Position

Professor
Flinders Business School

Biography

Held senior executive positions in the Treasury and the state-owned enterprises. Joined the school after years of servicing other higher education institutions. Most recent activities include international consulting engagements in the Asian Development Bank (ADB), AusAid and International Labour Organisation (ILO) funded projects. Holds the following professional memberships:

Fellow of Finsia (F-Fin)

CPA - Australia and

AFA (Association of Financial Advisers)

Qualifications

BSc(Hons) (Sri Lanka), PGDipCom (Canterbury, NZ), MCom(Hons) (Lincoln, NZ), PhD (USQ)

Honours, awards and grants

Australian Alumni of the Year for Research & Innovation (Sri Lanka), 2013

Key responsibilities

Managing Editor; Australian Economic Papers

Teaching interests

  • Banking, Economics & Finances

Topic Coordinator:

  • BUSN9238  Personal Financial Planning

Topic Lecturer:

  • BUSN9241  International Business Finance

Research expertise

  • Applied economics
  • Banking, finance and investment
  • Policy and administration

Research interests

  • Banking and Financial Management
  • Economic and Financial Forecasting
  • Micro Credit and Insurance
  • Microfinance
  • Corporate Finance and Planning
  • Cooperative Banking and Rural Credit and Small and Medium Industrial Development

Supervisory interests

  • Banking and finance law
  • Financial derivatives
  • Financial institutions management
  • Financial risk management
  • Islamic banking
  • Micro-credit programs and women

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Banking and Finance (2) ;

Associate supervisor : Banking and Finance (2) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Banking and Finance (5) ;

