Sunday 10th July

1700 – 1900

Welcome Reception

This social function is included in the cost of full registration, however, delegates MUST RSVP to indicate their attendance. Additional tickets can be purchased at $80 per person.

Location: Theatre Royal, 27-29 Campbell Street, Hobart (5-minute walk from conference venue)
Dress code: Smart casual

Monday 11th July

0900 – 1040 Plenary Session One
Grand Ballroom
0900 – 0930 Conference Opening
Paul Blacklow
Conference Convenor
  Chair: Danielle Wood, CEO, GRATTAN Institute
0930 – 1040

Keynote Speaker – Dr Angela Jackson
How a Wellbeing Budget can address disadvantage and underpin a strong economy in the ‘new normal’

Dr Jackson is the lead economist at Impact Economics and Policy, with expertise in distributional analysis, labour markets, disability, health, gender, housing and fiscal policy. After starting her career as an economist at […]

1040 – 1110 Morning Refreshments
1110 – 1250 Concurrent Session One
SS1: Behavioural Economics for Policy
Session sponsor
Macroeconomic History & Policy Education 1 Fuel Productivity Mental Health & Health Efficiency
  Grand Ballroom 1 Grand Ballroom 2 Grand Ballroom 3 Harbour View 1 Harbour View 2 Chancellor 4
  Co-Chairs: Stephen Whyte & Swee Hoon Chuah
  Stuart Crispin
University of Tasmania
The Real Effects of Debt Covenants: Evidence from Australia

Kim Nguyen
Reserve Bank Of Australia

The Impact of Scholarships on TVET and Labor Outcomes in the Philippines

Michael Cabalfin
Asian Development Bank

Hydrogen Fuel for New Zealand’s Transport Sector

Selena Sheng
The University of Auckland

Collectivism and entrepreneurship

Zhiming Cheng
Macquarie University

An econometric investigation into the impact of external events on health conditions

Catherine Gao
Department Of Health

  Harry Greenwell
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Distributional National Accounts for Australia, 1991-2018

Nicolas Herault
University Of Melbourne

Interpolating PISA Data with World Bank Development Indicators

Hammed Oluwaseyi Musibau
University Of Tasmania

Bang-for-buck: Australian evidence on the impact of zero emission vehicle purchase incentives

Stephen Burgess

The effect of R&D on firms’ performance: Europe vs. GCC Countries

Mahmoud Abdellatif
Qatar University

Societal Movement Restrictions and Adverse Mental Health Outcomes

Alfredo Paloyo
University Of Wollongong

  Uwe Dulleck
Queensland University of Technology
Bracket creep and its fiscal impact

Cameron Chisholm
Parliamentary Budget Office

Does unsatisfactory subjective well-being of school children decrease their cognitive development skill?

Nasa Yunren
The University Of Adelaide

Fuel subsidization reforms in ASEAN countries

Nam Foo
Edith Cowan University/carec Institute -asian Development Bank

Quantifying Australia’s returns to innovation

Mingji Liu

Katherine Wynn

Socioeconomic factors associated with suicide in Australia: A focus on individual income and unemployment

Dinith Marasinghe
Australian National University

Nicholas Biddle
Australian National University

  Rebekah Russell-Bennett
Queensland University of Technology
Australian Government Debt following Two World Wars and Six Economic Downturns

Monique Champion
Department Of The Treasury

Exploration of wind energy and green hydrogen production in New Zealand

Le Wen
The University of Auckland

The Effects of global economic policy uncertainty on global economy and BRIC economies

Ekhlas Al-hajj
University of Tasmania

Surfing in Australia: Internet Access and provision of health care

Diana Contreras Suarez
University Of Melbourne

1250 – 1350 Lunch
Young Economists Network Meeting – Harbour View 1
Heads of Department Lunch (Invite ONLY) – Chancellor 5
1350 – 1505 Concurrent Session Two
  SS2: Financial Distress Indices for Australian Listed and Unlisted Companies Health Efficiency & Outcomes 1 Behavioural & Experimental Environmental 1 Monetary Policy 1 Young Economist Award 2020 & 2021
  Grand Ballroom 1 Grand Ballroom 2 Grand Ballroom 3 Harbour View 1 Harbour View 2 Chancellor 4
   Chair: Dan Daugaard
Tom Smith
Macquarie University
Evaluation of the Victorian Healthy Homes Program: a randomised controlled trial

