Grants and other highlights
- First of all a huge congratulations to Andreas Leibbrandt who has been awarded with an ARC Future Fellowship.
The Future Fellowships scheme supports research in areas of critical national importance by giving outstanding researchers incentives to conduct their research in Australia. The aim of the Future Fellowships scheme is to attract and retain the best and brightest mid-career researchers.
- According to the ShanghaiRanking'S Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 - Economics, released in July, Monash Economics has moved up one place from last year to 42nd in the world. University of Melbourne is ranked at no. 41. Well done everybody!
Monash students to compete at Sibos 2018
Master’s student Marco Lecci and Honour student Aaron Augustine Rozario are taking part in the 'SWIFT Institute Challenge 2018'. Their idea has been selected to compete in the finals at “Sibos 2018” in Sydney.
Sibos brings financial leaders together to network, collaborate and find solutions to industry challenges. The theme for 2018 is 'Enabling the digital economy', which reflects the far-reaching transformation of banks and other financial service providers as they adjust to the realities of a digital world.
Each year the SWIFT Institute holds a competition called SWIFT challenge, where students can address a topic chosen by the institute. Previous winners were from University of Toronto in 2017 and University of Warwick in 2016.
This year topic is: 'Data privacy in an open API world - how do we keep personal information safe in an open data environment?' Marco and Aaron are among the eight finalists and will present their idea at Sibos in October. The price is $30 000 for the winner to reinvest in the project. Their idea combines economic principles (like auctions in a competitive market, sustained by a system of incentives) and Blockchain technology to secure costumers data. We wish them the best of luck!
- Philip Grossman presented at the following conferences:
- Impact of Social Identity and Inequality on Antisocial Behaviour. International Political Science Association Conference, Brisbane, July 2018.
- Good News, Bad News and Giving: Impact of Recipient Characteristics. Economic Science Association World Conference, Berlin, June/July 2018.
- Good News, Bad News and Giving: Impact of Recipient Characteristics. WZB Workshop on Recent Advances in the Economics of Philanthropy, Berlin, June 2018.
- Gender, Beliefs and Coordination with Externalities. University of Bath, Bath, June 2018.
- Impact of Social Identity and Inequality on Antisocial Behaviour. Reading Experimental and Behavioural Economics Workshop, Reading, June 2018. Keynote.
- Mitra Battacharya’s paper “The effect of renewable energy consumption on economic growth: Evidence from top 38 countries" received the best paper award.