Current & past honours students

2016 students

Kelvin Guo

Supervisor: Glenn Otto
Thesis title: The Role of House Prices in the Monetary Transmission Mechanism within Australia

Damoon Sadeghian

Supervisor: Pauline Grosjean, Sarah Walker
Thesis title: The 19th Century ‘Squattocracy’ and Contemporary Inequality

Tuong Bao Tran Nguyen

Supervisor: Evgenia Dechter
Thesis title: The Impact of Child Care Policies on Maternal Labour Force Participation and Hours of Work in Australia

Tsz Ho Dawin Heung (Jeff)

Supervisor: Valentyn Panchenko, Robert Kohn
Thesis title: Improving the Australian Macro-economic Forecasts

Calvin Yue He

Supervisor: Richard Holden, Mariano Kulish, James Morley
Thesis title: Sovereign Default Risk and the Fiscal Spending Multiplier

Aidan Wood

Supervisor: Sang-Wook (Stanley) Cho
Thesis title: The Environmental Impact of Trade Liberalisation in Developing Countries: A General Equilibrium Approach

Kai Zen

Supervisor: Gigi Foster
Thesis title: The Impact of Selective High Schools on Student Achievement

Rohan Garga

Supervisor: Gautam Bose, Peter Kriesler
Thesis title: Trust & Institutional Confidence in the Aftermath of Disaster

Cecilia Chang

Supervisor: Anton Kolotilin, Hodaka Morita
Thesis title: Punishing Corporate Crime: An Economic Analysis

Justin Tang

Supervisor: Juan Carlos Carbajal, Hongyi Li
Thesis title: Toll Booths on the Internet - Adblocking and Online Media

Sebastien Printant

Supervisor: Christopher Gibbs, Nalini Prasad
Thesis title: The Sensitivity of Australian Yields and the AUD/USD Exchange Rate to Macroeconomic News Surprises

Aaryn Lally

Supervisor: Glenn Otto, Kevin Fox
Thesis title: Hedonic Pricing and the User Cost of Housing in the Netherlands

Vanty Tang

Supervisor: Arpita Chatterjee
Thesis title: Effects of Chinese Import Competition on Local Labour Markets in Australia

Timothy Tze-Hymn Lo

Supervisor: Valentyn Panchenko
Thesis title: Asset Pricing Model with Adaptive Learning and Heterogeneity

Nathan Walsh

Supervisor: Tess Stafford
Thesis title: Residential Electricity Usage: How do Households Respond to Dynamic Peak Pricing Events?

2015 students

Cameron Dark

Supervisor: Mariano Kulish
Thesis title: Optimal inflation measures for targeting under sectoral heterogeneity

Frazer Vulich

Supervisor: Chris Gibbs
Thesis title: Estimating the Natural Interest Rate at the Zero Lower Bound

Justin Chan

Supervisor: Andreas Ortman, Tess Stafford
Thesis title: Academic Conflicts of Interest in the Ranking Game

Luka Raznatovic

Supervisor: Stanley Cho, Valentyn Panchenko
Thesis title: The effect of structural reforms on economic growth and employment in European Transitional economies

Preetpaul Uppal

Supervisor: Gigi Foster
Thesis title: An experimental investigation of the legitimacy of consumer altruism: Are consumer demands for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) pure?

Qiang Liu

Supervisor: Glenn Otto
Thesis title: Trade creation, trade diversion and Australia's regional trade agreements

2014 students

Anthony Michael Polito

Supervisor: Peter Kriesler, Glenn Otto
Thesis title: Explaining Australian investment through forecasting competing investment models

Ashvini Ravimohan

Supervisor: Tess Stafford, Paul Twomey
Thesis title: Financial incentives and solar PV adoption in NSW

Danielle Hayek

Supervisor: Ariel Ben Yishay
Thesis title: Sibling Spillovers in Health and Education: A Sub-Saharan African Study

David Warsing

Supervisor: Glenn Otto
Thesis title: Price Level Targeting and Average Inflation Targeting: What do the US crisis and post-recovery period imply for Alternative Monetary Regimes?

