Research seminars

Learn all about the Department of Economics’ past seminars, guest speakers and topics. We have many speakers and research partners who visit Deakin throughout the year to share insights and encourage debate on topics relevant to the department and its students.

Upcoming seminars

Economics Convenor: Dr Jinhu Li, Dr Francesco Carli

Time of Seminar: 3.00pm — 4.15pm

Room: LB3.210 (unless specified)

Seminar datePresenterTopic

Past seminars

Seminar date Presenter Topic
11-Nov-20Professor Prashant BharadwajSurviving a Mass Shooting
05-Nov-20Professor Roberto SerranoInterim Rationalizable Implementation of Functions
21-Oct-20A/Prof. Jeanet Sinding BentzenGod Politics: Religion, Attitudes, and Outcomes (With Lena Lindbjerg Sperling)
30-Sep-20Dr Benedikt HeidStructural Gravity and the Gains from Trade under Imperfect Competition
23-Sep-20Dr Denni TommasiTime of Day, Cognitive Tasks and Efficiency Gains
16-Sep-20Dr. Joseph Flavian GomesMaternal Mortality and Women’s Political Participation
09-Sep-20A/Prof Quoc Anh DoFriendship Networks and Political Opinions: A Natural Experiment among Future French Politicians
03-Sep-20Prof. Denzil FiebigPrivate provider incentives in health care: The case of birth interventions
26-Aug-20Professor Sascha BeckerShallow Christianity and the Rise of Hitler
20-Aug-20Dr Ye LuUnderstanding Regressions with Observations Collected at High Frequency over Long Span
12-Aug-20Dr Eik SweeFarewell President! Political Favoritism, Economic Inequality, and Political Polarization
06-Aug-20Dr Yong SongBull and Bear Markets During the COVID-19 Pandemic
29-Jul-20Professor Pushkar Maitra The Long Shadow of Infrastructure Development: Railways in Colonial India
1-Jul-20Professor Ching-Jen SunMultilateral Bargaining in the Shadow of Eminent Domain
24-Jun-20Marc ChanDo caps on tax-favoured contributions to private pension really save the tax-payer?
10-Jun-20Dr Hongyi LiGradual versus Abrupt Reorganizations
27-May-20Professor Utku UnverA Market Design Solution to Unfair Distribution of Teachers in Schools
20-May-20Dr Faisal SohailSkill-Biased Entrepreneurial Decline
29-Apr-20Dr Xing XuAid competition for political allegiances in Africa.
10-Mar-20Dr Lars KirkebeonCollege as a Marriage Market
3-Mar-20Professor Bruce PrestonAnchored Inflation Expectations
5-Feb-20Associate Professor Takashi KunimotoContinuous Implementation with Small Transfers 
22-Jan-20Dr Kai GehringExternal threat, group identity, and support for common policies - The effect of the Russian invasion in Ukraine on European Union identity
27-Nov-19Professor Pallab MozumderThe Deadly Connection between Hurricanes and Sinkholes: Analyzing Market Responses to Multiple Environmental Risks
20-Nov-19Professor Christian BjørnskovInstitutional Shocks and Economic Crises
13-Nov-19Dr Bogdan KilschukSpeculative Trade and Market Newcomers
6-Nov-19Professor Andrew JonesEquity, opportunity and health
30-Oct-19Professor Jan van OursThe mental health effects of retirement
