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Economics research

One of the strongest groupings of applied economists in Australia
We undertake research in economic theory, applied economics, economic policy, and the history of economic thought.

Our research expertise include:

  • game theory
  • empirical and theoretical industrial organisation
  • international trade
  • economic growth and inequality
  • exchange rate intervention 
  • empirical labour economics
  • economic development in China and India
  • health and housing policy

Seminar and Research Groups

2020 Seminar CoordinatorsAlastair Fraser and Ye Lu

Our seminars regularly take place in Room 650, Social Sciences Building (SSB) on Thursday 11am-12.30pm, unless otherwise stated. 

More detailed information can be found on our events page and calendar

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 emilia.tjernstrom@sydney.edu.au. 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 ye.lu1@sydney.edu.au

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 valentina.duque@sydney.edu.au 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 christopher.gibbs@sydney.edu.au

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 alastair.fraser@sydney.edu.au.

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 vladimir.tyazhelnikov@sydney.edu.au 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 mert.kimya@sydney.edu.au if you would like to contribute or join the mailing list. 

Past Seminars

Date/Time Venue Speaker Affiliation Title

Mon, 15 July

11am-12pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  John Stachurski Australian National University Stability of Equilibrium Asset Pricing Models: A Necessary and Sufficient Condition

Tues, 23 July

11am-12.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Andrew Schotter New York University Trust Me: Communication and Competition in Psychological Games

Thurs, 25 July

2pm-3pm

Room 441, Social Sciences Building  Yanhui Wu University of Southern California Social Media, Information Networks, and Protests in China

Thurs, 8 Aug

11am-12.30pm

Room 341, Social Sciences Building  Martin Huber Universitat Freiburg Direct and Indirect Effects based on Changes-in-Changes

Fri, 9 Aug

4pm-5.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Moshe Haviv Hebrew University of Jerusalem Social cost of deviation and its applications to queueing games

Mon, 12 Aug 

3pm-4pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Edwin Jiang University of Sydney (HDR) Shadow Offshoring and Complementarity in Product Space

Thurs, 15 Aug

11am-12.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Hannah Schildberg-Horisch Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf Does the provision of time resources reduce stress? Causal evidence

Fri, 16 Aug

4pm-5.30pm

Room 538, Social Sciences Building  Ngo Van Long McGill University The Curse of Knowledge: Having Access to Customer Information Can Reduce Monopoly Profit

Thurs, 22 Aug

11am-12.30pm

Room 341, Social Sciences Building  Dan Hamermesh University of Texas “O Youth and Beauty:” Childrens looks and children's cognitive development

Fri, 23 Aug

2pm-3pm

Room 538, Social Sciences Building  Daniel Kamhofer Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf Self-Control: Determinants, Life Outcomes and Intergenerational Implications

Mon, 26 Aug

3pm-4pm

Room 441, Social Sciences Building  Tristan Truuvert University of Sydney (HDR) Do low interest rates make financial crises more likely?

Thurs, 29 Aug

11am-12pm 

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Michael (Qingliang) Fan WISE, Xiamen University Estimation of Conditional Average Treatment Effects with High-Dimensional Data

Thurs, 29 Aug

3pm-4pm

Room 341, Social Sciences Building  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

Fri, 30 Aug

4pm-5.30pm 

Room 341, Social Sciences Building  Peyman Khezr University of Queensland Entry and social efficiency under Bertrand competition and asymmetric information

Tues, 3 Sept

2pm-3pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Nigel McClung Bank of Finland

Performance of Simple Interest Rate Rules Subject to Fiscal Policy

Fri, 6 Sept

11am-12.30pm

Room 441, Social Sciences Building  Jonathan Newton Kyoto University Conventions Under Heterogeneous Choice Rules

Mon, 9 Sept

3pm-4pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  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

Wed, 11 Sept

12pm-1pm

Room 538, Social Sciences Building Alan Rai Australian Energy Market Commission Australia’s National Electricity Market after twenty years

Thurs, 12 Sept

11am-12.30pm

Room 341, Social Sciences Building Dick van Dijk Erasmus University Uncertainty and the macroeconomy: A real-time out-of-sample evaluation

Fri, 13 Sept

4pm-5.30pm

Room 538, Social Sciences Building Vlad Smirnov University of Sydney Preemption with a Second-Mover Advantage

Mon, 16 Sept

11am-12pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building Arthur Lewbel Boston College Social Networks with Misclassified or Unobserved Links

