School of Economics Seminars

Economics Research Group Seminars

The School of Economics at The University of Sydney runs a regular seminar program to enable its academic staff and HDR students to keep abreast of the latest research topics and interact with international, national and internal experts in the field. Each seminar series has it’s own academic coordinator.

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

Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics Reading Group

2018 Seminars

Semester 2

Date

Presenter (Affiliation) Host

Topic

Series 

Tuesday

4 September

1100 - 1230

UNSW Room 464, E12

Pablo Guillen

The University of Sydney

Australia

Lyla Zhang

TBC Experimental

Thursday

30 August

1100 - 1230

Room 498

Merewether

Pablo Guerron Quintana

Boston College

United States of America

Mariano Kulish

TBC School Seminar

Monday

27 August

1200 - 1300

Room 498

Merewether

Xuanrong Lyu

The University of Sydney

Australia

Rebecca Edwards

A Model of Market Expansion HDR Student Seminar

Wednesday

22 August

1100 - 1230

Room 498

Merewether

Greg Kaplan

University of Chicago

United States of America

Mariano Kulish

What Would You Do with $500? Spending
Responses to Gains, Losses, News and Loans
School Seminar

Thursday

16 August

1100 - 1230

Room 498

Merewether

Paul Scott

New York Stern University

United States of America

Nick de Roos

Linear IV Regression Estimators for Single-Agent Dynamic Discrete Choice Models Applied

Tuesday

14 August

1100 - 1230

Room 498

Merewether

Omer Moav

Warwick University

United Kingdom

Jordi

Vidal-Robert

The Emergence of Hierarchies and States: Productivity vs. Appropriability

School Seminar

 

Monday

13 August

1200 - 1300

Room 498

Merewether

Maryam Abdolrahmi

The University of Sydney

Australia

Rebecca Edwards

The Economics of Natural Disasters

HDR Student Seminar

Wednesday

8 August

1200 - 1300

UTS Room CB08.08.004

June Cao

Macquarie University

Australia

Lyla Zhang

Formal and Informal Institutions and Fair Value Opinion Shopping: An Experiment Using Chinese Professional Managers

Experimental

Monday

6 August

1100 - 1230

Room 498

Merewether

Ran Abramitzky

Stanford University

United States of America

Jordi

Vidal-Robert

Cultural Assimilation during the Two Ages of Mass Migration

School

Seminar

Thursday

2 August

1500 - 1630

Room 498

Merewether

Jonathan Newton

Kyoto University

Japan

Andrew Wait 

The Deconstruction of Conventions

Theory

Wednesday

1 Aug

1200 - 1300

Room 498

Merewether

Mohammed Abdellaoui

HEC Paris

France

Stephen Cheung

Temporal Risk Resolution: Utility versus Probability Weighting Approaches

Experimental

Tuesday

31 July

1100 - 1230

Room 498

Merewether

Keith Ericson

Boston University

United States of America

Stephen Cheung

Inferring Risk Perceptions and Preferences using Choice from Insurance Menus: Theory and Evidence

School

Seminar

Monday

30 July

1200 - 1300

Room 498

Merewether

Bruce Preston

University of Melbourne

Australia

Mariano Kulish

On the Limits of Monetary Policy

Macro/Trade

Thursday

26 July

1100 - 1230

Room 498

Merewether

Juan Dubra

Universidad de Montevideo

Uruguay

Nick de Roos

Overconfidence, Illusion of Control, or Unskilled and Unaware?

School

Seminar

Wednesday

25 July

1400 - 1500

Room 398

Merewether

Kiminori Matsuyama

Northwestern University

United States of America

Mariano Kulish

Engel’s Law in the Global Economy:
Demand-Induced Patterns of Structural Change, Innovation, and Trade
Macro/Trade

Friday

20 July

1530 - 1700

BUS115

Building E12

UTS

Sean Crockett

Baruch College, The City University of New York

United States of America

University of Technology Sydney

Aggregation and Convergence in Experimental General Equilibrium Economies Constructed from Naturally Occurring Preferences Experimental

 

