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 1, 2017






3 March


12 - 1



10 March   12 - 1 426  
17 March Stephen Whelan 12 - 1 426 Intergenerational transfers and first time homeownership
24 March Kjell Salvanes 3.30 - 5.00 498 Natural Resource Booms and Intergenerational Mobility
31 March Nathan Kettlewell 3.30 - 4.30 498  
7 April Maryam Nejad 12 - 1 426  
14 April no seminar - public holiday      
21 April mid-semester break      
28 April Sarah Dahmann 12 - 1 426  
5 May        
12 May Hayley Fisher 3.30 - 4.30 498  
19 May Jordi Vital Robert 12 - 1 426  
26 May Katrien Stevens 12 - 1 426  
2 June Susan Thorp 3.30 - 4.30 498