Thurs, 19 Sept

3pm-4.30pm

Room 200, RD Watt Cyn-Young Park Asian Development Bank Financial Inclusion: A New Measurement and Cross-Country Impact Assessment

Mon, 23 Sept

3pm-4pm

Room 538, Social Sciences Building Pengzhi Xia University of Sydney (HDR) Political Job Assignments and Incentives

Thurs, 26 Sept

11am-12pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building Bram de Rock ECARES A new year, a new you? A two-selves model of within-individual variation in food purchases

Fri, 27 Sept

11am-12.30pm

Room 341, Social Sciences Building Juan Carlos Carbajal University of New South Wales Cause and Effect in Political Polarization: A Dynamic Analysis

Mon, 30 Sept

3pm-4pm

Room 441, Social Sciences Building Fabio Canova Florence School of Banking and Finance Mind the Gap! Stylized Dynamic Facts and Structural Models

Thurs, 10 Oct

2pm-3pm

Room 538, Social Sciences Building Michael Keane University of New South Wales Evaluating Consumers’ Choices of Medicare Part D Plans: A Study in Behavioral Welfare Economics

Fri, 11 Oct

12pm-1pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building Manfred Lenzen University of Sydney Marrying Economics and Environmental Science: Investigating climate-change disasters and what drives them

Mon, 14 Oct

11am-12.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building Gabriella Conti University College London (Growing) Up in Smoke? The impact of prenatal and postnatal maternal smoking on child development

Mon, 14 Oct

3pm-4pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building Matthew Ho University of Sydney (HDR) Democracy and Development in America: Evidence from counties in the United States, 1790 to 1990

Wed, 16 Oct

12pm-1pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building Rohan Nelson ABARES Modernising ABARES forecasting services for agriculture

Mon, 21 Oct

11am-12pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building Shuping Shi Macquarie University Common Bubble Detection in Large Dimensional Financial Systems

Fri, 25 Oct

4pm-5.30pm

Room 341, Social Sciences Building Tomer Siedner Hebrew University Optimal Pricing by a Risk-Averse Seller

Tues, 29 Oct

12pm-1pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building Elif Incekara Hafalir University of Technology Sydney The Effect of Payment Medium on Effort

Wed, 30 Oct 

1pm-2pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building Gordon Leslie Monash University Dynamic Costs and Market Power: The Rooftop Solar Transition in Western Australia

Fri, 1 Nov

2pm-3pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building Haishan Yuan University of Queensland National Representation and Local Public Expenditure: A Natural Experiment from Japan

Mon, 4 Nov

11am-12pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building Didier Nibbering Monash University Panel Forecasting with Asymmetric Grouping

Thurs, 7 Nov

11am-12.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building Jeremy Fox Rice University Geographic Expansion Mergers and FCC Spectrum Policy: Estimating a Matching Game with Externalities

Thurs, 14 Nov

11am-12pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building Massimo Franchi Sapienza Università di Roma Autoregressive processes, cointegration and related results

Fri, 15 Nov

4pm-5.30pm

Room 538, Social Sciences Building Mikhail Anufriev University of Technology Sydney Planar Beauty Contests

Mon, 18 Nov

11am-12pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building David Frazier Monash University Weak Instruments in Discrete Choice Models

Fri, 29 Nov

2pm-3.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building Marco Castillo Texas A&M Detecting drivers of behavior at an early age: Evidence from a longitudinal experiment

Tues, 10 Dec 

11am-12.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building Christopher Woodruff Oxford University  Information and Bargaining through Agents: Experimental Evidence from Mexico’s Labor Courts

Wed, 11 Dec

2pm-3pm

Room 538, Social Sciences Building Joeri Smits Yale University Too Much of a Good Thing? The Encouraging and Distortionary Effects of Conditional Cash Transfers

Fri, 13 Dec

2pm-3pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building Damian Clarke Universidad de Santiago de Chile Maternal Mortality and Women’s Political Participation
Date/Time Venue Speaker Affiliation Title

Mon, 18 Feb

4-5pm

Abercrombie Business School David Zilberman University of California, Berkeley The Economics of GMOs

Tues, 5 March 

12pm - 1pm 

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Dan Friedman University of California Santa Cruz Order Protection through Delayed Messaging

Tues, 5 March 

2pm-3pm 

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Junior Maih Norges Bank State Space Models with Endogenous Regime Switching

Thurs, 7 March

11am-12.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Thijs Van Rens University of Warwick  Inequality in Diet and Obesity

Fri, 8 March

11am-12.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Ian Walker Lancaster University Choosing Schools and School Choice

Tues, 12 March

2pm-3pm

Room 538, Social Sciences Building  Galina Hale Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Home Currency Issuance in International Bond Markets

Thurs, 14 March

11am-12pm

Room 341, Social Sciences Building  Mushfiq Mobarak Yale University Slippery Fish: Enforcing Regulation under Subversive Adaptation

Wed, 20 March

 

Room 441, Social Sciences Building  Nicholas Groshenny University of Adelaide Do we really know that US Monetary policy was destabilizing in the 1970s?

