Keiran Sharpe

Senior Lecturer

Dr Keiran Sharpe is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business at UNSW, Canberra.

Professional and Teaching Experience
Dr Keiran Sharpe undertook his undergraduate and early postgraduate education at the University of Sydney, from where he took his Bachelors and Masters Honours degrees in Economics, and where he obtained experience as an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Economics. He subsequently earned a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship to undertake his PhD studies at Cambridge University, where he was a member of Jesus College. While at Cambridge he tutored for the Economics Tripos, and lectured for the MPhil degree in Economics. He was subsequently Lecturer in Economics at The Queen's College, Oxford, where he mostly taught undergraduates reading for degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and Economics and Management. He returned to Australia to take up his position at the School at the commencement of the second semester 2002.


Research Interests
Dr Sharpe's research interests are in the decision making process, broadly defined. His approach to this subject is strongly inter-disciplinary, and ranges across the disciplines of Anthropology, Artificial Intelligence, Economics, Management, Mathematics, Military History, Philosophy and Sociology. He is particularly interested in exploring the issue of how individuals and institutions manage act purposefully when the information they have to act on is incomplete. He is also interested in the matter of why and how people choose to behave in accord with ethical norms, and what the implications are of their doing so.

Preprints
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Sharpe K, Explaining the Ellsberg N-Colour Problem by Way of a Fanning Out Hypothesis, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2630445
Conference Papers
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Sharpe KA, 2015, 'On the Ellsberg paradox', in Dulleck U (ed.), 2015 Australian Conference of Economists, Australian Conference of Economists 2015, Brisbane, Queensland, presented at Australian Conference of Economists 2015, Brisbane, Queensland, 07 July 2015 - 10 July 2015, https://editorialexpress.com/cgi-bin/conference/download.cgi?db_name=ACE2015&paper_id=58
2015
Sharpe KA; Koh G; Wilson C, 2014, 'On Small Country Deterrence', in Dungey M; Wells G; Tisdell J (eds.), Joint Econometrics Society Australasian and Australian Conference of Economists Meeting, Australian Conference of Economists 2014, Hobart, Tasmania, presented at Australian Conference of Economists 2014, Hobart, Tasmania, 01 July 2014 - 04 July 2014, http://editorialexpress.com/conference/ESAMACE2014/program/ESAMACE2014.html
2014
Sharpe KA, 2010, 'Using the economic method to investigate drugs in sport', in ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2010, ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2010, University of Sydney, Australia, presented at ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2010, University of Sydney, Australia
2010
Sharpe KA, 2009, 'A New Explanation of Simultaneous Risk Aversion and Risk Avidity', in Australian Conference of Economists 2009, Social Science Research Network, www.ssrn.com/link/2009-ACE.html, presented at Australian Conference of Economists 2009, Adelaide, 28 September 2009 - 30 September 2009, http://www.ssrn.com/link/2009-ACE.html
2009
Sharpe KA, 2009, 'The Firm as a Semilattice of Activity: Prolegomenon to a Theory of the Firm', in Australian Conference of Economists 2009, Social Science Research Network, www.ssrn.com/link/2009-ACE.html, presented at Australian Conference of Economists 2009, Adelaide, 28 September 2009 - 30 September 2009, http://www.ssrn.com/link/2009-ACE.html
2009
Sharpe KA; Tani Bertuol MD, 2007, 'Size Matters: Capital Market Size and ERisk-Return Profiles', in 36th Australian Conference of Economists, 36th Australian Conference of Economists, Hobart, presented at 36th Australian Conference of Economists, Hobart, 24 September 2007 - 26 September 2007
2007
Journal articles
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Liu X; Li Q; Chand S; Sharpe K, 2021, 'Effects of air quality on house prices: evidence from China’s Huai River Policy', New Zealand Economic Papers, vol. 55, pp. 52 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00779954.2020.1827014
2021
Asadabadi MR; Chang E; Sharpe K, 2020, 'Requirement ambiguity and fuzziness in large-scale projects: The problem and potential solutions', Applied Soft Computing Journal, vol. 90, pp. 106148 - 106148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asoc.2020.106148
2020
Rajabi Asadabadi M; Sharpe K, 2019, 'The Ambiguity Dilemma in Procurement Projects', Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JBIM-05-2018-0157
2019
Rajabi Asadabadi M; Chang E; Zwikael O; Saberi M; Sharpe K, 2019, 'Hidden Fuzzy Information: Requirement specification and measurement of project provider performance', Fuzzy Sets and Systems, vol. 383, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fss.2019.06.017
2019
Chotewattanakul P; Sharpe K; Chand S, 2019, 'The drivers of household indebtedness: Evidence from Thailand', Southeast Asian Journal of Economics, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429440076
2019
Sharpe K, 2019, 'Updating Beliefs Under Risk and Uncertainty', Economic Record, vol. 95, pp. 39 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-4932.12461
2019
Sharpe K, 2018, 'On Risk and Uncertainty, and Objective versus Subjective Probability', Economic Record, vol. 94, pp. 49 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-4932.12403
2018
Sharpe KA, 2016, 'A Christian view on inequality and taxation reform', St. Mark’s Review, vol. 235, pp. 8 - 27, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=193520483713262;res=IELAPA
2016
Sharpe KA; Tani M, 2014, 'Size matters: capital market size and risk-return profiles', Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, vol. 6, pp. 101 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19390459.2013.864155
2014
Mazanov J; lo Tenero G; Connor J; Sharpe K, 2012, 'Scandal+football=a better share price', Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, vol. 2, pp. 92 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/20426781211244006
2012
Mazanov J; Lo tenero G; Connor JM; Sharpe KA, 2012, 'Sport + football = a better share price', Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, vol. 2, pp. 92 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/20426781211244006
2012
Sharpe KA, 2009, 'The ecomomics of drugs in sport', Sport In Society (Formerly Culture, Sport, Society), vol. 12, pp. 344 - 355, http://www.informaworld.com10.1080/17430430802673684
2009
Sharpe KA, 2006, 'Effective demand in a stylised Keynesian model of growth', Review of Political Economy, vol. 18, pp. 173 - 192
2006
Sharpe KA, 2004, 'Planning, gambling, and insuring', Risk Decision and Policy, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 8
2004

Decision making, Anthropology, Artificial Intelligence, Economics, Management, Mathematics, Military History, Philosophy and Sociology, how individuals and institutions manage act purposefully when the information they have to act on is incomplete, ethical norms.

Organisational units
lensSchool of Business
Sub Theme
lensSustainment and Network Collaboration