23-Oct-19Dr Daniel AvdicFamily matters: Parental leave and the intergenerational transmission of skills
16-Oct-19Professor Shuping Shi (rescheduled)Common Bubble Detection in Large-Dimensional Financial Systems
9-Oct-19A/Professor Choon WangDetermining the extent of statistical discrimination: Evidence from a field experiment in India
2-Oct-19Dr Simon KwokThe PCDID Approach: Difference-in-Differences when Trends are Potentially Unparallel and Stochastic
18-Sep-19Professor Efrem CastelnuovoFiscal Multipliers: Playing with Multiple Instruments
16-Sep-19Dr Nicholas GarvinEmergency Liquidity Injections
11-Sep-19Dr Chengsi WangPlatform investment and price parity clauses
4-Sep-19Dr Michael PalmerDisability and employment over the life cycle
28-Aug-19Dr Pratiti ChatterjeePerceived Uncertainty Shocks, Excess Optimism-Pessimism, and Learning in the Business Cycle
21-Aug-19Professor David JohnstonThe Causal Effect of Education on Chronic Health Conditions in the UK
12-Aug-19Professor Abhiroop MukhopadhyayDoes Affirmative Action in Politics Hinder Performance? Evidence from India
7-Aug-19Professor David RibarFour Dimensions of Quality in Australian Jobs
31-Jul-19James HansenThe Efficiency of Central Clearing – A Segmented Markets Approach
24-Jul-19Dr Xiaoguang ChenTaxational Resource Curse -- Evidence from China
17-Jul-19Professor Alberto PossoChild Labour and Well-Being
12-Jun-19A/Professor Resul CesurDid the War on Terror ignite a Veteran Opioid Epidemic?
5-Jun-19Dr Siqi PanCommitment and Cheap Talk in Search Deterrence: Exploding Offer vs Buy Now Discount
29-May-19Firmin Doko TschatokaIdentifying Marginal Returns to Treatment through Social Networks
22-May-19Dr Umair KhalilMaternal Smoking Across Trimesters and Birth Outcomes: A study of Nonrandom Selection with Carolina Caetano and Kenneth Chay
3-May-19Dr Valentina DuqueHow Early-life Shocks Interact with Subsequent Human Capital Investments? Evidence from administrative data
17-Apr-19Professor Chih-Sheng HsiehSuperstar Economists: Co-authorship networks and research output
3-Apr-19Dr Terence ChengCan Health Insurance Speed Up Hedonic Adaptation to Major Health Shocks? Evidence from a Monthly Panel of Elderly Singaporeans
27-Mar-19Dr Haishan YuanNatural Disasters, Moral Hazard, and Special Interests in Congress (joint with Ethan Kaplan and Jörg L. Spenkuch)
20-Mar-19Dr Kate HynesCompetition in Taxes and Intellectual Property Rights
6-Mar-19Professor Robert ChirinkoIslamic Banking and Firm Performance: Costs, Benefits, and Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis
4-Mar-19A/Professor Minshung HsuMarriage, Fertility, and Market Participation: Implications for the Shrinking Population in Japan - Junichi Fujimoto (GRIPS), Minchung Hsu (GRIPS)
20-Feb-19Professor Justin TobiasSemiparametric Bayesian Quantile Regression (Chan, Mumford Tobias)
13-Feb-19Professor Iain FraserPreference Reversals in Discrete Choice Experiments. Inattention or Preference Uncertainty? Some Evidence Using Eyetracking
15-Jan-19Dr Ritesh JainA Systematic Test of the Independence Axiom: Around Certainty
21 Nov 2018

