Professor Garry Barrett

BEc (Hons) Sydney, MA UBC, PhD, UBC
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H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Garry Barrett completed his BEc (Hons) at the University of Sydney, and his MA and PhD at the University of British Columbia. Garry's main areas of research are labour economics, public economics and microeconometrics. Garry's research has focused on measuring economic inequality and poverty; applying consumption based measures of wellbeing; examining participation in income support programs and, more recently, analyzing the determinants of retirement behaviour and household saving. His work has been published in journals such as Econometrica,Journal of Public Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Econometrics Journal, Review of Income and Wealth, Canadian Journal of Economics and The Economic Record.

Research interests

  • Labour economics
  • Econometrics
  • Welfare Economics
  • Public Policy

JEL Codes

Major Fields: Labour Economics, Public Economics

Specific Fields: Human capital, Wages and employment, Inequality and poverty

Editorial Board Membership

  • Co-editor, Economic Record.
  • Editorial Board, Canadian Journal of Economics
  • Editorial Board, Australian Journal of Labour Economics

Associations

  • Econometric Society
  • Economic Society of Australian
  • Canadian Economics Association
  • Society of Labor Economists

Forthcoming Publications

K.Atalay, G. Barrett (2013) "The Impact of Age Pension Eligibility Age on Retirement and Program Dependence: Evidence from an Australian Experiment", Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.

Barrett, G.F., Levell, P., and Millihan, K., (2013) "A comparison of micro and macro expenditure measures across countries using different survey methods" in C.Carroll, T. Crossley and J. Sabelhaus (eds), Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures, National Bureau of Economic Research and University of Chicago Press. Forthcoming.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2014

  • The relationship between intergenerational transfers, housing and economic outcomes; Whelan S, Barrett G, Cigdem M, Wood G; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Ltd/National Housing Research Program.
  • House prices, mortgage debt and labour supply:evidence from Australian households; Atalay K, Edwards R, Barrett G; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Ltd/National Housing Research Program.
  • Human Capital, Cognitive Skills and Labour Market Outcomes; Barrett G, Harmon C, Whelan S, Coelli M, Hanushek E, Riddell W, Donald S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2011

  • The Future of Aircraft Maintenance in Australia: Workforce Capability, Aviation Safety and Industry Development; Quinlan G, Williamson A, Barrett G, Junor A, Hampson I, Van Voorthuysen E, Gregson S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2007

  • Understanding the Saving Behaviour of Australian Households: Private Retirement Provision and the Policy of Forced Saving; Barrett G, Tseng Y, Crossley T; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2003

  • Robust Empirical Analysis of Consumption Poverty in Australia; Barrett G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2002

  • Robust Empirical Analysis of Inequality and Poverty in Australia; Barrett G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • The Labour Supply and Saving of Older Australians: Behavioural Responses and Economic Impacts; Barrett G, Piggott J, Woodland A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Barrett, G., Donald, S., Bhattacharya, D. (2014). Consistent Nonparametric Tests for Lorenz Dominance. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 32(1), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Barrett, G., Kecmanovic, M. (2013). Changes in subjective well-being with retirement: assessing savings adequacy. Applied Economics, 45(35), 4883-4893. [More Information]
  • Barrett, G., Milbourne, R. (2012). Do Excellent Research Environments Produce Better Learning and Teaching Outcomes? The Economic Record, 88(Special Issue), 70-77. [More Information]
  • Barrett, G., Brzozowski, M. (2012). Food Expenditure and Involuntary Retirement: Resolving the Retirement - Consumption Puzzle. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (online), 94(4), 945-955. [More Information]
  • Donald, S., Hsu, Y., Barrett, G. (2012). Incorporating covariates in the measurement of welfare and inequality: methods and applications. Econometrics Journal, 15(1), C1-C30. [More Information]
  • Barrett, G. (2012). The Return to Cognitive Skills in the Australian Labour Market. The Economic Record, 88(280), 1-17.
  • Kecmanovic, M., Barrett, G. (2011). The Gender Wage Gap during Serbia's Transition. Comparative Economic Studies, 53(4), 695-720. [More Information]
  • Barrett, G., Brzozowski, M. (2010). Using Engel Curves to Estimate the Bias in the Australian CPI. The Economic Record, 86(272), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Barrett, G. (2009). Changes in the distribution of food expenditure and family income from 2001 to 2005. Australian Social Policy Journal, 8, 85-120.
  • Barrett, G., Donald, S. (2009). Statistical Inference with Generalized Gini Indices of Inequality, Poverty, and Welfare. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 27(1), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Barrett, G., Tseng, Y. (2008). Retirement Saving in Australia. Canadian Public Policy, 34(Suppl 1), S177-S193. [More Information]
  • Barrett, G., Conlon, R. (2003). Adverse Selection and the Decline in Private Health Insurance Coverage in Australia: 1989–95. The Economic Record, 79(246), 279-296. [More Information]
  • Barrett, G., Donald, S. (2003). Consistent Tests for Stochastic Dominance. Econometrica, 71(1), 71-104.
  • Barrett, G., Conlon, R. (2003). Health Care Spending, Family Structure and Family Health. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 14(1), 143-152.
  • Barrett, G., Krsinich, F., Wilson, M. (2003). Young Children Supported by Benefits in New Zealand: A Duration Analysis. New Zealand Population Review, 29(1), 131-153.

