Economics seminars

Economics seminars

The Department of Economics holds regular seminars for students, staff, alumni and members of the community, with special guest speakers as well as our academics invited to present on their ongoing research. Please bookmark this page to view upcoming interesting topics.

All seminars will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Thursdays at the following location: 

Building E4A, level 6 Seminar Room 623

Reception & Morning Tea commences at 10:45 am. 

Contact Sri Modali at for further information on any of our upcoming seminars. 

Date Speaker Title & Links
Upcoming seminars:
25th May 2017Professor Satya Paul 
Adjunct Professor, Amrita Centre for Economics and Governance, Amrita University, Kerala, India

Former Professor and Head of School of Economics, University of the South Pacific, Suva
Does Happiness Reduce Income Inequality?
1st June 2017Dr Paul Burke from Australian National UniversityFuel Price Cycles and Australian Road Safety.
8th June 2017Professor Richard Holden from University of New South WalesNetwork Capital
(Joint with Robert Akerlo, University of Warwick)
15th June 2017Dr Tess Stafford from UNSWTBA
22nd June 2017Dr. Mengxi Zhang from University of Technology SydneyTBA
3rd August 2017Dr. Sang-Wook (Stanley) Cho from UNSWTBA
10th August 2017Professor Garry Barrett from University of SydneyTBA
17th August 2017Professor Simon Ville from University of WollongongTBA
24th August 2017Professor Anthony Scott from University of MelbourneTBA
31st August 2017Associate Professor Jason Potts from RMIT UniversityTBA
14th September 2017Professor Joshua Chan from UTSTBA
28th September 2017Associate Professor Peter Siminski from University of WollongongTBA
26th October 2017Georgios Georgiadis from European Central BankTBA
2nd November 2017Dr. Asadul Islam from Monash University TBA
16th November 2017Professor Robert Breunig from ANUTBA
23rd November 2017Associate Professor David Kim from University of SydneyTBA
Recent past seminars:
11th May 2017Dr. Aarti Singh from University of Sydney Nominal GDP Targeting with Heterogeneous Labor Supply
4th May 2017Professor Efrem Castelnuovo from University of Melbourne

Cancelled and to be Rescheduled
Uncertainty-dependent Effects of Monetary Policy Shocks: A New Keynesian Interpretation
(with Giovanni Pellegrino, Melbourne Institute)
27th April 2017Dr. Rachida Ouysse
from UNSW
Constrained principal components estimation of large approximate factor models
20th April 2017Professor Flavio M. Menezes 
from University of Queensland

Emissions abatement R&D Dynamic Competition in Supply Schedules

13th April 2017
Prof Andrew Jones
from University of York, UK
Inequality of Opportunity in Health: A Decomposition-based Approach

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New Location for Seminar:  

Seminar Room, Dunmore Lang College 

Address: 130 Herring Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2113
6th April 2017Associate Professor Andrew Wait  from University of Sydney Trust and the Delegation of Real Authority
30th March 2017Dr Marian Vidal-Fernandez 
from University of Sydney
Wheeling into School and out of Crime: Evidence from Linking Driving Licenses to Minimum Academic Requirements
23rd March 2017Assoc Prof Stefanie Schurer 
from University of Sydney
Early Life Health Interventions and Childhood Development: Evidence from Special Care Nursery Assignment in Australia’s Northern Territory
16th March 2017Professor Susan Thorp
from University of Sydney
Income-indemnity Long-term Care Insurance: Selection, Informal Care, and Precautionary Savings
13th February 2017Professor Michel Beinefrom University of LuxembourgThe Economics of Foreign Education and Students' Migration

New Location for Seminar: C5C - Forum
9th February 2017Professor Michel Beine
from University of Luxembourg
The Role of Fees in Foreign Education: Evidence from Italy and the UK
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