Upcoming events

Professor Sanjay K. Singh is the Dean of Indian Institute of Management Lucknow.

We are pleased to announce that Assistant Professors Stefanie White and Corey D. White will take up positions as Senior lecturers at the department from mid-September.

Australian Energy Markets Initiatives Workshop will run at the Caulfield Campus on 26-27 March hosted by the Centre for Global Business Australian Electricity Markets Initiative. The workshop focuses on designing efficient network pricing and features several international speakers. Keynote speakers are Professor Frank Wolak, Director, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University and Professor Estelle Cantillon, Research Director at the Université libre de Bruxelles.

Monash Environmental Economics Workshop (MEEW) will run on 9-10 June 2020. The workshop brings together Australian and international researchers working on diverse topics in environmental, resource and energy economics.

This is the fifth year the workshop has run and we are expanding its format with more international participants and two keynotes: Professor Juan Camilo Cárdenas from the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia and Professor Christopher Costello from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The workshop is a collaboration between the Department of Economics, the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability and Monash Business School. For further information please contact Anke Leroux.

Technology and the future of labour: historical and contemporary perspectives" is co-organised by Sascha O. Becker and Assistant Professor Hyejin Ku (UCL) on Thu 21 May 2020 and Fri 22 May 2020 at the British Academy in London.

Past events

Gaurav Datt visited India in January and gave several seminars at the Institute of Economic Growth on January 6; Delhi School of Economics on January 9 and at the National Council of Applied Economic Research on January 10.

The seminars were on 'Progressivity and Redistributive Effects of Income Taxes in India' and 'Distribution-sensitive Multidimensional Poverty Measures'.

In January, Vinod Mishra visited the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, India. While there, he worked on a collaborative research project and interacted with staff and PhD students. He also presented a paper on the relationship between Economic Growth and Income Inequality in their seminar program.

Yves Zenou gave the keynote lecture at the Asian-Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) Annual Congress, Singapore, 12-14 December 2019.

He also presented at a departmental seminar at the National University of Singapore (NUS), December 10, 2019.

Yves presented at the University of Hong Kong, Economics Department seminar, Hong Kong, November 12, 2019 and gave a Department seminar at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Economics Department seminar, Hong Kong on November 13, 2019.

On February 7, 2020 he gave a Departmental seminar at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney.

Yves Zenou became a Council member of the Econometric Society.

He was elected as Member of Executive Board of the Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE).

Together with Daiji Kawaguchi he is co-editing a Special Issue on the “Asian and Australasian Association of Labour Economics, 3rd annual conference, Singapore, 12-14 December 2019,” Labour Economics, November 2020 (expected).

He will serve as Programme Committee Member of the World Conference in Labor Economics (EALE, SOLE and AASLE), Berlin, Germany, June 2020.


Arthur Campbell and Yves Zenou received an Australian Research Council Discovery Project, “Social Network Analysis: Social Media, Peer Effects and the Environment” of AUD$282,727.

Michelle Rendall has received an ARC DP20 grant titled “Talent Mismatch: Evidence from Australian Administrative Tax Records" for AUD$136,355.

In the media

Sascha O Becker’s recent paper on Investment in education after World War II was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal newsletter as a highlight from the research presented at the American Economic Association’s annual meeting.

Writing in The Irish Times (“Brexit is a culture war with economics as collateral damage”), Chris Johns cites the paper by Alabrese, Becker, Fetzer and Novy (2019): "Analysis reveals that “voting Leave is associated with older age, white ethnicity, low educational attainment, infrequent use of smartphones and the internet, receiving benefits, adverse health and low life satisfaction”, Eleonora Alabrese, Sascha Becker, Thiemo Fetzer and Dennis Novy report in Who Voted for Brexit? (European Journal of Political Economy, 2019).”