Lutfun Hossain
University Of Technology Sydney

Rosalie Viney
University Of Technology Sydney

Behavioural economics and technology adoption in credence markets

Stephen Whyte
Queensland University Of Technology

Public Perceptions for the Reduction of Marine Plastics in Australian ‎Marine Waters

Judith Mutuku
University of Tasmania

Monetary policy rule when UIP conditions and policy trilemma do not hold: case of Nepal

Guna Bhatta
University of Wollongong

Stefanie Schurer
University Of Sydney
Luke Meehan
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Sources of specialist fee variation: an investigation using private health insurance claims data

Jongsay Yong
University Of Melbourne

Cooperation in the finitely repeated assignment game: an experiment utilising the strategy method

Hugh Sibly

Does distance impede scientific discourse? A case of environmental patents

Aneeq Sarwar
Ai Group

A Bank-Level Analysis of Interest Rate Pass-through in South Africa

Matthew Greenwood
University Of Melbourne

Markus Brueckner
Australian National University
Talei Parker
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Random vs. Explained Inefficiency in SFA: The Case of Queensland Hospitals

Zhichao Wang
University Of Queensland

Investment Professionals Increase ESG Investment in Response to Optimistic Framing

Danielle Kent
Macquarie University

1505 – 1535 Afternoon Refreshments
1535 – 1715 Concurrent Session Three
  SS3: Covid 19 and the macroeconomy
Housing 1 Gender Wage Gap Environmental 2 Modelling Stocks & Stock Markets
  Grand Ballroom 1 Grand Ballroom 2 Grand Ballroom 3 Harbour View 1 Harbour View 2 Chancellor 4
   Co-Chairs: Joaquin Vespignani & Graeme Wells
Global Macroeconomic Scenarios of the COVID19 Pandemic: How useful where the pre pandemic Scenarios?

Warwick McKibbin
Australian National University

Zoom towns: Housing Market Spillovers and Covid-19

Maria Yanotti
University Of Tasmania

Children and the Gender Earnings Gap: Evidence for Australia

Natasha Bradshaw
Commonwealth Treasury

Elif Bahar

Cementing Australia’s Future: Carbon impacts of cement production in the context of domestic and international decarbonisation policy and impacts for upstream and downstream industries

Fiona Good

Analysis of Australia’s permanent migration program using Treasury’s Overlapping Generations Model of the Australian Economy

Baily Hepple
Commonwealth Treasury

Impact of COVID-19 related behavioural response on stock price volatility: an econometric investigation

Chloe Burns
Australian National University

A gender lens on the workforce impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia

Leonora Risse
RMIT University

What’s the rush? New housing market absorption rate metrics reveal incentives to slow housing supply

Cameron Murray
The University Of Sydney

Gender Education Gap and Skill-Biased Structural Change

Michelle Rendall
Monash University

Meeting Minimal Paris Agreement Emissions Targets in an Intertemporal Global Energy and Trade Model

Tom Kompas
University of Melbourne

The Treasury Industry Model – a dynamic general equilibrium model of the Australian Economy

Jack Jaensch
Commonwealth Treasury

The economic stucture of a one-period security market

Douglas McLeod
Macquarie University

The Effect of the COVID-19 Income Support Policies on Household Spending in Australia

Nicole Adams
e61 Institute

Flattening the curve? The property-price gradient in Sydney during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nicholas Sheard
Victoria University

