BEc (Hons), LLB(Hons), MEc (Monash), PhD (London)
Deputy Head of Department
Department of Economics
Asian Business and Economics Research Unit
Department of Economics
Menzies Building, Room E967
Telephone: +(613) 9905 1560
Fax: +(613) 9905 5476
Asian economies, Chinese economic reform, Empirical legal studies, law and economics, Applied time series econometrics
Publications in law
Dietrich Fausten, Ingrid Nielsen and Russell Smyth, "A Century of Citation Practice on the Supreme Court of Victoria", Melbourne University Law Review (2007) 31(21):733-804.
Paresh Narayan and Russell Smyth, "What Explains Dissent on the High Court of Australia ? An Empirical Assessment Using a Cointegration and Error Correction Approach", Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (2007) 4(2): 401-405
Russell Smyth and Paresh Narayan, "Multiple Regime Shifts in Concurring and Dissenting Opinions on the U.S. Supreme Court", Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (2006) 3(1):79-98.
Russell Smyth,"Do Judges Behave as Homo economicus and, if so, Can We Measure their Performance? An Antipodean Perspective on a Tournament of Judges", Florida State University Law Review (Symposium Issue on "Empirical Measures of Judicial Performance") (2005) 32(4): 1299-1330.
Pushkar Maitra and Russell Smyth, "Determinants of Retirement on the High Court of Australia", Economic Record (2005) 81(254): 193-203.
Matthew Groves and Russell Smyth, "A Century of Judicial Style: Changing Patterns in Judgment Writing on the High Court 1903-2001", Federal Law Review (2004) 32(2): 255-280.
Russell Smyth, "What Explains Variations in Dissent Rates? Time Series Evidence from the High Court", Sydney Law Review (2004) 26(2): 221-240.
Russell Smyth and Mita Bhattacharya, "How Fast Do Old Judges Slow Down? A Life Cycle Study of Aging and Productivity in the Federal Court of Australia", International Review of Law and Economics (2003) 23(2): 141-164.
Russell Smyth and Mita Bhattacharya, "What Determines Judicial Prestige? An Empirical Analysis for Judges of the Federal Court of Australia", American Law and Economics Review (2003) 5(1): 233-262.
Russell Smyth,"Explaining Voting Patterns on the Latham High Court 1935-50", Melbourne University Law Review (2002) 26(1): 88-109.
Mita Bhattacharya and Russell Smyth,"The Determinants of Judicial Influence and Prestige: Some Empirical Evidence from the High Court of Australia", Journal of Legal Studies (2001) 30(1): 223-252.
Russell Smyth, "What do Judges Cite? An Empirical Study of the 'Authority of Authority' in the Supreme Court of Victoria", Monash University Law Review (1999) 25(1): 29-53.
Russell Smyth, "Other than ‘Accepted Sources of Law'? A Quantitative Study of Secondary Source Citations in the High Court", University of New South Wales Law Journal (1999) 22(1): 19-59.
Publications in other areas
Russell Smyth and Xiaolei Qian, "Corruption and Left-Wing Beliefs in a Post-Socialist Transition Economy: Evidence from China's Harmonious Society", Economics Letters (2009) 102(1):42-44
Ingrid Nielsen and Russell Smyth, "Who Bears the Burden of Employer Compliance with Social Security Contributions? Evidence from Chinese Firm Level Data", China Economic Review (2008) 19(2):230-244.
Paresh Narayan, Ingrid Nielsen and Russell Smyth, "Panel Data, Cointegration, Causality and Wagner's Law: Empirical Evidence from Chinese Provinces", China Economic Review (2008) 19(2):297-307.
Pushkar Maitra, Ingrid Nielsen, Chris Nyland, Russell Smyth and Cherrie Zhu "Firm Compliance with Social Insurance Obligations where there is a Weak Surveillance and Enforcement Mechanism: Empirical Evidence from Shanghai", Pacific Economic Review (2007) 12(5):577-596
Ingrid Nielsen, Berenice Nyland, Chris Nyland, Russell Smyth and Mingqiong Zhang, "Determinants of School Attendance Among Migrant Children: Survey Evidence From China's Jiangsu Province ", Pacific Economic Review (2006) 11(4): 461-476.
