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For students, orderliness is next to success (Campus Review)

Connecting to the QUT Conference Wireless Network

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 

Google's Talk to Books

Type a question into “Talk to Books,” and AI-powered tool will scan every sentence in 100,000 volumes in Google Books and generate a list of likely responses with the pertinent passage bolded.

 

How Good Are You At Telling Fact From Fiction? (Pew Research)

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/most-americans-have-a-hard-time-separating-fact-from-opinion-can-you/

 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?

http://www.pewresearch.org/quiz/news-statements-quiz/

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.)

Text to speech software

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.

A colleague tested a Chrome extension called SpeakIt!
 
The pros of this extension are that it’s free, easy to use and works well enough.  The cons however are:
  • You need to manually highlight the text in order for playback to work
  • It’s a 3rd-party extension so we cannot provide any official support for it or endorse it
  • Voice playback sounds “disinterested” 
  • Pronunciation and syntax not perfect

Federal Budget 2019/20

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. 

Budget Papers

The budget papers and data tables are available from the Budget website:

  • Budget Paper 1: Budget Strategy and Outlook 2019-20 - provides an overview of the economy, the government's fiscal position, and the strategies employed by the government in determining out the budget priorities.
  • Budget Paper 2: Budget Measures 2019-20 - shows where the money is going to be spent. This paper provides information on all Government decisions that involve changes to its revenue, expense and investing activities since Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2018-19 delivered in December 2018. 
  • Budget Paper 3: Federal Financial Relations 2019-20 - sets out the payments to state, territory and local governments plus Australian Government reforms and developments.
  • Budget Paper 4: Agency Resourcing 2019-20 - sets out funding for agencies, the sourse of funding, funding purposes, and the staffing levels of agencies.

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. 

Articles Summaries that “Spoil” the Paper to Save Reader Time

Contract cheating challenge: authentic tasks, bogus answers

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

 

What will follow the international student boom? Future directions for Australian higher education

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.

 

EIU: The 2020 Inclusive Internet Index

new articles

Can I show a YouTube video at a conference?

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:
Content is provided to you AS IS. You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Service and as permitted under these Terms of Service. You shall not download any Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content. You shall not copy, reproduce, make available online or electronically transmit, publish, adapt, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of YouTube or the respective licensors of the Content. YouTube and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Service and the Content. https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms&gl=AU

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.  

How to legally re-use your own figures

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/​ 

greatest hits

YouTube videos into Blackboard via Mashup NO LONGER WORKS - Just paste the URL to the video by the Embed Media link

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.

COVID-19 and Copyright

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.

smash hits for 1 April 2020

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.

Image of EIKON app COVID-19 Macro

greatest hits for 22 April

nota bene for 6 May

CEPR - May 2020 Column picks

 

Philippe Weil, Refet Gürkaynak, John Fernald, Evi Pappa, Antonella Trigari, 
The contraction in the euro area economic activity is clear. The CEPR-EABCN Euro Area Business Cycle Dating Committee notes that it is the path activity will take from here on that will determine how this episode will be designated.
 
Thorsten Beck, Deyan Radev, Isabel Schnabel, 
Bank resolution regimes designed to deal with idiosyncratic bank distress have been widely established or upgraded over the last decade. This column shows however, that more comprehensive resolution regimes may increase systemic risk in response to a system-wide shock.
 

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.

Working from home: Estimating the worldwide potential

Janine Berg, Florence Bonnet, Sergei Soares 
Working from home can help mitigate the public health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. This column estimates the share of workers across the different regions of the world who could potentially perform their activities from home, using a Delphi survey of labour market experts from across the world and then weighing these estimates by countries’ occupational shares.
 
Paul Krugman 
Policymakers are frantically trying to come up with a policy response to the Covid-19 crisis. This column, taken from a recent Vox eBook, argues that there is a very good case for putting a sustained, productive programme of stimulus in place as soon as possible, instead of scrambling to come up with short-term measures every time bad things happen.
 

For further selections see here.

top reads for 13 May 2020

Euromonitor International briefing

Euromonitor

IbisWorld Webinar: COVID-19 Supply Chain Impacts

CEPR Columns of Note - June 2020

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.

Virtual meeting tip

Euromonitor International

Inside Higher Ed - highlights for 17 June

File Under - Media, Materials & Maquiladora

AEA Ed. Resources 
Includes teaching resources, media & lecture materials.

https://www.aeaweb.org/rfe/showCat.php?cat_id=91


Top 100 Economist Blogs of 2020:

https://www.intelligenteconomist.com/economics-blogs/#


CEPR VIO Seminar Archive 

To re-stream VIO Seminars please see a full list of 2020 talks accompanied with links to streaming video here.

