Prof John McDonald

Position/s:Professor Flinders Business School
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Phone: +61 8 82012046
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Location: Law Commerce (3.43)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Biography

John McDonald was elected a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society in 1977, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 1993 and was appointed to a Personal chair at Flinders University in 1994. He has published widely in statistics and econometrics, economics and economic history, and was for 10 years an Associate Editor of the American Statistical Association Journal, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.

Prior to Flinders, John taught in UK universities (including Essex and Southampton) and the USA (University of California at San Diego and the East-West Center Hawaii).

He has prepared briefings on the Australian economy with the Centre for South Australian Economic Studies, acted as a consultant for corporations, the South Australian Government and Australian Government, and appeared as an expert witness in legal cases.

FOR A FULL CV AND LIST OF PUBLICATIONS click  the 'CV and Publications' link under Documents, below 

Qualifications

John studied at the London School of Economics (where he received a BSc (Economics) Honours degree), Southampton University (MSc (Statistics) with Distinction), and Essex University (M.A. (Economics) with Distinction and PhD).

Teaching

Teaching interests

Quantitative Methods, Econometrics, Micoeconomics

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Research and supervision

Research interests

Econometrics, Economic History

Publications

Books
  • Brennan, L., McDonald, J. and Shlomowitz, R. (2013). Well Being in India: Studies in Anthropometric History. New Delhi, India: Readworthy Publications. [Link]
Book chapters
  • McDonald, J.M. (2009). Tax policy 900 years ago: how fair were the tax assessments of Domesday England? In Ralph Schlomowitz, ed. Flinders essays in economics and economic history : a tribute to Keith Hancock, Metodey Polasek and Robert Henry Wallace. Adelaide, SA: Wakefield Press, pp. 163-181.
Refereed journal articles
  • McDonald, J.M. (2012). The relative efficiency of king's, ecclesiastical, and lay estates in Domesday Essex, 1086. Australian Economic History Review, 52(3) pp. 250-269. [10.1111/j.1467-8446.2012.00356.x]
  • McDonald, J.M. (2011). Investigating tax fairness in eleventh century England: Evidence from Wiltshire Estates. Journal of Accounting and Taxation, 3(6) pp. 140-145. [Link]
  • McDonald, J.M. (2010). Efficiency in the Domesday economy, 1086: evidence from Wiltshire estates. Applied Economics, 42(25) pp. 3231-3240. [DOI:10.1080/00036840802112430]
  • McDonald, J.M. (2009). Using least squares and tobit in second stage DEA efficiency analyses. European Journal of Operational Research, 197(2) pp. 792-798. [doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2008.07.039]
  • McDonald, J.M. (2009). Was tax policy after the Norman conquest determined by ability to pay? - using regression and data envelopment analysis to find the answer. British Tax Review, 3 pp. 319-324.
  • Gleeson, A.M., McDonald, J.M. and Williams, J. (2007). The effectiveness of collaborative learning tutorials: the views of introductory microeconomics students. Australasian Journal of Economics Education, 3(1/2) pp. 85-91. [Link]
  • McDonald, J.M. (2006). Analysing historical data: a justification of the use of quantitative measures. Accounting History, 11(1) pp. 73-84. [doi:10.1177/1032373206060085]
  • Brennan, L., McDonald, J.M. and Shlomowitz, R. (2006). Caste, inequality and the nation-state: the impact of reservation policies in India, c. 1950-2000. South Asia-Journal of South Asian Studies, 29(1) pp. 117-162. [doi:10.1080/00856400600550831]

