Dr Laurence Lester

Position/s:Lecturer/Course Coordinator
Flinders Business School
Phone: +61 8 82012344
Email:
Location: Law Commerce (3.62)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Biography

Laurence is a Lecturer in the Business School and provides a consulting service for those engage in empirical analysis 

Qualifications

Cert IV IT, B.Ec(Hons), M.Ec, PhD

Teaching

Teaching interests

Econometrics; Labour Economics; Housing and urban developement

Topic Coordinator:

  • BUSN9233  Data Analysis for Decision Making

Topic Lecturer:

  • BUSN9233  Data Analysis for Decision Making

Research and supervision

Research expertise

  • Applied economics
  • Economics

Research interests

Econometric Modeling
Applied Economics

Supervisory interests

  • Econometrics
  • Health economics
  • Labour economics

RHD research supervision

Current

Associate supervisor: Economics (2);

Publications

Refereed journal articles
  • Ratcliffe, J., Lester, L., Couzner, L. and Crotty, M. (2013). An assessment of the relationship between informal caring and quality of life in older community-dwelling adults - more positives than negatives? Health and Social Care in The Community, 21(1) pp. 35-46. [10.1111/j.1365-2524.2012.01085.x]
  • Delpachitra, S. and Lester, L. (2013). Not-interest income: Are Australian banks moving away from their traditional business? Economic Papers, 32(2) pp. 190-199. [10.1111/1759-3441.12032]
  • Rao, K., Tilt, C.A. and Lester, L.H. (2012). Corporate governance and environmental reporting: an Australian study. Corporate Governance, 12(2) pp. 143-163. [10.1108/14720701211214052]
  • Couzner, L., Ratcliffe, J., Lester, L.H., Flynn, T. and Crotty, M. (2012). Measuring and valuing quality of life for public health research: Application of the ICECAP-O capability index in the Australian general population. International Journal of Public Health, [10.1007/s00038-012-0407-4]
  • Richardson, S., Lester, L. and Zhang, G. (2012). Are Casual and Contract Terms of Employment Hazardous for Mental Health in Australia? Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(5) pp. 557-578. [10.1177/0022185612454974]
  • Tan, Y. and Lester, L.H. (2012). Labour Market and Economic Impacts of International Working Holiday Temporary Migrants to Australia. Population, Space and Place, 18 pp. 359-383. [10.1002/psp.674]
  • Laver, K., Ratcliffe, J., George, S., Lester, L.H., Walker, R.B., Burgess, L., et al. (2011). Early rehabilitation management after stroke: what do stroke patients prefer? Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 43 pp. 354-358. [10.2340/16501977-0678]
  • Tan, Y., Lester, L.H. and Richardson, S. (2008). Labour force projections: a case study of the Greater Metropolitan Area of New South Wales. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 34(1) pp. 79-99. [Link]
Refereed conference papers
  • Smith, M.S., Lester, L., Dowling, P. and Lamb, P. (2013). Testing the "Difficulty" Based Model of Psychic Distance using Data from Australia and China. In Neal Ashkanasy; Peter Galvin; Charmine Hartel; Bill Harley; Kerri Unsworth; Mustafa Ozbilgin, ed. Managing on the Edge. Sydney: University of Technology. 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Hobart. Dec 2013.
  • Nel, D., Lester, L.H., Chan, A. and Pitt, L.F. (2010). Customer Equity Drivers in Prepaid and Postpaid Airtime Markets. In Dr Paul Ballantine and Dr Jorg Finsterwalder, ed. Doing More with Less. Christchurch, New Zealand: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy. Christchurch, New Zealand. Dec 2010, pp. 150-150. www.anzmac.org.

