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Associate Professor Barry Burgan

Biography/ Background

Barry joined the University over 20 years ago after a career in the public sector and then in management consulting. Initially, his role at the University was as Manager and then Director of the SA Centre for Economic Studies (a Centre based at the university undertaking contract research on public policy issues). He then moved across to more traditional academic roles, firstly in the School of Economics and then in the School of Commerce.

From late 2003 until the end of 2005, Barry undertook management roles as Associate Head (International) for the School of Commerce, and Associate Dean (International) for the Faculty of Professions. Barry held the posiition of Head/Dean of the Business School from 2006 to 2012, and has recently taken on a new role as Director of Business Development for the Faculty of Professions - which covers engagement, internationalisation and accreditation on behalf of the Schools in the Faculty (Business, Economics, Law, Education and Architecture)

Barry also undertakes a range of other roles.  He is a member of the University Audit and Compliance Committee.  He is on the Initial Accreditation Committee of AACSB, and is often an invited speaker at a range of stakeholder events.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Economics (1st class honours) and current enrolment in PhD

Teaching Interests

Barry lectures in the fields of corporate finance, and in real estate and infrastructure financing and valuation, and also undertakes some teaching in quantitative methods.

Research Interests

Barry's research interests are in project and policy evaluation and cost benefit analysis (with a particular interest in valuation and investment in the cultural sector). He also has interests in housing finance and markets, and in the modelling of regional development.

Recent publications include:

Burgan, B, "Infrastructure - Investing in the Future" in "The State of the State, 2013" Editor John Sphoer, (forthcoming in 2013)

Burgan, B, "The Past, Present and Future of State Finances" in "The State of the State, 2013" Editor John Sphoer, (forthcoming in 2013)

Burgan, B, "Financing Of Local Government Service Delivery Into The Future: Discussion Paper", The Local Government Association Of South Australia, January 2013

Burgan, B,  Rao Hill, S, and Troshani, I, “Broadband Adoption In Regional And Urban Households”, Journal of Computer Information Systems, forthcoming

Liu, C, Gould, G, and Burgan, B,  “Value Relevance of Financial Statements- Evidence from A and B Share markets in China”,  Journal of Financial Management, 2012.

Burgan, B and Sphoer, J,  “International Education – Deepening Engagement” in “The Engaging State”  Editor John Sphoer, 2012, Wakefield Press

Burgan, B,  Rao Hill, S, and Troshani, I, “Understanding broadband adoption in rural Australia”, Journal: Industrial Management & Data System, 2011

Burgan, B, “Arts, culture and the economy – A review of the practice as to how the arts and the economy are understood to interact”, Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management Vol. 6 Issue 2 December 2009 pp 457-470

Recent research grants include:

GWRDC grant for $168,000 over 3 years awarded in December 2012 "'Advance Australia Fair?' Determining the country of origin associations for Australian wine in emerging and established markets."

Research Centre – a Category 2 funded research and training centre with research funding announced in September 2012 of $1.5 million.   My role is as research leader in the areas of social and economic impact and assessment field – one of the here key researchers in the Centre.

Local Government Association of South Australia as the coordinator a project on financing options onto the future ($30,000 – conducted through the International Centre for Financial Services (ICFS))

Project for the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network to provide economic evaluation tools on-line for project assessment (conducted through the Australian Workplace Innovation and Social Research Centre (WISeR)) ($80,000 budget – current)

Project of Homestart – review of market impact and demand profile for low interest loan portfolio- ($30,000 – conducted through the International Centre for Financial Services (ICFS)) (2011)

Playford Capital (Venture Capital Fund) undertaken by ICFS - forecasting the investment and activity outcomes associated with the operations of Playford Capital (2009 - $10,000 grant)

Key researcher in a 2007 project undertaken by the Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (AISR) at the University of Adelaide on Economic Perspective on the Health Sector, a $50,000 project funded by the SA Department of Health.

A Review of Local Government Grants Commission distribution models and implications for Outer Region Councils – AISR - $30000

Project (through ICFS) on the performance in 2011 of Adelaide Unicare ($20,000 contract research grant)

$900,000 ARC linkage project titled Creative Economy: Investigating South Australia's Creative Industries (project number LP0455674) - granted in mid 2004.  This project was successfully completed in May 2008 - one of 4 chief investigators

Professional Associations

Barry has been strongly involved with professional associations, such as Australian Business Economists, Securities Institute, CPA's and the Australian Instittute of Banking and Finance. As well as general membership, Barry has worked with these groups in delivering seminars, in running professional development courses, and as a committee representative.  Barry is an associate member of FINSIA and a member of the SA Advisory Board of that body.

Community Engagement

Barry maintains an active interest and involvement with the business community. Some examples of activities he has been involved in include Chair of the South Australian Community Housing Authority (SACHA)- 1994-2000, a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee of the University of Adelaide (current), member of SA Housing Industry Prospects Forum (current), Chair of the Advisory Board of AISIEC South Australia (1996-2001) and member of the Examinations Committee - George Murray Award - IPAA (1998-2003). He is maintains active involvement with the CRC in Sustainable Tourism, and has provided advice to financial institions, and worked with policy bodies on economic issues.

Expertise for Media Contact

CategoriesBusiness & Management, Economics & Finance
ExpertiseCost Benefit evaluation (particularly arts and culture, housing and urban development and transport projects) Financial and economic modelling and regional deevlopment
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Entry last updated: Sunday, 20 Jul 2014

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