James Foster

Supervisor: Christopher Gibbs;James Morley
Thesis title: The Effect of Sentiment on the Government Spending Multiplier

James Nathan Signorelli

Supervisor: Nigel Stapledon
Thesis title:Modelling The Ripple Effect of Prices In The Melbourne Housing Market

Joel Larish

Supervisor:  Hongyi Li, Carlos Pimienta 
Thesis title: Guilt By Association: Collective Punishment in Relational Incentive Contracts

Martin Eftimoski

Supervisor: Andreas Ortmann, Richard Holden
Thesis title: The Peer Review System Is Broken? Long Live The Peer Review System?!

Merrilyn Jane Groom

Supervisor: Gigi Foster
Thesis title: Sacrifice, Loyalty and Image-Seeking: An Experimental Examination of Distinct Motives for Charitable Donations

Mohamad Mourad

Supervisor: Peter Kriesler
Thesis title: Macrodynamics of Household Debt Accumulation and Consumption

Nicholas Young

Supervisor: Richard Holden
Thesis title: The Economic Legacy of Political Visions of the Australian Urban Environment

Patrick Lawrence Fazzone

Supervisor: James Morley
Thesis title: Estimating How Changes in Tax Policy Impact the Australian Macroeconomy Using A New Dataset

Richard Phillip Grice

Supervisor: Geni Dechter, Richard Holden
Thesis title: Pay Me Later: Inside Debt, Executive Compensation & Company Performance

Roger Dong

Supervisor: Peter Kriesler; Valentyn Panchenko
Thesis title: How Does The RBA Respond to Financial Stress?

Samuel John Beck

Supervisor: Scott French;Zhanar Akhmetova
Thesis title: The Composition of Trade Frictions

Thao Khanh Nguyen

Supervisor: James Morley
Thesis title: Does Competition Affect Inflation Persistence?

Zain Naseer Ahmed

Supervisor: Mariano Kulish
Thesis title: Fiscal Policy and Dutch Disease: Antidote or Poison?

2013 students

Adnan Arif

Supervisor: Arghya Ghosh
Thesis title: Competition and Post –Innovation Strategies: Imitation, Masking and Licensing

Christopher William Sewell

Supervisor: Peter Kriesler;Raja Junankar
Thesis title: An Analysis of Youth Labour Markets

Chun Hung (Terrance) Mak

Supervisor: Evgenia Dechter;Denzil Fiebig
Thesis title: Real Wage Movement over Business Cycle: Contract Market Versus Spot Market

Frank Mazzone

Supervisor: Chris Bidner
Thesis title: A Minor Threat: Parental Investment and Adolescent Anti-Social Behaviour

James Chu

Supervisor: Gigi Foster, Tess Stafford
Thesis title: Locus of Control, Formation of Expectations and Academic Outcomes

Jason Zhiwei Qu

Supervisor: Hazel Bateman;Sasan Bakhtiari
Thesis title: An Efficiency Study of The Australian Superannuation Industry

Jehanesan Konesan

Supervisor: Nigel Stapledon
Thesis title: The Effect of the 2011 Brisbane Flood Event on Property Prices, Evidence from Inner City Suburbs of Brisbane

Joel Ashley Bowman

Supervisor: Mariano Kulish; Denzil Fiebig
Thesis title: How Does Job Insecurity Affect Household Consumption in Australia

Johnson Man Kei Chu

Supervisor: Hongyi Li;Carlos Pimienta
Thesis title: Incentive Contracts in the Presence of Pride and Envy

Matthew Martineer

Supervisor: Richard Holden
Thesis title: Do Australian Fund Managers Create Value?

Matthew Smart

Supervisor: Valentyn Panchenko
Thesis title: Measuring Systemic Risk in Australian Banks

Muhunthan Jayanthakumaran

Supervisor: Chris Carter
Thesis title: Impact of ASEAN Trade Integration on Inflation

Peter Rickards

Supervisor: Mariano Kulish
Thesis title: Macro-Prudential Regulation, Interest Rate Spreads & Monetary Policy: A Quantitative Analysis of a Dynamic Model

Rose Khattar

Supervisor: Pauline Grosjean
Thesis title: The Persistence of Cultural Attitudes: Australia and Gender Imbalances

Tahlee Stone

Supervisor: Arpita Chatterjee
Thesis title: Life-Cycle Inequality and Wage Dynamics in Australia