Wed, 20 March

1pm-2pm

Room 538, Social Sciences Building  Todd Sanderson CSIRO Defining, Measuring and Valuing Economic Resilience

Thurs, 21 March

11am-12.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Richard Smith University of Cambridge Quasi-Maximum Likelihood and The Kernel Block Bootstrap for Nonlinear Dynamic Models

Fri, 22 March

4pm-5.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Dick Startz University of Santa Barbara California  How Research Goes Astray: Paths and Equilibria

Tues, 26 March

1pm-2pm

Room 441, Social Sciences Building  Emiliano Huet Vaugn University of Sydney  Choice Architecture to Improve Financial Decision Making

Thurs, 28 March

12pm-1pm

Room 341, Social Sciences Building  Alessandro Sforza University of Bologna Shocks and the Organization of the Firm: Who Pays the Bill?

Mon, 1 April

12pm-1pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  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

Fri, 5 April

11am-12pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Sylvan Herskowitz IFPRI Firm Response to Insecurity: Evidence from Afghan Phone Records

Fri, 5 April

2pm-3pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Pauline Grosjean University of New South Wales Corporate Gender Culture

Fri, 5 April

4pm-5.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Kentaro Tomoeda University of Technology Sydney Sophistication and Cautiousness in College Applications

Thurs, 11 April 

11am-12.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Valentin Zelenyuk University of Queensland Improving Finite Sample Approximation by Central Limit Theorems for DEA and FDH efficiency scores

Fri, 12 April 

2pm-3pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Leslie Martin University of Melbourne The Margins of Response to Road Use Prices

Fri, 12 April 

3.30pm-4.30pm

 

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Luis Henrique Uzeda Garcia Bank of Canada Endogenous Time-Variation in Vector Autoregressions

Mon, 15 April

12pm-1pm

Room 441, Social Sciences Building  Tom Cusbert University of Sydney  Asset Pricing Models with a Drift in the Labour Share of Income

Tues, 23 April

1pm-2pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Pratiti Chatterjee University of New South Wales Uncertainty Shocks, Financial Frictions and Business Cycle Asymmetries Across Countries

Wed, 1 May

1pm-2pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Shang-Jin Wei Columbia University  An Unhealthy Trade Surplus?

Thurs, 2 May

11am-12.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  David Cooper Florida State University and University of East Anglia  Why Join a Team?

Fri, 3 May

4pm-5.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Chengsi Wang Monash University Platform investment and price parity clauses

Mon, 6 May

12pm-1pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Ilya Serov University of Sydney (HDR) What Drives the Housing Market: Expectations or Credit Conditions? Evidence from the Australian Securitisation Market

Tues, 7 May

12pm-1pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Shengyu Li University of New South Wales Input Prices, Productivity and Trade Dynamics: Long-run Effects of Liberalization on Chinese Paint Manufacturers

Mon, 20 May

12pm-1pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Di Lan University of Sydney (HDR) The Education and Labour Market Pathway of Young Adults in Australia: The Role of Ethnic Background

Wed, 22 May

11am-12.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Vance Martin University of Melbourne Measuring Financial Interdependence in Asset Markets with an Application to Eurozone Equities

Fri, 31 May

2pm-3pm

Room 441, Social Sciences Building  Orla Doyle University College Dublin The First 2,000 Days and Child Skills: Evidence & Update from a Randomized Experiment of Home Visiting

Wed, 5 June

12pm-1pm

Room 441, Social Sciences Building  Andy Cheung University of Sydney (HDR) Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment Inflows: A new perspective for the Chinese experience

Fri, 7 June

2pm-3pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Hayley Fisher University of Sydney The effect of future welfare eligibility on current relationship stability

Tues, 11 June

1.30pm-2.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Martin Berka Massey University Deviations in real exchange rate levels in the OECD and their structural determinants

