SIRCA Philip Brown Prize for 2014 Winners

SIRCA wishes to congratulate Andrew Ainsworth (University of Sydney) and Adrian D. Lee (University of Technology, Sydney) on their paper titled “Waiting costs and limit order book liquidity: Evidence from the ex-dividend deadline in Australia”. This paper was published in the Journal of Financial Markets (Sept. 2014) and the winner of the Philip Brown Prize (2014) as the Best Published Paper using SIRCA data in an A* journal in the previous calendar year.

This prize recognises the significant contribution Philip Brown made in the establishment of SIRCA and the work he did in developing databases used for finance and accounting research. SIRCA were honoured for Philip Brown to personally award the 2014 Prize to Andrew Ainsworth at the AFAANZ conference in Hobart, Tasmania.

SIRCA at AFAANZ 2015: 5-7 July, Hobart, Tasmania

SIRCA are pleased to support the AFAANZ 2015 conference this year with our exhibitor participation, a SIRCA Best Paper Award, and through the AFAANZ/SIRCA Research Grants. If you are in Hobart for this conference, come and see the SIRCA representatives in the exhibitor area to share with us your research outcomes using the SIRCA platform and our unique data offerings. We will be thrilled to learn of your successes.

Please note that the announcement of the winners of the Philip Brown Prize for Best Published Paper in an A* journal from 2014 will take place at the AFAANZ Plenary Session on Tuesday 7 July at 10.30am .

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

Call for Papers: Submission Deadline Wednesday 10 June 2015

SIRCA proudly sponsors the Philip Brown Prize to recognise the significant contribution of Philip Brown in the establishment of SIRCA and the work he did in developing databases used for finance and accounting research. The Philip Brown Prize award recognises the best published paper from an A* journal in the previous calendar year using SIRCA data and is awarded through recommendation from senior scholars around Australia and New Zealand. This year the winner of the Philip Brown Prize for 2014 will be announced at Accounting & Finance Association of Australia & New Zealand (AFAANZ) July 5-7 in Hobart, Tasmania.

SIRCA requires submissions to include a full PDF version of the paper that provides details of the journal in which the paper was published. We are seeking papers of excellent quality to be submitted for this award. The winner will be determined by the best paper published with an A (or above) ranking journal.

Please submit papers to by Wednesday 10 June 2015 to be considered for the 2014 Philip Brown Prize.

Philip Brown Prize Call for Papers 2014

Pitching Research Symposium – 29 May 2015

If you missed out on SIRCA’s recent inaugural Pitching Research Symposium, consider applying for this upcoming event.

UQ Professor Robert Faff (and SIRCA MRC Member) will be holding another Symposium in Sydney in May geared towards public policy and financial regulation.

For further details please click here.

Cisco and SIRCA announce the Cisco Internet of Everything Innovation Centre

Cisco, together with industry partners and SIRCA, announced the formation of the Cisco Internet of Everything (IoE) Innovation Centre at the Cisco Live event in Melbourne today (18 March 2015).

The Centre will bring together Cisco experts, Australian researchers and start-ups, to develop proof of concepts, features and functionalities and rapid prototyping for the IoE. The Center includes dedicated space to demonstrate IoE in action and open areas where customers, startups, open communities, researchers, entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts are invited to work and brainstorm on new ideas and technologies.

Dr. Michael Briers, CEO of SIRCA said: “SIRCA’s involvement in the Centre is an important opportunity to work with global leaders such as Cisco, as well as other partners to develop solutions for the knowledge economy. We have a proven track record in handling very large data sets and providing data analysis for organizations to enable better visibility and decision support.”

“The Centre will also be an opportunity for our 40 member universities and their world class researchers to work with industry partners and start-ups on some of the major challenges that we believe can be addressed through technology and the Internet of Everything.”

More details are available at the Cisco Innovation Centre announcement.