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Dr Ghialy Yap

Ghialy is an Adjunct Lecturer in Economics in the School of Business and Law.

Current Teaching

  • ECF1110 -  Economics I


Dr Ghialy Yap is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in Economics at the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University. She holds a PhD (ECU), a Master of Economics (UWA) and a Bachelor of Commerce (UWA). Despite her background as an academic, Ghialy worked as a research associate at the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet for six months in 2016.

Her research specialises in applied statistics and econometrics. Because she has extensive knowledge in statistics, she has applied her statistical and problem solving skills in many projects related to Australian Indigenous health, finance, management, social economics, tourism and management. Furthermore, she has experience in using statistical software such as IBM-SPSS, AMOS, R, STATA and WarpPLS. Currently, Dr Ghialy Yap is completing a Graduate Diploma in Mathematics as she aims to work as a mathematical researcher in the future.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Tourism economics
  • Applied economics
  • Applied econometrics

Awards and Recognition

  • 2010 - Dean’s Award for Achieving a PhD
  • 2009 - Best Student Paper Commendation from Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2010.
  • Master of Economics, The University of Western Australia, 2005.


Recent Research Grants

  • 457 visa workers in the Western Australian resources industry: The benefits and costs for business, migrant families, and the community,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012 - 2013,  $93,639.
  • Developing a model that investigates the effects of voluntary superannuation on household consumption before and after a global financial crisis.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012 - 2013,  $17,547.
  • Modelling the uncertainty in international tourism demand in Australia,  CRC Centre for Sustainable Tourism,  Grant,  2006 - 2009,  $34,230.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Golab, A., Allen, D., Powell, R., Yap, G., (2014), Volatility and Spillover Effects of Central and Eastern Europe: Impact of EU Enlargement. Emerging Markets and the Global Economy: A Handbook, 449-482, Oxford, Kidlington, UK, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-411549-1.00019-3.

Conference Publications

  • Bahn, S., Barratt-Pugh, L., Yap, G., (2013), Workers on temporary 457 visas: Challenges they face when working in the Western Australian resources sector. Proceedings of the 27th AIRAANZ Conference: Work, employment and employment relations in an uneven patchwork world, 26-35, Bundoora, VIC, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Allen, D., Golab, A., Powell, R., Yap, G., (2012), The Comovements of Emerging Stock Markets of Central and Eastern Europe: Impact of EU. Proceedings of the International Finance, Banking and Insurance Congress (FIBAC) 2012, 1-17, Istanbul, Turkey, Istanbul Kultur University.

Journal Articles

  • Saha, S., Yap, G., (2015), Corruption and Tourism: An Empirical Investigation in a Non-linear Framework. International Journal of Tourism Research, 17(3), 272-281, John Wiley and Sons Ltd, DOI: 10.1002/jtr.1985.
  • Saha, S., Yap, G., (2014), The Moderation Effects of Political Instability and Terrorism on Tourism Development: A Cross-Country Panel Analysis. Journal of Travel Research, 53(4), 509-521, Sage, DOI: 10.1177/0047287513496472.
  • Yap, G., Saha, S., (2013), Do political instability, terrorism, and corruption have deterring effects on tourism development even in the presence of unesco heritage? A cross-country panel estimate. Tourism Analysis, 18(5), 587-599, United States, Cognizant Communication Corporation, DOI: 10.3727/108354213X13782245307911.
  • Yap, G., (2012), The impacts of exchange rates on Australia's domestic and outbound travel markets. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 93(2013), 139-150, Netherlands, Elsevier BV, DOI: 10.1016/j.matcom.2012.09.009.
  • Yap, G., (2012), An Examination of the Effects of Exchange Rates on Australia's Inbound Tourism Growth: A Multivariate Conditional Volatility Approach. International Journal of Business Studies, 20(1), 111-132, Australia, Edith Cowan University.
  • Bahn, S., Barratt-Pugh, L., Yap, G., (2012), The employment of skilled migrants on temporary 457 visas in Australia: Emerging issues. Labour & Industry, 22(4), 379-398, Brisbane, Australia, Taylor & Francis.
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