Professor Valentyn Panchenko, UNSW

Planar Beauty Contests
14 Nov 2018

A/Professor Elias Khalil, Monash University

Naturalizing the Sacred

12 Nov 2018Dr Christian Krekel, London School of EconomicsQuantifying the Intangible Impacts of Mega Events Using Subjective Well-Being Data: The Case of the 2012 Olympics in London

8 Nov 2018

Dr Bing Peng, University of Bath

Growth Regressions: An Integrated Approach

7 Nov 2018

A/Professor Shyamal Chowdhury, University of Sydney

Racial discrimination and white first name adoption: a field experiment in the Australian labour market

31 Oct 2018

A/Professor Marco Faravelli, The University of Queensland

Relative Performance Feedback and Social Learning: Evidence from a Randomized Natural Experiment

17 Oct 2018

Professor Lisa Cameron, University of Melbourne

Does access to sanitation improve health?

3 Oct 2018

Dr Claudio Labanca, Monash University

Coordination of Hours within the Firm

26 Sep 2018

Dr Marian Vidal-Fernandez, University of Sdyney

Wheeling into school and out of crime: Evidence from linking driving licenses to minimum academic requirement”, jointly with Rashmi Barua

19 Sep 2018

Dr Jing Tian, University of Tasmania

Evaluating Multi-horizon Electricity Demand Forecasts in Australia

12 Sep 2018

Dr David Smerdon, The University of Queensland

Belief Coordination and Bad Norm Adherence: Evidence from Female Genital Cutting in Somalia

29 Aug 2018

Dr Asad Islam, Monash University

Non-Financial Incentives, Selectivity and Performance of Volunteers: Evidence from a Large Scale Natural Field Experiment

28 Aug 2018

Dr Jose Ignacio Silva, UDG

Labor Market Effects of Reducing the Gender Gap in Parental Leave Entitlements

22 August 2018Professor Xin Meng, Australia National University The Intergenerational Behavioural Consequences of a Socio-Political Upheaval
15 August 2018Dr Jaai Parasnis, Monash Why do women have more or less number of children than their ideal?

13 Aug 2018

Professor Jean-François Mercier, Loyola Marymount University

Selecting contestants for a rent-seeking contest

8 August 2018Dr Ha Vu, Deakin Business School Teenage Mothers' Health over the Life Course
1 August 2018Professor Pascalis Raimondos, Queensland University of Technology What is a foreign firm? Implications for productivity spillovers
25 July 2018Dr Amanuel Elias, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University Ethnic disparities in psychological distress: A prospective analysis of working age adults in Australia
11 July 2018Dr Ayushi Bajaj, Monash UniversityDigitization and Demonetization in a Shadow Economy Model
4 July 2018Associate Professor Duygu Yengin, University of AdelaideSecond-Best Mechanisms for Land Assembly and Hold-Out Problems
6 June 2018Dr Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy, University of AucklandPublic Enterprises and the Rise and Fall of Labor share
30 May 2018Dr Ha Nguyen, Curtin UniversityRain, rain, go away: Weather and children's time allocation
23 May 2018Dr Stephanie Verani, Federal Reserve BoardSelf-fulfilling Runs: Evidence from U.S Life Insurance Industry (with Nathan Foley-Fisher and Borghan Narajabad)
16 May 2018Associate Professor Takashi Kunnimoto, Singapore Management UniversityMaskin Meets Abreu and Matsushima
10 May 2018Professor Claudio Mezzetti, University of QueenslandWhat do Mediator Do? Information and Bargaining Design