Fri, 14 June

2pm-3pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  David Rogers University of New South Wales Pensions and Participation: Evidence from WWII Veterans in Australia

Fri, 14 June

4pm-5.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Shingo Ishiguro Osaka University Relational Contracts and Savings

Tues, 18 June

11am-12.30pm

Room 441, Social Sciences Building  Michela Giorcelli University of California Los Angeles  Not All Management Is Created Equal: Evidence from the Training Within the Industry Program

Fri, 21 June

12pm-1.30pm

Room 650, Social Sciences Building  Russell Toth University of Sydney  Banking on Persistence: The Impacts of a Credit Guarantee on Bank Lending in Indonesia
Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title

Wed, 25 July 

2pm-3pm

Kiminori Matsuyama Northwestern University Engel’s Law in the Global Economy: Demand-Induced Patterns of Structural Change, Innovation, and Trade*

Thurs, 26 July

11am-12.30pm

Juan Dubra Universidad de Montevideo, Uruguay Overconfidence, Illusion of Control, or Unskilled and Unaware?

Mon, 30 July

12pm-1pm

Bruce Preston University of Melbourne On the Limits of Monetary Policy

Tues, 31 July

11am-12130pm

Keith Ericson Boston University Inferring Risk Perceptions and Preferences using Choice from Insurance Menus: Theory and Evidence

Tues, 31 July

12pm-1.30pm

Mohammed Abdellaoui HEC Paris, France Temporal Risk Resolution: Utility versus Probability Weighting Approaches

Thurs, 2 Aug

3pm-4.30pm

Jonathan Newton Kyoto University The Deconstruction of Conventions

Mon, 6 Aug

11am-12.30pm

Ran Abramitzky Stanford University Cultural Assimilation during the Two Ages of Mass Migration

Mon, 13 Aug

12pm-1.30pm

Maryam Abdolrahimi University of Sydney (HDR) The Economics of Natural Disasters: The Case of Income Effect of Floods in Queensland

Tues, 14 Aug

11am-12.30pm

Omer Moav University of Warwick The Emergence of Hierarchies and States: Productivity vs. Appropriability 

Thurs, 16 Aug

11am-12.30pm

Paul Scott New York University Linear IV Regression Estimators for Single-Agent Dynamic Discrete Choice Models

Wed, 22 Aug

11am-12.30pm

Greg Kaplan University of Chicago What Would You Do with $500? Spending Responses to Gains, Losses, News and Loans

Mon, 27 Aug

12pm-1pm

Xuan Rong Lu University of Sydney (HDR) A Model of Market Expansion

Wed, 29 Aug

11am-12.30pm

Colin Cameron UC Davis Cluster-Robust Inference: Recent Developments

Thurs, 30 Aug

11am-12.30pm

Pablo Guerron Quintana Boston College On Regional Borrowing, Default, and Migration

Mon, 10 Sept

12pm-1pm

Stone Shi University of Sydney (HDR) The Economics in Container Shipping

Wed, 12 Sept

11am-12pm

Jana Mareckova University of Konstanz Shrinkage for Categorical Regressors

Fri, 14 Sept

12pm-1pm

Peer Skov Auckland University of Technology Do Lower Minimum Wages for Young Workers Raise their Employment? Evidence from a Danish Discontinuity

Tues, 2 Oct

11am-12.30pm

Saroj Bhattarai University of Texas, Austin A Unified Model of International Business Cycles and Trade

Wed, 10 Oct

1pm-2pm

Moriah Bostian Lewis & Clark College Assessing the Productivity Consequences of Agri-Environmental Practices When Adoption Is Endogenous

Fri, 12 Oct

3.30pm-5pm

Benjamin Young University of Technology Sydney Contract Design with Framing Effects and Endogenous Cognition

Mon, 15 Oct

12pm-1pm

Edwin Jiang

Xueting Wang

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?

Mon, 15 Oct

2pm-3pm

Pierre Sarte Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Sectoral and Aggregate Structural Change

Mon, 22 Oct 

12pm-1pm

Chun Yi University of Sydney (HDR) Entry, Exit, expectation and performance over the movie life cycle

Tues, 23 Oct

2pm-3pm

Federico Mandelman Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Search Complementarities, Aggregate Fluctuations and Fiscal Policy 

Fri, 26 Oct

12pm-1pm

James Colin Bishop University of Sydney (HDR) Is Declining Union Membership Contributing to Low Wages Growth?