Travel 2040: Climate Emergency To Force a Revolution in the Industry

Harvard Business Publishing: Faculty Lounge

Want to access Harvard Case Studies for your unit? Contact Mona Mendoza

 

Revised ANZRC codes now available

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:

  • Splitting Division 11 Medicine Division into two new Divisions, Biomedical and clinical sciences and Health Sciences
  • Introduction of a new Division to capture Indigenous studies, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Māori and Pacific Peoples research
  • Removal of the Division 10 Technology
  • A number of Divisions, including Information and computing sciences, Psychology, and Law and legal studies, have been substantially updated.

Major changes to the Socio-Economic Objectives classification include:

  • Removing the top ‘Sector’ level of the classification and associated letter codes
  • Splitting Division 96 Environment into two new Divisions, Environmental management and Environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards
  • Introduction of a new Division to capture Indigenous outcomes.

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.

FT highlights for 1 July

Semester 2 Library Support for the School of Economics & Finance

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 Higher Degree Research Student Publication Prize 2020

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!

Euromonitor International White Paper

Cards For Bounded Rationality

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.

pictire of the outer bos of irrational the card game

New Library Title - SOTL in Economics

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.

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Coming Soon - Financial Econometric Modeling by Stan Hurn (School of Economics & Finance)

Great tools for analysing web archive content

Tim Sheratt:

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: 

https://glam-workbench.github.io/web-archives/

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. 

The Conversation - June 2020 roundup

288,401

Reads this month

 

6

Articles this month

 

56

Comments this month

 

6

Post publication engagements

 Most read articles this month by QUT authors

Reads

Brands backing Black Lives Matter: it might be a marketing ploy, but it also shows leadership

By Bree Hurst — June 4, 2020

35,181

Watch yourself: the self-surveillance strategy to keep supermarket shoppers honest

By Gary Mortimer and Paula Dootson — June 14, 2020

29,853

Earth's core has been leaking for billions of years

By Hanika Rizo, David Murphy, and Denis Andrault — July 10, 2019

20,947

COVID-19 has changed the future of retail: there's plenty more automation in store

By Gary Mortimer, Jana Bowden, Jason Pallant, Louise Grimmer, and Martin Grimmer — June 24, 2020

13,404

 

 

Funding Opportunities

Campus Morning Mail: Three myths about contract cheating and what to do about the reality

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).

Foucault Reading group

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 c.ofarrell@qut.edu.au

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.

Convenor
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.

leading links for 15 July

Finding what QUT Library holds

  • A new DOI/PMID search -  LibKey have just released a new DOI/PMID search – it works really well for people that search by DOI or PMID.
  • Search by ‘resource type’ e.g. Book Title, Journal/Newspaper title  & now Videos and DVD and Classroom resources
  • A new box has also been added below the Databases box to reflect ways that people can connect to QUT library resources when they search the web – for now it includes information about Google Scholar linking  and LibKey Nomad browser extension. We know from usage data that this is becoming an increasingly popular way to access library resources. 
  • Use the library search box to search for a named database e.g. Scopus - Gartner - IbisWorld 

Leading Links for 22 July

Leading articles for 5 August

'New Global Covid-19 Scenarios' - Professor Warwick J. Mckibbin, AO.

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.

Recording available here.

VOXeu Columns (CEPR) - August

Time inconsistency in recent monetary policy

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. 

Population ageing reduces the government spending multiplier

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. 

APO Policy Online

  • Disability support workers: the forgotten workforce during COVID-19
  • Taken for granted? Charities’ role in our economic recovery
  • Murray–Darling Basin water markets inquiry: interim report
  • National Agreement on Closing the Gap
  • Australian bushfire and climate plan

Panel Discussion - Improving Women's Financial Literacy

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

See Registration Detials Here.

Economics Network - Virtual Symposium Theme - "Adaptable Assessment"

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.

More at the EN here...

Solutions for Research Team Data Sharing & Collaboration

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 

top reads for 12 August 2020

top links for 19 august

Easy way to stop shapes such as arrows shifting when added them to a copied and pasted screenshot. 

  • Use a Microsoft Office feature called a "Drawing Canvas".
  • So in any Office application go to: Insert -> Shapes -> New Drawing Canvas
  • This places a "Drawing Canvas" box on the screen which is isolated from the rest of the content. 
  • Copy and paste the image or screenshot inside the canvas and then insert shapes (such as an arrow) and no matter what you add or delete outside of the canvas, nothing will change inside the canvas. The key is that you have the canvas selected when pasting or inserting a shape.
     

