Tim Fry is Professor of Econometrics in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing and the leader of The College of Business Research Capacity Building Team.
Professor Fry specialises in the analysis of cross section and longitudinal survey data, market modeling, measuring advertising effectiveness and discrete choice modelling. He is particularly skilled at extending or developing statistical models to deal with new applications. However, his recent work has focussed on problems in consumer demand (allocation) models, finance, marketing and political science. A broad categorisation of Professor Frys' interests is:
- Consumer demand systems, allocation models and compositional data analysis.
Recent major research projects are:
- Australian Research Council Discovery Project, “What women want: Unravelling the factors underlying women's financial decision-making behaviour“, joint with Prof Roslyn Russell, A/Prof Amalia Di Iorio and Prof Lisa Farrell (RMIT University). 2011 – 13.
- Australian Development Research Award, “Scaling-up aid and the millennium development goals in the pacific: Absorptive capacity, sustainability and efficiency“, joint with A/Prof Simon Feeny (RMIT University), A/Prof Matthew Clarke (Deakin University) and Dr. Mark Rogers (University of Oxford). 2009 – 2011.
- VicHealth Innovation Grant, “Development and implementation of lifestyle segmentation model for binge drinking intervention through improved media and messaging targeting“, joint with A/Prof Mike Reid, Prof Francis Farrelly, Prof Lisa Farrell (RMIT University) and Prof Tony Worsley (University of Wollongong). 2010 – 11.
Professor Fry is also involved in ongoing contract research with the Starcom Mediavest Group that is concerned with using a range of econometric/statistical techniques to analyse the effectiveness of advertising and to quantify the return on marketing investment.
- Ph.D. Econometrics, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
- MA (Econ) Econometrics, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
- BA (Honours) Econometrics, The University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom
- Posso, A.,Fry, T.,Gangemi, M.,Tawadros, G. (2016). ¡Fútbol! Is there a Latin American bias in the European Champions League? In: Journal of Sports Economics, 17, 1 - 15
- Tong, E.,White, C.,Fry, T. (2016). Classical music concert attendance and older adults: A goal-directed approach In: Journal of Leisure Research, 18, 178 - 187
- Farrell, L.,Fry, T.,Risse, L. (2016). The significance of financial self efficacy in explaining women's personal finance behaviour In: Journal of Economic Psychology, 54, 85 - 99
- Tong, E.,White, C.,Fry, T. (2015). Passion, goals and word-of-mouth behaviour in a classical music context In: Advances in Consumer Research, 11, 80 - 84
- White, C.,Fry, T. (2014). Satisfaction with teaching and learning and the role of Psychological Need Fulfillment In: Education + Training, 56, 366 - 380
- Fry, T.,Galanos, G.,Posso, A. (2014). Let's get Messi? Top-scorer productivity in the European Champions League In: Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 61, 261 - 279
- Feeny, S.,Fry, T. (2014). How sustainable is the macroeconomic impact of foreign aid? In: Journal of Policy Modeling, 36, 1066 - 1081
- Farrell, L.,Fry, T. (2013). Is illicit tobacco demand sensitive to relative price? In: Economic Society of Australia. Economic Papers, 32, 1 - 9
- Pellegrini, B.,Fry, T.,Aitken, C. (2011). Understanding the motivations of contraband tobacco smokers In: Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 18, 387 - 392
- Fry, T. (2011). Applications in economics In: Compositional Data Analysis: Theory and Applications, John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, United Kingdom
- What women want: Unravelling the factors underlying women's financial decision-making behaviour. Funded by: ARC Discovery 2011 from (2011 to 2013)
- Drinking-Related Lifestyles: Development and implementation of lifestyle segmentation model for problem drinking interventions through improved media and message targeting. Funded by: VicHealth Innovation Grant Pre-2014 from (2010 to 2013)
- Scaling Up Aid and the Millenium Development Goals in the Pacific: Absorptive Capacity, Sustainability and Efficiency. Funded by: Australian Development Research Awards pre-2014 from (2009 to 2012)
- An investigation of illicit tobacco use - its prevalence, economic impact and the motivations and perceptions of consumers.. Funded by: ARC Discovery 2006 from (2006 to 2009)
- Improving Techniques for Evaluating Financial Literacy and Inclusion Programs. Funded by: Academic Research Grant from (2006 to 2006)
2 PhD (pub) Completions and 9 PhD Completions and 2 Masters by Research Completions5 PhD Current Supervisions