Mon, 29 Oct

12pm-1pm

Di Lan University of Sydney (HDR) The Education and Labour Market Pathway of Young Adults in Australia: The Role of Cultural Characteristics

Wed, 31 Oct

11am-12pm

Eben Lazarus MIT Sloan School of Management The Size-Power Tradeoff in HAR Inference

Tues, 6 Nov

5.30pm-4.45pm

Vladimir Tyazhelnikov University of Sydney Spillovers in Global Value Trees

Fri, 9 Nov

2pm-3pm

Nico Salamanca University of Melbourne Parents’ Behavioral Response to Teacher Qualifications

Mon, 12 Nov

11am-12.30pm

Gregor Jarosch

Laura Pilossoph

Princeton University

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Labor Market Search With Imperfect Information and Learning

Tues, 13 Nov

11am-12.30pm

Joshua Miller University of Alicante The Hot Hand Fallacy Fallacy

Thurs, 15 Nov

11am-12.30pm

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

Fri, 16 Nov

12pm-1pm

Esther Girsberger University of Technology Sydney The Puzzle of Educated Unemployment in West Africa

Thurs, 22 Nov

11am-12.30pm

Costas Azariadis

Washington University,

St. Louis

Corruption and Rent-Seeking in Economic Growth

Fri, 23 Nov

12pm-1pm

Rebecca Taylor University of Sydney Unemployment Insurance as a Worker Indiscipline Device? Evidence from Scanner Data

Tues, 27 Nov

12pm-1pm

Tara Sinclair George Washington University Forecast Evaluation and Macroeconomic Policy

Wed, 28 Nov

1pm-2pm

Nadia Streletskaya Oregon State University Social Presence and Wine Shopping Behavior: Evidence on Signaling and Guilt Reciprocity from Video Data

Fri, 30 Nov

3pm-4.30pm

Gianni Amisano Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Model-based output gap estimation and nowcasting at the Federal Reserve Board

Tues, 4 Dec

3.30pm-

4.30pm

Conor Walsh Yale University Growth, Demand, and Deleveraging

Mon, 10 Dec

11am-12.30pm

Juan Pablo Nicolini Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 

Is There a Stable Relationship between Unemployment and Future Inflation? Evidence from U.S. Cities

Date/Time Speaker Affiliation Title
Thurs, 1 Feb Justus Wesseler Wageningen University, The Netherlands  

Wed, 14 Feb

1pm-2pm

Francisco Rosas ORT University, Uruguay  

Wed, 22 Feb

2pm-3.30pm

Morten Lau Copenhagen Business School  

Thurs, 8 March

11am-12.30pm

David Ribar University of Melbourne Daughters and Divorce

Mon, 12 March

12pm-1.30pm

Sarah Zubairy Texas A&M University Homeownership and Housing Transitions: Explaining the Demographic Composition

Wed, 14 March

12pm-1.30pm

Helmut Lutkepohl DIW Berlin, Germany Bootstrapping Impulse Responses of Structural Vector Autoregressive Models with GARCH Residuals

Thurs, 15 March

11am-12.30pm

Markus Brueckner Australian National University Non-Gravity Trade

Fri, 16 March

12pm-1pm

Vera Eichenhauer ETH Zurich December Fever in Public Finance

Mon, 19 March

12pm-1pm

Julian Kuan University of Sydney (HDR) Conflict and Stalemate

Tues, 20 March

11am-12.30pm

Michael Anderson University of California, Berkeley School Lunch Quality and Academic Performance

Wed, 21 March

12pm-1.30pm

Tibor Besedes Georgia Institute of Technology Trade Integration and the Fragility of Trade Relationships: Theory and Empirics

Mon, 26 March

12pm-1pm

Hayden Dimes University of Sydney (HDR) The interplay between voter turnout and egalitarianism

Thurs, 29 March

11am-12pm

Adeline Delavande University of Essex Perceived returns from early-life investments and maternal investments in children

Fri, 6 April 

12pm-1pm

Kai Liu University of Cambridge The Supply of Skills and Endogenous Technical Change: Evidence From a College Expansion Reform

Tues, 10 April

12pm-1pm

David Smerdon University of Queensland Trust and Inequality: Just bad luck?

Mon, 16 April

12pm-1pm

Ning Xu University of Sydney (HDR) Nonparametric confidence bands for the cross-validation Errors

Fri, 20 April 

12pm-1pm

Angus Holford University of Essex Subjective returns to academic and non-academic investments: Evidence for a final-year cohort of undergraduates

Thurs, 26 April

11am-12.30pm

Lata Gangadharan Monash University Leadership Selection: Can Changing the Default break the Glass Ceiling?