Yasaman Naghiloo

Supervisor: James Morley;Mariano Kulish
Thesis title: Iron Ore Nation: An Analysis of the Effects of Iron Ore Prices on the Australian Economy

2012 students

Adam Wei-Wen Neo

Supervisor: Glenn Otto
Thesis title: The Impact of the Real Exchange Rate on Consumer Imports within Australia

Ashna Taneja

Supervisor: Alberto Motta
Thesis title: A Moral Hazard Model of Informal Credit

Axelle Diane Marjolin

Supervisor: Gautam Bose
Thesis title: A Historical Analysis of the Barriers to Technology Adoption in Agriculture

Carlos Stephen Cacho

Supervisor: Richard Holden
Thesis title: Complexity and Asset Ownership: An Incomplete Contracts approach to explain firm Research and Development Behaviour

Cassandra Davies

Supervisor: Denise Doiron
Thesis title: Wealth Holdings of Immigrants in Australia: 2002-2010: Does the immigrant wealth gap close over time?

David Hughes

Supervisor: James Morley
Thesis title: How Important are International Shocks for Australia’s Business Cycle?

Deborah Joy Leverett

Supervisor: Peter Kriesler
Thesis title: Was Australia Lucky? Avoiding the 2007 financial Crisis

Husam El-Tarifi

Supervisor: Marian Vidal-Fernandez
Thesis title: Compulsory Military Service and Sibling Externalities on the High School Dropout Rate

Jade Wong

Supervisor: Andreas Ortmann;Alberto Motta
Thesis title: Effects of Social Impact Bonds on Reputation and Quality Assurance

Jason Yu

Supervisor: Glenn Otto Thesis title: Pass-Through of Exchange Rate Shocks to Inflation in an Australian Context

Jia Fei Jennifer Wu

Supervisor: Arghya Ghosh
Thesis title: Intellectual Property Rights in the South: The role of product variety

Jin Cong Wang

Supervisor: Gautam Bose
Thesis title: Bargaining and Search with Heterogeneous Agents

Kevin Ma

Supervisor: Trevor Stegman
Thesis title: Evaluation of Trade Dynamics in East Asia: Impact of Industrial Trade Structures on Australian Exports

Marcus Vincent Tomaino

Supervisor: Suraj Prasad
Thesis title: Mission Coherence and Contestation within Organisations

Nelson Qu

Supervisor: Valentyn Panchenko;Chris Carter
Thesis title: Bayesian Filtering on Realised, Bipower and Option Implied Volatility

Peter Samuel Wallis

Supervisor: Valentyn Panchenko;James Morley
Thesis title: The Role of No-Arbitrage Restrictions in Term Structure Models

Rakan Frijat

Supervisor: Ariel Ben Yishay
Thesis title: Increasing Returns to Skill and Impacts on Agglomeration Processes in Mexico

Riady Wedharajendra Haryono

Supervisor: Pauline Grosjean
Thesis title: Precautionary Demand for Oil and Political Instability in the Middle East and North Africa

Richard Evans

Supervisor: Regina Betz;Paul Twomey
Thesis title: Trading Beyond Compliance: An Analysis of Electricity Firm Participation in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme

Samuel Forrest

Supervisor: Valentyn Panchenko
Thesis title: Empirical Analysis of Market Power and Wind Power in the Australian National Electricity Market

Suchita Mathur

Supervisor: Guillaume Roger
Thesis title: Moral Hazard, Bank Risk-Taking and the Business Cycle

William Jeffries

Supervisor: Nigel Stapledon;Tess Stafford
Thesis title: Does Heritage Listing have an Effect on Property Prices in Australia

2011 students

Anatoly Logunov

Supervisor: Valentyn Panchenko
Thesis title: A Tweet in Time: Can Twitter Sentiment analysis improve economic indicator estimation and predict market returns?

Ashley Cheng

Supervisor: Hodaka Morita
Thesis title: An Economic Model for Structures of the Legal Profession

Cecilia Li

Supervisor: Gigi Foster
Thesis title: Raw Ability, Effort or Luck? The Perceptions of University Students and the Impacts on their Grades

Christian Silvestro

Supervisor: Rachida Ouysse;Gigi Foster
Thesis title: Can University Admissions Be Improved?