Age, Period, Cohort Effects in the Gender Pay Gap in Australia

Mustafa Kamal
University of Tasmania

Paul Blacklow
University of Tasmania

Environmental Policies, Democratic Participation and Uncertainty

Yasir Meya Khil
Queensland University Of Technology

A Simple Model of Working From Home

Matthew Jones
Productivity Commission

Mabel Andalón
Productivity Commission

High Frequency, High Fidelity: Constructing Daily Housing Price Indexes

Shuya Yang
Monash University

Gender differences in the relationship between labour market outcomes and wellbeing during COVID-19

Nicholas Biddle
Australian National University

Spatial economic dynamics and transport project appraisal

James Lennox
Victoria University

1745 – 1830 Young Economists Debate and Pub Crawl – Harbour View 1

Tuesday 12th July

0900 – 1040 Concurrent Session Four
  SS4: Expanding diversity and inclusion in economics: What is proving to work
Macroeconomics & Covid Education 2 Capital, Infrastructure & Pensions Firm Behaviour Migrant Outcomes and Development 
  Grand Ballroom 1
Grand Ballroom 2 Grand Ballroom 3 Harbour View 1 Harbour View 2 Chancellor 4
  Chair: Maria Yanotti
Panel Discussion: Expanding diversity and inclusion in economics: What is proving to work

Matthew Butlin
South Australian Productivity Commission, Former ESA President

Swee Hoon Chuah
University of Tasmania

Jacqui Dwyer
Reserve Bank of Australia


Not So Super? An Analysis of the Australian Early Release of Superannuation Program

Nicole Kagan
Harvard University

Risk and Returns to Education

Maria Jahromi
Australian National University

Gaps in valuing sustainable and resilient infrastructure

Jennifer Jenkins
Infrastructure Australia

Misallocations and Markups: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing

Yan Liang
Deakin University

Household dietary diversity, food security and market access: A multi-indicator assessment using nationwide survey data from Sri Lanka

Pilana Harshana
Griffith University

Unpacking the economic impacts of Covid-19 using a CGE modelling approach

Janine Dixon
Victoria University

Why have bachelor’s graduates’ real wages fallen? A machine learning approach

Patrick Hartigan
The Treasury

Retirement Eggs and Retirement Baskets

Shanker Akshay
University of Sydney

Incentives for Long-Shot Pharmaceutical Innovation

Thomas Weber

Do public health programs make societies more equal? Cross-country evidence on subjective wellbeing inequality

Ryan Dizon
University Of Wollongong

The COVID-19 shock and productivity-enhancing reallocation in Australia: Real-time evidence from Single Touch Payroll

Jonathan Hambur
Reserve Bank of Australia

The role of language proficiency in young immigrants’ educational performance and post-study specialisation.

Thao Nguyen
University Of Melbourne

Impacts from reducing the liquidity of private pensions

Cain Polidano
University Of Melbourne

Impacts of user-generated comments on price formation in cross-border e-commerce market: the case of infant formula in China

Wenzhu Tang
University Of Adelaide

The Hinge of the Golden Door: Labour Market Impacts of Immigrant Exclusion

Dean Hoi
University of Melbourne

Digitalization and Exports: A case of Indian Manufacturing MSMEs

Sugandha Huria
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Delhi

Neha Jain
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Delhi

Does a rising risk premium contribute to Australia’s capital shallowing?

Shane Evans
Productivity Commission

James Thiris
Productivity Commission

1040 – 1115 Morning Refreshments
1115 – 1230 Plenary Session Two
Grand Ballroom
  Chair: Michael Brennan, Productivity Commission

Keynote Speaker – Hal Varian
Nowcasting with Google Trends

Hal R. Varian is the Chief Economist at Google. He started in May 2002 as a consultant and has been involved in many aspects of the company, including auction design, econometric analysis, […]

