Our research expertise include:
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (the Life Course Centre) is a national research centre uniquely positioned to tackle the intergenerational transmission of deep and persistent disadvantage in Australian families.
The School of Economics (Life Course Centre Sydney node) runs seminars periodically, designed to provide a network and collaborative opportunities for academics from Australia and abroad.
The Sydney Experimental Brownbag Seminar is a joint venture between experimental economics researchers at The University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, and University of Technology Sydney.
The seminar meets fortnightly, and welcomes presentation of experimental research, broadly defined, at all stages – from design through to finished papers. Speakers usually present at a location other than their home institution, and presentations by research students are most welcome.
For more information, contact the University of Sydney seminar coordinator for 2020 at firstname.lastname@example.org. In Semester 1, 2020 seminars will be held fortnightly on Tuesdays 12pm-1pm.
Our meetings provide a forum for ongoing research on econometric theory and application. Speakers from both within and outside the School are welcome. We intend to to use this platform to foster the exchange of ideas and maintain a collaborative econometrics research environment.
In 2020, the seminars are held fortnightly on Wednesdays 11am-12pm in Semester 1, and on Mondays in Semester 2. If you would like to contribute a presentation or have any queries, please contact email@example.com
The group provides an opportunity for academic staff working on empirical microeconomics and public policy, broadly understood, to present ongoing research, including at the earliest stages. Interested faculty and Ph.D. students with research relevant to the themes of the group are invited to present from time to time.
There can be more than one presenter in a given week, depending on how much material each presenter has ready. However, keeping in mind the need to allow ample time for discussion of early-stage work, we usually plan to have a single presenter present for 30-40 minutes, and allow the remainder of the time for questions and discussion.
For 2020, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get on the mailing list or contribute a presentation. In Semester 1, 2020, MPP seminars will be held fornightly on Fridays from 2pm-3pm.
The purpose of the group is to meet on a regular basis and discuss major publications or presenter's own work-in-progress in dynamic macroeconomics.
The group convenes on Tuesdays, 4.30pm-6pm every fortnight at the presenter's university. If you would like to receive announcements or contribute with a presentation, please contact email@example.com
The main aim of the reading group is to create a collaborative environment for exchange of research ideas, presentation of early research work and research funding proposals among staff and research students with interest in agricultural, environmental and resource economics.
The group also aims to facilitate the establishment of new collaborations, and to foster existing research collaborations across disciplines with interest in these areas within the University of Sydney. The group also links with researchers that have interest in this area across several universities based in Sydney.
The reading group meets fortnightly during semester sessions, and at other times when the need or opportunity arises. The usual time and place for meetings is 11am-12 pm on Wednesdays at the University of Sydney.
To register for the group’s mailing list or to suggest a presentation please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of this seminar series is to create an environment for researchers from the fields of International Trade and Macroeconomics to present their ongoing research. The meetings normally take place fortnightly on Tuesdays 2pm-3pm in Room 650, Social Sciences Building (SSB). Please contact email@example.com if you would like to join the mailing list or contribute with a presentation.
Theory seminars take place fortnightly on Fridays 4pm-5.30pm in the Social Sciences Building (A02) at the University of Sydney. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to contribute or join the mailing list.
The Centre of Behavioural Economics: Science and Policy (CoBE SaP) is a small group of academic staff at the School of Economics working on all topics related to behavioural economics and policy. CoBE SaP members meet informally to discuss current research and potential projects, and to share their passion for interesting data. A key goal of the group is to build collaborations with and between ECRs, Postdocs, Predocs, Honours and advanced undergraduate students interested in policy-relevant topics focused on the economics of behavioural economics. CoBE SaP members are especially interested in using novel data to enhance public policy decisions in the spheres of education, environment and health, among others. We believe that data advances scientific advances which leads to meaningful policy changes.
If you and your students love to discuss economic research on behavioural economics and policy topics, please join our weekly discussions. For more information please contact email@example.com to join.
