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Dr Aaron Nicholas

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2013
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2011
Bachelor of Economics, University of Tasmania, 2006

Biography

Dr Aaron Nicholas is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics in Deakin Business School. Aaron is a behavioural and experimental economist. He is specifically interested in how the ‘rules of the market’ (e.g. competition, prices, profit-seeking) and the ‘rules of the family’ (e.g. altruism, reciprocal exchange, fairness) interact, and is broadly interested in issues of how to measure and define unobservable within the revealed preference paradigm. He has also worked in the areas of poverty measurement, and the economics of education.

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Research interests

  • Markets and Morality
  • Social Preferences
  • Experimental Economics
  • Measurement and Revealed Preference

Affiliations

  • Member, Economic Science Association.
  • Associate, Behavioural Business Laboratory, RMIT.

Teaching interests

  • Behavioural, Political and Development Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics

Units taught

  • MAE101 - Economic Principles
  • MAE307 - Economic Policy and Practice
  • MPE781 - Economics for Managers

Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor's Research Rocket Award, Deakin University, 2012.

Projects

  • Fairness and Information in Market Equilibrium
  • Efficienct Power Disparities: the role of Consent
  • Altruism in Exchange

Publications

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2022

Invisible Hand, invisible morals: An experiment

A Nicholas

(2022), Vol. 197, pp. 395-418, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2021

The Effects of Chess Instruction on Academic and Non-cognitive outcomes: Field Experimental Evidence from a developing country

A Islam, W Lee, A Nicholas

(2021), Vol. 150, Journal of Development Economics, C1

journal article
2020

University Output Measures in the Australian National Accounts: experimental estimates, 2008-2017

Aaron Nicholas, Jason Annabel, Qinghuan Luo

(2020), A6

research report/technical paper
2019

Differentiating between dimensionality and duration in multidimensional measures of poverty: methodology with an application to China

A Nicholas, R Ray, K Sinha

(2019), Vol. 65, pp. 48-74, Review of income and wealth, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2014

Testing the single-peakedness of other-regarding preferences

V Levati, A Nicholas, B Rai

(2014), Vol. 67, pp. 197-209, European economic review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Incentives for relocating to regional Australia: estimates using a choice experiment

A Nicholas, C Shah

(2014), Adelaide, S. A., A6

research report/technical paper
2013

Tournament outcomes and prosocial behaviour

M Kidd, A Nicholas, B Rai

(2013), Vol. 39, pp. 387-401, Journal of economic psychology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2012

A primer on mathematical modelling in economics

B Rai, C So, A Nicholas

(2012), Vol. 26, pp. 594-615, Journal of economic surveys, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal article

Fairness as a constraint on reciprocity : playing simultaneously as dictator and trustee

A Nicholas

(2012), Vol. 41, pp. 211-221, Journal of socio-economics, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Duration and persistence in multidimensional deprivation : methodology and Australian application

A Nicholas, R Ray

(2012), Vol. 88, pp. 106-126, Economic record, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal article

Therapeutic equivalence and the generic competition paradox

M Nabin, V Mohan, A Nicholas, P Sgro

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-26, B.E. journal of economic analysis and policy, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
2010

Evaluating the distributional implications of price movements : methodology, application and Australian evidence

A Nicholas, R Ray, M Valenzuela

(2010), Vol. 86, pp. 352-366, Economic record, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Demographic demand systems with application to equivalence scales estimation and inequality analysis : the Australian evidence

P Blacklow, A Nicholas, R Ray

(2010), Vol. 49, pp. 161-179, Australian economic papers, Carlton, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Willingness to move: measuring the monetary value of causes of geographical immobility for VET graduates' project, in Research Program: The role of training in social inclusion: geographic ....

Dr Chandra Shah, Dr Aaron Nicholas

NCVER Grant - Research - National Centre for Vocational Education Research

  • 2012: $54,150

Other Public Sector Funding

Non-market volume estimates of the university education sector.

Dr Aaron Nicholas

Australian Bureau of Statistics

  • 2020: $26,000

Supervisions

Co-supervisor
2022

Regev Bar

Thesis entitled: Information, Transparency and Efficiency in Markets

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics

Associate Supervisor
2021

Surjasama Lahiri

Thesis entitled: Three essays on spatial competition

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics