Higher Degree Economics Student Research in International Development, Health and Environment

The School of Commerce is proud to host a half-day research symposium to feature the innovative and high quality applied economics research that graduate students from the University of South Australia and University of Adelaide are doing. The focus in on PhD students working on international development, health and environmental economics topics. The presenters will present their work and allow enough time to receive valuable inputs from our academic and non-academic attendees.


19th of October 2017


10:30am – 1:30pm


WL2-47 (Level 2, Room 47, Way Lee Building) City West   [campus map]

Lunch will be provided at 12:00pm

Please find below the seminar presenters and the titles of their projects:

  • 10.30am - Admasu Asfaw Maruta: PhD Student, University of South Australia

Title: Sectorial Aid, Institutional Quality, and Growth

  • 11.00am - Clifford Afoakwah: PhD Student, University of South Australia

Title: Opportunity Cost and Post-primary Schooling in Ghana: A Gender Perspective

  • 11.30am - John Kandulu: PhD Student, University of Adelaide

Title:  The inadvertent effect of microfinance on girls’ household education investment

  • 12.30pm - Claire Settre: PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide, Global Food and Resource Studies

Title:  Strategic opportunity for water management working in carbon and water markets

  • 1.00pm - Christine Mpundu-Kaambwa: PhD Student, University of South Australia

Title: Quality of life measures for adolescents:  Does study population and proxy-assessment have an effect on the latent constructs?


Further Details Can Be Found Here

Financial Development and Financial Inclusion Workshop

The issue of financial development and financial inclusion remains a highly topical one for emerging and developing economies. Access to even basic banking and financial services for both households and firms for developing economies still lags significantly behind industrial countries.  The benefits for greater financial inclusion can be seen from a number of different perspectives; it can allow households to smooth consumption over time thus allowing them to save to accommodate future income shocks, it can allow households to save for possible future health expenditure and for greater education opportunities for children. Financial intermediary development can result in smaller firms are able to better access capital. Greater usage of banks by firms and households can also increase the effectiveness of monetary policy transmission. 

This workshop brings together researchers from academic Institutions, think-tanks and policy institutions to present and discuss topics pertaining to financial development, financial inclusion and financial integration – with a particular focus on emerging and developing economies. 

The workshop will be held in Adelaide, Australia on December 1st and 2nd at the University of South Australia (UniSA) City West Campus. 

RSVP your attendance to CMR-Research@unisa.edu.au by 10th of November 2017.


Date: 1st and 2nd of December 2017


   1st of December 2017: 8.30am -5.20pm

   2nd of December 2017: 9.30am - 12:30pm


   1st of December 2017: GK5-15 (Sir George Kingston Building, Level 5, Room 15)

   2nd of December 2017: H6-03 (Hawke Building, Level 6, Room 3)


For any further information and enquiries please contact Tony Cavoli on tony.cavoli@unisa.edu.au OR Jon Lontos on CMR-Research@unisa.edu.au & jon.lontos@unisa.edu.au or phone +61 8 830 20457

Register Here


Research Seminars

The Centre for Applied Finance and Economics Seminars provide an opportunity for national and international colleagues to present their work, as well as engage in directed discussions about ongoing research projects and the research agenda of the school as a whole.

Our seminars are also an opportunity for our academic staff and research degree students to present their research in progress.

If you are interested in attending or presenting a seminar, please contact us at cafe@unisa.edu.au