Research and CV

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles:

Williams, A (forthcoming) A global index of information transparency and accountability, Journal of Comparative Economics http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jce.2014.10.004

Birch, E, A. Williams (2015) Who Goes to Lectures (and Does it Matter?)Higher Education Review 47:2, pp 22-46.

Williams, A (2014) The effect of transparency on output volatility, Economics of Governance 15: 2, pp 101-129.

Birch, E, and A. Williams (2013) ‘The Impact of Supplementary On-Line Resources on Academic Performance: A Study of First-Year University Students Studying Economics’, International Education Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, January 2013.

Williams, A., E. Birch and P. Hancock (2012) ‘The Impact of On-Line Lecture Recordings on Student Performance’, Australasian Journal of Education Technology 28 (2).

Williams, A. (2011), ‘Shining a Light on the Resource Curse: An Empirical Analysis of the Relationship Between Natural Resources, Transparency and Economic Growth’, World Development Vol. 39 (4), pp. 490-505.

Williams, A. (2009), ‘On the release of information by governments: Causes and consequences’, Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 89 (1), pp. 124-138.

Williams, A. and Siddique, A. (2008). ‘The use (and abuse) of governance indicators in economics: a review’, Economics of Governance, Vol. 9 (2), pp. 131-175.

 

Discussion / Working Papers:

Williams, A. (2014) A Global Index of Information and Political Transparency, Discussion Paper 14.07, UWA Discussion Paper Series.

Williams, A., E. Birch and P. Hancock (2011) ‘The Impact of On-Line Lecture Recordings on Student Performance’, UWA Discussion Paper 11.09

Williams, A. (2006) ‘A New Cross-National Time Series Indicator of Bureaucratic Quality’ UWA Discussion Paper 06.31.

Refereed Conference Papers:

Birch, E. and Williams, A. (2010), ‘The importance of prior knowledge of the subject studied in explaining the academic outcomes of first-year commerce students’, paper to be presented at the Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Forum, Melbourne, Australia, February 2010.

Birch, E. and Williams, A. (2009), ‘Do PASS programs improve the academic performance of poor-performing first year university students?’ paper presented at the 12th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2009, Townsville, Australia, July 2009.

Birch, E. and Williams, A. (2009), ‘The determinants of academic performance in first-year university economics: the importance of prior knowledge of economics?’, paper presented at the 14th Australasian Teaching Economics Conference, Queensland University of Technology, July 2009.
Birch, E. and Williams, A. (2009), ‘Do peer-to-peer learning programs improve the academic performance of poor-performing first year university students?’, paper presented at the Teaching and Learning Colloquium, University of Western Australia, May 2009
Williams, A. (2005) ‘On the causality between economic growth and institutional quality, 1960-2001’, paper presented at the 4th Global Conference of Business and Economics, Oxford University, June 2005.

 

Other conferences:

Williams, A. (2009), ‘Using the Release of Information as a Proxy for the Transparency of Governments’, paper presented at the International Conference on Good Governance and Economic Growth, UWA, June 2009
Williams, A. (2006), ‘Towards a new measure of institutional quality, 1960-2000’, paper presented at PhD Conference in Economics and Business, University of Western Australia, November 2005.
Williams, A. (2004), ‘Students’ experiences in ECON 1101’, paper presented at the 12th Australasian Teaching Economics Conference, University of Western Australia, July 2004.

PRIZES, AWARDS AND GRANTS

Grants:

UWA-UQ Collaborative Grant Scheme (2012) for $19,500: Minerals and human development: Towards a comparative study of extractive industries as agents of change’.

UWA Business School Research and Development Scheme (2009) for $9,613.00: ‘Understanding the factors that influence students’ first-year experience at university’ (with E. Birch and P. Hancock).

UWA Research Development Award (2009) for $14,370: ‘Does foreign aid make governments less transparent?’

School Travel Grant (2005) for $2,700 to attend Global Conference of Business and Economics at Oxford University in June.

School Research Grant (2005) for $9,450 to assist in completion of PhD thesis and publication of journal articles arising from thesis.

Prizes and awards:

UWA Business School Excellence in Teaching Award (2013). Award for Undergraduate Coursework.

UWA Best Published Article by an Early Career Researcher (2011) in the Business and Economics category.

UWA Business School Established Researcher Prize (2010), awarded to the best refereed paper(s) authored or co-authored by an academic staff member in the Business School published in 2009, for the paper ‘On the release of information by governments: Causes and consequences’, which appeared in the Journal of Development Economics.

UWA Business School Excellence in Teaching Award (2008). Award for Undergraduate Coursework.

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