SIRCA Best Paper Award for the University of South Australia 5th Behavioral Finance and Capital Markets Conference: 8-10 September, 2015

The Centre for Applied Financial Studies at the School of Commerce, University of South Australia Business School is inviting finance scholars, practitioners and research students to participate in the specialised fifth conference on Behavioral Finance and Capital Markets. The conference will be held at the National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide on 8 – 9 September 2015.

Distinguished scholars Terrence (Terry) Hendershott, a Professor in Finance & Operations and Information Technology Management – a Cheryl and Christian Valentine Chair (Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley) and Professor Henk Berkman, Professor in Finance (University of Auckland), will deliver two intriguing keynote addresses on th­e topic.

SIRCA are sponsoring a research award for the best paper using SIRCA data.

Please see the instructions for conference paper submission.

SIRCA Young Researcher Workshop 5, 19-20 November 2015: Call for Papers

SIRCA is pleased to invite young researchers to submit a current research paper for possible inclusion in the SIRCA YRW5 to be held at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) from Thursday 19 November – Friday 20th November. Please submit papers to for consideration. To qualify at least one author must be a young researcher; defined as a person currently engaged in PhD research or one whose PhD thesis was completed less than five years ago. To find out more details about the event please click here.   The deadline for Paper Submissions is 31 August, 2015. Successful candidates will be informed by 19 October, 2015.

SIRCA CoreLogic RP Data White Paper

SIRCA are thrilled to announce the release of the CoreLogic RP Data White Paper as authored by Dr. Danika Wright, University of Sydney. The paper titled; “50 Years of Residential Real Estate Research:  Where have we come and where are we going?”, is now available for reading within the SIRCA portal.

SIRCA congratulates Dr. Wright on this paper which highlights the use of the real estate data as provided by CoreLogic to our SIRCA Members.  We are proud to be able to supply our Members with the CoreLogic data and excited that our partnership has grown to such strengths in a short space of time.  CoreLogic are highly supportive of our academic community and have announced an Award of Excellence for the best academic submission received over the calendar year as judged by the SIRCA/CoreLogic research committee.  Further details to follow.

SIRCA White Paper Using CoreLogic RP Data

SIRCA are proud to be releasing a White Paper titled “50 Years of Residential Real Estate Research:  Where have we come and where are we going?” authored by Dr. Danika Wright (University of Sydney).  This White Paper highlights the use of the CoreLogic RP Data files which are available to our Members through our partnership with CoreLogic.

SIRCA and CoreLogic will be hosting a release event to mark the occasion at the CoreLogic offices in Sydney on Thursday 18 June 2015 at 4pm.

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact SIRCA through

SIRCA Members using TRTH data via a Chrome browser

Please note that as of April 2015, Chrome disabled support for various plugins including Java. While a workaround is in place currently, from September 2015 Java will no longer work in the Chrome browser.

SIRCA Members who use Chrome to access the Tick History GUI can take steps to enable the Java plugin through the following method:

In Chrome, access this url: chrome://flags/#enable-npapi Click “enable” under “Enable NPAPI”.

Please take note that after September 2015 the above workaround will no longer function and SIRCA Members will need to use Firefox, Safari or IE to access Tick History.