Fiona Fleming

Supervisor: Denise Doiron;Denzil Fiebig
Thesis title: The Impact of Health Shocks on the Labour Supply of Older Workers in Blue and White Collar Occupations

Frank Ciarliero

Supervisor: April Cai;Tess Stafford
Thesis title: The Effects of Environmental Stringency on Trade: A Factor Proportions Approach

Jack Chambers

Supervisor: Glenn Otto
Thesis title: Speeches, Signals and Sentiment: The Effect of Monetary Policy Signalling on the Term Structure of Interest Rates in Australia

Jakree Koosakul

Supervisor: Alan Woodland
Thesis title: Assessing the Impact of Further Liberalisation of Trade in Thailand: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis

Jessica Moses

Supervisor: Guillaume Roger
Thesis title: I Can Do Better: A Model of Matching and Rematching with Ex Ante Investment

Josef Manalo

Supervisor: Glenn Otto
Thesis title: Australia’s Floating Exchange Rates: Shock Absorbers or Sources of Shocks?

Justin Cheong

Supervisor: Ben Greiner
Thesis title: Learning and Transfer: An Experimental Investigation into Ultimatum Bargaining

Kristine Patricio

Supervisor: Stanley Cho
Thesis title: The Welfare Impact of an Australia-China Free Trade Agreement

Lily Chen

Supervisor: Guillaume Roger
Thesis title: Exploring Monitoring Mechanisms in Dynamic Contracts

Mark Ball

Supervisor: Hazel Bateman;Andreas Ortmann
Thesis title: An Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Means-Tested Pensions on the Demand for Life Annuities

Nathan Chia

Supervisor: James Morley
Thesis title: Testing for Rational Bubbles in the USD/AUD Exchange Rate: A Max Sup Augmented Dickey-Fuller Test

Patrick Schneider

Supervisor: Gautam Bose
Thesis title: Everyone Was Doing It: Culture, Rationalisation and Corruption

Shivana Thiru Moorthy

Supervisor: Bill Schworm;Marian Vidal-Fernandez
Thesis title: The Impact of Suspended Sentences on Re-offending Behaviour in New South Wales

Tai Lam

Supervisor: Ben Greiner
Thesis title: Pay-Per-Bid Auctions with an Exit Option: An Experimental and Empirical Investigation

2010 students

Andy Kim

Supervisor: Rachida Ouysse
Thesis title: All About the 1997 Financial Crisis: From Causes to Contagion

Anne Sastro

Supervisor: Ben Greiner
Thesis title: Voter Behaviour Under Asymmetric Information in Compulsory and Voluntary Voting Systems: An Experimental Study

Bo Ye

Supervisor: Hazel Bateman
Thesis title: Evaluating Superannuation Guarantees in Australia

Brook Dylan Naar

Supervisor: Denise Doiron;Chris Bidner
Thesis title: The Effect of Competition on Pro-poor Microfinance Institutions

Claire Elisabeth Houssard

Supervisor: Denzil Fiebig
Thesis title: Working Hours Mismatch in Non-Standard Employment and Individuals’ Mental Health

David Axiak

Supervisor: Nigel Stapledon
Thesis title: Measuring Sydney Metropolitan Real Estate prices and the effects of the First Home Owner Grant & First Home Owner Boost

David Berick

Supervisor: Gigi Foster
Thesis title: Acculturation and Higher Education: Do the Marks of International Students Improve Through Time?

Derrick Poon

Supervisor: Andreas Ortmann
Thesis title: Re-examining Behavioural Anomalies: Preference Reversals and the Illusion of Control

Edward Hunt

Supervisor: Minxian Yang
Thesis title: Analyst Dispersion and Stock Returns in an Australian Context

Marissa Panagiris

Supervisor: Hazel Bateman
Thesis title: Retirement Consumption Puzzle

Matthew Tsikirkas

Supervisor: Lisa Magnani
Thesis title: The Impact of Outsourcing on Employment Adjustment

Sakshi Sethi

Supervisor: Benoit Julien
Thesis title: Pricing and Bargaining in Frictional Markets

Spyridon Premetis

Supervisor: Adrian Pagan;Nigel Stapledon
Thesis title: Housing Market Dynamics

Suzana April Hardy

Supervisor: Gautam Bose
Thesis title: The Consequences of Belonging: Changing the Aspirational Norms in Disadvantaged Communities

