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 unless advised otherwise: 

4 Eastern Road (formerly Building E4A), Level 6, Seminar Room 623

Reception & morning tea commences at 10:45 am.

Contact Kathy Ge on for further information on any of our upcoming seminars.

Seminar series 2018

Date Speaker Title & Links
Upcoming Seminars:  
Semester 2 Seminars 2018  
Monday 10th December, 2018Associate Professor Dalibor Stevanovic from ESG, Universit´e du Qu´ebec `a Montr´ealHow is Machine Learning Useful for Macroeconomic Forecasting
Recent past seminars:   
Thursday 15th November, 2018Dr Sarah Walker from UNSWAgency in Child Labor Decisions: Evidence from Kenya (Joint with Anne Bartlett)
Thursday 18th October, 2018

ECON - MUCHE Seminar

Venue: Finance Decision Lab 
4 Eastern Road  (E4A-110)
Professor Michael Shields from Monash UniversityThe causal effect of education on chronic health conditions
Thursday 11th October, 2018Dr Jayanta Sarkar from Queensland University of TechnologyDoes Parental Behaviour Affect Involvement in Child Health Programs? Evidence from PEACHTM
Thursday 4th October, 2018

Venue: Finance Decision Lab 
4 Eastern Road  (E4A-110)
Professor Russell Smyth from Monash UniversityHow effective is social capital in spreading political ideas? Evidence from ‘Facebook likes’ in the 2015 Queensland and 2017 Western Australian state elections
Thursday 13th September, 2018
(2:00pm - 3:00pm)
Dr Thomas Tao Yang from Australian National UniversityRobust Estimation and Inference for Importance Sampling Estimators with Infinite Variance
Thursday 23rd August, 2018Dr Radhika Lahiri From Queensland University of TechnologyDimensions of Human Capital and Technological Diffusion
Thursday 16th August, 2018

ECON - MUCHE Seminar

Venue: Finance Decision Lab 
4 Eastern Road  (E4A-110)
Professor Luke Connelly from University of QueenslandRain, Rain, Go Away: Weather and Children’s Time Allocation
Tuesday 12th August, 2018Professor Kajal Lahiri from University at Albany, State University of New YorkForecast Combination for Binary Targets
Thursday 9th August, 2018Associate Professor Alicia Rambaldi from University of QueenslandComparing and Reconciling Price Indices in Temporal Hierarchies
Thursday 12 July, 2018Professor Juan Prieto-Rodriguez from Universidad de Oviedo, SpainUnobserved Heterogeneity In Art Market Prices: Evidence From Surrealism
Thursday 14th June, 2018

Venue: Finance Decision Lab 
4 Eastern Road  (E4A-110)
A/Professor Brendan Beare from University of California, San DiegoGeometrically stopped Markovian random growth processes and Pareto tails
Thursday 7th June, 2018Dr John Tang from Australian National UniversityThe Samurai Bond: Credit Supply and Economic Growth in Pre-War Japan
Thursday 31st May, 2018Dr Xiaogang Che from Durham UniversitySupervisory Efficiency, Collusion, and Contract Design
Thursday 24th May, 2018

ECON - MUCHE Seminar
Dr Olena Stavrunova from University of Technology SydneyThe Effects of Australian Natural Disasters
Friday 18th May, 2018

Venue: E4A - 623

Seminar Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Professor Nejat Anbarci Chair & Professor in Economics from Deakin UniversityPreemptive versus Counter Offers with Investments in Fallback Positions
Thursday 17th May, 2018Associate Professor Shyamal Chowdhury from University of SydneyRacial discrimination and white first name adoption: a field experiment in the Australian labour market

Tuesday 15th May, 2018

Venue: Finance Decision Lab 
4 Eastern Road  (E4A-110)

Professor Soo Hong Chew from National University of SingaporeDoes Haze Cloud Decision Making? A Natural Laboratory Experiment
Thursday 10th May, 2018Professor Jyoti Chandiramani from Symbiosis International, Pune Maharashtra IndiaIndia's Development Agenda from MDGs to SDGs
Thursday 3rd May, 2018Rosella Nicolini from from University of Autonoma de BarcelonaCity-center and location decisions: Barcelona over one century

Thursday 12th April, 2018

ECON - MUCHE Seminar

Associate Professor Shiko Maruyama from University of Technology Sydney

An Incentive Program with Almost No Incentive: An Overlooked Benefit of Pay-For-Performance

Thursday 29th March, 2018
Professor Tatsuto Yukihara (Jinjun XUE),
Economic Research Center, Nagoya University, Japan, Director or Global low-carbon Economy

Global Income Inequality and Carbon Inequality
Thursday 22nd March, 2018Dr Raymond Li from The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityCHINA’S INFLUENCE ON CRUDE OIL PRICES
(By Raymond Li and Yuchen Hu Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Tuesday 13th March, 2018Professor Helmut Lutkepohl from DIW BerlinBootstrapping Impulse Responses of Structural Vector Autoregressive Models with GARCH Residuals
Thursday 1st March, 2018Professor Gary Magee from Monash UniversityLegally Irrelevant Factors in Judicial Decision Making: Battle Deaths and the Imposition of the Death Penalty in Nazi Germany

Tuesday 6th February, 2018

ECON - MGSM Seminar Venue:

MGSM Theatre 102, 99 Talavera Road Macquarie Park, NSW 2113

Morning tea starts at 10:45 am in the Foyer area of the MGSM Hotel

Dr Cary Deck

From University of Alabama

The Effects of Different Cognitive Manipulations on Decision Making

Friday 16th February, 2018

ECON - MGSM Seminar Venue:

MGSM Theatre 101, 99 Talavera Road Macquarie Park, NSW 2113

Morning tea starts at 10:45 am in the Foyer area of the MGSM Hotel

Professor Guillaume Frechette

Associate Editor of Econometrica

New York University

Rules and Commitment in Communication and is (co-authored with Alessandro Lizzeri & Jacopo Perego)
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