2017

How to use Eye Tracking in Experimental Research Workshop

Eye tracking is an effective tool to conduct cognitive based research required to facilitate specific experiments. It provides behavioural data collection and analysis framework to experimental Economics, Finance and Accounting research, and other areas such as Marketing. Using eye-tracking technology to measure eye movements, pupil dilation and point of gaze, we will be able to improve decision-making among analysts, investors, consumers and patients.

This facility will help us in the business school engage in wider range of multi-disciplinary research with a significant impact, which is aligned with UniSA Research and Innovation Strategic Plan.

The workshop will run by Tobii regional representative, Objective Eye Tracking in two days. In day one, eye tracking technology is introduced and related methods, scripts and outputs are reviewed. In day two, the focus is on hands-on training and running tests using case studies.

 

I4C Research Visit

On the 4th and 5th of  September, four I4C researchers will be visiting The School of Commerce to help build research collaboration and provide an opportunity to identify ways in which their research can be supported.

The group from I4C researchers comprises of:

  • Dr Habtamu Tilahun Kassahun, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Dr Flavio Freire Souza, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Dr Aiste Ruseckaite, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Dr Rachel Milte, Research Fellow

2016

2016 Behavioural Finance and Capital Markets Conference

The 2016 Behavioural Finance and Capital Markets conference was an interdisciplinary conference and a unique event on the Australian Finance research events circuit. It bought together finance scholars and industry practitioners, showcasing state-of-the-art research, theoretical, empirical and experimental papers. It was the only Finance research event in South Australia in 2016 and the reputable international journal ‘Pacific-Basin Journal of Finance’ (ABDC – ranked A) offered a special issue ‘Market Microstructure’ based on solicited papers that were presented at the conference.

In 2016, the conference featured a unique Finance Industry forum that opened a discussion about the role of digital technology in Financial markets and automated robotic advice with gurus in the industry from Melbourne and Sydney - Joseph Barbara (Senior Manager at ASIC), Mark Fordree (CEO at Ignition Wealth), Kingsley Jones (CEO at Jevons Global), and Rick Klink (CEO at OpenMarkets). The panel was titled ‘Innovations, Financial Robo Advice - Current Trends and Implications for Financial Literacy’. The conference also featured a keynote speaker representing the Finance Industry, Simon Russell (CEO of Behavioural Finance Australia), who deliberated on ‘The Gaps between Behavioural Finance Research and Application’. The keynote speakers were the internationally distinguished Prof. Tarun Chordia (Emory University, US), who addressed ‘Do High Frequency Traders Need to be Regulated? Evidence from Trading on Macroeconomic Announcements’, and Prof. Peter Bossaerts (University of Melbourne) who spoke about ‘Robot Trading: Lessons from Twenty-Five Years of Experimental Research’. The rest of the conference program showcased 17 peer-reviewed papers by outstanding internationally recognised scholars as well as PhD students from Australian universities.