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Seminar Series

The School of Economics hosts regular seminars on a wide range of economics and cross-disciplinary topics from game theory to trade liberalisation to globalisation.

Our presenters are a diverse mix of international and national experts who share their research and expertise over 1.5 hours. Registration is not required. We hope to see you there.

Economics Seminars - 2017

2017 School of Economics Seminars
Date Speaker Title of Presentation
February 24 Ben Greiner - WU Institute for Markets and Strategy, Vienna Aligning Incentives of Physicians: An Experimental Study of Two-part Tariffs and Separation of Prescription and Treatment in Health Care Markets: (with Chengxiang Tang, Le Zhang) 
March 3 Alan Winters - University of Sussex The Income Gains from Internal Migration in China: (with Ju Qiu)
March 9 Renee Fry - ANU, Crawford School of Public Policy The Macroeconomic Effects of the Carry Trade Unwind
March 10 Ian Tonks - University of Bath, UK Adverse selection in insurance markets: the 1956 Finance Act and UK annuities: (with Edmund Cannon and David de Meza)
March 31 Britta Gehrke - Institute for Employment Research (IAB) of the German Federal Employment Agency  Counteracting unemployment in crises: Nonlinear effects of short-time work policy
April 5 Yongcheol Shin - University of York Multi-dimensional Panel Data Modelling in the
Presence of Cross Sectional Error Dependence: (with George Kapetanios, Camilla Mastromarco, Laura Serlenga)
April 7 Richard Smith - The University of Cambridge, UK The Kernel Block Bootstrap” joint with Paulo M.D.C. Parente (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL)
April 27 Jeffrey Williamson - Harvard University What Was the Biggest Income Leveling in Australian History? 1821-1871 or 1913-1970
April 28 Valentin Zelenyuk - The University of Queensland Central Limit Theorems for Aggregate Efficiency: (with Leopold Simar (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
May 5 Andreas Leibbrandt - Monash University Do Gender Quotas Improve or Damage Hierarchical Relationships? Complementary Evidence from a Representative Survey and Labor Market Experiments
May 12 Katherine Cuff - McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Optimal Unemployment Insurance and Redistribution
May 19 Yuji Tamura - La Trobe University Asylum provision
May 26 Rhema Vaithianathan - Auckland University of Technology Introduction to The Singapore Life Panel & Monthly Spending and Labour Market Dynamics of the Elderly Following a Health Shock l
June 2 Sarah Xue Dong - ANU, Crawford School of Public Policy Do Working Women Have Higher Intra-Household Decision Making Power? Evidence Using Direct Information on Intra-Household Decision Making
June 16 Arvid Hoffman - Adelaide Business School, University of Adelaide Wall Street Crosses Memory Lane: How Witnessed Returns Affect Professionals' Expected Returns
July 28 Ippei Fujiwara - ANU, Crawford School of Public Policy

Fiscal Forward Guidance: A Case for Selective Transparency

August 3 12noon 1:30pm

Asier Minondo - University of Deusto Spain The granular and fundamental components of export specialisation
August 4 Eva Vivalt - ANU, College of Business & Economics

How Do Policymakers Update?

Please note: The venue for this seminar only is Nexus10, 812 Smarte Room.

August 14

Marco Bassetto - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Please note seminar is on Monday

Is Inflation Default? The Role of Information in Debt Crises: (joint work with Carlo Galli, UCL)
August 18 Ngo Van Long - McGill University, Montreal Modelling Economic Interactions Between Kantian and Non-Kantian Agents in Public Goods Contributions
August 25 Peter Sivey - RMIT University, Melbourne

The supply response to hospital emergency waiting times


September 1 Jordi Vidal-Robert - University of Sydney The Economic Effects of Catholic Censorship During the Counter-Reformation
September 15 Simon Grant - The Australian National University

Ambiguity and the Centipede Game: Strategic Uncertainty in Multi-Stage Games

October 13 Pascalis Raimondos - QUT Business School, Brisbane What is a foreign firm and does it matter?
October 20 David Johnston - Monash University World Commodity Prices, Job Security and Health
October 27 Marco Faravelli - The University of Queensland Costly voting: A large Real Effort experiment: (with Kenan Kalayci and Carlos Pimienta)
November 3 Antonio Bellofatto - The University of Queensland Regional State Capacity and the Optimal Degree of Fiscal Decentralization” (joint with M. Besfamille)
November 10 Leandro Magnusson - University of Western Australia Inference on the structural relationship between the stock market and monetary policy
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