Visitors to the Department

We are very pleased to welcome the following visitors to our department:

James Murphy, Professor of Economics, University of Alaska Anchorage, visited the Department 4 – 11 March.  Professor Murphy is on the Editorial Board of the

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and does research in the fields of experimental economics, natural resource and environmental economics.

In addition to meeting with staff and PhD students, Professor Murphy presented his paper ‘Tying enforcement to prices in emissions markets: An experimental evaluation’ in the BET seminar series. The paper presents results from laboratory emissions permit markets designed to investigate the transmission of abatement cost risk to firms’ compliance behavior and regulatory enforcement strategies.

Professor Anthony (Tony) Venables is visiting us for four weeks starting March 18. Tony Venables is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford where he also directs the Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Econometric Society.

Former positions include Chief Economist at the UK Department for International Development, professor at the London School of Economics, research manager of the trade research group in the World Bank, and advisor to the UK Treasury.

Tony was the keynote speaker at the Economics of Cities workshop, help on March 25-26, at Monash Caulfield Campus.  The workshop is jointly organised by CDES and Infrastructure Victoria.  Professor Yves Zenou and Associate Professor Asadul Islam also presented at the workshop.  During his visit, Tony will be located in H4.55, Economics, Caulfield Campus.