Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University

Liam was appointed initially to the Department in 1997. Liam, a La Trobe undergraduate, was awarded the Dean's Medal after completing a first class honours Economics degree in 1995; and then a Master of Commerce degree at the University of Melbourne. Liam then undertook his PhD thesis from 1999-2005, which highlighted his interest in exchange rate determination models and macroeconomic cycles. However, his research more recently has centred more on sports economics, specifically rules, regulation, incentives and athlete behaviour; with an emphasis on various forms of cheating (doping, match-fixing, etc.). Liam has held visiting positions at: University of Michigan (US); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US); University of Otago (NZ); Lancaster University (UK); University of Exeter (UK) and Monash University. Liam was promoted to full lecturer in the Department of Economics and Finance in December 2002 and to senior lecturer in November 2007.

Experience

  • 2008–present
    Senior Lecturer, La Trobe University
  • 2003–2007
    Lecturer, La Trobe University
  • 1997–2002
    Associate Lecturer, La Trobe University

Education

  • 2005 
    La Trobe University, PhD
  • 1997 
    University of Melbourne, MCom
  • 1995 
    La Trobe University, BEc (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Applied Economics Not Elsewhere Classified (140299)
  • Time Series Analysis (140305)