Tanvir Uddin

Supervisor: Chris Bidner
Thesis title: Which household characteristics help mitigate the effects of extreme weather events? Evidence from the 1998 floods in Bangladesh

Visanna Tran

Supervisor: Gigi Foster
Thesis title: Socio-economic Gradients in Australian Children’s Development: The Role of Maternal Time Investment

Xia Chen

Supervisor: Minxian Yang
Thesis title: External Shocks, Monetary Policy and Inflation in Australia

2009 students

Andrew Flint

Supervisor: Regina Betz
Thesis title: Moving Down the Learning Curves - A Case for PV Subsidies in Australia?

Andy Chung

Supervisor: Glenn Otto
Thesis title: Aggregate Household Saving Puzzle

Bo Yu Ye

Supervisor: Hazel Bateman

David Eisman

Supervisor: Gautam Bose
Thesis title: Perspectives on Trust and Reputation

Deepika Patwardhan

Supervisor: Glenn Otto
Thesis title: Does Macroeconomic News Have an Impact on the Volatility of the Australian Stock Market?

Felix Tsun Yin Leung

Supervisor: Glenn Otto
Thesis title: Tests of New Keynesian Phillips Curve Using Sectoral Data

Gwen Cruise

Supervisor: Garry Barrett
Thesis title: Effect of Alcohol Consumption on Income

Hao Jie (Tommy) Xu

Supervisor: Nigel Stapledon
Thesis title: The Impacts of Foreign-Invested Enterprises in Industrial Sector in Shanghai

Hien Tran

Supervisor: Suraj Prasad
Thesis title: A Market Mechanism for the Enforcement of Promotion Based Incentive Contracts

Jay Kathavate

Supervisor: Chris Bidner;Valentyn Panchenko
Thesis title: Aid Volatility Government and Growth

Kang Hyun (Gordon) Yoon

Supervisor: Stanley Cho
Thesis title: The Impact of Free Trade Agreement on the Australian Economy

Kieran Bernie

Supervisor: Denise Doiron
Thesis title: The Impact of Unemployment on Marital Stability in Australia

Michael Abbott

Supervisor: Denzil Fiebig
Thesis title: Household Volunteer Labour Supply Decisions

Rahul Nath

Supervisor: Alexandre Dmitriev
Thesis title: Variable Capacity Utilization and its Impact on Asset Prices

Sang Il Kim

Supervisor: Rachida Ouysse

Shasheen D Jayaweera

Supervisor: Nigel Stapledon
Thesis title: Export Diversification in Low Income Countries

Spyridon Premetis

Supervisor: Adrian Pagan
Thesis title:Housing Market Dynamics in Australia

2008 students

Candice Tan

Supervisor: Gautam Bose
Thesis title: Impact of Public Health Services on Educational Outcomes

Evan Calford

Supervisor: Regina Betz
Thesis title: Market Manipulation in the EU Trading Scheme

Garima Verma

Supervisor: Lisa Magnani;Denzil Fiebig
Thesis title: Work-Life Policies and Women’s Post-Childbirth Labour Mobility

Henry To

Supervisor: Garry Barrett;Denise Doiron
Thesis title: Causes of Layoffs and Gender Differences

Hong-Il Yoo

Supervisor: Denise Doiron;Denzil Fiebig
Thesis title: The Effects of Territorial Smoking Restrictions on Individual Smoking Behaviour in Australia

Jason (Foon-Cham) Wong

Supervisor: Garry Barrett;Trevor Stegman
Thesis title: Applying the Human Capital Model to the Australian Labour Market

Jeremy Jastrzab

Supervisor: Minxian Yang
Thesis title: Modelling and Forecasting the Product Exit of Desktop Computers

Kevin Hughes

Supervisor: Geoffrey Kingston
Thesis title: Older Australian Workers and the Retirement Decisions

King Pong Tam

Supervisor:
Thesis title: Testing Intertemporal Models of the Current Account for Australia

Muhummed Bin Shah Idil

Supervisor: Geoffrey Kingston
Thesis title: Do World Commodity Prices Granger-cause Australian dollar?

