in the policeforce, is her first book. With a great giftfor storytelling and a wicked sense ofhumour, Gorrie frankly and movinglyexplores the impact of racism on herfamily and her life.
Dr Debbie Duthie is a Wakka WakkaWarumungu woman with family ties toCherbourg Queensland and TennantCreek Northern Territory. She is Directorof Indigenous Health (Faculty of Health)and an Associate Professor in the Schoolof Public Health and Social work(Faculty of Health)
Kevin Yow Yeh is a Wakka Wakka andSouth Sea Islander man who lives andworks in Meanjin. Kevin is a SocialWorker turned research student, and inaddition to teaching IndigenousKnowledges at QUT, is currentlyresearching ways to best support FirstNations peoples experiencing racism.
About the Event Panel
The Author of 'Black and Blue': a memoir of racism and resilience'' in conversation with Dr Debbie Duthie and Kevin Yow Yeh
When: Wednesday 7th July 12:00-1:00pm AEST
Where: Attend online or in person (Noosa Room, X-563, X Block, KG Campus, QUT)
The recent iteration of Econ Networks', 'Virtual Symposium', ranges from discussions of exam delivery modes through viva voce assessment with session slides and workshop recordings available that also record the unique provocation discussion on academic integrity and collaboration.
Please find session materials linked here.
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