Staff profile - Pedro Gomis Porqueras

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Prof Pedro Gomis Porqueras

Position: Chair In Economics
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Deakin Business School
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 925 17832 +61 3 925 17832



Pedro Gomis Porqueras is currently Professor of Economics at Deakin University. His research interests are in macroeconomics, with special emphasis on monetary economics and search theory. Pedro's research has been published in several journals, including International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, European Economic Review and Economic Theory.

Pedro received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001. Prior to joining Deakin University he has worked as an Assistant Professor at University of Miami, a Senior Lecturer at Australian National University and as Associate Professor at Australian National University and Monash University. He is a regular Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Philadelphia, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and has served as a reviewer for the Excellence Research Australia, Australian Research Council, Icelandic Research Fund and Israel Science Foundation. Currently he is the secretary for the Australiasian Macroeconomic Society


Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Bank of Canada: and Reserve Bank of New Zealand. 

Professional activities

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Personal website


Teaching Interests


Monetary economics 

Subjects and units currently teaching

PhD: Mathematical Methods for Economists. 

MBA & Executive MBA: Essentials of Economics, Managerial Economics.

Executive MBA in Spanish: Economic Problems in Latin America, Managerial Economics.

Undergraduate: Principles of Macroeocnomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Mathematical Methods for Economists, Macroeconomics for Honors.

Student supervision

PhD student supervisions (completed)

  • Co-Advisor: Keeli Hennessy (completed 2014)
  • Committee Member: Vipin Arora (completed 2011)
  • Co-Advisor: Isaac Petit-Frere,(completed 2009)
  • Committee Member: Zhigang Feng (completed 2009)
  • Committee Member: Suxi Li (completed 2007)
  • Committee Member: Jiangze Bian (completed 2007)
  • Committee Member: Agustine Nelson (completed 2005)
  • Committee Member: Wendy Grenade, (Political Science) (completed 2005)

Honours students supervisions (completed)

  • Co-Advisor: Camden Luxford (completion 2014)


Awards and prizes

Awarded Outstanding Referee in 2009 for Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 


Research projects

Workshop organizer

8th Workshop on Macroeconomic Dynamics, Melbourne, 12-13 June 2013; Co-organizer: Bruce Preston, Tim Kam and Chung Tran.

17th Australasian Workshop on Macroeconomic, Melbourne, 12-13 April 2012; Co-organizer: Yi Jin.

5th Workshop on Macroeconomic Dynamics, Sydney, 24-25 July 2010; Co-organizer: Benoit Julien.

Reviewer for Excellence Research Australia, Australian Research Council, the Israel Science Foundation


Referee for Journal of Economic Theory, Economic Theory, European Economic Review, Journal of International Money and Finance, International Economic Review, Journal of Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Review of Economic Dynamics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Economic Inquiry, Economic Record and Journal of Policy Reform.

Current Research Projects

“Breaking the Curse of Kareken and Wallace With Private Information”, with T. Kam and C. Waller. Revise and Resubmit at American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics.

“Informative Advertising in Directed Search”, with B. Julien and C. Wang. Revise and Resubmit at International Economic Review.

Evolutionary Stability of Bargaining and Price Posting: Implications for Formal and Informal Activities (with N. Anbarci and M. Pivato.)

Fiscal Requirements for Price Stability in Economies with Private Provision of Liquidity and Unemployment

Winners and Losers from the euro (with L. Puzzello)

On the Time Inconsistency of Optimal Policies In Frictional Environments With Multiple Goods (with B. Dominguez.)

Research interests

Monetary economics 

Search theory

Aggregate aspects of health

Research grants

2014 Deakin’s University International Research Development Grant, “Fiscal and Monetary Policies in Economies with Unemployment and Private Circulating Liabilities”

2013-2015 CSIRO-Monash Superannuation  Alliance for "The Superfund's future role on infrastructure: Macroeconomic consequences for Australia"

2008 - 2009 IRP-USDA RIDGE Grant for "The unintended consequences of the EITC: The effects on obesity of increased labor force participation"

2006 Grant from the European Commission to organize a conference on the Euro and the Dollar

Research page



“The Shadow Economy As an Equilibrium Outcome,” with A. Peralta-Alva and C. Waller. (2014) Journal of Economics Dynamics and Control 41, April, 1-19 (Lead Article).

“Optimal Monetary Policy in a Model of Money and Credit,” with D. Sanches, (2013) Journal Money Credit and Banking; 45(4): 701-729.

“Money, Capital and Exchange Rate Fluctuations,” with T. Kam and J. Lee, (2013) International Economic Review; 54(1): 329-353.

“Optimal Monetary and Fiscal Policies In a Search-theoretic Model of Money and Unemployment,” with B. Julien and C. Wang, (2013) Macroeconomic Dynamics; 17 (06): 1330-1354.

Link to publications

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