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Verma, Reetu Dr

Lecturer | Head of Students

  • Faculty of Business
  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
  • Discipline: Economics

Overview


Dr Reetu Verma is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance and Head of Students in the Faculty of Business at the University of Wollongong. Reetu earned a Bachelor of Commerce (honours) at the University of Wollongong, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Master of Commerce (honours) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics at the University of Wollongong. Reetu has taught all levels of quantitative subjects including business statistics, quantitative analysis for decision making, business forecasting and econometrics.  

Reetu has reviewed a number of statistics textbook chapters for management, business and economics, authored the power point slides in for the second edition Black et al., Australasian Business Statistics, 2nd edition (2010), John Wiley and Sons, Australia and am the author of third edition Black et al., Australasian Business Statistics, 3rd edition (2013), John Wiley and Sons, Australia. 

Reetu won the Faculty of Commerce Teaching Excellence Award in 2008. She has published 10 journal articles, has done consultancy work with Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and currently working with Asian Development Bank (ADB).

She is an Associate Member of Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINISA) and the Economic Society of Australia (ESA). 

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2008 International trade and regional income convergence: the ASEAN-5 evidence
    Published in   ASEAN Economic Bulletin

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • <p>The recent demographic transitions and rural-urban structural transformations in Asia are extraordinary and full of complexities and this requires in-depth studies. This area of research requires a dynamic portrayal of inter-link between internal migration, urbanisation, and poverty. The challenge in Asia today is to identify the newly emerging urban disadvantaged and provide policies to assist them out of poverty.<br /><br />The project accommodated an international joint Asian Development Bank – University of Wollongong workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on November 5 - 7, 2014. Around 35 potential participants from all over the world contacted us with their original papers. The Asian Development Bank provided flight tickets and accommodation for the participants based on our recommendations. Of the fifteen papers chosen for the workshop, twelve quality papers that mainly focused on the experiences of Asian countries with 'Internal Migration, Urbanisation and Poverty' were finally selected for book chapters. <br /><br />This project allowed sustained association in collaboration with Chief Economist of Asian Development Bank and Director of Asian Development Bank Institute and the interim Director for International Think Tank for Land Locked Developing Countries. These relationships have generated consultancy work with international governance, an invitation to organise an international workshop in Cambodia, offers to be a book editor at the Asian Development Bank, invitations to speak, offers to undertake conference Chairs and discussants; continued collaboration as evidence of having an established reputation and acknowledged expertise with world renowned institutions.</p>

Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) A Study to Highlight the Factors Causing Urbanisation - Psychological Effects of Marketing and Advertisements Shahzad, Rabia

Reviewer Of


Education And Training


Teaching Overview


  • Reetu’s principal area of expertise is in the field of (i) economic growth and development; (ii) Asian economies; (iii) quantitative techniques/statistics; and (iv) applied econometrics. Her current research interests are in the areas of economic growth and development in Asia with emphasis on poverty, inequality, gender issues and migration plus LSEs and indigenous well-being.

Keywords


  • Applied econometrics, economic modelling, growth and developmental economics, Asian countries,  poverty and inequality.

Full Name


  • Dr Reetu Verma

Mailing Address


  • Business Central, Building 40

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2008 International trade and regional income convergence: the ASEAN-5 evidence
    Published in   ASEAN Economic Bulletin

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • <p>The recent demographic transitions and rural-urban structural transformations in Asia are extraordinary and full of complexities and this requires in-depth studies. This area of research requires a dynamic portrayal of inter-link between internal migration, urbanisation, and poverty. The challenge in Asia today is to identify the newly emerging urban disadvantaged and provide policies to assist them out of poverty.<br /><br />The project accommodated an international joint Asian Development Bank – University of Wollongong workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on November 5 - 7, 2014. Around 35 potential participants from all over the world contacted us with their original papers. The Asian Development Bank provided flight tickets and accommodation for the participants based on our recommendations. Of the fifteen papers chosen for the workshop, twelve quality papers that mainly focused on the experiences of Asian countries with 'Internal Migration, Urbanisation and Poverty' were finally selected for book chapters. <br /><br />This project allowed sustained association in collaboration with Chief Economist of Asian Development Bank and Director of Asian Development Bank Institute and the interim Director for International Think Tank for Land Locked Developing Countries. These relationships have generated consultancy work with international governance, an invitation to organise an international workshop in Cambodia, offers to be a book editor at the Asian Development Bank, invitations to speak, offers to undertake conference Chairs and discussants; continued collaboration as evidence of having an established reputation and acknowledged expertise with world renowned institutions.</p>

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) A Study to Highlight the Factors Causing Urbanisation - Psychological Effects of Marketing and Advertisements Shahzad, Rabia

Reviewer Of


Education And Training


Teaching Overview


  • Reetu’s principal area of expertise is in the field of (i) economic growth and development; (ii) Asian economies; (iii) quantitative techniques/statistics; and (iv) applied econometrics. Her current research interests are in the areas of economic growth and development in Asia with emphasis on poverty, inequality, gender issues and migration plus LSEs and indigenous well-being.

Keywords


  • Applied econometrics, economic modelling, growth and developmental economics, Asian countries,  poverty and inequality.

Full Name


  • Dr Reetu Verma

Mailing Address


  • Business Central, Building 40

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia