2018 Domestic Visiting Scholars
Professor Rod O’Donnell
Professor Rod O’Donnell, furnished with degrees in Civil Engineering, Economics and Philosophy (including a PhD from Cambridge University), was Professor of Economics at Macquarie University for many years and is now at UTS. Befitting his formation, he is interested in both thought (conceptual analysis) and action (practical solutions).
His research interests in economics are broad, including the conceptual foundations of economics, different schools of economic thought, the theories and policies of JM Keynes, decision-making under uncertainty, philosophies of probability and their implications for economics, economic and political approaches to inequality, the history of economic thought, and the complexities of opportunity cost. His research has been funded by ARC grants over 16 years.
He is just as concerned with the teaching of economics, especially the fostering of rich sets of graduate attributes, weaknesses in current teaching methods in economics, and more horizon-expanding and motivational ways of teaching the discipline. He has five teaching awards, three from universities, and
2017 Domestic Visiting Scholars
Associate Professor Alberto Motta
Alberto Motta is an Associate Professor of Economics at UNSW Australia. He studied at Boston University and University of Padua where he received his PhD in economics. Alberto’s research focuses on developing theoretical models and applying econometric methods to study the types and features of organizational design that are most effective. His current work focuses on designing and evaluating organizational solutions for microfinance institutions, for-profit and not-for profit firms, enforcement agencies and media outlets.Alberto together with Associate Professor Isabella Dobrescu are the co-creators of UniPlay, a novel, research-driven approach to education.
Dr Denise Jackson
Denise Jackson is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Work-Integrated Learning programs in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. She is the State Chair (Western Australia) for the Australian Collaborative Education Network, the peak body for WIL in Australia, and sits on the ACEN National Board of Directors. Her research interests include graduate employment and underemployment, the transition from university to the workplace, career development learning, graduate employability and work-integrated learning.