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Mr Jim Larkin

Telephone +61 8 8313 8378 / +61 8 8313 0734
Position Lecturer
Fax +61 8 8313 4368
Building Nexus 10 Tower
Floor/Room 13 42
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Business School Office / Accounting and Finance

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Biography/ Background

Jim is in his 17th year of university teaching - 15th as lecturer, 12th as a lecturer-in-charge: UniSA (1990-1995) , Flinders University (1996-2004:sem1), University of Adelaide (2004:sem2 onwards). He is currently lecturer-in-charge of Accounting for Decision Makers I and of Quantitative Methods M. Past Teaching (UniSA, Flinders, University of Adelaide) includes: Quantitative methods, financial & management accounting, accounting theory, financial management, investment theory, macroeconomics I-III, microeconomics I&III, applied economic theory, business economics & information technology. Jim is a Mathematica enthusiast (note: Mathematica is a computer software program and a programming language).

Qualifications Accountancy, University of South Australia 1988-1991 Graduate Diploma in Economics, University of Adelaide 1992-1993 Masters in Economics, University of Adelaide, part-time 1994- - discontinued in 2001
PhD in Economics, part-time, University of Adelaide - expected completion date: June2007

Teaching Interests

Quantitative applications to business and accounting Use of mathematica to illustrate statistical and econometric ideas

Research Interests

Economic and econometric analyses of prohibitions, drug and crime policy and social policy more broadly; economic & social thought of Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973); philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860); Mathematica applications for business and economics education; accounting.

Professional Associations

CPA Australia Associate Member
Economic Society of Australia

Professional Interests

Applications of econometrics in professional accounting (especially insolvency)

Community Engagement

Professional Activity : Jimâ€TMs main professional activities have been as an expert consultant to inner city accounting and commercial law firms on matters relating to inferential statistics. In this capacity, Jim has authored a 150 page expert witnessâ€TM report (“Evaluation of a Sales Forecasting Methodology”, dated 1st March, 2005) and a 25 page â€~Responding Reportâ€TM (dated 1st March, 2005). Jim has also conducted a statistical analysis for PPB (Chartered Accountants & Business Reconstruction Specialists) investigating a case of alleged fraud from a public institution. In 1997 Jim authored an expert report on financial risk for the Auditor General's Department.

Entry last updated: Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015

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