|John Stachurski||Australian National University||Stability of Equilibrium Asset Pricing Models: A Necessary and Sufficient Condition|
|Andrew Schotter||New York University||Trust Me: Communication and Competition in Psychological Games|
|Yanhui Wu||University of Southern California||Social Media, Information Networks, and Protests in China|
|Martin Huber||Universitat Freiburg||Direct and Indirect Effects based on Changes-in-Changes|
|Moshe Haviv||Hebrew University of Jerusalem||Social cost of deviation and its applications to queueing games|
|Edwin Jiang||University of Sydney (HDR)||Shadow Oﬀshoring and Complementarity in Product Space|
|Hannah Schildberg-Horisch||Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf||Does the provision of time resources reduce stress? Causal evidence|
|Ngo Van Long||McGill University||The Curse of Knowledge: Having Access to Customer Information Can Reduce Monopoly Profit|
|Dan Hamermesh||University of Texas||“O Youth and Beauty:” Childrens looks and children's cognitive development|
|Daniel Kamhofer||Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf||Self-Control: Determinants, Life Outcomes and Intergenerational Implications|
|Tristan Truuvert||University of Sydney (HDR)||Do low interest rates make financial crises more likely?|
|Michael (Qingliang) Fan||WISE, Xiamen University||Estimation of Conditional Average Treatment Effects with High-Dimensional Data|
|Christopher Hoy||Australian National University||How does Information about Inequality Shape Preferences for Redistribution and Voting Intentions? Evidence From a Randomized Survey Experiment in Indonesia|
|Peyman Khezr||University of Queensland||Entry and social efficiency under Bertrand competition and asymmetric information|
|Nigel McClung||Bank of Finland||
Performance of Simple Interest Rate Rules Subject to Fiscal Policy
|Jonathan Newton||Kyoto University||Conventions Under Heterogeneous Choice Rules|
|Maruge Zhao and Xiru Li||University of Sydney (HDR)||Water portfolio facing climate change & Evaluation of the targeted poverty alleviation program in China, an example of Gansu province|
|Alan Rai||Australian Energy Market Commission||Australia’s National Electricity Market after twenty years|
|Dick van Dijk||Erasmus University||Uncertainty and the macroeconomy: A real-time out-of-sample evaluation|
|Vlad Smirnov||University of Sydney||Preemption with a Second-Mover Advantage|
|Arthur Lewbel||Boston College||Social Networks with Misclassified or Unobserved Links|
|Cyn-Young Park||Asian Development Bank||Financial Inclusion: A New Measurement and Cross-Country Impact Assessment|
|Pengzhi Xia||University of Sydney (HDR)||Political Job Assignments and Incentives|
|Bram de Rock||ECARES||A new year, a new you? A two-selves model of within-individual variation in food purchases|
|Juan Carlos Carbajal||University of New South Wales||Cause and Effect in Political Polarization: A Dynamic Analysis|
|Fabio Canova||Florence School of Banking and Finance||Mind the Gap! Stylized Dynamic Facts and Structural Models|
|Michael Keane||University of New South Wales||Evaluating Consumers’ Choices of Medicare Part D Plans: A Study in Behavioral Welfare Economics|
|Manfred Lenzen||University of Sydney||Marrying Economics and Environmental Science: Investigating climate-change disasters and what drives them|
|Gabriella Conti||University College London||(Growing) Up in Smoke? The impact of prenatal and postnatal maternal smoking on child development|
|Matthew Ho||University of Sydney (HDR)||Democracy and Development in America: Evidence from counties in the United States, 1790 to 1990|
|Rohan Nelson||ABARES||Modernising ABARES forecasting services for agriculture|
|Shuping Shi||Macquarie University||Common Bubble Detection in Large Dimensional Financial Systems|
|Tomer Siedner||Hebrew University||Optimal Pricing by a Risk-Averse Seller|
|Elif Incekara Hafalir||University of Technology Sydney||The Effect of Payment Medium on Effort|
|Gordon Leslie||Monash University||Dynamic Costs and Market Power: The Rooftop Solar Transition in Western Australia|
|Haishan Yuan||University of Queensland||National Representation and Local Public Expenditure: A Natural Experiment from Japan|
|Didier Nibbering||Monash University||Panel Forecasting with Asymmetric Grouping|
|Jeremy Fox||Rice University||Geographic Expansion Mergers and FCC Spectrum Policy: Estimating a Matching Game with Externalities|
|Massimo Franchi||Sapienza Università di Roma||Autoregressive processes, cointegration and related results|
|Mikhail Anufriev||University of Technology Sydney||Planar Beauty Contests|
|David Frazier||Monash University||Weak Instruments in Discrete Choice Models|
|Marco Castillo||Texas A&M||Detecting drivers of behavior at an early age: Evidence from a longitudinal experiment|