Semester 1

Date

Presenter Host

Topic

Series 

Tuesday

26 June 18

1500 - 1630

Room 498

Merewether

Prabal Roy Chowdhury

Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi

India

Shyamal Chowdhury

MFI Competition in the presence of moneylenders: Theory and evidence

AERE Reading Group

Wednesday

13 June 18

1300 - 1400

Room 498

Merewether

Daniel Tregeagle

University of California, Davis

United States of America

Tiho Ancev

The Optimal Management of Orchards

AERE Reading Group

Friday

8 June 18

1200 - 1300

Room 498

Merewether

Anandi Mani

Oxford University

United Kingdom

Jordi Vidal Robert

Cognitive Droughts

School Seminar Series

Friday

1 June 18

1200 - 1300

Room 498

Merewether

Anne Gielen

Eramus University Rotterdam

The Netherlands

Katrien Stevens

Intergenerational Spillovers in Disability Insurance

Applied

Thursday

31 May 18

1100 - 1230

Room 498

Merewether

Yves Zenou

Monash University

Australia

Jiemai Wu

Crime, Broken Families and Punishment

School Seminar Series

Wednesday

30 May 18

1100 - 1230

Room 498

Merewether

Yoosoon Chang

Indiana University Bloomingdale

United States of America

Ye Lu

A structural investigation of monetary policy shifts

School Seminar Series

Tuesday

29 May 18

1400 - 1500

Room 498

Merewether

Stephane Verani

Federal Reserve Board

United States of America

James Morley

Self-fulfilling Runs: Evidence from the U.S. Life Insurance Industry

Macro/Trade

Tuesday

29 May 18

1300 - 1400

Room 498

Merewether

Krishnan Narayanan

Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

India

Tiho Ancev

Paradigm shift in irrigation and its impact on irrigation efficiency and drought induced loss of crop productivity: A Study of Andhra Pradesh in India

AERE Reading Group

Friday

25 May 18

1200 - 1300

Room 498

Merewether

Eamon McGinn

University of Technology Sydney

Australia

Katrien Stevens

Why doesn’t everyone vote? Evidence from compulsory elections in Australia

Applied

Thursday

17 May 18

1100 - 1230

Room 498

Merewether

Efrem Castelnuovo

The University of Melbourne

Australia

James Morley

Uncertainty-Driven Comovements in Booms and Busts: A Structural Intepretation

School Seminar Series

Monday

14 May 18

1200 - 1300

Room 498

Merewether

Xiangyi Kong

The University of Sydney

Australia

Rebecca Edwards

An empirical study on pre-auction estimates: Are they unbiased? How should them be interpreted?

Interdependent value auctions with new arrivals

HDR Student Seminar Series

Friday

11 May 18

1100 - 1230

Room 498

Merewether

Filippo Massari

University of New South Wales

Australia

Rami Tabri

Ambiguity, Learning, and Raiffa's critique

Theory

Thursday

10 May 18

1100 - 1200

Room 498

Merewether

Donna Ginther

University of Kansas

United States of America

James Morley

Do State TANF Policies Affect Child Abuse and Neglect?

Applied

Tuesday

8 May 18

1400 - 1500

Room 498

Merewether

Jonathan Kearns

Reserve Bank of Australia

Australia

Mariano Kulish

Explaining Monetary Spillovers: The Matrix Reloaded

Macroeconomics

Tuesday

8 May 18

1200 - 1300

Room 498

Merewether

Maria Recalde

The University of Melbourne

Australia

Romain Gauriot

Leadership and risk-taking: A field experiment on the mechanisms underlying social influence

Experimental

Friday


4 May 18


1400 - 1500


Room 498


Merewether

Federico Masera

University of New South Wales

Australia

Russell Toth

Economic Incentives, Cultural and Institutional Change: The Evolution of Slavery in the Antebellum South

Applied

Monday

30 Apr 18

1200 - 1300

Room 498

Merewether

Chun Yi

The University of Sydney

Australia

Rebecca Edwards

Measuring Market expansion, Business stealing and Cannibalization effects of new movie’s entry

HDR Student Seminar Series 

Thursday

26 Apr 18

1100 - 1200

Room 498

Merewether

Lata Gangadharan

Monash University

Australia

Agnieszka Tymula

Leadership Selection: Can Changing the Default break the Glass Ceiling?

