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Dirk Baur

Dirk Baur

Professor of Finance, University of Western Australia

Dirk Baur holds a Master degree in Economics and received his Ph.D. in Financial Econometrics from the University of Tübingen in 2003. Before joining UWA he worked for the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission from 2003-2005, was a Post-doctoral fellow at Trinity College Dublin (2005-2007) and a Lecturer at Dublin City University (2007-2009). From 2009-2014 Dirk was Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Technology, Sydney and Associate Professor of Finance at the Kuehne Logistics University in Hamburg in 2015.
Dirk's specialization is in the field of financial economics and financial econometrics. He is an expert on the financial economics of gold, the modelling and estimation of financial contagion, dependence modelling and empirical applications of quantile regression. His current research projects are on shadow banking, Bitcoin, asymmetric volatility and gold.

Dirk currently serves on the editorial boards of the Finance Research Letters (FRL), the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (JIFMIM), the Research in International Business and Finance (RIBAF) and the International Review of Financial Analysis (IRFA). He has published 30 articles in international peer-reviewed academic journals such as the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

How the Australian dollar affects the results of companies

Mar 14, 2017 05:05 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Like any other major currency, the Australian dollar (AUD) plays a crucial role in the economic and financial system. Exports and imports, domestic and international investors are all affected by, and react to, exchange...

Digital Currency Revolution

Why 'digital gold' won't ever kill off the real thing

Mar 08, 2017 04:53 am UTC| Insights & Views Fintech

In investment terms, a safe haven is exactly what it sounds like: a place of relative safety when times are tough. Traditionally, safe haven assets have been physical, such as gold and silver, the US dollar and the Swiss...

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Economy

TWD to remain stuck in range of 30.0-30.5, could face intermittent depreciation pressure in July or Q3: Scotiabank

The TWD has been trading in a range recently on rising concern in local companies with massive FX losses. In the months ahead, the TWD is expected to respond to cross-border flows in an asymmetric manner, i.e. more...

JGBs remain on the upside on expectations of fall in retail sales; BoJ Governor Kuroda’s speech in focus

The Japanese government bonds were pushed slightly higher across the curve on Tuesday, following hopes of a fall in the countrys retail sales for the month of May, scheduled to be released on June 29. In addition, the Bank...

New Zealand bonds close slightly higher after trade surplus eases in May

The New Zealand bonds closed slightly on the upside Tuesday after witnessing a softer trade surplus for the month of May, undershooting market expectations, released earlier today. At the time of closing, the yield on...

Australian bonds remain upbeat in thin trading amid dip in consumer confidence

The Australian bonds remained upbeat Tuesday in thin trading activity that witnessed data of little economic significance and as the countrys weekly consumer confidence edged slightly lower for the second straight week in...

U.S. Treasuries remain mixed ahead of Fed Chair Yellen’s speech, 7-year auction

The U.S. Treasuries slid ahead of a host of speeches by FOMC members throughout this week, especially from the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, scheduled on June 27. Also, the 5-year and 7-year auctions, due to be held...

Politics

US under Trump Series: Trump pours on cold water on 'Comey tapes' speculation

With a series of tweets, President Donald Trump poured cold water over the hot speculations that has been brewing for months that there are tapes of conversations between him and the former FBI director James Comey. After...

Why Lesotho's in such a mess and what can be done about it

In an interview following his recent return as Prime Minister of Lesotho, Tom Thabane has blamed the army for the countrys chronic political instability. Stating that his previous administration (after an election in 2012)...

US under Trump Series: US department of Justice launches investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal

According to a Fox News report, which was confirmed by Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley, the U.S. Department of Justice has launched a formal inquiry into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...

Data Of Almost 200M Americans Collected By GOP Leaked, No Protection Whatsoever

When collecting data from citizens for use in things like winning elections, it makes sense to afford hoard with heavyweight protection. Not only did the GOP fail to do this, which led to the leak of data of 198 million...

Julius Caesar in our times

All the worlds a stage, Shakespeare once wrote. In recent weeks, that Shakespearean adage has been particularly resonant, with the New York Public Theaters production of Julius Caesar attracting worldwide scrutiny...

Science

Gwyneth Paltrow's Company Lied About $120 Space-Age Healing Stickers

The health industry has no shortage of charlatans claiming that some magical seeds, flowers, herbs, or even energy are capable of miraculous healing. Now, those swindlers can add actress Gwyneth Paltrows company called...

Hacker Group ‘Anonymous’ Accused NASA Of Non-Existent Alien Announcement

Known for its rebellious activities against governments and huge companies committing acts that it deems immoral or unjust, the hacker group Anonymous has earned a reputation for being the champion of common folk. However,...

Elon Musk Tells Climate Change Deniers To Get A Thermometer

The vast majority of scientists agree that climate change is real and that it is being sped up by human activity, theres no debate there. Unfortunately, there are still those with influence in the political sphere that...

Scientist Say Lack Of Funding Is Biggest Obstacle To Immortality

For centuries, humanity has been searching for ways to live longer, resist diseases, and generally have a happier life. Throughout the centuries, people thought that the biggest challenge to discovering the secret to...

Electric Cars Can Also Power Buildings When Parked, Researchers Say

It seems there is one more reason to get an electric car other than to protect the environment. According to researchers, vehicles running on electricity can also power buildings without suffering battery drain or...

Technology

Nokia Phones Gaining Traction Due To Nostalgia, $229 Nokia 6 Coming To US

In a rather unexpected turn of events, it would seem that Nokia is coming back in a major way by capitalizing on the nostalgia that a lot of customers still feel regarding its old phones. Its 3310 remake is so popular, it...

FF15 Players Can Now Drive Off-Road With The Regalia

One of the biggest complaints that players had with the sweet royal set of wheels in Final Fantasy 15 is not being able to go off-road. When the Regalia was first announced before the games launch, many were hoping that it...

Nintendo SNES Classic Revealed, Production Will Be Better This Time

When the Nintendo NES Classic was discontinued a few months ago due to supply shortages, fans of the retro unit were outraged and dismayed. The company is about to go another round with the $79 SNES reboot, where fans will...

New VR Headset Is 70X More Powerful Than The Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, And Magic Leap

Right now, the biggest names in virtual reality are Oculus, HTC, Microsoft, Google, and Magic Leap. However, another firm is out to disrupt this delicate balance with a VR headset that is 70 times more powerful than the...

Take Two Bows Down To Gamers, Brings Back GTA Modding

In yet another instance of giant companies being forced to their knee by the sheer outrage of its customers, Take Two brings back modding to Grand Theft Auto. This particular kerfuffle started because the publisher sent a...
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ITConsumer Confidence

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106.9 %

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0.617 %

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