About

Dr Riccardo Welters obtained his Masters degree at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands in August 1997. After completing his Masters degree, Riccardo was engaged as a Research Fellow at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), which is based at the University of Maastricht. He subsequently received scholarship support to pursue a PhD study at the University of Maastricht, titled “Efficiency of Employment Subsidies & Firms’ Recruitment Strategies”. Riccardo completed his doctoral dissertation in May 2005.

He then accepted a Fellowship at the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), which is located at the University of Newcastle in Australia. Subsequently he accepted a position at JCU early 2008. While at JCU, he has furthered his research agenda in areas relating to socio-economic disadvantage.

He also lead consultancy projects for Advance Cairns (FIFO workforce in Cairns: Perspectives from FIFO workers and potential FIFO workers – 2012); for Townsville Enterprise Limited (Has Townsville ‘come of age? – 2011 and North East Minerals Province Economic Potential – 2010) and for the Australian Defence Organisation (A holistic analysis of the socio-economic impact of the Australian Defence Organisation and its interaction with the city of Townsville – 2009).

Teaching
  • BU1003: Principles of Economics (Level 1; TSV)
  • BU1903: Principles of Economics (Level 1; TSV)
  • EC5600: Independent Study (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Socio-economic disadvantage.
  • Un(der)employment
  • Casualisation of the labour market
Teaching
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Regional economic growth
Experience
  • 2016 to present - Associate Professor in Economics, JCU (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2010 to 2015 - Senior Lecturer in Economics, JCU (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2014 - Head Academic Group - Economics & Marketing, JCU (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2012 to 2014 - Head of Economics Discipline, JCU (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2011 to 2014 - Course coordinator - Graduate Diploma of Economics, JCU (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2011 to 2014 - Course Coordinator - Bachelor of Economics (Honours), JCU (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2011 to 2014 - Course coordinator - Master of Economics, JCU (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2008 to 2010 - Lecturer in Economics, JCU (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2005 to 2008 - Research Fellow / Lecturer in Economics, University of Newcastle (Newcastle, Australia)
  • 2001 to 2005 - PhD student, Maastricht University (Maastricht, The Netherlands)
  • 1999 to 2001 - Associate Lecturer in Economics, Maastricht University (Maastricht, The Netherlands)
  • 1997 to 1999 - Research Consultant, Maastricht University (Maastricht, The Netherlands)
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Fellowships
  • 2015 - Fellow - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (University of Maastricht, the Netherlands)
  • 2008 - Fellow - Centre of Full Employment and Equity (University of Newcastle, Australia)
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 51+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Riccardo Welters from 2005 onwards.

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Think Forward Initiative - Netherlands -

"Money on my Mind": Investigating the Dynamics of Financial Worry

Indicative Funding
$15,144 over 2 years
Summary
We aim to (1) examine the extent to which financial worry is ?dynamic?, that is, the extent to which financial worry changes over time within individuals, for instance from week-to-week; (2) examine how intra-individual changes in financial worry associate with intra-individual changes in personal well-being, social and human capital, and labour market behaviour (3) identify moderating factors that mitigate the negative effects of financial worry; that is, factors that may offset the deleterious effects of financial worry and eventually help in breaking the poverty cycle. We will conduct bi-weekly surveys of individuals with various backgrounds, in three countries Netherlands, Belgium and Australia.
Investigators
Riccardo Welters, Bert Schreurs and Ruud Gerards (College of Business, Law & Governance, Vrije Universiteit (Netherlands) and Universiteit Maastricht)
Keywords
Financial worry; Economic decision making
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Current
  • Exploring the Role of Intentional Design in Online Collaborative Learning Contexts (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Indigenous Economic Development and Sustainable Livelihoods for Northern Australia. (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Exploring Regional Small Business engagement with Facebook technology (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • The Future Sustainability of Employment in Regional Australia: The Case of Well-being of Workers in Far North Queensland (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Improved Measures of Idiosyncratic and Systematic Risk as determinants of Firm Capital Structure and Value (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • People Building Stronger Regions: an Empirical Investigation into the Determinants of Migration (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Teaching 'Hope': Incorporating Hope Theory in Australian Law Students' Academic Experience (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
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