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1230 – 1350
1300 – 1500
ESA Central Council Meeting – Chancellor 5
1350 – 1530 Concurrent Session Five
  SS5: Housing Policy, Trends and Spillovers
SS6: Macro and Energy Prices
Labour & Covid Fisheries Monetary Policy 2
  Grand Ballroom 1 Grand Ballroom 2 Grand Ballroom 3 Harbour View 1 Harbour View 2
  Chair: Maria Yanotti Chair: Bao Nguyen
Panel Discussion: Housing as a System considering its spillover effects on other social and economic issues, including discussion on the Falinski report

Chris Leishman
University of South Australia

Peter Tulip
Centre for Independent Studies

Nicholas Proud
PowerHousing Australia


Global Economic Impacts of Climate Shocks, Climate Policy and Changes in Climate Risk Assessment

Warwick Mckibbin
Australian National University

Return-to-Work Policies’ Clawback Regime and Labor Supply in Disability Insurance Programs

Arezou Zaresani
University Of Manitoba

Fish to Fight: How Do Fisheries Affect Conflicts in Indonesia?

Satoshi Yamazaki
University of Tasmania

Macroeconomics and Finance textbooks misrepresentations of Money and Banking: An alternative way to teach money and banking through balance sheets

Frederique Bracoud
The University Of Queensland

Oil supply shock and fuel tax policy in Australia: insights from a dynamic CGE framework

Locky Liu
Victoria University

Lessons from COVID-19 for labour market policy in Australia

Jeff Borland
University Of Melbourne

Behavioural impact of marine protected areas in international waters

Yifan Lu
University of Tasmania

Mervyn King and Maynard Keynes on Money and Uncertainty

Keiran Sharpe

Gaming after Lockdowns: Return to the Slots

Jenny Lye
University Of Melbourne

The Impact of Disputed Exclusive Economic Zones on Fisheries in the South China Sea

Himaushu Hardikar

Assessing Australian Monetary Policy in the Twenty-First Century

Isaac Gross
Monash University

1530 – 1600 Afternoon Refreshments
1600 – 1715 Plenary Session Three
Grand Ballroom
  Chair: Prof Alan Duncan, Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

Keynote Speaker – Martin Wolf CBE
The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism

Martin Wolf is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 for services to financial journalism. He […]

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1900 – 2300

Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner includes the ESA Annual Awards presentation. The Conference Dinner fee is NOT included in the cost of full registration and tickets can be purchased at $155 per person during the online registration process.

Location: AURA, Level 12 110 Liverpool Street Hobart (10-minute walk from the conference venue)
Dress code: Cocktail

With thanks to our Platinum Sponsors:

Wednesday 13th July

  Concurrent Session Six
0900 – 1040 SS7: Water Policy and Management
FDI & Trade Health, Education & Development Welfare Payments Econometrics Shocks, Assets & Debt
  Grand Ballroom 1
Grand Ballroom 2 Grand Ballroom 3 Harbour View 1 Harbour View 2 Chancellor 4
  Chair: Darla Hatton Macdonald Chair: Mala Raghavan
Australian public preferences for water re-allocation in the Murray-Darling Basin

Alec Zuo
University of Adelaide

Exploring The Pull Factors of Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Economies: A Study using a Dynamic Panel Data Model

Shah Mohammad Habibul Hasan
University Of Tasmania

Returns of parental education on children’s development by cultural inheritance and ethnic background

Ariun-Erdene Bayarjargal
Australian National University

The effect of job search requirements on welfare receipt

Ha Vu
Deakin University

Measuring Real-Time Economic activity using Pedestrian Count Data

Ashton De Silva
RMIT University

The determinants of excess reserves in the banking system of Papua New Guinea
Thomas Wangi
Australian National University
Water redistribution: explaining rankings, protests and willingness to pay

Darla Hatton Macdonald
University of Tasmania

Trade Linkages and Business Cycle Transmissions in Small Open East-Asian Markets

Mala Raghavan
University Of Tasmania

Sectoral labour choice and household welfare in emerging economies: The case of Vietnam

Huyen Hoang
The University Of New South Wales

A preliminary evaluation of the New Jobs Tax Credit.