Publications

  • Delpachitra, S.B. and Rafizadeh, S. (2012). Are members of Superannuation Funds Rational and Informed Investors? In Hazel Bateman, ed. Securing Sustainable Retirement Savings. University of New South Wales: Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales. 20th Annual Conference of Superannuation Researchers. University of New South Wales: Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales. Jul 2012.
  • Delpachitra, S.B. (2012). Impact of Choice on Superannuation. In Hazel Bateman, ed. 20th Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers. University of New South Wales. Securing Sustainable Retirement Savings. University of New South Wales. Jul 2012.
  • Delpachitra, S.B. (2011). Is Islamic Banking Capable of Meeting the CSR? In Professor Nicholas Biekpe, ed. 2011 GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CONFERENCE. Africa Growth Institute. 2011 GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CONFERENCE. Nov 2011.
  • Delpachitra, S.B. (2011). Non-interest Income: Are Banks Moving Away from the Traditional Businesses. In Manuchehr Shahrokhi, ed. 17th Global Finance Conference. USA: Global Finace Association. 2011 Global Finance Conference. Thailand. May 2011.
  • Delpachitra, S.B. (2014). A Tale of Two Australian Economic Journals: A Commentary. Economic Papers, 33(3) pp. 313-314.
    [10.1111/1759-3441.12086]
  • Delpachitra, S.B. (2014). The Decades of AEP Survival: Changes are Afoot. Australian Economic Papers, 54(1-2) pp. 1-2.
    [10.1111/1467-8454.12025]
  • Yakob, N.A. and Delpachitra, S.B. (2006). On risk-return relationship: an application of GARCH (p,q)-M model to Asia Pacific region. International Journal of Science and Research, 1 pp. 33-39.
  • Delpachitra, S.B. (2013). Influence of Board Structure on the Performance and Governance. With Elise Nisbet.
  • Bui, Y.H. and Delpachitra, S. (2012). Performance of superannuation: efficiency, governance and reporting practices. In Hazel Bateman, ed. 20th Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers 12-13 July 2012. University of New South Wales: Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales. 20th Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers 12-13 July 2012. University of New South Wales. Jul 2012.
    [Web Link]
  • Pham, D.V. and Delpachitra, S.B. (2015). Does Real Exchange Rate Depreciation Boost Capital Accumulation? An Intertemporal Analysis. Australian Economic Papers, 53(3-4) pp. 230-244.
    [10.1111/1467-8454.12031] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Delpachitra, S.B. and Pham, D.V. (2015). The determinants of Vietnamese banks’ lending behavior: A theoretical model and empirical evidence. Journal of Economic Studies, 42(5) pp. 861-877.
    [10.1108/JES-08-2014-0140]
  • Pham, D.V. and Delpachitra, S.B. (2015). RER Misalignment and Total Factor Productivity: An Empirical Analysis in East Asian Economies. Economic Papers, 34(3) pp. 177-191.
    [10.1111/1759-3441.12108]
  • Delpachitra, S.B. and Rafizadeh, S. (2014). The Switching Decision: Are Members of Superannuation Funds Rational and Informed Investors? Australasian Accounting business and finance Journal, 8(4) pp. 45-62.
    [Scopus] [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Delpachitra, S. and Lester, L.H. (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]
  • Delpachitra, S. (2013). Is Islamic banking capable of meeting corporate social responsibility? International Journal of Banking and Finance, 10(2) pp. 60-80.
    [Web Link]
  • Delpachitra, S. and Pham, D. (2013). Total factor productivity growth of the Asia region: Asian contagion vs. GFC. Asian Profile, 41(5) pp. 407-428.
  • Delpachitra, S. and Van Dai, P. (2012). The Determinants of TFP Growth in Middle Income Economies in ASEAN: Implication of Financial Crises. International Journal of Business and Economics, 11(1) pp. 63-88.
    [Web Link]
  • Delpachitra, S., Ralston, D. and Wickremasinghe, G. (2012). Outsourcing Relationships in not-for-Profit Superannuation Funds in Australia: Survey Evidence. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 8(3) pp. 78-89.
  • Parrish, T. and Delpachitra, S. (2012). On Selection of Superannuation Fund: Impact of Choice and Information. Economic Papers, 31(3) pp. 369-379.
    [10.1111/j.1759-3441.2012.00181.x]
  • Delpachitra, S.B. (2008). Activity Based Costing and Process Benchmarking: An Application to General Insurance. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 15(2) pp. 137-147.
    [10.1108/14635770810864857] [Scopus]
  • Beal, D. and Delpachitra, S.B. (2005). Banking in the bush (1993-2003): A decade of change. Economic Papers, 24(1) pp. 61-74.
    [10.1111/j.1759-3441.2005.tb00995.x]
  • Beal, D., Delpachitra, S.B. and Grundy, B. (2005). Disclosure, hidden charges and indexed pensions. Agenda, 12(1) pp. 33-46.
    [Web Link]
  • Yakob, N.A., Beal, D. and Delpachitra, S.B. (2005). Seasonality in the Asia Pacific stock markets. Journal of Asset Management, 6(4) pp. 298-318.
    [10.1057/palgrave.jam.2240183]
  • Beal, D. and Delpachitra, S.B. (2004). Community understanding of superannuation. Agenda, 11(2) pp. 127-142.
    [Web Link]
  • Lane, M., Van der Vyver, G., Delpachitra, S.B. and Howard, S. (2004). An Electronic Commerce Initiative in Regional Sri Lanka: The Vision for the Central Province Electronic Commerce Portal. Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 16(1) pp. 1-18.
    [Web Link]
  • Beal, D., Delpachitra, S.B., Mason, R. and Troedson, D. (2004). Which consumer debtors decide to enter a Part IX agreement? Australian Business Law Review, 32(1) pp. 7-16.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Beal, D. and Delpachitra, S.B. (2003). Financial Literacy among Australian University Students. Economic Papers, 22(1) pp. 65-78.
  • Delpachitra, S.B. (2003). An Application of Process Benchmarking to Financial Services. Journal of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, 39(1) pp. 7-13.
  • Beal, D. and Delpachitra, S.B. (2002). Defying the clock - a profile of Australians who ignore retirement planning. Journal of Economic and Social Policy, 7(2) pp. 1-14.
  • Delpachitra, S.B. and Beal, D. (2002). Do credit scoring models help to reduce bankruptcy-related loan defaults? International Quarterly Journal of Finance, 2(1) pp. 95-102.
  • Delpachitra, S.B. and Pham, D.V. (2015). The determinants of Vietnamese banks’ lending behavior: A theoretical model and empirical evidence. Journal of Economic Studies, 42(5) pp. 861-877.
    [10.1108/JES-08-2014-0140]
  • Pham, D.V. and Delpachitra, S.B. (2015). Does Real Exchange Rate Depreciation Boost Capital Accumulation? An Intertemporal Analysis. Australian Economic Papers, 53(3-4) pp. 230-244.
    [10.1111/1467-8454.12031] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Pham, D.V. and Delpachitra, S.B. (2015). RER Misalignment and Total Factor Productivity: An Empirical Analysis in East Asian Economies. Economic Papers, 34(3) pp. 177-191.
    [10.1111/1759-3441.12108]
  • Delpachitra, S.B. and Rafizadeh, S. (2014). The Switching Decision: Are Members of Superannuation Funds Rational and Informed Investors? Australasian Accounting business and finance Journal, 8(4) pp. 45-62.
    [Scopus] [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Delpachitra, S. (2013). Is Islamic banking capable of meeting corporate social responsibility? International Journal of Banking and Finance, 10(2) pp. 60-80.
    [Web Link]
  • Delpachitra, S. and Pham, D. (2013). Total factor productivity growth of the Asia region: Asian contagion vs. GFC. Asian Profile, 41(5) pp. 407-428.
  • Delpachitra, S. and Lester, L.H. (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]
  • Delpachitra, S., Ralston, D. and Wickremasinghe, G. (2012). Outsourcing Relationships in not-for-Profit Superannuation Funds in Australia: Survey Evidence. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 8(3) pp. 78-89.
  • Delpachitra, S. and Van Dai, P. (2012). The Determinants of TFP Growth in Middle Income Economies in ASEAN: Implication of Financial Crises. International Journal of Business and Economics, 11(1) pp. 63-88.
    [Web Link]
  • Parrish, T. and Delpachitra, S. (2012). On Selection of Superannuation Fund: Impact of Choice and Information. Economic Papers, 31(3) pp. 369-379.
    [10.1111/j.1759-3441.2012.00181.x]

Professional and community engagement

Board Member (International English Language Institute - IELI)

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