9 May 2018Professor Jorge Miranda-Pinto, University of QueenslandProduction Network Structure, Service Share, and Aggregate Volatility
3 May 2018Dr Xueli Tang, Deakin UniversityHow Two-day weekend Policy Affects Labor Supply and Household Work in China?
18 April 2018Dr Natalia Bailey, Monash UniversityA Multiple Testing Approach to the Regularisation of Large Sample Correlation Matrices
11 April 2018Professor Fabrizio Carmignani, Griffith UniversityTourism and the Output Gap
29 March 2018Dr Cahit Guven, Deakin UniversityRetirement and Unexpected Health Shocks
27 March 2018Associate Professor Chi-Chur ChaoCapital Utilisation, Firm Dynamics and Wage Inequality in a Developing Economy
22 March 2018Professor Nejat Anbarci, Deakin UniversityInvesting in Bargaining Positions with Counter Offers and Pre-emptive Offers
21 March 2018Professor Kevin Fox, University of NSWThe Digital Economy, GDP and Consumer Welfare: Theory and Evidence
14 March 2018Associate Professor Deniz Gevrek, Texas A&MImpact of Early-Life Conditions on Childhood and Adult Outcomes: First-Generation American Immigrants
7 March 2018Professor Dinko Dimitrov, Saarland UniversityFair Competition Design
28 February 2018Dr Lucas Herrenbrueck, Simon FraserThe Liquidity-Augmented Model of Macroeconomic Aggregates
27 February 2018Roland Hodler, University of St. GallenEthnic Geography: Measurement and Evidence
14 February 2018Professor Utku Unver, Boston CollegeEfficient and Incentive – Compatible Exchange
31 January 2018Yana PetrovaTesting for cointegration between insurance market activity and economic growth
17 January 2018Professor Axel DreherThe Political Economy of International Finance Corporation Lending
22 Nov 17Professor Chetan GhateA monetary business cycle model for India
15 Nov 17Professor Rodney StrachanReducing dimensions in a large TVP-VAR
25 Oct 17Dr Jun XiaoIdea scarcity and Optimal Awards in Innovation Contests
18 Oct 17Dr Mengxi ZhangAuctions vs. Negotiations: Optimal Selling Mechanisms with Endogenous Bidder Values
11 Oct 17Professor Benno TorglerTax Compliance and National Pride: An Experimental Investigation Using a Psychological Marker
27 Sept 17Dr Wei WeiA Stochastic Price Duration Model for Estimating High-Frequency Volatility
20 Sept 17Professor Abigail PayneThe impact of government funded initiatives on charity revenues
14 Sept 17Dr Ivan BalbuzanovEndowments, Exclusion, and Exchange
13 Sept 17Dr Georgy ArtemovStrategic `Mistakes': Implications for Market Design Research
6 Sept 17Professor Uwe DulleckLaw & Behavioural Economics
23 Aug 17Dr Duygu YenginFairness and Strategic Issues in Queuing Problems
9 Aug 17Professor Ngo Van LongInteractions between Kantian and Non-Kantian agents in games of contributions to public goods
2 Aug 17Professor Jeff BorlandWill robots take our jobs?
18 July 17Professor Cesar MartinelliElectoral Accountability and Responsive Democracy
28 June 17Dr Jinhu LiPhysician Competition and low Value Health Care; Evidence from Primary Care
14 June 17Dr Andres BellofattoRegional State Capacity and the Optimal Degree of Fiscal Decentralization (joint with Martin Besfamille)
13 June 17Professor Sushanta MallickDoes Easing Controls on External Commercial Borrowings boost Exporting Intensity of Indian Firms?
7 June 17Dr Chung TranFiscal Space under Demographic Shift
31 May 17Dr Barbara BroadwayKeep Calm and Consume? Subjective Uncertainty and Precautionary Savings
26 May 17Professor Sugata MarjitTopic 1. Inequality and Distribution-Neutral Fiscal Policy