Sam Gow
Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance

The Unit-effect Normalisation in Set-identified Structural Vector Autoregressions

Matthew Read
Reserve Bank Of Australia

Australia’s Productivity Performance Analysis

Miethy Zaman
Deakin University

Trade Liberalisation and Manufacturing Productivity in Nepal: Examining A Small Open Developing Economy

Amrit Pathak
University Of New England

Look Ma, I’m Okay! Intergenerational Transfers of Health

Umut Oguzoglu
University Of Manitoba

Coding Practice in Economics: A Survey and Recommendations

Joseph Hirschberg
University Of Melbourne

Spillover Effects of Chinese Uncertainty Shocks

Muhammadu Theseem Musthafa
University Of Wollongong

How climate change is shaping global foreign direct investment flows

Anne-louise Knight

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns on the health-related quality of life of people living with MS in Australia

Glen Henson
University of Tasmania

Multivariate Decompositions with Correlated Innovations

Jing Tian
University Of Tasmania

1040 – 1110 Morning Refreshments
1110 – 1250 Concurrent Session Seven
  SS8: Review of the RBA
Session sponsor
Growth & Development Household Behaviour Energy Consumers Behaviour Australian Firms Housing 2
  Grand Ballroom 1
Grand Ballroom 2 Grand Ballroom 3 Harbour View 1 Harbour View 2 Chancellor 4
  Chair: Peter Martin
Warwick McKibbin
A Portfolio Approach to Economic Development: Evidence from a Regional Economy

Safdar Khan
City of Gold Coast & Bond University

Susannah Stearman
City of Gold Coast

Information Asymmetry & the Sexy Effect: The Example of the Health and Fitness Industry

Hannah Altman
Queensland University of Technology

Solar power consumer behaviour: Diminishing rebound effects or reinstations of the old habits? Empirical evidence from a developing country

Luan Thanh Nguyen
Griffith University

Market structure and competition: Mapping structural risk in ASIC’s regulatory remit

Luke Meehan

The impact of property taxes on prices for low- and high-density housing

Jason Nassios
Victoria University

Danielle Wood
Danielle Wood
The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on Economic Growth in Developing Economies: A Study Using a Dynamic Panel Data (DPD) Model

Paul Blacklow
University Of Tasmania

A chicken in every pot, a gym in every garage and cars on every street – observations from relative technology and CPI Expenditure Class price changes and implications for Electric Vehicle charging

Robert Smith
East Economics

A ‘striking consumer preference’ for large energy retailers

James Owen
Essential Services Commission

Domestic MNEs

Pascalis Raimondos

The Effect of Household Based and Neighbourhood Based Precarious Housing on Wellbeing

Jack Hewton
Curtin University

Isaac Gross
Monash University
The Shadow Economy and Its Impact on Economic Growth in Sri Lanka

Sineth Kannangara Koralalage
University of Western Australia

Biological influences on household time use

Jane Wakeford
Australian National University

Innovation, Differentiation, and Consumer Choice in the Victorian Retail Energy Market

Andrew Rendall
Essential Services Commission

Uncovering the Urban Advantage of Australian Firms: New Evidence from BLADE Data
Elyse Dwyer
E61 Institute
The effect of intergenerational wealth transfers on transitions up and down the housing ladder.

Ryan Brierty
Curtin University

Sally Auld
JB Were
Does poverty increase impatience? Empirical evidence from Vietnam for the new approach of poverty reduction, land and environment sustainable management policies in developing countries

Khoa A Trinh
University Of Otago

Sorting out sustainable food waste behaviour of households: A comprehensive survey of food waste disposal practices

Trang Thi Thu Nguyen
University Of Adelaide

Examining and Forecasting Financial Vulnerability for Australian Unlisted Firms

Ha Nguyen
Macquarie University

Tom Smith
Macquarie University

Rui Xue
Macquarie University

How Do Homes Transfer Across The Income Distribution? The Role of Supply Constraints