|Christopher Woodruff||Oxford University||Information and Bargaining through Agents: Experimental Evidence from Mexico’s Labor Courts|
|Joeri Smits||Yale University||Too Much of a Good Thing? The Encouraging and Distortionary Effects of Conditional Cash Transfers|
|Damian Clarke||Universidad de Santiago de Chile||Maternal Mortality and Women’s Political Participation|
|David Zilberman||University of California, Berkeley||The Economics of GMOs|
|Dan Friedman||University of California Santa Cruz||Order Protection through Delayed Messaging|
|Junior Maih||Norges Bank||State Space Models with Endogenous Regime Switching|
|Thijs Van Rens||University of Warwick||Inequality in Diet and Obesity|
|Ian Walker||Lancaster University||Choosing Schools and School Choice|
|Galina Hale||Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco||Home Currency Issuance in International Bond Markets|
|Mushfiq Mobarak||Yale University||Slippery Fish: Enforcing Regulation under Subversive Adaptation|
|Nicholas Groshenny||University of Adelaide||Do we really know that US Monetary policy was destabilizing in the 1970s?|
|Todd Sanderson||CSIRO||Defining, Measuring and Valuing Economic Resilience|
|Richard Smith||University of Cambridge||Quasi-Maximum Likelihood and The Kernel Block Bootstrap for Nonlinear Dynamic Models|
|Dick Startz||University of Santa Barbara California||How Research Goes Astray: Paths and Equilibria|
|Emiliano Huet Vaugn||University of Sydney||Choice Architecture to Improve Financial Decision Making|
|Alessandro Sforza||University of Bologna||Shocks and the Organization of the Firm: Who Pays the Bill?|
|Steve Yeong||University of Sydney||Can pre-recorded evidence raise conviction rates in cases of Domestic Violence? Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in New South Wales|
|Sylvan Herskowitz||IFPRI||Firm Response to Insecurity: Evidence from Afghan Phone Records|
|Pauline Grosjean||University of New South Wales||Corporate Gender Culture|
|Kentaro Tomoeda||University of Technology Sydney||Sophistication and Cautiousness in College Applications|
|Valentin Zelenyuk||University of Queensland||Improving Finite Sample Approximation by Central Limit Theorems for DEA and FDH efficiency scores|
|Leslie Martin||University of Melbourne||The Margins of Response to Road Use Prices|
|Luis Henrique Uzeda Garcia||Bank of Canada||Endogenous Time-Variation in Vector Autoregressions|
|Tom Cusbert||University of Sydney||Asset Pricing Models with a Drift in the Labour Share of Income|
|Pratiti Chatterjee||University of New South Wales||Uncertainty Shocks, Financial Frictions and Business Cycle Asymmetries Across Countries|
|Shang-Jin Wei||Columbia University||An Unhealthy Trade Surplus?|
|David Cooper||Florida State University and University of East Anglia||Why Join a Team?|
|Chengsi Wang||Monash University||Platform investment and price parity clauses|
|Ilya Serov||University of Sydney (HDR)||What Drives the Housing Market: Expectations or Credit Conditions? Evidence from the Australian Securitisation Market|
|Shengyu Li||University of New South Wales||Input Prices, Productivity and Trade Dynamics: Long-run Effects of Liberalization on Chinese Paint Manufacturers|
|Di Lan||University of Sydney (HDR)||The Education and Labour Market Pathway of Young Adults in Australia: The Role of Ethnic Background|
|Vance Martin||University of Melbourne||Measuring Financial Interdependence in Asset Markets with an Application to Eurozone Equities|
|Orla Doyle||University College Dublin||The First 2,000 Days and Child Skills: Evidence & Update from a Randomized Experiment of Home Visiting|
|Andy Cheung||University of Sydney (HDR)||Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment Inflows: A new perspective for the Chinese experience|
|Hayley Fisher||University of Sydney||The effect of future welfare eligibility on current relationship stability|
|Martin Berka||Massey University||Deviations in real exchange rate levels in the OECD and their structural determinants|
|David Rogers||University of New South Wales||Pensions and Participation: Evidence from WWII Veterans in Australia|
|Shingo Ishiguro||Osaka University||Relational Contracts and Savings|
|Michela Giorcelli||University of California Los Angeles||Not All Management Is Created Equal: Evidence from the Training Within the Industry Program|
|Russell Toth||University of Sydney||Banking on Persistence: The Impacts of a Credit Guarantee on Bank Lending in Indonesia|
|Kiminori Matsuyama||Northwestern University||Engel’s Law in the Global Economy: Demand-Induced Patterns of Structural Change, Innovation, and Trade*|
|Juan Dubra||Universidad de Montevideo, Uruguay||Overconfidence, Illusion of Control, or Unskilled and Unaware?|
|Bruce Preston||University of Melbourne||On the Limits of Monetary Policy|
