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, are at the following location unless advised: 

Building E4A, level 6 Seminar Room 623

Reception & morning tea commences at 10:45 am. 

Contact Selma Huang at for further information on any of our upcoming seminars. 

Date Speaker Title & Links
Upcoming Seminars:  
9th November 2017Nanak Kakwani from UNSWDo Friendship Networks Improve Female Education?
16th November 2017Professor Robert Breunig from ANUTaxpayer responsiveness to
marginal tax rates: Bunching evidence from the Australian personal income tax system
23rd November 2017Associate Professor David Kim from University of SydneyThe Determinants of the Labour share of Income: A regional analysis of Korea
Fri 24th November 2017Prof Jesuthason Thampapillai from National University of SingaporeEnvironmental Macroeconomics: A Neglected Theme in Environmental Economics (Leave Alone Economics)
30th November 2017Associate Professor
Francesco Ravazzolo from
Free University Bozen/Bolzano
Recent past seminars:
2nd November, 2017A/Prof Asadul Islam from Monash UniversityDo Friendship Networks Improve Female Education?
26th October, 2017Georgios Georgiadis from European Central BankFinancial globalisation, monetary policy spillovers and macro-modelling: tales from 1001 shock
Wed 25th October, 2017Dr Jean Sepulveda from Universidad del Desarrollo in ChileThe effect of bank ownership and deposit insurance on monetary policy transmission revisited: the role of precautionary savings
Fri 20th October, 2017Professor Premachandra Athukorala from ANUGlobal Production Sharing and Australian Manufacturing
12th October, 2017Professor Raja Junankar from UNSWYouth Labour Markets in Developing and Developed Markets: The Role of Sectoral Composition of Production

28th September, 2017


A/Prof Peter Siminski from UTSDirect Measures of Intergenerational Income Mobility for Australia
21st September, 2017Professor Joshua Chan from UTSLarge Bayesian VARs: A Flexible Kronecker Error Covariance Structure
14th September, 2017Professor Mardi Dungey from University of TasmaniaSigned spillover effects building on historical decompositions
7th September, 2017Dr Daniel Melser from Monash UniversityResidential Real Estate, Risk, Return and Diversification: Some Empirical Evidence
Wed 6th September 2017Dr Wendun Wang from Erasmus University RotterdamHeterogeneous structural breaks in panel data models
31st August 2017Associate Professor Jason Potts from RMIT UniversityThe Stationary Bandit Model of Intellectual Property
24th August 2017
Professor Anthony Scott  from University of MelbournePhysician competition and low value health care. Evidence from primary care.

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17th August 2017Professor Simon Ville from University of WollongongBuzz and pipelines: knowledge and decision-making in a global business services precinct
10th August 2017Professor Garry Barrett from University of SydneyPension Incentives and the Joint Retirement of Couples: Evidence from Two Natural Experiments.
3rd August 2017Dr. Sang-Wook (Stanley) Cho
from University of New South Wales
Skill Premium Divergence: The Roles of Trade, Capital and Demographics
Monday 17th July, 2017
ECON - MUCHE Seminar
Professor Richard Freeman From Harvard UniversityIs China propping-up half the scientific and technological sky? Assessing China's increasing scientific papers and patents

Venue: Room 101, MGSM, 99 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park. 
22nd June 2017
Dr. Mengxi Zhang
University of Technology Sydney
To Lie or Not to Lie: Survey Mode Effects on the Validity of Self-Reported Substance Use Data
15th June 2017Dr Tess Stafford
University of New South Wales
Returns to Experience and the Elasticity of Labor Supply
(Co-author: Scott French)
8th June 2017Professor Richard Holden From University of New South WalesNetwork Capital
(with Robert Akerlof, University of Warwick)
1st June 2017Dr Paul Burke From Australian National UniversityFuel Price Cycles and Australian Road Safety
25th May 2017Professor Satya Paul 
Adjunct Professor, Amrita Centre for Economics and Governance, Amrita University, Kerala, India

Formerly Professor and Head of School of Economics, University of the South Pacific, Suva
Does Happiness Reduce Income Inequality?
11th May 2017Dr. Aarti Singh  University of Sydney Nominal GDP Targeting with Heterogeneous Labor Supply
4th May 2017Professor Efrem Castelnuovo from University of Melbourne

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

Emissions abatement R&D Dynamic Competition in Supply Schedules

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

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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 University of SydneyWheeling into School and out of Crime: Evidence from Linking Driving Licenses to Minimum Academic Requirements
23rd March 2017Assoc Prof Stefanie Schurer University of SydneyEarly 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 SydneyIncome-indemnity Long-term Care Insurance: Selection, Informal Care, and Precautionary Savings
13th February 2017Professor Michel Beine from University of LuxembourgThe Economics of Foreign Education and Students' Migration
9th February 2017Professor MichelBeine from
University of Luxembourg
The Role of Fees in Foreign Education: Evidence from Italy and the UK
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