Topic 2. Distribution-neutral Welfare Ranking-Extending Pareto Principle
23 May 17Professor Sandro BruscoInternal Financing, Managerial Compensation and Multiple Tasks
17 May 17Professor Simon LoertscherOn dominant strategy mechanisms
3 May 17Dr Andrew ClarkeA Comparative Analysis of the Labour Market Performance of University Educated Immigrants in Australia, Canada, and the United States: Does Policy Matter?
26 Apr 17Professor Jonathan ChiuThe Economics of Cryptocurrency -- Bitcoin and Beyond
19 Apr 17Professor Mutlu YukselLearning to Participate in Politics: Evidence from Jewish Expulsions in Nazi Germany
5 Apr 17Dr Eric EisenstatBayesian Model Comparison for Time-Varying Parameter VARs with Stochastic Volatility
30 Mar 17Professor Lenonor ModestoThe Failure of Stabilization Policy: Fiscal Rules in the Presence of Incompressible Public Expenditures
29 Mar 17Dr Peter SiminskiThe Effects of World War II Military Service: Evidence from Australia
22 Mar 17Dr Anton KolotilinPersuasion of a Privately Informed Receiver
15 Mar 17Professor William ThomsonProperties of Rules for the Adjudication of Conflicting Claims
8 Mar 17Dr Liam LentenA Comparison of Anti-Doping Measures in Sporting Contents
16 Feb 17Dr Stephan BrunsIndirect evidence for reporting biases in economics and management
15 Feb 17Associate Professor Takashi KunimotoRationalizable Implementation of Correspondences
18 Jan 17Professor Jan-Egbert SturmThe Effect of Policy Uncertainty on Investment Plans: Evidence from the Unexpected Acceptance of a Far-Reaching Referendum in Switzerland
2 Nov 16Associate Professor Mandar OakSubpoena Power and Information Transmission
26 Oct 16Dr Christie SmithIdentification pathologies in a small open economy model – are foreign data a cure?
12 Oct 16Dr Timothy KamCompetitive Search and Monetary Business Cycles: Dynamic Welfare Cost of Inflation
5 Oct 16Associate Professor Gigi FosterWhat women want (their men to do): Housework and satisfaction in Australian households
28 Sep 16Dr Benjamin WongIntuitive and Reliable Estimates of the Output Gap from a Beveridge-Nelson Filter
21 Sep 16Dr Kenan KalayciChasing Market Share in Platform Markets
14 Sep 16Dr Marc ChanWelfare Dependence and Self-Control: An Empirical Analysis
7 Sep 16Professor David SternFrom Wood to Coal: Directed Technical Change and the British Industrial Revolution
5 Sep 16Associate Professor Kang RongThe Attraction Effect, Contour Sets and the Nash Product
31 Aug 16Dr Gabriele GrattonDrop a Bombshell
24 Aug 16Dr David WiczerThe Disability Option: Labour Market Dynamics with Economic and Health Risks
17 Aug 16Dr Victoria BaranovDoes mental health affect labour market outcomes? Experimental evidence from a long-run follow-up of an RCT treating maternal depression
10 Aug 16Professor Moshe JustmanGender streaming and prior achievement in high school science and mathematics
3 Aug 16Dr Timothy MooreDo Disability Insurance Payments Reduce Mortality? Evidence from a Regression
27 Jul 16Dr Tess StaffordExperience and the Wage Elasticity of Labour Supply
20 Jul 16Dr Begona DominguezMonetary and Fiscal Policy Interactions in a Model of Credit and Secondary Markets
13 Jul 16Dr Joshua ChanLarge Bayesian VARs: A Flexible Kronecker Error Covariance Structure
6 Jul 16Assoc. Prof Jaideep Roy, Deakin UniversityTriggering extremism: political consequences of profit-seeking media
22 Jun 16Professor Chetan Ghate, Indian Statistical InstituteTerms of Trade Shocks and Monetary Policy in India
15 Jun 16Dr Cain Polidano, University of MelbourneImpacts from delaying access to retirement benefits on welfare receipt and expenditure:
Evidence from a natural experiment
8 Jun 16Dr Simone Marsiglio, University of WollongongEndogenous Growth and Technological Progress with Innovation Driven by Social Interactions
1 Jun 16Professor Nicholas Feltovich, Monash UniversityThe interaction between competition and unethical behaviour: experimental evidence
25 May 16Dr David Byrne, University of MelbourneLearning to Coordinate: A Study in Retail Gasoline
18 May 16Dr Zhi Jun Chen, Monash UniversityVertical integration and market foreclosure in dairy markets
11 May 16Professor Yves Zenou, Monash UniversityR&D Networks: Theory, Empirics and Policy Implications
4 May 2016Dr Matthew Greenwood-Nimmo, University of MelbourneWhat’s Mine is Yours: Sovereign Risk Transmission during the European Debt Crisis
27 Apr 2016Dr Claire Thibout, University of MelbourneWomen’s investment in career and household division of labor
20 Apr 2016Dr Jeffrey Yu, University of AdelaideTournaments and Project Selection under Ambiguity – A Bright Side of Risk-Taking
13 Apr 2016Professor Robert Hoffman, RMITReligion, Discrimination and Trust
8 Apr 2016Professor Mary Morgan, University of LondonModels: Facts, Artefacts or Fictions?
6 Apr 2016Professor John Wooders, University of Technology SydneyDissolving a Partnership Dynamically
30 Mar 2016Associate Professor Umut Oguzoglu, University of Melbourne (visiting)Like father, like daughter (unless there is a son): sibling sex
Composition and women’s stem major choice in college
