Sydney University Microeconometrics and Public Policy Working Group


Welcome to the Microeconometric and Public Policy (MPP) working group in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney!

The group provides an opportunity for academic staff working on empirical microeconomics and public policy, broadly understood, to present ongoing research, including at the earliest stages. This group includes Tiho Ancev, Kadir Atalay, Garry Barrett, Shyamal Chowdhury, Deborah Cobb-Clark, Nick de Roos, Rebecca Edwards, Hayley Fisher, Tim Fisher, Colm Harmon, Jian Hong, Kevin Schnepel, Stefanie Schurer, Katrien Stevens, Russell Toth, Agnieszka Tymula, David Ubilava, Jordi Vidal Robert, Marian Vidal-Fernandez, and Stephan Whelan. Other interested faculty and Ph.D. students with research relevant to the themes of the group are invited to present from time to time.

There can be more than one presenter in a given week, depending on how much material each presenter has ready. However, keeping in mind the need to allow ample time for discussion of early-stage work, we usually plan to have a single presenter present for 30-40 minutes, and allow the remainder of the time for questions and discussion.

For Semester 1, 2016, please contact Marian Vidal-Fernandez if you would like to get on the mailing list or contribute a presentation. You can also speak with Russell Toth, Garry Barrett, or Hayley Fisher in person.


Semester 1, 2016

Fortnightly meetings held on Fridays 3.30pm to 4.30pm in Merewether Seminar room 498 unless otherwise stated.




5 March

Stefanie Schurer

The Dynamic Nature of Skill Development in Childhood 

18 March Stephanie Heger  
15 April Susan Thorp  
29 April Hayley Fisher  
13 May Russell Toth  
27 May Stephen Whelan