|Keith Ericson||Boston University||Inferring Risk Perceptions and Preferences using Choice from Insurance Menus: Theory and Evidence|
|Mohammed Abdellaoui||HEC Paris, France||Temporal Risk Resolution: Utility versus Probability Weighting Approaches|
|Jonathan Newton||Kyoto University||The Deconstruction of Conventions|
|Ran Abramitzky||Stanford University||Cultural Assimilation during the Two Ages of Mass Migration|
|Maryam Abdolrahimi||University of Sydney (HDR)||The Economics of Natural Disasters: The Case of Income Effect of Floods in Queensland|
|Omer Moav||University of Warwick||The Emergence of Hierarchies and States: Productivity vs. Appropriability|
|Paul Scott||New York University||Linear IV Regression Estimators for Single-Agent Dynamic Discrete Choice Models|
|Greg Kaplan||University of Chicago||What Would You Do with $500? Spending Responses to Gains, Losses, News and Loans|
|Xuan Rong Lu||University of Sydney (HDR)||A Model of Market Expansion|
|Colin Cameron||UC Davis||Cluster-Robust Inference: Recent Developments|
|Pablo Guerron Quintana||Boston College||On Regional Borrowing, Default, and Migration|
|Stone Shi||University of Sydney (HDR)||The Economics in Container Shipping|
|Jana Mareckova||University of Konstanz||Shrinkage for Categorical Regressors|
|Peer Skov||Auckland University of Technology||Do Lower Minimum Wages for Young Workers Raise their Employment? Evidence from a Danish Discontinuity|
|Saroj Bhattarai||University of Texas, Austin||A Unified Model of International Business Cycles and Trade|
|Moriah Bostian||Lewis & Clark College||Assessing the Productivity Consequences of Agri-Environmental Practices When Adoption Is Endogenous|
|Benjamin Young||University of Technology Sydney||Contract Design with Framing Effects and Endogenous Cognition|
|University of Sydney (HDR)||
Destination Biased Export Spillovers
What do laboratory measures of self-control in the monetary domain tell us about self-control for healthy and unhealthy food rewards?
|Pierre Sarte||Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond||Sectoral and Aggregate Structural Change|
|Chun Yi||University of Sydney (HDR)||Entry, Exit, expectation and performance over the movie life cycle|
|Federico Mandelman||Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta||Search Complementarities, Aggregate Fluctuations and Fiscal Policy|
|James Colin Bishop||University of Sydney (HDR)||Is Declining Union Membership Contributing to Low Wages Growth?|
|Di Lan||University of Sydney (HDR)||The Education and Labour Market Pathway of Young Adults in Australia: The Role of Cultural Characteristics|
|Eben Lazarus||MIT Sloan School of Management||The Size-Power Tradeoff in HAR Inference|
|Vladimir Tyazhelnikov||University of Sydney||Spillovers in Global Value Trees|
|Nico Salamanca||University of Melbourne||Parents’ Behavioral Response to Teacher Qualifications|
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
|Labor Market Search With Imperfect Information and Learning|
|Joshua Miller||University of Alicante||The Hot Hand Fallacy Fallacy|
|Rigissa Megalo-konomou||University of Queensland||Persistency in Teachers' Grading Biases and Effect on Longer Term Outcomes: University Admission Exams and Choice of Field of Study|
|Esther Girsberger||University of Technology Sydney||The Puzzle of Educated Unemployment in West Africa|
|Corruption and Rent-Seeking in Economic Growth|
|Rebecca Taylor||University of Sydney||Unemployment Insurance as a Worker Indiscipline Device? Evidence from Scanner Data|
|Tara Sinclair||George Washington University||Forecast Evaluation and Macroeconomic Policy|
|Nadia Streletskaya||Oregon State University||Social Presence and Wine Shopping Behavior: Evidence on Signaling and Guilt Reciprocity from Video Data|
|Gianni Amisano||Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta||Model-based output gap estimation and nowcasting at the Federal Reserve Board|
|Conor Walsh||Yale University||Growth, Demand, and Deleveraging|
|Juan Pablo Nicolini||Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis||
Is There a Stable Relationship between Unemployment and Future Inflation? Evidence from U.S. Cities
|Justus Wesseler||Wageningen University, The Netherlands|
|Francisco Rosas||ORT University, Uruguay|
|Morten Lau||Copenhagen Business School|
|David Ribar||University of Melbourne||Daughters and Divorce|
|Sarah Zubairy||Texas A&M University||Homeownership and Housing Transitions: Explaining the Demographic Composition|
|Helmut Lutkepohl||DIW Berlin, Germany||Bootstrapping Impulse Responses of Structural Vector Autoregressive Models with GARCH Residuals|
|Markus Brueckner||Australian National University||Non-Gravity Trade|
|Vera Eichenhauer||ETH Zurich||December Fever in Public Finance|
|Julian Kuan||University of Sydney (HDR)||Conflict and Stalemate|
