Mr Jim Larkin

Mr Jim Larkin
 Position Lecturer
 Org Unit Business School Office
 Telephone +61 8 8313 8378
 Location Floor/Room 13 42 ,  Nexus 10 Tower ,   North Terrace
  • 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.

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Entry last updated: Wednesday, 1 Jul 2020

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