Assistant Professor Kaylene Zaretzky

Assistant Professor Research

Kaylene Zaretzky is an Assistant Professor Research with the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia Business School. Her current research focus is centred around outcome measurement in the not-for-profit sector and economic evaluation of government policy, with an emphasis on cost-effectiveness. Much of her work has centred on homelessness assistance programs, justice initiatives and education policy.

Kaylene has a PhD in finance and has published in the domains of public policy, the not-for-profit sector and finance. Most of her research is multidisciplinary and primarily involves quantitative methods. She has experience leading research teams and has successfully completed a number of large research projects, predominantly associated with the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. She was the Director of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Centre WA in 2011. She is a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.

Prior to commencing at the Centre for Social Impact Kaylene taught undergraduate and postgraduate finance, both at University of Western Australia and Murdoch University. She also has industry experience as a management accountant.

 

kaylene.zaretzky@uwa.edu.au

Publications by Assistant Professor Kaylene Zaretzky

Publications

Flatau, P., Zaretzky, K., Adams, S., Horton, A. and Smith, J. (2015) Measuring outcomes for impact in the community sector in Western Australia, BankWest Foundation Social Impact Series WA Issue 1 March 2015.

Conroy, E., Bower, M., Flatau, P., Zaretzky, K, Eardley, T. and Burns, L., 2014 The Misha Project. From Homelessness to Sustained Housing 2010 – 2013. A Research Report produced for Mission Australia.

Zaretzky, K., Flatau, P. 2013, The cost of homelessness and the net benefit of homelessness programs: a national study, AHURI Final Report, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia Detail

Zaretzky, K., Flatau, P., Clear, A., Conroy, E., Burns, L., Spicer, B. 2013, The cost of homelessness and the net benefit of homelessness programs: a national study. Findings from the Baseline Client Survey, , Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia Detail

Zaretzky, K., Flatau, P., Brady, M. 2008, 'What is the (Net) Cost to Government of Homelessness Programs?', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES, 43, 2, pp. 231-254. Detail

Flatau, P.R., Zaretzky, K.A. 2008, 'The Economic Evaluation of Homelessness Programmes', The European Journal of Homelessness, 2, 1, pp. 305-320. Detail

Zaretzky, K.A., Zumwalt, J.K. 2007, 'Relation between distress risk, book-to-market ratio and return premium', Managerial Finance, 33, 10, pp. 788-797. Detail

Grants

Professor Paul Flatau, Associate Professor David McKenzie, Dr Kaylene Zaretzky 2015, 'Who Supports the Homeless? An Exploration of the Funding of Australian Homelessness Services', Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute.

Professor Paul Flatau, Associate Professor David McKenzie, Dr Angela Spinney, Dr Kylie Valentine, Associate Professor Daphne Habibis, Dr Kaylene Zaretzky 2015, 'Inquiry into the Funding and Delivery of Programs to Reduce Homelessness', Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute.

Professor Paul Flatau, Dr Kaylene Zaretzky, Prof Jo Barraket, Professor Roger Simnet 2014, 'A Research Program Supporting Development & Growth in the Community Sector in Western Australia', Bankwest Foundation.

Professor Paul Flatau, Dr Kaylene Zaretzky, Associate Professor Lisa Wood, Ms Sarah Foster 2013, 'The Big Builds Research Project',Anglicare WA ex WA Department for Child Protection & Family Support.

Professor Paul Flatau, Dr Kaylene Zaretzky, Associate Professor Lisa Wood, Ms Sarah Foster 2012, 'The cost effectiveness of sustaining tenancies of formerly homeless clients with high needs', Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute.
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