|Michael Anderson||University of California, Berkeley||School Lunch Quality and Academic Performance|
|Tibor Besedes||Georgia Institute of Technology||Trade Integration and the Fragility of Trade Relationships: Theory and Empirics|
|Hayden Dimes||University of Sydney (HDR)||The interplay between voter turnout and egalitarianism|
|Adeline Delavande||University of Essex||Perceived returns from early-life investments and maternal investments in children|
|Kai Liu||University of Cambridge||The Supply of Skills and Endogenous Technical Change: Evidence From a College Expansion Reform|
|David Smerdon||University of Queensland||Trust and Inequality: Just bad luck?|
|Ning Xu||University of Sydney (HDR)||Nonparametric confidence bands for the cross-validation Errors|
|Angus Holford||University of Essex||Subjective returns to academic and non-academic investments: Evidence for a final-year cohort of undergraduates|
|Lata Gangadharan||Monash University||Leadership Selection: Can Changing the Default break the Glass Ceiling?|
|Chun Yi||University of Sydney (HDR)||Measuring Market expansion, Business stealing and Cannibalization effects of new movie’s entry|
|Federico Masera||University of New South Wales||Economic Incentives, Cultural and Institutional Change: The Evolution of Slavery in the Antebellum South|
|Maria Recalde||University of Melbourne||Leadership and risk-taking: A field experiment on the mechanisms underlying social influence|
|Jonathan Kearns||Reserve Bank of Australia||Explaining Monetary Spillovers: The Matrix Reloaded|
|Donna Ginther||University of Kansas||Do State TANF Policies Affect Child Abuse and Neglect?|
|Filippo Massari||University of New South Wales||Ambiguity, Learning, and Raiffa's critique|
|Xiangyi Kong||University of Sydney (HDR)||An empirical study on pre-auction estimates: Are they unbiased? How should them be interpreted?|
|Efrem Castelnuovo||University of Melbourne||Uncertainty-Driven Comovements in Booms and Busts: A Structural Intepretation|
|Eamon McGinn||University of Technology Sydney||Why doesn’t everyone vote? Evidence from compulsory elections in Australia|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai||Paradigm shift in irrigation and its impact on irrigation efficiency and drought induced loss of crop productivity: A Study of Andhra Pradesh in India|
|Stephane Verani||Federal Reserve Board||Self-fulfilling Runs: Evidence from the U.S. Life Insurance Industry|
|Yoosoon Chang||Indiana University Bloomington||A structural investigation of monetary policy shifts|
|Yves Zenou||Monash University||Crime, Broken Families and Punishment|
|Anne Gielen||Erasmus University Rotterdam||Intergenerational Spillovers in Disability Insurance|
|Daniel Tregeagle||University of California, Berkeley||The Optimal Management of Orchards|
|Anandi Mani||Oxford University||Cognitive Droughts|
|Prabal Roy Chowdhury||Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi||MFI Competition in the presence of moneylenders: Theory and evidence|
We host and are involved in a number of conferences and workshops in the field of economics. Below is an outline of some of our recent activity.
This unique symposium brings together academic economists from six esteemed univerisities within the Asia-Pacific region: Fudan University, Keio University, National Chengchi University, National University of Singapore, University of Sydney and Yonsei University. The theme for the 14th symposium is 'Growth and Policy in an Era of Slowing Globalization'. The symposium will host keynote speaker, Doowon Lee (Yonsei University).
The theme for the 4th PRN conference is 'Productivity, Financial Constraints and Labour Decisions of SMEs'. This conference will host keynote speakers, Lin Tian (INSEAD), Joann Wilkie (NSW Department of Industry) and Warwick McKibbin (Australian National University).
This workshop will host keynote speakers, Professor Onur Keston (Carnegie Mellon University), Professor Bettina Klaus (University of Lausanne), Professor Peter Moffatt (University of East Anglia) and Professor Andy Schotter (New York University).
This conference will host keynote speaker, Professor Fabio Petri (University of Siena).
The workshop will host keynote speaker, Kieron Meagher (Australian National University).
The second project workshop for this collaboration between the University of Sydney and the Chinese University of Hong Kong will focus on the theme, 'Evaluation of Environmental Effectiveness and Economics Efficiency of Incentive Based Instruments for Pollution Control in China and Australia'.
The School of Economics hosted the 21st Labour Econometrics Workshop (LEW 2018) at the University of Sydney on 17-18 August 2018. This year’s keynote speakers were Associate Professor Jessica Pan (NUS) and Professor Colin A. Cameron (UC-Davis).