2014

  • Barrett, G., Donald, S., Bhattacharya, D. (2014). Consistent Nonparametric Tests for Lorenz Dominance. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 32(1), 1-13. [More Information]

2013

  • Barrett, G., Kecmanovic, M. (2013). Changes in subjective well-being with retirement: assessing savings adequacy. Applied Economics, 45(35), 4883-4893. [More Information]

2012

  • Barrett, G., Milbourne, R. (2012). Do Excellent Research Environments Produce Better Learning and Teaching Outcomes? The Economic Record, 88(Special Issue), 70-77. [More Information]
  • Barrett, G., Brzozowski, M. (2012). Food Expenditure and Involuntary Retirement: Resolving the Retirement - Consumption Puzzle. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (online), 94(4), 945-955. [More Information]
  • Donald, S., Hsu, Y., Barrett, G. (2012). Incorporating covariates in the measurement of welfare and inequality: methods and applications. Econometrics Journal, 15(1), C1-C30. [More Information]
  • Barrett, G. (2012). The Return to Cognitive Skills in the Australian Labour Market. The Economic Record, 88(280), 1-17.

2011

  • Kecmanovic, M., Barrett, G. (2011). The Gender Wage Gap during Serbia's Transition. Comparative Economic Studies, 53(4), 695-720. [More Information]

2010

  • Barrett, G., Brzozowski, M. (2010). Using Engel Curves to Estimate the Bias in the Australian CPI. The Economic Record, 86(272), 1-14. [More Information]

2009

  • Barrett, G. (2009). Changes in the distribution of food expenditure and family income from 2001 to 2005. Australian Social Policy Journal, 8, 85-120.
  • Barrett, G., Donald, S. (2009). Statistical Inference with Generalized Gini Indices of Inequality, Poverty, and Welfare. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 27(1), 1-17. [More Information]

2008

  • Barrett, G., Tseng, Y. (2008). Retirement Saving in Australia. Canadian Public Policy, 34(Suppl 1), S177-S193. [More Information]

2003

  • Barrett, G., Conlon, R. (2003). Adverse Selection and the Decline in Private Health Insurance Coverage in Australia: 1989–95. The Economic Record, 79(246), 279-296. [More Information]
  • Barrett, G., Donald, S. (2003). Consistent Tests for Stochastic Dominance. Econometrica, 71(1), 71-104.
  • Barrett, G., Conlon, R. (2003). Health Care Spending, Family Structure and Family Health. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 14(1), 143-152.
  • Barrett, G., Krsinich, F., Wilson, M. (2003). Young Children Supported by Benefits in New Zealand: A Duration Analysis. New Zealand Population Review, 29(1), 131-153.

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