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SBL Professorial Research Talk

Thursday, 18 May 2017


The SBL Professorial Research Talk is an event arranged by School of Business and Law Research Office for our Professors to share their research insights with staff and research students at the School and the University.

It also provides an ideal platform to promote our School’s research capacity, and to introduce our Professors to their fellow academics and the wider community.

In each one-hour talk, there will be a presentation by one of our Professors, followed by interactive discussion, and informal chat during refreshments.

I warmly invite you to join us for an exciting and sociable gathering.

Associate Professor Hadrian Djajadikerta
Associate Dean Research
School of Business and Law

Upcoming event

The Chinese exchange rate regime and policies have featured prominently in the growing debate over the source of global current account imbalances. “Currency manipulator” is the typical charge against China. This talk will examine issues relating to the market efficiency of RMB exchange rates from an asset pricing perspective and explore the circumstances in which public news sentiment is related to the volatility of the various RMB exchange rates. The aim of the talk is to demonstrate how research will inform the current debate, how expectations affect market volatility, and what policy measures can be taken to reduce it.


Zhaoyong is Professor of Finance and Economics at the School is Business and Law. He is also the Head of the Asian Business and Organisational Research Group (ABORG). His major research interests include international trade and finance, East Asia monetary and economic integration, and foreign exchange policy and reform in China. Zhaoyong has previously taught at National University of Singapore (NUS) and has visited universities in Australia, Belgium, China, Japan and Korea. He has consulted for international institutions including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Hanns Sidel Foundation (Germany). Zhaoyong collaborates on research projects with colleagues within ECU and internationally with academics in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Where: Council Chambers JO1.447,
ECU Joondalup Campus
270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup

When: Friday, 2 June, 1:00 - 2:00pm

RSVP: Register on Eventbrite by Thursday, 1 June.

Schedule of Presenters

Date Time Venue Presenter Topic
Friday, 10 March 2:45 - 3:45pm JO.1.447 Professor Sam Huang Chinese outbound tourism and its implications to Australia
Friday, 7 April 1:00 - 2:00pm JO.7.103 Professor Craig Standing Systems theory in action
Friday, 28 April 1:00 - 2:00pm JO.1.447 Professor Hugh Wilkins Souvenirs and their consumption
Friday, 12 May 1:00 - 2:00pm JO.1.447 Professor Pi-Shen Seet What Motivates Actors in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Local and International Perspectives
Friday, 2 June 1:00 - 2:00pm JO.1.447 Professor Zhaoyong Zhang The Efficiency and Volatility of the Chinese RMB Exchange Rate Markets
Friday, 23 June 1:00 - 2:00pm JO.1.447 Professor Ross Dowling tba
Friday, 4 August 1:00 - 2:00pm JO.1.447 Professor Fang Zhao tba
Friday, 6 October 1:00 - 2:00pm JO.1.447 Professor Kerry Brown tba
Friday, 3 November 1:00 - 2:00pm JO.34.545
Professor Stephen Teo tba

Further details on the presentation topics to be announced.


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