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Books
  • Richardson, S., Stack, S., Lester, L.H., Healy, J.G., Ilsley, D.C. and Horrocks, J.A. (2004). The changing labour force experience of new migrants: inter-wave comparisons for Cohorts 1 and 2 of the LSIA. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs. [Link]
  • Richardson, S., Stack, S., Moskos, M., Lester, L.H., Healy, J.G., Miller-Lewis, L., et al. (2004). The Changing Settlement Experience of New Migrants: inter-wave comparisons for Cohorts 1 and 2 of the LSIA. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs. [Link]
Refereed journal articles
  • Delpachitra, S. and Lester, L. (2013). Not-interest income: Are Australian banks moving away from their traditional business? Economic Papers, 32(2) pp. 190-199. [10.1111/1759-3441.12032]
  • Ratcliffe, J., Lester, L., Couzner, L. and Crotty, M. (2013). An assessment of the relationship between informal caring and quality of life in older community-dwelling adults - more positives than negatives? Health and Social Care in The Community, 21(1) pp. 35-46. [10.1111/j.1365-2524.2012.01085.x]
  • Richardson, S., Lester, L. and Zhang, G. (2012). Are Casual and Contract Terms of Employment Hazardous for Mental Health in Australia? Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(5) pp. 557-578. [10.1177/0022185612454974]
  • Rao, K., Tilt, C.A. and Lester, L.H. (2012). Corporate governance and environmental reporting: an Australian study. Corporate Governance, 12(2) pp. 143-163. [10.1108/14720701211214052]
  • Tan, Y. and Lester, L.H. (2012). Labour Market and Economic Impacts of International Working Holiday Temporary Migrants to Australia. Population, Space and Place, 18 pp. 359-383. [10.1002/psp.674]
  • Couzner, L., Ratcliffe, J., Lester, L.H., Flynn, T. and Crotty, M. (2012). Measuring and valuing quality of life for public health research: Application of the ICECAP-O capability index in the Australian general population. International Journal of Public Health, [10.1007/s00038-012-0407-4]
  • Laver, K., Ratcliffe, J., George, S., Lester, L.H., Walker, R.B., Burgess, L., et al. (2011). Early rehabilitation management after stroke: what do stroke patients prefer? Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 43 pp. 354-358. [10.2340/16501977-0678]
  • Tan, Y., Lester, L.H. and Richardson, S. (2008). Labour force projections: a case study of the Greater Metropolitan Area of New South Wales. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 34(1) pp. 79-99. [Link]
Refereed conference papers
  • Smith, M.S., Lester, L., Dowling, P. and Lamb, P. (2013). Testing the "Difficulty" Based Model of Psychic Distance using Data from Australia and China. In Neal Ashkanasy; Peter Galvin; Charmine Hartel; Bill Harley; Kerri Unsworth; Mustafa Ozbilgin, ed. Managing on the Edge. Sydney: University of Technology. 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Hobart. Dec 2013.
  • Nel, D., Lester, L.H., Chan, A. and Pitt, L.F. (2010). Customer Equity Drivers in Prepaid and Postpaid Airtime Markets. In Dr Paul Ballantine and Dr Jorg Finsterwalder, ed. Doing More with Less. Christchurch, New Zealand: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy. Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy. Christchurch, New Zealand. Dec 2010, pp. 150-150. www.anzmac.org.
  • Fitzpatrick, D.D. and Lester, L.H. (2009). Dynamics of female labour supply : evidence of differences in preference between single and couple females. In 2009 HILDA Survey Research Conference. Melbourne, Victoria: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research. 2009 HILDA Survey Research Conference. Melbourne, Victoria. Jul 2009. [Link]
  • Lester, L.H. (2006). An analysis of addictive expenditure: a panel data model with fixed effects and time analysis. In Australasian Meeting of the Econometric Society. Australia: The Econometric Society - Australasian Region. Australasian Meeting of the Econometric Society (ESAM06) Alice Springs, NT. Jun 2006, pp. 1-24. [Link]
Conference publications
  • Fitzpatrick, D.D. and Lester, L.H. (2010). A Comparison of the Labour Supply Behaviour of Women & Men: Evidence from Australia. In 24orMore International Conference on Increasing Female Labour Participation. Amsterdam: taskforce deeltijd+. International Conference on increasing female labour participation '24orMore' Amsterdam. Nov 2009, pp. 33-49.
  • Fitzpatrick, D.D. and Lester, L.H. (2010). Labour Supply in Australia: a comparison of the behaviour between partnered & single, males & females. In 2009 Australian Labour Market Research Worshop. 2009 Australian Labour Market Research Worshop. University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Feb 2010.
  • Lester, L.H. (2009). A Multiple Indicators and Multiple Causes (MIMIC) Model of Immigrant Settlement Success. In XXVI International Population Conference: Abstracts. Paris, France: IUSSP. XXVI International Population Conference. Marrakech. Sep 2009, pp. 290.
  • Lester, L.H. (2006). An index of labour market success. In 2006 PhD Conference in Economics and Business. 2006 PhD Conference in Economics and Business. Canberra, ACT. Nov 2006.
  • Tan, Y., Richardson, S. and Lester, L.H. (2006). Labour force projections: a case for the greater metropolitan area of New South Wales to 2031. In Population challenges in ageing societies: European Population Conference 2006. Population challenges in aging societies: European Population Conference 2006. Liverpool, UK. Jun 2006.
Other public research outputs
  • Fitzpatrick, D., Lester, L., Mavromaras, K., Richardson, S. and Sun, Y. (2010). From Education to Employment: How long does it take. Report prepared for National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
  • Tan, Y., Richardson, S., Lester, L.H., Bai, C. and Sun, Y. (2009). Evaluation of Australia's Working Holiday Maker Program.
  • Lester, L.H. (2008). A multiple indicators and multiple causes (MIMIC) model of immigrant settlement success. 160
  • Fitzpatrick, D.D. and Lester, L.H. (2008). An Econometric Evaluation of Women's Labour Supply in WA.
  • Tan, Y. and Lester, L.H. (2005). Labour force projections for the greater metropolitan area of NSW to 2031: Results and technical paper prepared for the Transport and Population Data Centre of the NSW Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources.

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