Dr Keiran Sharpe

School of Business
+61 2 6268 8837

LOCATION

Room 116
Building 27
UNSW Canberra at ADFA

  • ABOUT
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Professional and Teaching Experience

Dr Keiran Sharpe undertook his undergraduate and early postgraduate education at the University of Sydney, from where he took his Bachelors and Masters Honours degrees in Economics, and where he obtained experience as an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Economics. He subsequently earned a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship to undertake his PhD studies at Cambridge University, where he was a member of Jesus College. While at Cambridge he tutored for the Economics Tripos, and lectured for the MPhil degree in Economics. He was subsequently Lecturer in Economics at The Queen's College, Oxford, where he mostly taught undergraduates reading for degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and Economics and Management. He returned to Australia to take up his position at the School at the commencement of the second semester 2002.

Research Interests

Dr Sharpe's research interests are in the decision making process, broadly defined. His approach to this subject is strongly inter-disciplinary, and ranges across the disciplines of Anthropology, Artificial Intelligence, Economics, Management, Mathematics, Military History, Philosophy and Sociology. He is particularly interested in exploring the issue of how individuals and institutions manage act purposefully when the information they have to act on is incomplete. He is also interested in the matter of why and how people choose to behave in accord with ethical norms, and what the implications are of their doing so.

Journal articles

Rajabi Asadabadi M; Sharpe K, 2019, 'The Ambiguity Dilemma in Procurement Projects', Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JBIM-05-2018-0157

Sharpe K, 2019, 'Updating Beliefs Under Risk and Uncertainty', Economic Record, vol. 95, pp. 39 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-4932.12461

Sharpe K, 2018, 'On Risk and Uncertainty, and Objective versus Subjective Probability', Economic Record, vol. 94, pp. 49 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-4932.12403

Mazanov J; Lo Tenero G; Connor J; Sharpe K, 2016, 'Scandal+football=a better share price', Sports, Business and Management, vol. 2, pp. 92 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/20426781211244006

Sharpe KA, 2016, 'A Christian view on inequality and taxation reform', St. Mark’s Review, vol. 235, pp. 8 - 27, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=193520483713262;res=IELAPA

Sharpe KA; Tani M, 2014, 'Size matters: capital market size and risk-return profiles', Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, vol. 6, pp. 101 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19390459.2013.864155

Mazanov J; lo Tenero G; Connor J; Sharpe K, 2012, 'Scandal+football=a better share price', Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, vol. 2, pp. 92 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/20426781211244006

Sharpe KA, 2009, 'The ecomomics of drugs in sport', Sport In Society (Formerly Culture, Sport, Society), vol. 12, pp. 344 - 355, http://www.informaworld.com10.1080/17430430802673684

Sharpe KA, 2006, 'Effective demand in a stylised Keynesian model of growth', Review of Political Economy, vol. 18, pp. 173 - 192

Sharpe KA, 2004, 'Planning, gambling, and insuring', Risk Decision and Policy, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 8

Conference Papers

Sharpe KA, (ed.), 2015, 'On the Ellsberg paradox', in 2015 Australian Conference of Economists, Australian Conference of Economists 2015, Brisbane, Queensland, presented at Australian Conference of Economists 2015, Brisbane, Queensland, 07 - 10 July 2015, http://dx.doi.org/https://editorialexpress.com/cgi-bin/conference/download.cgi?db_name=ACE2015&paper_id=58

Sharpe KA; Koh G; Wilson C, (eds.), 2014, 'On Small Country Deterrence', in Joint Econometrics Society Australasian and Australian Conference of Economists Meeting, Australian Conference of Economists 2014, Hobart, Tasmania, presented at Australian Conference of Economists 2014, Hobart, Tasmania, 01 - 04 July 2014, http://editorialexpress.com/conference/ESAMACE2014/program/ESAMACE2014.html

Sharpe KA, 2009, 'A New Explanation of Simultaneous Risk Aversion and Risk Avidity', in Australian Conference of Economists 2009, Social Science Research Network, Adelaide, presented at Australian Conference of Economists 2009, Adelaide, 28 - 30 September 2009, http://www.ssrn.com/link/2009-ACE.html

Sharpe KA, 2009, 'The Firm as a Semilattice of Activity: Prolegomenon to a Theory of the Firm', in Australian Conference of Economists 2009, Social Science Research Network, Adelaide, presented at Australian Conference of Economists 2009, Adelaide, 28 - 30 September 2009, http://www.ssrn.com/link/2009-ACE.html

Sharpe KA; Tani Bertuol MD, 2007, 'Size Matters: Capital Market Size and ERisk-Return Profiles', in 36th Australian Conference of Economists, 36th Australian Conference of Economists, Hobart, presented at 36th Australian Conference of Economists, Hobart, 24 - 26 September 2007

Sharpe KA, 2006, 'Using the economic method to investigate drugs in sport', in ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2010, ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2010, University of Sydney, Australia, presented at ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2010, University of Sydney, Australia, 01 December 2010