Professor Abbas Valadkhani
Phone: 2 6773 2524
Professor Abbas Valadkhani joined the UNE Business School in February 2013. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1997 and held full-time permanent positions at the University of Newcastle, Queensland University of Technology and the University of Wollongong. Professor Valadkhani's recent research interests lie in Australian macroeconomic policy issues, petrol pricing, applied econometrics and asymmetric pricing behaviour of Australian bank and non-bank financial institutions in the retail lending market. He has published numerous refereed articles in prestigious "A" ranked journals such as Applied Economics; Economics Letters; Economic Modelling; Economic Record; Energy Economics; International Journal of Global Energy Issues; Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money; Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy; and Tourism Analysis (see the list of his publications below). He has reviewed many articles for more than 20 highly ranked journals including Journal of Development Economics, Annals of Operations Research, Applied Economics, Economic Modelling, Economic Record, Energy Economics and Energy Journal. He is currently on the editorial (advisory) board of four ERA ranked journals.
According to the Scopus citation database, his research work has been cited in many reputable journals including the following 23 A* and A ranked journals: Applied Economics; Australian Economic History Review; Australian Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics; Construction Management and Economics; Earthquake Spectra; Ecological Economics; Economic Modelling; Economic Record; Empirical Economics; Energy Economics; European Financial Management; European Journal of Political Economy; Human Resource Management; Journal of Human Resource Management; Journal of Asian Economics; Journal of Higher Education; Journal of Industrial relations; Journal of Informetrics; Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money; Journal of Macroeconomics; Journal of Regional Science; Modern Applied Science; and Studies in Higher Education.
For his relative academic standing among other research active peers in Australia please click here. This composite ranking is based on the average of 30 different criteria (including bibliographic data, citation analysis and popularity data).
ECON409- Advanced Macroeconomics
ECON202- Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON102- Introductory Macroeconomics
Recent Grant and Research Funding
2012-$99,204, ARC Discovery Project (DP120102753), "Does Retail Petrol Price Respond Asymmetrically to Changes in Its Cost? A Modelling Framework".
2009/2010-$40,000, Wollongong City Council and Regional Development Australia (with Ann Hodgkinson and Charles Harvie, Illawarra Input-Output Model.
2010-$15,000, University Research Committee, Partnership Grant, University of Wollongong (with Charles Harvie and Guy West), The Illawarra Input-output Model: Advancing Regional Economic Research and Planning, (with Wollongong City Council and Regional Development Australia, Illawarra Branch).
2006-$11,000, NSW Environmental Trust Grant (with Ann Hodgkinson), Community Valuations of Environmental Quality in Coastal Lakes.
2005-$4,100, Faculty Research Grant (FRC), The University of Wollongong, Ranking of Australian University Research Performance by Discipline.
2005-$2,000, Faculty Research Grant (FRC), The University of Wollongong, Pre- and Post-GST Effects on Goods and Services Included in the CPI Basket.
Research and Teaching Awards
2010 Faculty of Commerce Outstanding Researcher of the Year: Special Commendation, UOW (University of Wollongong).
2009 Faculty of Commerce Research Excellence Award, UOW.
2008 Faculty of Commerce Service to Research Award, UOW.
2008 Faculty of Commerce Research Excellence Award, UOW.
2006 Faculty of Commerce Researcher of the Year Award, UOW.
2006 Faculty of Commerce Excellence in Teaching & Learning Award, UOW.
Nominated for the 2007 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning, UOW.
2003 Faculty of Business New Teacher Award, Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
2003 School of Economics and Finance Teaching Award, QUT
Key Research Leadership Roles
2013-present: An elected member of the Professorial Promotion Committee, UNE.
2011–present: Appointed as the ARC Discovery Project Assessor.
2010: Served as an external member of the University of Canberra Promotion Panel.
Aug 2010–Dec 2011: School Research Director, School of Economics, UOW.
June 2010–Nov 2011: Head of Postgraduate Studies, School of Economics, UOW.
2009: Served as an external member of the University of Canberra Promotion Panel.
2007–2009: University Probations Standing Committee, UOW.
2007–2008: School Research Director, School of Economics, UOW.
2005–2009: Seminar Convener, School of Economics, Faculty of Commerce, UOW.
2005–2007: Editor of Economics Working Papers, School of Economics, UOW.
2005–2007: Director of Postgraduate Studies, School of Economics, UOW.