Peter Sheehan


The academic performance of first year students at Victoria University by entry score and SES, 2009-2013

Key Points This report examines the impact of tertiary entry scores, socio-economic status and other factors on the first year performance of higher education students at Victoria University in Melbourne. Victoria University has diverse entry paths and substantial numbers of students from low socio-economic status...

The resources boom and economic policy in the long run

This paper explores the implications and policy issues arising as the mining boom passes through three phases. It puts forward essential elements of economic outcomes and needed policy responses as the mining boom runs its course.

Beyond the boom: the new economic challenge

The mining boom's benefits for the economy are levelling out and its negative impact is becoming more pronounced, writes Peter Sheehan for Inside Story

Economic and social returns on investment in open archiving publicly funded research outputs

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) provided support for this feasibility study, which outlines one possible approach to measuring the impacts of the proposed US Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) on returns to public investment in R&D. The aim is to define...

Economic implications of alternative scholarly publishing models: Exploring the costs and benefits

The aim of this project was to examine the costs and benefits of three alternative models for scholarly publishing - subscription publishing, open access publishing and self-archiving. The project involved two major phases: • Phase I: Identification of costs and benefits – sought to describe...