ESA Talk - Dr Greg Kubitz - School of Economics & Finance

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.

Econ Network 2020 - Practical Tech Teaching Tips & AEA PD Upskill

Econ Network Teaching Case Studies:

Using formative assessment in a VLE to improve student engagement (Video Case Study)

Ravshonbek Otojanov, Queen Mary, University of London

Using self-guided data exploration in Excel

Tim Burnett, Aston University

Engaging students in an online economics community

Tom Allen, Edward Cartwright, and Swati Virmani, De Montfort University


EconTEAching Session 7: Designing Courses for the Transition to Online Teaching

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.

Greatest links for 26 August

Econ Blog Accretion

Top articles for 2 September 2020

Online - Journal of Economics Education

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.

 

Articles of note for 9 September

Articles of note for 16 September

Links of Note for 23 September

Highlights for 30th September

Econ Network Symposium - "Adaptable Assessment" + managing team based learning online (EconTeaching)

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.

  • Panel discussion - The Shift to Remote Assessment: What We Did, What We Learnt

Paul Middleditch (Manchester), Marion Prat (Bristol), Steven Proud (Economics Network and Bristol), Michael Reynolds (Leeds)

  • Top tips for designing adaptable assessment

Parama Chaudhury (UCL), Cloda Jenkins (UCL), Kay Sambell (Edinburgh Napier University)

EconTEAching Session: Team-based Learning in Economics: how to make the transition to online education

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.

Julia for Economics

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:

  • A prebuild AMI for AWS EC2 that incorporates JuliaPro - in the interests of collaboration, reproducibility and importantly data security.
  • To take care of those pesky dependancies - say,  that of the hurdles in the form of sharing results and experiemnts with colleagues - run Julia in a Docker container for proof of concept purposes.

More language-specific resources here.

Readymade Julia Notebooks

For readymade tutorials in the form of Jupyter notebooks -  please find a full suite of tutorial activities at this URL and below for reference.

top things for 7 October 2020

5 key things to do for your Researcher Profile

  1. Ensure all your work is in PURE
  2. Connect your PURE profile with ORCiD in PURE
  3. Add QUT and the Centre to the affiliation field
  4. Create a Google Scholar Profile, add key subject categories, make public
  5. Disambiguate your researcher ID in Scopus and Clarivate so that your publication record is accurate. i.e. connect the different versions of your name

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. 

Tips:

  • Use the ‘Limit’ function to display only ‘non-duplicates’.
  • If you have time, look at each record before hitting the ‘Save’ button. With the record open, you can upload the ‘author accepted manuscript’ version for QUT ePrints or add a Research Centre affiliation (using the Add organisational unit’ button). 
  • If you are in a hurry, just ‘Import and Save’.  Don’t lose your accepted manuscripts though as the ePrints Team will contact you to request the file. 
  • At some stage, look at the ‘possible duplicates’ . Use ‘Remove from this list’ button (unless confident they are not duplicating an existing record).

2020 Nobel Prize for Economics

Paul R. Milgrom & Robert B. Wilson

for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats”

For the time poor: an explainer by John Hawkens (University of Canberra) via the Conversation with a longer form piece on Milgram and Wilson's work from the Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Top links for 21 October

The Leiden Manifesto for Research Metrics

iThenticate plagiarism detection software

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 hdr@qut.edu.au 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.

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Keeping Up to Date: Economics & Finance - Journal Alerts

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.

Greatest Hits for 11 November

Getting a doi or isbn from QUT Library

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.

Application Criteria
Applications for an ISBN must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • The work must be solely published by QUT.
  • The person requesting the ISBN must be a QUT staff member or HDR student.
  • You are encouraged to make the work available as Open Access.
  • You are encouraged to make the work available under a Creative Commons Licence.
  • The publication must be published via QUT ePrints, QUT Digital Collections or a QUT web page

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.

Application criteria
Applications for a DOI must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • The person requesting the DOI must be a QUT staff member.
  • The item-type must be a book, report or conference proceedings.
  • The work must have an ePrint ID or Digital Collections ID.
  • The work must be open access (or will be after a temporary embargo).
  • The work must be made available under a Creative Commons Licence.
  • The work must be solely published by QUT or jointly published by QUT and one or more other entities.
  • Any co-publisher must agree not to mint an additional DOI for the same work.
  • While the work may be disseminated via multiple sources and in multiple formats, the persistent source (where the DOI will point to) must be either QUT ePrints or QUT Digital Collections.

How do I search within Q1 journals?

