Professor Sinclair Davidson


Professor, Institutional Economics

School /
Work Unit

Economics, Finance and Marketing

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 5869


Building: 80
Level: 11
Room: 62

City Campus



"Sinclair Davidson"


BCom (Hon), MCom (Wits), PhD (RMIT)

Teaching/Work responsibilities

Advanced Corporate Finance, Public Sector Economics

Research Interests

Institutional Economics, Property Rights


Selected Journal Articles

  • Davidson, S. and D. Kapelianis. “Towards an organisational theory of advertising: Agency-client relationships in South Africa” International Journal of Advertising. 15(1) 48-60. 1996.
  • Brooks, R., S. Davidson and R. Faff. “An examination of the effects of major political change on stock market volatility: The South African case”. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. 7(3) 1997:255-274.
  • Davidson, S. “Agency theory, insider ownership and corporate focus: Some South African evidence”. South African Journal of Accounting Research. 1997 11(2): 51-68.
  • Brooks, R., G. Berman, S. Davidson and T. Tan. “Announcements and revisions of Australian macroeconomic data and their news content for Australian financial markets”. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. 1999 9(2): 195-215.
  • Davidson, S. and R. Faff. “Some additional Australian evidence on the day of the week effect”. Applied Economics Letters. 1999 6: 247-249.
  • Davidson, S. “Okehalam and Bah on corruption: A comment”. The South African Journal of Economics. 1999 67(1): 157-165.
  • Berman, G., R. Brooks and S. Davidson. “The Sydney Olympic games announcement and Australian stock market reaction”. Applied Economics Letters. 2000 7: 781-784.
  • Davidson, S., R. Faff and D. Hillier. “Gold factor exposures in international asset pricing”. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. 2003 13(3) 271 – 289.
  • Brooks, R., S. Davidson and R. Faff. “Sudden changes in property rights: The case of Australian native title”. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 2003 52(4) 427 – 442.
  • Berman, G. and S. Davidson. “Do Donors Care? Some Australian evidence”. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations. 2003 14(3) 421 – 429.
  • Brooks, R. and S. Davidson. “How much R&D should Australia undertake?” Economic Papers. 2004 23 (2): 165 – 174.
  • Davidson, S. “Taxation with misrepresentation: Australia’s revenue lobby in denial” Policy. 20(4): 31 – 37. Summer 2004-05.
  • Davidson, S. “The1997-98 Asian crisis: A property rights perspective”. The Cato Journal Fall 2005. 25(3) 567 - 582
  • Chong, D., S. Davidson and T. Fry. “It’s an evil thing to oblige people to vote”. Policy. Policy. 21(4): 10 – 16
  • Davidson, S., T. Fry and K. Jarvis. “The economics of direct democracy: An Australian case study in democratic choice”. European Journal of Political Economy. Forthcoming.