Oli Sartor

Supervisor: Regina Betz
Thesis title: The European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme for Greenhouse Gases: Are the Futures Markets Contributing to Dynamic Efficiency?

Pero Stojanovski

Supervisor: Kevin Fox
Thesis title: Public Infrastructure

Stephen Elias

Supervisor: Glenn Otto
Thesis title: Modelling Housing Prices in Australian Capital Cities

Usman Khalid

Supervisor: Gautam Bose
Thesis title: Gender Bias in Education: Evidence from Rural India

Xiao Chun Xu

Supervisor: Alexandre Dmitriev
Thesis title: Adjustment Costs and Real Business Cycles

2007 students

Adeline Tubb

Supervisor: Lisa Magnani
Thesis title: The Link between Environmental Quality and Economic Growth: What is the Role of Demographic Change?

Bryan Reid

Supervisor: Robert Hill
Thesis title: House Pricing Forecast

Carol Lee

Supervisor: Robert Hill
Thesis title: Crime and Neighbourhoods

Celeste Tay

Supervisor: Marks/Richard
Thesis title: Firms that Fail

Christopher Nicholas

Supervisor: Rachida Ouysse
Thesis title: Growth and Model Selection

Clarissa Tan

Supervisor: Peter Robertson
Thesis title: Financial Crisis in Indonesia

David Chen

Supervisor: Rachida Ouysse
Thesis title: GDP Trends in Fiji

Emily Gitelman

Supervisor: Lance Fisher;Glenn Otto
Thesis title: Monetary Policy and Inflation

Ha Cao

Supervisor: Trevor Stegman
Thesis title: Dairy Cooperatives and Deregulation

Henry To

Supervisor: Denise Doiron;Garry Barrett
Thesis title: Male-Female Gap in Displacements

Hong Il Yoo

Supervisor: Denise Doiron;Denzil Fiebig
Thesis title: Smoking Laws

Jennifer Vo-Phuoc

Supervisor: Lance Fisher
Thesis title: Anticipated Investment Stock Returns

Kevin Hughes

Supervisor: Stanley Cho
Thesis title: Determinants of Saving Rates in Australia and its Implications on the Ageing Population

King Pong Tam

Supervisor: Glenn Otto
Thesis title: Current Account Deficit

Matthew Ho

Supervisor: Kevin Fox;Glenn Otto
Thesis title: Public Infrastructure

Rajib Hossain

Supervisor: Lisa Magnani
Thesis title: Education Expenditure and Development

Rudy Pradana

Supervisor: Denise Doiron
Thesis title: Inter-marriage and Migrants

Rushmila Alam

Supervisor: Arghya Ghosh;Peter Robertson
Thesis title: Regional Trade Agreements

Selwynn Syquia

Supervisor: Stanley Cho
Thesis title: Free Trade Agreements

Simone Cheung

Supervisor: Denzil Fiebig
Thesis title: AIDS in Developing Economies

Susan Havyatt

Supervisor: Peter Kriesler
Thesis title: Convergence of Romania to EU

Tina Wang

Supervisor: Kieron Meagher
Thesis title: Organizational Change in Chain Stores

2006 students

Alvin Chan

Supervisor: Peter Robertson
Thesis title:Land Reforms in Zimbabwe

Andrew Sudol

Supervisor: Kieron Meagher
Thesis title: Political Competition in a Federal System

Anna Zhu

Supervisor: Denzil Fiebig
Thesis title: The Effect of Maternal Employment on Child Obesity in Australia

Daniela Wegner

Supervisor: Denise Doiron
Thesis title: The Impact of Employment on an Individual's Health

David Jennings

Supervisor: Glenn Otto
Thesis title: Wealth Channels of Monetary Policy

Eden Hatzvi

Supervisor: Glenn Otto
Thesis title: Excess Returns in The Housing Market

Gary Young

Supervisor: Robert Kohn
Thesis title: Modelling Motor Insurance Claims Using Discreet time

Jimmy Chen

Supervisor: Garry Barrett
Thesis title: Male-Female Income Differences on the Legal Profession

Rebecca McCallum

Supervisor: Arghya Ghosh
Thesis title: Competition and the Environment

Vineta Salale

Supervisor: Denzil Fiebig
Thesis title: Modelling Choice: Private Health Insurance in Australia