James Hansen
The University of Melbourne

1250 – 1350 Lunch
Women Economics Network Lunch – Tasman Restaurant
1350 – 1505 Concurrent Session Eight
  SS9: Labour Markets and Worker Behaviour
Electricity Markets & Networks Education & Gender 
  Grand Ballroom 1
Grand Ballroom 2 Grand Ballroom 3
  Chair: Russell Ross
Angela Jackson
Impact Economics and Policy
Risk Preferences and the Reliability of Electricity Networks

Mark Tocock
University Of Tasmania

Gender and LGB Pay Gaps in the National Health Service

Karen Mumford
University of York

Jeff Borland
University of Melbourne
Investigating the Effect of Rebidding on Wholesale Electricity Prices in the Australian National Electricity Market

Ali Ghahremanlou
University Of Tasmania

Occupational Variation in Child Health and Gender Comparison

Andilip Afroze

Saul Eslake
Corinna Economic Advisory
Strategic Bidding of Electric Power Generating Companies: Evidence from the Australian National Electricity Market

Ali Ghahremanlou
University Of Tasmania

Duration modelling of education effects and gendered outcomes in the Australian labour market
Rebecca Valenzuela
Victorian Department Of Treasury And Finance
1505 – 1535 Afternoon Refreshments
1535 – 1715 Concurrent Session Nine
SS10: Transforming the Australian Electricity Sector: Pressing and Emerging Issues
Inequality Regional Skills Parenting Payments & Leave Miscellaneous  
Grand Ballroom 1
Grand Ballroom 2 Grand Ballroom 3 Harbour View 1 Harbour View 2
Chair: Simon Bresnehan
Bess Clark
Marinus Link
Future wealth transfers and effects on inequality

Rebecca Chin
Productivity Commission

Aligning future supply with demand for VET graduates: A fine grained model of the Victorian labour market, VET system and transitions from education to employment
Gerard Lind
Victorian Skills Authority
Welfare reform of the parenting payment single (PPS): Employment and wage outcomes of PPS recipients
Kristen Sobeck
Australian National University
What next for Identity Economics?

Ryk Bliszczyk
Griffith University

Bruce Mountain
Victoria Energy Policy Centre
Effects of wealth transfers on wealth inequality and intergenerational wealth persistence

Lawson Ashburner
Productivity Commission

The Labour Market Matching Efficiency in Australian Regions
Sean Kelly
James Cook University
Does Social Assistance Disincentivise Employment, Job Formality, and Mobility? Learning from Past Unconditional Cash Transfer Programs in Indonesia
Dyah Pritadrajati
Australian National University
Queensland’s Titles Registry Trickery: a case study in dubious public finance practices

Gene Tunny
Adept Economics

James Pirie
Hydro Tasmania
The (In)Equalities of Human Mobility for Work and Play

Steve Bickley
Queensland University Of Technology

Utilising soft skills training to enhance work readiness
Josh Reynolds
Department Of Employment
Enhanced Parental Paid Leave – Why its Not Just Good for Mums
Mary Clarke
DXP Consulting
The economics of ‘Place’:- An Ageing in Place Perspective

Sarah Sinclair
RMIT University

Income Distribution in a Dynamic Assignment Model

Xueli Tang
Deakin University

Regional Changes in Hours Worked and Local Income: 2020-21 Compared to 2014-19
Ian Manning
National Institute Of Economic And Industry Research
Unlocking Tasmania’s Economic Potential Through Changes to Paid Parental Leave
Preston Tsamassiros
Deloitte Access Economics
Hamish Burrell
Deloitte Access Economics
Post-Industrial Society: An economic geography analysis

Robert Cotgrove
University Of Tasmania

1730 – 1855 Plenary Session Four
Grand Ballroom
  Chair: Rana Roy, Consulting Economist

Keynote Speaker – Prof Joseph Stiglitz
Economic theory and policy post neoliberalism

Joseph E. Stiglitz was born in Gary, Indiana, in 1943. A graduate of Amherst College, he received his PHD from MIT in 1967, became a full professor at Yale in 1970, and […]  


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