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, 2017, please contact Katrien Stevens 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 2, 2017






4 August

Shiko Maruyama

12.00 - 1.00


Another look at returns to birthweight
11 August Thijs Van Rens 12.00 - 1.00   Occupational Mobility and Mismatch Unemployment
18 August       no MPP/LCC (LEW Auckland)
25 August David Neumark 3.30 - 5.00 Room 273 The Long-Run Effects of Minimum Wages and Other Anti-Poverty Policies on Disadvantaged Neighborhoods
8 September Stefi Schurer 3.30 - 4.30   Using survey item response as proxy for unobserved skills: Theory and application
22 September Romain Gauriot 3.30 - 4.30   Fooled by performance randomness: over-rewarding luck
6 October Jordi Vidal-Robert 12.00 - 1.00   The Economic Effects of Catholic Censorship During the Counter-Reformation
20 October Sehrish Hussein 12.00 - 1.00   Maternal and Child Time Investments and the Cognitive Development of Children
3 November        
17 November Felix Leung 11.45 - 12.45    
1 December Anne Ardila Brenøe 12.00 - 1.00 Room 498