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Books
  • Brennan, L., McDonald, J. and Shlomowitz, R. (2013). Well Being in India: Studies in Anthropometric History. New Delhi, India: Readworthy Publications. [Link]
  • McDonald, J.M. and Snooks, G.D. (2003). Domesday economy : a new approach to Anglo-Norman history - Oxford Scholarship Online Edition. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Book chapters
  • McDonald, J.M. (2009). Tax policy 900 years ago: how fair were the tax assessments of Domesday England? In Ralph Schlomowitz, ed. Flinders essays in economics and economic history : a tribute to Keith Hancock, Metodey Polasek and Robert Henry Wallace. Adelaide, SA: Wakefield Press, pp. 163-181.
Refereed journal articles
  • McDonald, J.M. (2012). The relative efficiency of king's, ecclesiastical, and lay estates in Domesday Essex, 1086. Australian Economic History Review, 52(3) pp. 250-269. [10.1111/j.1467-8446.2012.00356.x]
  • McDonald, J.M. (2011). Investigating tax fairness in eleventh century England: Evidence from Wiltshire Estates. Journal of Accounting and Taxation, 3(6) pp. 140-145. [Link]
  • McDonald, J.M. (2010). Efficiency in the Domesday economy, 1086: evidence from Wiltshire estates. Applied Economics, 42(25) pp. 3231-3240. [DOI:10.1080/00036840802112430]
  • McDonald, J.M. (2009). Using least squares and tobit in second stage DEA efficiency analyses. European Journal of Operational Research, 197(2) pp. 792-798. [doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2008.07.039]
  • McDonald, J.M. (2009). Was tax policy after the Norman conquest determined by ability to pay? - using regression and data envelopment analysis to find the answer. British Tax Review, 3 pp. 319-324.
  • Gleeson, A.M., McDonald, J.M. and Williams, J. (2007). The effectiveness of collaborative learning tutorials: the views of introductory microeconomics students. Australasian Journal of Economics Education, 3(1/2) pp. 85-91. [Link]
  • McDonald, J.M. (2006). Analysing historical data: a justification of the use of quantitative measures. Accounting History, 11(1) pp. 73-84. [doi:10.1177/1032373206060085]
  • Brennan, L., McDonald, J.M. and Shlomowitz, R. (2006). Caste, inequality and the nation-state: the impact of reservation policies in India, c. 1950-2000. South Asia-Journal of South Asian Studies, 29(1) pp. 117-162. [doi:10.1080/00856400600550831]
  • Brennan, L., McDonald, J.M. and Shlomowitz, R. (2005). Teenage births and final adult height of mothers in India, 1998-1999. Journal of Biosocial Science, 37(2) pp. 185-191. [doi:10.1017/S0021932003006515]
  • McDonald, J.M. (2005). Using William the Conqueror's accounting record to assess manorial efficiency. Accounting History, 10(2) pp. 125-145. [doi:10.1177/103237320501000206]
  • Brennan, L., McDonald, J.M. and Shlomowitz, R. (2004). Infant feeding practices and chronic child malnutrition in the Indian states of Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. Economics and Human Biology, 2(1) pp. 139-158. [doi:10.1016/j.ehb.2003.09.003]
  • Brennan, L., McDonald, J.M. and Shlomowitz, R. (2004). A statistical study of malnutrition: the puzzle of wasting. Demography India, 32(2) pp. 161-170.
  • Brennan, L., McDonald, J.M. and Shlomowitz, R. (2003). Long term change in Indian health. South Asia-Journal of South Asian Studies, 26(1) pp. 51-69. [doi:10.1080/085640032000063986]
  • McDonald, J.M. (2002). Tax fairness in eleventh century England. The Accounting Historians Journal, 29(1) pp. 173-193.
  • Brennan, L. and McDonald, J.M. (2002). The 'Inverted U' Hypothesis: Evidence from Indian Height Data. Journal of Income Distribution, 10(3-4) pp. 77-81.
  • Haines, R.F. and McDonald, J.M. (2002). Skills, origins, and literacy: a comparison of the county immigrants to New South Wales in 1841. Australian Economic History Review, 42(2) pp. 132-159. [doi:10.1111/1467-8446.t01-1-00027]
  • Haines, R.F., McDonald, J.M. and Shlomowitz, R. (2001). Mortality and Voyage Length in the Middle Passage Revisited. Explorations in Economic History, 38(4) pp. 503-533.
Refereed conference papers
  • Mayer, P., Brennan, L., Shlomowitz, R. and McDonald, J.M. (2008). Is North India violent because it has a surplus of men? In Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Conference of the ASAA. VIC: Monash University. 17th Biennial Conference of the ASAA. Melbourne, Australia. Mar 2008, pp. 1-21. [Link]
  • Gleeson, A.M., McDonald, J.M. and Williams, J. (2005). Introductory microeconomics students' perceptions of the effectiveness of a collaborative learning method. In Stephen L. Cheung., ed. Proceedings of the Eleventh Australasian Teaching Economics Conference. Sydney, NSW: School of Economics and Political Science, The University of Sydney. Eleventh Australasian Teaching Economics Conference. University of Sydney. Jul 2005, pp. 52-61. [Link]
Journal articles
  • McDonald, J.M. (2008). Using least squares and tobit in second stage DEA efficiency. Flinders Business School Research Paper Series, pp. 1-22. [Link]
  • McDonald, J.M. (2008). Agricultural production efficiency in Essex and Wiltshire in 1086. Flinders Business School Research Paper Series, pp. 1-24. [Link]
  • Gleeson, A.M., McDonald, J.M. and Williams, J. (2007). Student Perception of the Effectiveness of Collaborative Learning Tutorials. The School of Commerce Research Paper Series, 2007(5) [Link]
  • McDonald, J.M. (2007). A Comparison of Agricultural Production on the Estates of King, Church and Laity in 1086. The School of Commerce Research Paper Series, 07(8) [Link]
  • McDonald, J.M. (2007). Tax Policy in Domesday England, 1086. The School of Commerce Research Paper Series, 2007(4) [Link]
  • Brennan, L., McDonald, J.M. and Shlomowitz, R. (2005). The variation in the height of Indian women, 1998-99. Man in India, 85(1-2) pp. 41-48.
  • Brennan, L., McDonald, J.M. and Shlomowitz, R. (2004). A long run decline in final adult female height in India? Man in India, 84(1-2) pp. 9-13.
  • McDonald, J.M. (2004). Economy of England at the time of the Norman Conquest. Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History, pp. 1-8. [Link]
Other public research outputs
  • Gleeson, A.M., McDonald, J.M. and Williams, J. (2006). Extended case study: collaborative learning tutorials for introductory microeconomics. The Economics Network of the Higher Education Academy (website)

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Professional and community engagement

Fellow Academy of Social Sciences in Australia

Expertise for media contact

  • Econometric Theory time series analysis

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