Education

Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics)
Masters of Social Science (Economics)
PhD (Economics) University of Queensland (2008) . Principle supervisor Professor John Foster

Current Employment

Senior Lecturer Economics Faculty of Business and Law
Swinburne University of Technology; Web: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/index.php

Teaching and Experience

Feb 2008 - July 2009 Victoria University

Principles of Microeconomics (1st year undergraduate subject)
Statistical Data Analysis for Business (1st year postgraduate subject);
Economic Principles (1st year undergraduate subject)
Seminar Convener, School of Economics and Finance
Selection Officer, School of Economics and Finance

2004 to 2007 - University of Queensland

Australian Research Council Centre for Complex Systems - PhD Fellow
Tutorial Fellow; School of Economics

Refereed Publications

Citations in Google Scholar

A and A* ranked Refereed Journal Articles (DISSR RATING C1)

Year Citation Journal Rank
2015 Bowden, M. P., Abhayawansa, S., & Bahtsevanoglou, J. "Overconfidence of vocational education students when entering higher education" Education + Training, vol. 57 no 4, pp. 429-447. A* ERA2010
2015 Bowden, M. P., Abhayawansa, S & Manzin, G. " A multiple cross-cultural comparison of approaches to learning" Compare - A Journal of Comparative and International Education , vol. 45 no 2, pp. 272-294. A ERA2010
2012 Bowden, M. P. "Information contagion within small worlds and the impact on kurtosis and volatility in financial prices" Journal of Macroeconomics, vol. 34 no 2, pp. 553-566. A ABDC
2010 Bowden, M. P & Doughney, J. “Socio-economic status, cultural diversity and the aspirations of secondary students in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne, Australia", Higher Education vol. 59, no 1, pp. 115-129. A ABDC
2009 Fleming, C & Bowden, M. “Web -based surveys as an alternative to traditional mail methods", Journal of Environmental Management vol. 90, no 3, pp. 284-292 A ABDC

B and C ranked Refereed Journal Articles (DISSR RATING C1)

Year Citation Journal Rank
2015 Bowden, M. P. "A model of information flows and confirmatory bias in financial markets" Decisions in Economics and Finance, vol. 38 no 2, pp. 197-215. B ABDC
2014 Bowden, M. P. "Information contagion within social networks in the presence of confirmatory bias" Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies, vol. 51 no 2, pp. 11-26. C ABDC
2014 Bowden, M. P. "Book Review: Student financing of higher education: A comparative perspective" Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, vol. 16 no 2, pp. 63-66. B ERA2010
2013 Bowden, M. P. "Social learning, herd behaviour and information cascades: A review of the recent developments in relation to their criticisms" Journal of Economic Research, vol. 18 no 3, pp. 205-236. B ABDC
2012 Bowden, M. P & Doughney, J. “ The importance of cultural and economic influences behind the decision to attend higher education", Journal of Socio-Economics , vol. 41 no 1, pp. 95-103. B ABDC
2009 Bowden, M. & McDonald S. “The Impact of Interaction and Social Learning on Aggregate ExpectationsComputational Economics, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 289-306. B ABDC

Refereed book chapters (DISSR RATING B1) conference papers "full papers" (DISSR RATING E1) and Refereed Reports

Cardak, B., Bowden, M. & Bahtsevanoglou, J. (2015). "Are Low SES Students Disadvantaged in the University Application Process?" Report submitted to the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE), Perth: Curtin University.

Bowden, M.P., Abhayawansa, S. & Bahtsevanoglou, J. (2014). "Impact of vocational training and social-economic status on a student's result in first year economics". In P. Jones, J. Storan, T. Hudson & J. Braham (eds.) Life Long Learning and Community Development. London: Forum for Access and Community Development (FACE), University of East London, 73-92.

Bowden, M. & Doughney, J (2010). "Determinants of post secondary aspirations of secondary students". In Jones, P. Storan, J. Hudson, T. & Braham, J. (Eds.), Towards a New Agenda for Lifelong Learning: Access, Diversity and Participation. Further and Continuing Education (FACE) University of East London, London, pp 35-45.

Bowden, M (2007). "Confirmatory bias and the sharing of information within social networks". In: Arabnia A, Yan M and Yang J (Eds), Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence. CSREA Press, U.S.A. pp. 62-70.

Bowden, M. & McDonald S (2006). “Herd behaviour as a source of volatility in agent expectations”. In: Costantino M and Brebbia C (Eds.), Computational finance and its applications 2. WIT transactions on modelling and simulation. WIT Press, Imperial College, London, UK, pp. 129-140.

Grants

2016 to 2017 (NCSEHE scheme) - $39,082 Factors influencing participation and migration of regional higher education students with Buly Cardak and Matt Brett

2014 to 2015 (NCSEHE scheme) - $68,000 Are low-SES students disadvantaged in the university application process? with Buly Cardak

Media

The Australian (p31. 4th Novemeber 2015) - "Flaws in entrance advice for students" with Buly Cardak

Invited Speakers

October 2010: "Increasing and meeting the aspirations of low socio-economic students to attend university", Presented at the Second Annual Student Equity in Higher Education National Conference", Melbourne, Australia. Invited by Professor Trevor Gale.
June 2006: "The effect of social interaction and herd behaviour on the formation of agent expectations" Presented to the Department of Economics, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany. Invited by Professor Thomas Lux.

Conference Presentations and Academic Seminars

2013 " Impact of vocational training and SES on a student's result in first year economics", Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE), Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK, 3-5 July.

2010 "Cognitive Dissonance and Financial Prices", 16th International conference for the Society for Computational Economics and Finance, London, UK, 15-17 July.

2009 "Determinants of Post Secondary Aspirations of Secondary School Students", Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE), Staffordshire University, Staffordshire, UK, 1-3 July.

2009 "Agent interaction and information flows within small worlds and financial prices" 15th International conference for the Society for Computational Economics and Finance, Sydney, Australia, 15-17 July.

2007 "Information contagion and financial prices" 8th Asia-Pacific Complex Systems Conference, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia, 2-5 July.

2007 "Confirmatory Bias and the Sharing of Information with Social Networks", International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 25-28 June.

2007 "Information Contagion within Social Networks in the Presence of Confirmatory Bias" 13th International conference for the Society for Computational Economics and Finance, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, 14-16June.

2006 "The effect of social interaction and herd behaviour on the formation of agent expectations" 12th International conference for the Society for Computational Economics and Finance, Limassol, Cyprus, 22-24 June.

2006 "Herd Behaviour as a Source of Volatility in Agent Expectations" Computational Finance, London, UK, 20-21 July. Speaker, School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology April 2006.

Awards

Best Paper Award (General Track) "Information contagion and financial prices" 8th Asia-Pacific Complex Systems Conference, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia, 2-5 July.
Executive Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement (in Semester two 1998), Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Queensland.

Refereed articles for:

American Educational Research Journal (journal rank A*, ERA)
Economics Letters (journal rank A, ABDC)
Higher Education Research and Development (journal rank A, ERA)
Australian Economic Papers (journal rank B, ABDC)
Computational Economics (journal rank B, ABDC)

Memberships

COSNet - the ARC Complex Open Systems Research Network ;
'Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE).