School of Economics Seminars

Economics Research Group Seminars

For more information please see the following links:

Sydney Macroeconomics Reading Group

Sydney Experimental Brownbag Seminar

Microeconometrics and Public Policy Working Group

Econometric Theory Research Seminar

Internal Brown Bag Seminar Series

2016 Seminars

Seminar coordinators:
and Jordi Vidal-Robert

All seminars will take place 11-12:30pm in Merewether room 498 unless otherwise stated.

Semester 2





21 July

Peter Dolton



27 July


Nidhiya Menon

Brandeis University


28 July

Martin Byford



4 August

Bettina Klaus

University of Lousanne


11 August

Franziska Tausch

Max Planck Institute


16 August

*Lifecourse Centre

Bhash Mazumder

Chicago Federal Reserve Bank


18 August

Jessie Handbury

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


25 August

John Tang


1 September

Tess Stafford



8 September

Efrem Castelnuovo



13 September

John Ham


15 September Lionel Page Queensland University of Technology  
22 September      

27 September


Shino Takayama



29 September

Andrew McLennan


6 October Philip McCalman    
13 October Paul Burke ANU  
20 October Sephorah Mangin Monash  
27 October Richard Holden UNSW  
3 November Chris Meissner UCDavis  
10 November      
17 November      
24 November      
1 December Niels Haldrup Aarhus  

Semester 1





5 Feb

Russell Davidson

McGill University

A Discrete Model for Bootstrap Iteration
23 Feb

Daniel Kuehnle

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

*Lifecourse Seminar
Love your leave, don’t leave your love! Paid parental leave and child living arrangements

1 March

Helmut Lutkepohl

DIW Berlin

Calculating Joint Confidence Bands for Implulse Response Functions using Highest Denisty Regions

3 March

Simon Burgess


Using Behaviour Incentives to Improve Performance on High Stakes Tests: Evidence from a Field Experiment

8 March

Issac Mbiti

University of Virginia

Inputs, Incentives, and Complementarities in Primary Education: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania

15 March

Alex Teytelboym

INET at Oxford

A Simple Model of Cascades in Networks

17 March

Ryoji Sawa

University of Aizu


24 March

David Frazier

Monash University

Indirect Inference with Endogenously Missing Exogenous Variables

31 March

Michela Tincani

University College London

Heterogeneous Peer Effects and Rank Concerns: Theory and Evidence

14 April

Liam Lenton

La Trobe University Doping Behaviours and Efficiency of Drug Prevention in Sports: An Experimental Study

21 April

Pushkar Maitra

Monash University Social Networks, Women's Political Enagagement and Public Goods Provision
5 May Guy Maraz University of Melbourne Priors and Desires: a Model of Optimism, Pessimism, and Cognitive Dissonance
12 May Asadul Islam Monash University Parent-Teacher meetings and students’ outcome: Evidence from field experiments in remote communities 
19 May Indranil Chakraborty NUS Procurement Auctions

20 May

*3.30pm to 4.30pm

Jan Kabatek University of Melbourne N.B. 3.30 to 4.30pm
Lifecourse Centre seminar: Happy Birthday, You're Fired! The Effects of an Age-Dependent Minimum Wage on Youth Employment Flows in the Netherlands
26 May Martine Mariotti ANU Labor Migration and the Structure of Rural Labor Markets 
2 June Sarah Walker UNSW Tariffs and Trees: The effects of the Austro-Hungarian customs union on specialization and land use change 
9 June Idione Meneghal ANU Predicting the Unpredictable: A Theory of Learning Under Unawareness
10 June Ngo Van Long McGill University International Competition with Non-Linear Pricing
16 June Leslie M. Marx Duke University Prior-Free Baysian Optimal Double Clock-Auctions
28 June Phillip Oreopoulos University of Toronto Lifecourse Centre Seminar:  Keeping College Options Open: A Field Experiment to Help All High School Seniors Through the College Application Process
1 July Arthur Lewbel Boston College Keeping up with peers in India: A new social interactions model of perceived needs