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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

UK gilts narrowly mixed ahead of BoE’s monetary policy decision, Governor Carney’s speech

The UK gilts remained narrowly mixed during European session Wednesday ahead of Bank of Englands (BoE) monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held on June 21 and Governor Mark Carneys speech, following the decision, for...

Euro area’s lower growth indicators, Italy’s political uncertainty dampen prospects of higher Nordic exports: Danske Bank

Lower growth indicators in the euro area dampen the prospects for the most important markets for Nordic exports, and the political uncertainty in Italy also risks undermining European growth, according to the latest...

Upward pressure on USD/CNY likely to affect remaining Asian exchange rates, says Commerzbank

An upward pressure on the USD/CNY exchange rate is expected to affect the remaining Asian exchange rates, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank. The Chinese stock market fell sharply yesterday in...

Bank Negara Malaysia likely to maintain OPR at 3.25 pct for rest of this year, says ANZ Research

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to maintain the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at 3.25 percent for the rest of this year and the appointment of a new Governor is unlikely to change the central banks reaction function,...

Global Geopolitical Series: U.S. imposes AD on imports of low melt polyester fiber from South Korea and Taiwan

Yesterday, U.S. Commerce Department slapped anti-dumping duty (AD) on imports low melt polyester staple fiber from South Korea and Taiwan as it announced final results of an AD investigation that was initiated by the...

Politics

Venezuelans are boycotting their presidential election

Venezuelas May 20 presidential election may be an election in name only. Nicolás Maduro is widely expected to be reelected as Venezuelas president despite his 20 percent approval rating and profound mismanagement...

Ramaphosa's new dawn: much better, but not nearly enough

Cyril Ramaphosas rise to power has been greeted enthusiastically by most South Africans. Their hope is that the new president represents a leadership cohort within the governing African National Congress (ANC) thats...

Profile: Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's hardline defence minister

One of the most divisive figures in Israeli politics, Avigdor Lieberman, has been his countrys defence minister since May 2016. Despite his publicly acrimonious relationship with the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu,...

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

South Africa's print media is failing to empower citizens on corruption

The mainstream media can play an important role in fighting corruption. Investigative journalists in South Africa, for instance, helped to expose how the politically connected Gupta family captured elements of the...

Science

Bacteria Could Be the Key To Breathing on Mars, Study Says

The atmosphere on Mars is so thin that humans wont be able to breathe on the red planet unless they are wearing space suits. With plans to colonize it, wearing the bulky apparel would pose a considerable level of...

Magnets Could Be the Key to Better Wine, Study Finds

Humans have been making wine since pre-historic times, with the discovery of alcoholic beverages made from honey dating thousands of year back. Throughout the millennia, new methods for wine-making have cropped up. This...

Antipsychotic Drugs Increases Risks Of Obesity and Diabetes In Children, Study Says

Update: The article previously mentioned that antipsychotic drugs were used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study does not mention this fact and we apologize for the inaccurate statement....

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Technology

Employees Ask Microsoft CEO to Cut Ties with ICE Following Family Separations at U.S. Borders

Just like many people in and outside of the United States, employees of tech giant Microsoft have expressed their disappointment over the issue of family separation at the U.S. borders and called on CEO Satya Nadella to...

Keepsafe Launches Its Own Browser for 'Discreet' Surfing

Software company Keepsafe further expands its online security-focused services by introducing its very own mobile browser app. In the past several years, major online companies such as Google and Mozilla have introduced...

Developers Part Ways with Analytics Software Red Shell Following Claims That It's Spyware

Recently, a lot of video game fans have raised concern that the analytics software Red Shell is a type of spyware. So, several video game developers responded by dropping their partnership with the company. First, what...

Leading South Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb Hacked; $31.5M Stolen

Bithumb, the leading cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea, has been hit by hackers, Cointelegraph reported. The attackers made off with 35 billion won ($31.5 million), which resulted in the exchange ceasing its deposit,...

Facebook Develops AI Program That Fixes Photos with Blinking Subjects

The use of artificial intelligence extends to fixing photos where subjects, by accident, have their eyes closed, and a Facebook research aims to introduce a program that can produce realistic results. Facebook engineers...
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