23 Mar 2016Dr Dmitriy Kvasov, University of AdelaideA Formal Theory of Organizational Routines
16 Mar 2016Dr Sander Heinsalu, University of QueenslandPageRank vs Bayes' rule
9 Mar 2016Professor Axel Dreher, Heidelberg UniversityAid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China's Foreign Assistance
2 Mar 2016Professor Charles Horioka and Associate Professor Yoko Niimi (dual seminar), Asian Growth Research InstituteThe Impact of Pre-marital Sex Ratios on Household Saving in India and Korea: The Competitive Saving Motive Revisited
The “Costs” of Informal Care: An Analysis of the Impact of Elderly Care on Caregivers’ Subjective Well-being in Japan
24 Feb 2016Professor Raoul Minetti, Michigan State UniversityFinancial Constraints, Firms’ Supply Chains and Internationalization
27 Jan 2016Professor Hong Hwang, National Taiwan UniversityBertrand vs. Cournot Competition with Product Innovation and Licensing
20 Jan 2016Professor Jan-Egbert Sturm, KOF Swiss Economic InstituteFinance and income inequality revisited
25 Nov 2015Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark, Melbourne UniversityParenting style as an investment in child development
21 Oct 2015Associate Professor Efrem Castelnuovo, Melbourne UniversityUncertainty and monetary policy in good and bad times
14 Oct 2015Associate Professor Gautam Bose, University of New South WalesInvestment in public defense in a contest model
30 Sept 2015Professor Hodaka MoritaAn economic model for structures of the legal profession
23 Sept 2015Associate Professor Alex MillmowA scoping paper on the writing of a history of Australasian economic thought in the 20th century
16 Sept 2015Dr Martin Byford, RMITPermission to exist
9 Sept 2015Professor Markus Brueckner, University of QueenslandRent extraction by capitalists
2 Sept 2015Dr Daniel Melsar, RMITRevealed preference measures of quality of life in Australia's urban and regional areas
26 Aug 2015Associate Professor Erte Xian, Momash UniversityTime delay and support for taxation
19 Aug 2015Professor Lionel Page, Queensland University of TechnologyTime delay and support for taxation
12 Aug 2015Professor Bettina Klaus, Université de LausanneObject allocation via deferred acceptance: strategy-proofness and comparative statics
7 Aug 2015Professor Steven R. Williams, University of IllinoisPrice discovery using a double auction
5 Aug 2015Professor Arghya Ghosh, University of New South WalesHorizontal mergers in the presence of vertical relationships
29 Jul 2015Professor Stephen King, Monash UniversityFarmers cooperatives and competition: Who wins, who loses and why?
22 Jul 2015Dr Guillem Roig, Toulouse School of EconomicsCompetition and the hold-up problem: a setting with non-exclusive contracts
17 Jun 2015Professor Tom Stanley, Hendrix CollegeMeta-regression analysis as: meta-research and evidence-based practice
10 Jun 2015Dr Jose A. Rorigues-Neto, Australian National UniversityOn Harsanyi consistency problem
3 Jun 2015Professor Peter Hartley, University of Western AustraliaEmployment impacts of upstream oil and gas investment in the United States
2 Jun 2015Dr Pawan Gopalakrishnan, ISI, India Factor income taxation, growth, and investment-specific technological change
27 May 2015Dr Abu Shahriar, Monash UniversityGender differences in cooperation: evidence from matrilineal, patriarchal and gender-neutral societies
20 May 2015Dr Guillaume Roger, University of SydneyCompletive search equilibrium and moral hazard. (Presenting along sig Benoit Julien)
13 May 2015Associate Professor Terra Mckinnish, University of ColoradoSame occupation spouses: preferences and search costs
6 May 2015Professor Lata Gangadharan from Monash UniversityRegulatory performance of audit tournaments and compliance observability
1 May 2015Associate Professor Nidhiya Menon, Brandeis UniversityReligion and health in early childhood: evidence from the Indian subcontinent 
29 Apr 2015Professor Garry Barrett, University of SydneyPension incentives and the retirement decisions of couples
22 Apr 2015Professor Simon Grant, Australian National UniversitySavage games
15 Apr 2015Professor Pushkar Maitra, Monash UniversitySocial norms and governance: the behavioural response to female leadership
31 Mar 2015Professor John Rolfe, Central Queensland UniversityUsing reverse tenders for conservation in Australia
25 Mar 2015Associate Professor Bilgehan Karabay, RMITMarket thickness, labour market flexibility and wage dynamics
18 Mar 2015Associate Professor Bilgehan Karabay, RMITThe substitution elasticity, factor shares, long-run growth, and the low-frequency panel model
11 Mar 2015Dr Catherine de Fontenay, Melbourne Business School, Melbourne UniversityExplosive crime rates
26 Feb 2015Diego Vilan, University of Southern California Demand shocks and endogenous uncertainty
25 Feb 2015Professor Chris Waller, Senior Vice President and Director of Research of US Federal Reserve Bank, St. LouisOptimal monetary policy with heterogeneous agents
29 Jan 2015Matt Leister, University of CaliforniaInformation acquisition and response in peer-effects networks