Dr Keiran Sharpe is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business at UNSW, Canberra.
Professional and Teaching Experience
Dr Keiran Sharpe undertook his undergraduate and early postgraduate education at the University of Sydney, from where he took his Bachelors and Masters Honours degrees in Economics, and where he obtained experience as an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Economics. He subsequently earned a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship to undertake his PhD studies at Cambridge University, where he was a member of Jesus College. While at Cambridge he tutored for the Economics Tripos, and lectured for the MPhil degree in Economics. He was subsequently Lecturer in Economics at The Queen's College, Oxford, where he mostly taught undergraduates reading for degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and Economics and Management. He returned to Australia to take up his position at the School at the commencement of the second semester 2002.
Dr Sharpe's research interests are in the decision making process, broadly defined. His approach to this subject is strongly inter-disciplinary, and ranges across the disciplines of Anthropology, Artificial Intelligence, Economics, Management, Mathematics, Military History, Philosophy and Sociology. He is particularly interested in exploring the issue of how individuals and institutions manage act purposefully when the information they have to act on is incomplete. He is also interested in the matter of why and how people choose to behave in accord with ethical norms, and what the implications are of their doing so.