School Seminar Series

Tuesday

24 Apr 18

1200 - 1300

UTS

Thomas Garcia

Groupe d’Analyse et de Théorie Economique (Lyon) France

Queensland University of Technology Australia

 

Romain Gauriot

Moral wiggle room under ambiguity

Experimental

Friday

20 Apr 18

1200 - 1300

Room 498

Merewether

Angus Holford

University of Essex

United Kingdom

Hayley Fisher

Subjective returns to academic and non-academic investments: Evidence for a final-year cohort of undergraduates

Applied

Monday

16 Apr 18

1200 - 1300

Room 498

Merewether

Ning Xu

The University of Sydney

Australia

Rebecca Edwards

Nonparametric confidence bands for the cross-validation Errors

HDR Student Seminar Series

Tuesday

10 Apr 18

1200 - 1300

Room 498

Merewether

David Smerdon

University of Queensland

Australia

Romain Gauriot

Trust and Inequality: Just bad luck?

Experimental

Friday

6 Apr 18

1200 - 1300

Room 498

Merewether

Kai Liu

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

Hayley Fisher

The Supply of Skills and Endogenous Technical Change: Evidence From a College Expansion Reform

LCC

School Seminar Series

Thursday

29 Mar 18

1100 - 1200

Room 498

Merewether

Adeline Delavande

University of Essex

United Kingdom

Stefanie Schurer

Perceived returns from early-life investments and maternal investments in children

LCC

School Seminar Series

Tuesday

27 Mar 18

1200 - 1300

Rm464 L4 UNSW

Business School Building E12

Elizabeth Sheedy

Macquarie University

Australia

 

Incentives and Culture in Risk Compliance

Experimental

Monday

26 Mar 18

1100 - 1230

Room 498

Merewether

Hayden Dimes

The University of Sydney

Australia

Rebecca Edwards

The interplay between voter turnout and egalitarianism

HDR Student Seminar Series

Wednesday

21 Mar 18

1200 - 1330

Room 498

Merewether

Tibor Besedes

Georgia Institute of Technology

United States of America

Vladimir Tyazhelnikov

Trade Integration and the Fragility of Trade Relationships: Theory and Empirics

Macroeconomics

Tuesday

20 Mar 18

Room 498

Merewether

Michael L. Anderson

University of California

United States of America

Rebecca Taylor

School Lunch Quality and Academic Performance

School Seminar Series

Monday

19 Mar 18

1200 - 1300

Room 498

Merewether

Julian Kuan

The University of Sydney

Australia

Rebecca Edwards

Conflict and Stalemate

HDR Student Seminar Series

Friday

16 Mar 18

1200 - 1300

Room 498

Merewether

Vera Eichenhauer

ETH Zurich

Switzerland

Katrien Stevens

December Fever in Public Finance

Applied

Thursday

15 Mar 18

1100 - 1230

Room 498

Merewether

Markus Brueckner

ANU College of Business & Economics

Australia

John Romalis

Non-Gravity Trade

School Seminar Series

Wednesday

14 Mar 18

1200 - 1300

Room 498

Merewether

 

Helmut Lutkepohl

DIW Berlin

Germany

 

Rami Tabri

Bootstrapping Impulse Responses of Structural Vector Autoregressive Models with GARCH Residuals

Econometrics

Tuesday

13 Mar 18

1200 - 1300

MGSM

Agnieszka Tymula

The University of Sydney

Australia

 

Adolescents are more impatient and inconsistent, not more risk taking, when observed by peers — a comprehensive study of adolescent behavior under peer observation

Experimental

Monday

12 Mar 18

1200 - 1330

Room 498

Merewether

Sarah Zubairy

Texas A&M University

United States of America

Vladimir Tyazhelnikov

Homeownership and Housing Transitions: Explaining the Demographic Composition

Macroeconomics 

Thursday

8 Mar 18

1100 - 1230

Room 498

Merewether

David Ribar

University of Melbourne

Australia

Kevin Schnepel

Daughters and Divorce

LCC

School Seminar Series

Thursday

14 Feb 18

1300 - 1400

Room 498

Merewether

Francisco Rosas

ORT University

Uruguay

Tiho Ancev

How Reliable is Duality Theory in Empirical Work?

AERE Reading Group

Thursday

8 Mar 18

1100 - 1230

Room 498

Merewether

Justus Wessler

Wageningen University

The Netherlands

Tiho Ancev

Irreversibility, Uncertainty, and Dynamic Pest Resistance

AERE Reading Group