Macroeconomics, Search and Matching theory and applications; Labour markets; monetary economics; auctions and industrial organisation.
Fields of Research (FoR)Macroeconomic Theory, Macroeconomics (incl. Monetary and Fiscal Theory)
My main research focus is on developing theoretical macroeconomic and monetary economic models with frictional markets, and to investigate how different forms of frictions (information, coordination, financial), along with different pricing mechanisms, affect equilibrium market allocations. In particular, such models are suitable to investigate how the equilibrium choice variables such as monetary, asset, consumption, physical and human...view more
My main research focus is on developing theoretical macroeconomic and monetary economic models with frictional markets, and to investigate how different forms of frictions (information, coordination, financial), along with different pricing mechanisms, affect equilibrium market allocations. In particular, such models are suitable to investigate how the equilibrium choice variables such as monetary, asset, consumption, physical and human capital depend on frictions and pricing environments.
- President, Australasian Macroeconomic Society (AMS)
- Search and matching
- Labour markets
- Monetary economics
- Auctions and industrial organization
ARC DP170104229 (2017-2021) “Productivity, growth and unemployment in economies with frictions”, ($165 000) joint with Ian King, Liang Wang and Randall Wright.
ARC DP170104227 (2017-2021) “Decentralized assets trading, centralized clearing and systemic risk”, ($139 000) joint with Guillaume Roger
International Collaboration Research Funds, UNSW Business School, $10000, 2017
2016 ARC Booster Grant for two near-miss ARC applications, UNSW Business School ($10000)
2013 UNSW for Workshops on Emerging Markets ($10000)
2012 Group Strategic fund Grant, UNSW for Workshops on Emerging Markets ($30000), School of Economics and CEPAR ($20000)
2010 Grants from UNSW ASB, Reserve Bank of Australia, Treasury Department, CAMA ANU, and University of Melbourne to organize the Workshop on Macroeconomic Dynamics (WMD) ($28000)
2009 Australian School of Business, Faculty Research Grant ($11000)
2004, 2005, 2006 Research Grant, AGSM ($4500 yearly)
2004 Faculty Research Grant, AGSM, ($10000).
2001-2002 Faculty Research Grant, University of Miami, ($21 000).
2002-2003 Faculty Research Grant, University of Miami, ($22 500)
1999-2000 Two Faculty Research grants: One for a study of contracts in the New Zealand electricity industry and regulation, one for pricing in finite markets. ($18000)
- Ph.D. in Economics, Western University (formerly University of Western Ontario)
- M.A. in Economics, Western University
- B.A. Universite Laval and Queen's.
Best discussant Prize, Workshop of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society, Melbourne 2014
2009 ASB Non-Professorial Research Achievement Award ($1000)
1990-1991 Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.
1988-1994 University of Western Ontario Special University Scholarships.
My Research Supervision
Areas of supervision
- Monetary Economics
- Labour Economics
- Search Theory and Applications
- Macroeconomic Theory and applications
Past Supervision at UNSW
- Asgerdur Petursdottir, PhD, 2015 Graduation, Tenured position at University of Bath
- Yiyuan (Edward) Xie, PhD, 2015 Graduation
- Ying Zhang, PhD, 2016 Graduation
- Ruihu Kuang, MA, 2015 Graduation
- Sylvia Xiaolin Xiao, PhD UTS, 2016 Graduation
- Sakshi Sethi Honors Thesis, 2010 Graduation
Grievance Officer, School of Economics, UNSW Business School September 2018-ongoing.
Recruiting, screening and interviewing, UNSW January 2014, 2015, 2016,2017,2018.
Cluster Head, Economics, AGSM, UNSW 2006-2007.
Ph.D. Microeconomics Core examination supervisor, University of Miami, 2000-2002.
Recruiting Committee Member, University of Miami, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002.
Seminar Coordinator, University of Miami, 2002-2003.
Recruiting Committee Member, Victoria University of Wellington, 1999-2000.
Seminar coordinator, Victoria University of Wellington, 1999-2000.
Consulting on dynamic pricing and auctions for e-business Culinova.com, 2000.
Pro-bono CEO and founder of Dmandit Pty Ltd 2017-ongoing.
Courses taught at UNSW only:
- ECON1202 Quantitative Analysis for Business and Economics
- ECON1102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
- ECON5103 Business Economics
- ECON5130 Financial Systems and The Economy
- ECON3101 Markets and Frictions
- ECON4104 Economics of Labour Markets
- ECON6002 Macroeconomic Theory I
- ECON6102 Macroeconomic Theory II
- ECON6303 Labour Economics