Mon, 30 April 

12pm-1pm

Chun Yi University of Sydney (HDR) Measuring Market expansion, Business stealing and Cannibalization effects of new movie’s entry

Fri, 4 May

12pm-1pm

Federico Masera University of New South Wales Economic Incentives, Cultural and Institutional Change: The Evolution of Slavery in the Antebellum South

Tues, 8 May 

12pm-1pm

Maria Recalde University of Melbourne Leadership and risk-taking: A field experiment on the mechanisms underlying social influence

Tues, 8 May 

2pm-3pm

Jonathan Kearns Reserve Bank of Australia Explaining Monetary Spillovers: The Matrix Reloaded

Thurs, 10 May

11am-12pm

Donna Ginther University of Kansas Do State TANF Policies Affect Child Abuse and Neglect?

Fri, 11 May 

11am-12.30pm

Filippo Massari University of New South Wales Ambiguity, Learning, and Raiffa's critique

Mon, 14 May 

12pm-1pm

Xiangyi Kong University of Sydney (HDR) An empirical study on pre-auction estimates: Are they unbiased? How should them be interpreted?

Thurs, 17 May

11am-12.30pm

Efrem Castelnuovo University of Melbourne Uncertainty-Driven Comovements in Booms and Busts: A Structural Intepretation

Fri, 25 May

12pm-1pm

Eamon McGinn University of Technology Sydney Why doesn’t everyone vote? Evidence from compulsory elections in Australia

Tues, 29 May 

1pm-2pm

Krishnan Narayanan

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

Tues, 29 May

2pm-3pm

Stephane Verani Federal Reserve Board Self-fulfilling Runs: Evidence from the U.S. Life Insurance Industry

Wed, 30 May

11am-12.30pm

Yoosoon Chang Indiana University Bloomington A structural investigation of monetary policy shifts

Thurs, 31 May 

11am-12.30pm

Yves Zenou Monash University Crime, Broken Families and Punishment

Fri, 1 June

12pm-1pm

Anne Gielen Erasmus University Rotterdam Intergenerational Spillovers in Disability Insurance

Wed, 6 June

1pm-2pm

Daniel Tregeagle University of California, Berkeley The Optimal Management of Orchards

Fri, 8 June

11am-12.30pm

Anandi Mani Oxford University Cognitive Droughts

Tues, 26 June

3pm-4.30pm

Prabal Roy Chowdhury Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi MFI Competition in the presence of moneylenders: Theory and evidence

Conferences and workshops

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.

14th Joint Economics Symposium of Six Leading East Asian Universities 

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). 

 

Life Course Centre Mini Workshop 

This workshop will be presented by Shelly Lundberg (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Simon Burgess (University of Bristol). 

4th Productivity Research Network Conference 

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).  

Sydney Workshop on Experimental Economics and Theory 

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). 

History of Economic Thought Society of Australia Conference 

This conference will host keynote speaker, Professor Fabio Petri (University of Siena). 

Life Course Centre Health Economics Workshop

This workshop will host speakers, Andrew Jones (University of York), Jenny Williams (University of Melbourne), Victoria Baranov (University of Melbourne) and Rebecca McKibbin (University of Sydney). 

Macroeconomic Reading Group Workshop 

Organizational Economics Summer Symposium 

The workshop will host keynote speaker, Kieron Meagher (Australian National University). 

CUHK Partnership Collaboration Award Workshop 

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'. 

Labour Econometrics Workshop

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). 

Behavioural and Experimental Economics and Finance Workshop

Keynote speakers for this workshop included Mohammed Abdellaoui, HEC Paris, Peter Bossaerts, University of Melbourne, Catherine Eckel, Texas A&M University and Keith Ericson, Boston University. 

Life Course Centre: Workshop on Intergenerational Disadvantage

Workshop on Development Economics

5th Continuing Education in Macroeconomics Workshop

Behavioural Economics: Foundations and Applied Research

4th Sydney Econometrics Research Group Workshop

11th Annual Organisational Economics Workshop

10th Annual Organisational Economics Workshop

4th Sydney Macro Reading Group Workshop

3rd Australasian Cliometrics Workshop

Workshop on Development Economics

Development Policy Workshop 'The role of the private sector in economic development: evidence, policy and practice'

Workshop on environmentally adjusted productivity and efficiency