Ms Jane Harrison

Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator - Economics

BEc (Hons) UWA, MPhil (Murdoch)

Email: Jane.Harrison@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0923

  • Biography

    Jane Harrison joined the School of Business at Notre Dame as a Senior Lecturer in Economics in 2012. She has an extensive university teaching background across a range of areas including microeconomics, quantitative methods in business, human resource economics, labour economics, personnel economics, managerial economics, industrial economics, and the economics of social policy. Her teaching profile includes co-ordinating a large onshore unit with both external and offshore teaching components.

    Jane's research interests include human resource economics, labour economics, personnel economics, managerial economics, housing economics and social policy issues.

  • Teaching areas

    Introduction to Economics, Human Resource Economics, Microeconomic Theory and Policy, Economics for Managers, Quantitative Methods in Business.

  • Research expertise and supervision

    Jane’s MPhil thesis was titled "Discrimination against Women Headed Income Units in the Australian Housing Market". The thesis was recommended second place for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) Prize. She also published an article based on her PhD material "How Segregated are Australian Workplaces? Evidence from the Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Survey" in the Australian Journal of Labour Economics.

  • Awards

    1981 First in First Year Japanese (UWA)
    1982 First in Second Year Japanese (UWA)
    1983 First in Third Year Japanese (UWA)
    1982-83 Hirano Scholarship to Japan (UWA)
    1984 Japan Foundation Scholarship to Japan
    1988-89 Monbusho Scholarship to Japan
    1995 Murdoch University Postgraduate Travel Grant
    1995 MPhil Thesis Recommended Second Place, CEDA Prize (Assessed as 80% or HD by CEDA)
    1996 PhD Research Scholarship (Murdoch University)

  • Journal articles and proceedings

    • Harrison, J. (2004), How Segregated are Australian Workplaces? Evidence from the Australian Industrial Workplace Relations Survey, Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 7, 3, 329-353.
    • Harrison, J. (2002), “Finance”, in C. Kramarae and D. Spender (eds.) The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women’s Studies, Routledge.
  • Conference papers

    1995 Murdoch University Postgraduate Travel Grant. 
    Presented major theoretical and empirical findings of MPhil dissertation to the Urban Research Program's Work-in-Progress Seminar Series, ANU.

    1997 Presented PhD research paper Gender Segregation in Employment: A Workplace Perspective, Murdoch 
    University Seminar Series.

    1999 Presented PhD research paper The Gender Wage Differential: A Workplace Perspective, Murdoch University Seminar Series.

  • Professional affiliations

    WA Japan Alumni Association (WAJAA)

  • Awards

    1981 First in First Year Japanese (UWA)
    1982 First in Second Year Japanese (UWA)
    1983 First in Third Year Japanese (UWA)
    1982-83 Hirano Scholarship to Japan (UWA)
    1984 Japan Foundation Scholarship to Japan
    1988-89 Monbusho Scholarship to Japan
    1995 Murdoch University Postgraduate Travel Grant
    1995 MPhil Thesis Recommended Second Place, CEDA Prize (Assessed as 80% or HD by CEDA)
    1996 PhD Research Scholarship (Murdoch University)