Ingrid Nielsen, Chris Nyland, Russell Smyth, Mingqiong Zhang and Cherrie Zhu, "Effects of Intergroup Contact on Attitudes of Chinese Urban Residents to Migrant Workers", Urban Studies (2006) 43(3): 475-490.
Ingrid Nielsen, Chris Nyland, Russell Smyth and Cherrie Zhu, "Marketization and Perceptions of Social Protection in China 's Cities", World Development (2005) 33(11): 1759-1781.
Li Ke, Russell Smyth and Shuntian Yao, "Institutionalized Corruption and Privilege in China 's Socialist Market Economy: A General Equilibrium Analysis", Pacific Economic Review (2005) 10(3): 341-360.
Dic Lo and Russell Smyth, "Towards a Re-interpretation of the Economics of Feasible Socialism", Cambridge Journal of Economics (2004) 28(6): 791-808.
Li Ke and Russell Smyth, "Division of Labor, Specialization and the Enforcement of a System of Property Rights: A General Equilibrium Analysis", Pacific Economic Review (2004) 9(4): 305-324.
Russell Smyth and Brett Inder, "Is Chinese Provincial Real GDP Per Capita Nonstationary? Evidence from Multiple Trend Break Unit Root Tests", China Economic Review (2004) 15(1): 1-24.
Paresh Narayan and Russell Smyth, "The Race that Stops a Nation: The Demand for the Melbourne Cup", Economic Record (2004) 80(249): 193-207
Russell Smyth, "Should China be Promoting Large-scale Enterprises and Enterprise Groups?", World Development (2000) 28(4): 721-737
"Subjective Well-Being in China (with Ingrid Nielsen and Qingguo Zhai)
"Height and Wages in China"
"Wage - Firm Size Premium in China" (with Wenshu Gao)
"Decision Making on the Federal Magistrates Court" (with Matthew Groves)
Completed Ph.D Students
Yaomin Wu - Economics, Thesis title - "Essays on the Role of Banking and Credit in the Asian Financial Crisis", Completed 2008
Xiaolei Qian - Economics, Thesis title - "Parental Education Expenditure, the Returns to Education and Regional Disparities in Education Output with Empirical Applications to China", Completed 2008
Vinod Mishra - Economics, Thesis title - "Three Essays on the Indian Stock Market", Completed 2008
Lana Masliouk - Economics, Thesis title - "Three Essays on the Stochastic Properties of Crude Oil Prices and Production" Completed 2008
Lana is presently a Lecturer in the School of Business and Economics, Monash University
George Chen - Economics, Thesis title - "Agglomeration Economies and the Location of Foreign Direct Investment: The Regional Distribution of Taiwanese Investment in China" Completed 2008
George is presently an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Economics, Monash University
Zhong Qin - Economics, Thesis Title - "Changing Patterns in Corporate Governance, Family and Government Trust in Private Enterprises in Zhejiang Province, China". Completed 2007
Zhong is presently a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Shatou University, China.
Guibin Zhang - Monash Asia Institute, Thesis Title - "Informal Financing and the Role of the Private Sector in Chengdu, China". Completed 2006.
Guibin is presently a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Wollongong.
Jaai Parasnis, - Economics, Thesis Title - "The Impact of Immigration on the Australian Labour Market". Completed 2005.
Jaai is presently a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Monash University.
Xin Deng, - Economics, Thesis Title - "Externality, Road Pricing and Private Automobile Ownership - With a Case Study of China". Completed 2003.
Xin is presently a Lecturer in the School of Commerce, University of South Australia.
Current Ph.D. Students
David Treisman - Monash Asia Institute, Thesis topic - Political economy of ASEAN
Seema Narayan - Centre of Policy Studies, Thesis topic - Sustainability of the Current Account
Anja Fladrich - Monash Asia Institute, Thesis topic - Chinese in Germany and Italy
Arti Devi - Economics, Thesis topic - Essays on Energy Markets
My dog, Dixon
My cat, Walter