The School of Economics has a series of slightly less formal workshops which we affectionately call 'Brainbags'
These are led by Adelaide academic staff and postgraduate students. In addition, the brainbag series includes visitors that we can’t fit into the usual seminar program. Everyone is more than welcome to attend. Those who are interested in giving a brainbag or who want more information can contact the coordinator, Dr Eran Binenbaum.
- Workshop Program - 2017
2017 School of Economics Workshops Date Speaker Title of Presentation March 6
Prof Alan Winters, University of Sussex
The Income Gains from Internal Migration in China (with Ju Qiu) March 20
Prof William Thomson, University of Rochester
NOTE: Special time of 11am-12 noon
Pedagogical Essays: On Writing Academic Papers July 24 Assoc.Prof Colin Rogers, University of Adelaide August 14 Qazi Haque, University of Adelaide
Cost-Push Shocks, Trend Inflation and the Great Moderation: An Alternative Interpretation
(with Mark Weder and Nicolas Groshenny)
Philip Lawn, University of Newcastle
NOTE: Special day and time of Friday, September 8 at 3pm -4:30pm.
A macroeconomic framework that integrates the basic elements of four heterodox schools of economic thought – Ecological Economics, Post-Keynesian Economics, Behavioural Economics, and Modern Monetary Theory September 25 Robert Breunig, ANU Taxpayer responsiveness to marginal tax rates: Bunching evidence from the Australian personal income tax system October 30 Andreea Halunga, University of Bath Bootstrap based Significance Tests for Poisson Autoregression Models with an Application to Extra-Tropical Cyclones November 14 Leonora Risse, RMIT University Climbing the career ladder: The links between personality and promotion
- Workshop Program - 2016
2016 School of Economics Workshops Date Speaker Title of Presentation May 9 Prof Thomas A.Lubik, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Indeterminacy and Learning: An Analysis of Monetary Policy in the Great Inflation May 16 Kaixing Huang, University of Adelaide Demographic Transition and the Unobservable Scale Effects of Economic Growth May 23 Assoc.Prof Paul Pezanis Christou, University of Adelaide A Naïve Impulse Balance Equilibrium for First-Price Auctions (joint work with Hang Wu) May 30 Lin Hu, University of Adelaide The Endogenous Choice of Bribe Type under Asymmetric Punishment August 15 Nicolas Groshenny, University of Adelaide Indeterminacy and the Great Stagflation September 19 Jaydeep Roy, Deakin University Triggering extremism: political consequences of profit-seeking media September 26 Prof David Vines, University of Oxford Optimal Monetary and Fiscal Policy in an Economy with Endogenous Public Debt October 17 Prof Paul Kerin & Prof Richard Pomfret, University of Adelaide
(article on pp 18-24 of pdf)
November 21 Wenshou Yan, University of Adelaide
Geographic politics, loss aversion, and trade policy: The case of cotton and China
- Workshop Program - 2015
2015 School of Economics Workshops Date Speaker Title of Presentation January 12 Prof Guido Friebel, University of Frankfurt Team incentives and performance: Evidence from a retail chain March 2 Prof Ralph Bayer, University of Adelaide
NOTE that venue this week is the BankSA Teaching Suite, Level 1.
Cooperation and Distributive Conflict March 16 Dr Terence Cheng, University of Adelaide Do you have to win it to fix it? A longitudinal study of lottery winners and their health care demand March 23 Dr Stephanie McWhinnie, University of Adelaide Introducing Playconomics – a New Learning Tool in Principles of Microeconomics March 30 Associate Professor Mandar Oak, University of Adelaide Over-lobbying May 4 Professor Alan Kirman, Aix-Marseille School of Economics The Economic Crisis is a Crisis for Economics May 11 Dr Florian Ploeckl, University of Adelaide Uniform Service, Uniform Productivity? Regional Efficiency of the Imperial German Postal, Telegraph & Telephone Service June 22 Dr Eran Binenbaum, University of Adelaide The Power of the Provisioning Concept: A Reflection on the Meaning and Value of Economics August 11 Dr Nicolas Groshenny, University of Adelaide Monetary Policy and Indeterminacy in the US post 2001 (co-authored with Mark Weder and Qazi G.M. Ziaul Haque) November 16 Associate Professor Paul Pezanis-Christou, University of Adelaide Structural Analysis of First-Price Auction Data: Insights from the Laboratory (joint work with Andres Romeu) Please note venue: From 3:10 pm in Nexus 10, UB40, Seminar Room 4Y
- Workshop Program - 2014
2014 School of Economics Workshops Date Speaker Title of Presentation March 31 Dr Nicholas Sim, University of Adelaide Irrelevant Instrumental Variables May 5 Professor Vince Smith, Montana State University Rent Dispersion in the U.S. Agricultural Insurance Industry May 12 Dr Tony Cavoli, University of South Australia Domestic Interest Rates and the Propagation of Capital Inflows: The Effects of Monetary Sterilisation for Selected Asian Economies May 19 Associate Professor Sven Anders, University of Alberta Production Arrangements and Strategic Brand-Level Competition in a Vertically Linked Market May 26 Associate Professor Paul Pezanis-Christou, University of Adelaide Tacit collusion and asset uncertainty in common value auctions June 16 Dr Kai Du, University of Adelaide tba November 3 Dr Paul Schweinzer, University of York 'How to share it out: The value of information in teams' (joint with Alex Gershkov and Jianpei Li)
- Workshop Program - 2013
Table Caption Date Speaker Title of Presentation March 18 Liam Lenten, LaTrobe University tba April 15 Steve Redburn, Carnegie Mellon University ‘Navigating the Shoals of Fiscal Policy’ April 24 Mohammad Altaf-Ul-Alam 'The Role of Productivity during the Great Depression in Australia' May 20 Jagath Dissanayake, Australian National University ‘Political Economy of Trade Policy Volatility - Theory and Evidence’ May 29 Sujiphong (Nok) Shatragom tba August 12 Ngo Van Long, McGill University ‘Capital-Labor Substitution, Structural Change, and Economic Growth' August 19 Bettina Klose, University of Zurich ‘Auctioning risk: The all-pay auction under mean-variance preferences’ October 21 Dennis De Clerck, University of Leuven A Simulation Approach to Model Competitive Bidding in Public-Private Partnerships October 28 Francois Langot, University of Le Mans Direct versus indirect taxation in an open economy December 2 Eran Binenbaum Provisioning, Choice, and Meta-Economics
- Workshop Program - 2012
Table Caption Date Speaker Title of Presentation August 13 Jonathan Pincus Three Distribution-Respecting, CGE-Implementable Nash Social Welfare Functions August 20 Philip Lawn, Flinders University Why Currency-Issuing Central Governments Can Always and Generally Should Run Budget Deficits August 27 Rui Esteves, Oxford University Like Father like Sons? The Cost of Sovereign Defaults In Reduced Credit to the Private Sector September 3 Seungmoon Choi Regime-Switching Heston’s Stochastic Volatility Model and Option Price October 8 Ralph Bayer Co-operation and distributional conflict. November 19 Hang Wu Price dispersion and dynamics in laboratory Bertrand markets. November 26 Eran Binenbaum The Power of the Provisioning Concept: Robbins Revisited