Visiting scholars

Andrew Bernard

Professor Andrew Bernard is visiting for two weeks from Monday 29 July. He featured as a keynote speaker in the Melbourne Trade Workshop on 5 August, met PhD students on 6 Aug and provided a prominent visitor talk on 7 August.

Professor Bernard is an expert in international trade and investment and specialises in firm responses to globalisation. He has been named by Thompson Reuters as one of the ‘Most Highly Cited Researchers’ every year since 2014 and is among the 100 most cited economists.

He received a National Science Foundation grant to study firm responses to international trade. In addition to being published in top academic journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Review of Economic Studies, his research has been featured on CNN, CNBC, Good Morning America, MSNBC, NPR's Morning Edition, Marketplace Morning Report, the BBC, and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, the Economist, Nikkei, Fortune, and Business Week.

Vincent Boucher

Associate Professor Vincent Boucher from Laval University in Quebec, Canada is currently visiting the Department at the Caulfield campus, invited by Yves Zenou. He will be with us until December. Vincent’s research focuses on social interactions and social networks. He is particularly interested in our ability to measure the impact of social interactions using networked data.

Mario Samano

Associate Professor Mario Samano from the Applied Economics Department at HEC Montreal, Canada, will be visiting from  6 September until December. He is invited by Gordon Leslie and will be based at Caulfield. His research focuses on empirical industrial organisation and applied econometrics and he is especially interested in energy topics. One of his most important papers was on Intermittency and the value of renewable energy and was published in the Journal of Political Economy in 2016.

Ngo Van Long

Ngo Van Long (McGill University) visited the Department from 18 July to 9 August. Long is currently Professor and James McGill Professor at McGill University. His main research interests are in economic dynamics and dynamic games, applied microeconomic theory, international trade theory, and resource and environmental economics. He gave a short course on dynamic games and applications on 1 August.