Dr Tony Beatton
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
Tony is a Visiting Fellow in the School of Economics & Finance at the QUT Business School and a researcher in the Queensland Behavioural Economics Group (QuBE). He is a part-time Operations Management lecturer and tutor in the School of Management and a Statistics tutor in the School of Economics of Finance. After a 30-year career in the Information Technology industry in service engineering and sales & marketing, Tony retired in 2003 and went back to school (for fun!). Tony completed a degree in Finance and Management, Masters by Research in Management (Trust development in newly forming teams) and a PhD (Economics of Happiness). Tony’s research areas are in Behavioural Economics focussing on life satisfaction, labour, health, welfare, wellbeing and happiness.
Behavioural Economics, Econometrics, Life Satisfaction, Wellbeing
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)
- Master of Business (Research) (Queensland University of Technology)
- Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) (Queensland University of Technology)
MGB210 ‘Managing Operations/Production & Service Management’ tutor; Semester 1, 2005 to present.
BSB122/BSB123 ‘Data Analysis for Business/Quantitative Analysis and Finance’ tutor; Semester 2, 2007 to present.
BSB113 ‘Economics I’ tutor; Semester 1, 2008 to Semester 1, 2009.
BSB115 ‘Management People and Organisations’ tutor; Semester 2, 2005 to Semester 2, 2007.
MGB334 ‘Managing in a Changing Environment’ tutor; Semester 2, 2005.
Business Development Manager, Syzygy Corporation Pty Ltd – Syzygy IT Consulting
Business Development Manager, AAG Technology Services - Netbridge Systems Integration
Enterprise Account Manager, Hewlett-Packard Australia Ltd (HP)
- Responsible for Hewlett Packard customers using HP UNIX and Intel compute servers and associated peripheral products while developing a loyal customer base of assigned territory and accounts, in a manner consistent with Hewlett-Packard's corporate objectives.
Maintenance Engineering, Hewlett-Packard Australia Ltd
- Provision of remedial maintenance of digital computer systems, disk drives, tape drives, controllers, display subsystems, printers, plotters, digitisers, data acquisition systems and communications networks, etc..
Chief Petty Officer Electronic Weapons Systems, Royal Australian Navy (RAN)
- Managed and trained the Weapons Control System operational and maintenance personnel of a Guided Missile Weapons System;
- Managed the staff maintaining the training aids, sonar sets, underwater weapons systems and simulators utilised in the instructional training courses convened at the Royal Australian Naval Underwater Weapons Training School Watson Bay NSW;
- Maintenance of the following equipments aboard RAN aircraft carriers, mine-hunters and destroyers:
- High Power Generation and Distribution
- Rotating Machinery
- Telephone Exchanges
- Internal Communications Systems.
- Frijters P, Beatton T, (2012) The mystery of the U-shaped relationship between happiness and age, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 82 (2-3) p525