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:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=15011

 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. 

 

Things for you to do to prepare for grant rounds etc

  1. Check that your PURE publications are up to date
  2. In your PURE personal profile create and connect to your ORCID
  3. Set up an account in ARC RMS and connect to your ORCID, https://www.arc.gov.au/grants/rms-information/rms-auto-population-research-outputs

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.

Explaining PURE, ORCID, RAD, and Sedona

Did you know

  • Scopus and Crossref automatically add your publications to PURE
  • PURE updates QUT ePrints, RAD and ORCiD.
  • PURE is the central portal for all publication data
  • You need to link PURE to ORCID via the personal profile.

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 eprints@qut.edu.au

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  eprints@qut.edu.au 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.

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QUT Readings tip: embed reading list within Bb

In edit mode:

  • Build Content and choose Learning Module. Name it something [you can edit later]. Submit.
  • Click on the Learning Module you just added, Build Content and choose QUT Readings. Submit.
  • Now turn off edit mode:
  • Click on QUT Readings – choose the list or section [only needs to be done once].

ORCiD profile not looking great?

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:

  1. Go to Pure. Click on 'Edit profile'.
  2. In the 'Personal identification' section, click on the 'Create or Connect your ORCID ID link.
  3. Click on 'Proceed' in the dialogue box that will display. This will take you to the ORCID website where you can 'Sign in' to ORCID.
  4. As you already have an ORCID , click on 'Sign in' at the top of the form.
  5. Sign in using the email address and password you use for accessing your ORCID account.
  6. You will be asked to 'Authorise' QUT's request to READ and Update your ORCID record with verified data (i.e. your QUT affiliation and any new publications added to Pure).

If your Pure profile (internal to QUT) looks good this will ensure your ORCiD profile looks good (external to QUT).

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Inciteful - novel network-based literature retrieval.

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.

Second Look: Economics & Finance titles at QUT Library

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 Metrics from QUT Library

About Pure:

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.

Did you know….

Pure can both read from and write to ORCID, so keeping your Pure profile up-to-date also maintains your ORCID.

Your Research Metrics

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:

  • Check in PURE that there is an accurate list of your publications, add missing publications, notify eprints@qut.edu if there are errors or issues
  • Link your ORCID within PURE profile (and authorise export of content to ORCID)
  • Create a Google Scholar profile (if you haven't already), make public and remove duplicates or publications which don't belong to you.
  • Combine or disambiguate publications in your Scopus ID
  • Advise the Librarians of your top 10-13 publications that you want to use in the application.
  • Contact lib.bus@qut.edu.au for assistance and clarification

 

  • Scopus
    Get to QUT fulltext quicker when you search Scopus by installing the LibKey Nomad extension for Chrome and Firefox.
    An index of peer-reviewed literature including journals, books and conference papers covering a wide range of subject areas. It is primarily aimed at researchers and provides a number of tools to track, analyse and visualise research.
    Add to your HiQ Launchpad
  • Web of Science
    Get to QUT fulltext quicker when you search Web of Science by installing the LibKey Nomad extension for Chrome and Firefox.
    A collection of citation and index databases that provide citation count information for articles, books and conferences.
    Add to your HiQ Launchpad
  • New Finance Papers, Presentations & Data

    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 LoansSustainability13(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 Environment10(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 Studies58(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

    Rocchi, F. (2020). Can Finance Be a Virtuous Practice? A MacIntyrean Account. Business Ethics Quarterly, 1–31. https://doi.org/10.1017/beq.2020.5

    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:

    Effects of and Lessons Learned from COVID-19

    Chair: Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton University
    Presented by:  Jeremy Stein, Harvard University - Presented by: Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University | Presented by: Sydney Ludvigson, New York University.

    The Effects of Automation on Wages, Inequality and the Future of Work

    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.

    Legal Case notes in Philanthropy, NonProfit Sector

    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.

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    Markets and Sustainability - Selections from Edward Elgar

    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.

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    Recent Economics & Finance Editions

    BIS Economics Panel

    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.
    Click here to download (pdf)

    greatest hits for 28 April

    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." 

    New ebooks

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    NAIDOC Week Event - Voronica Gorrie - author of 'Black and Blue" in conversation

    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)

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    Economics Network Virtual Symposium Recordings

    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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    LinkedIn Learning courses for NAIDOC week & on

    Understanding culture lens as a tool for avoiding mistakes

    Cultural Humility

    Lead with care not Fear

    The Elements of Connection

    Stretching your capacity to care, forgive, and embrace

    Reduce, reuse, recycle

    Get into nature

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