Events

The Centre for Applied Economic Research (CAER) holds several events each year. In this section you can find out more about upcoming events or download papers and programs from past events.

Upcoming events

EMG Workshop 2017

EMG Workshop 2017

December 1, 2017, Sydney Australia

The Economic Measurement Initiative of the Centre for Applied Economic Research is hosting its 17th annual international workshop, supported by the UNSW Business School, the School of Economics and the Australian Research Council.

Date and location

The EMG Workshop will be held on December 1, 2017 at the Boral Lecture Theatre, UNSW Conference and Residential Centre, AGSM Building, UNSW main campus.

The program and further details will be posted closer to the event date.

Past events

EMG Workshop 2016

EMG Workshop 2016

December 2, 2016, Sydney Australia

The Economic Measurement Initiative of the Centre for Applied Economic Research hosted its 16th annual international workshop on December 2, 2016 at Theatre LG05, Tyree Energy Technologies Building (TETB), UNSW main campus. The event was supported by the UNSW Business School, the School of Economics and the Australian Research Council.

Program

EMG Workshop 2016 program (pdf)

Papers and presentations

Paul Schreyer, OECD
“Measuring GDP in a Digitalised Economy”

Kevin Fox, UNSW
“The Digital Economy, GDP and Consumer Welfare”

Marcel van Kints, Australian Bureau of Statistics
“Enhancing Australia’s CPI”

Prasada Rao, University of Queensland
“Spatial Chaining and Weighted GEKS methods for International Comparisons of Prices and Real Expenditures”

Ken Clements, University of Western Australia
“Engel’s Law, Diet Diversity and the Quality of Food Consumption”

Yu (Eric) Sheng, ABARES
“Cross-regional Comparison of Agricultural TFP in Australian Broadacre Industry: Climate Change and Its Impact”

Derek Burnell, Australian Bureau of Statistics
“Productivity Growth Cycles at Industry Level”

Erwin Diewert, UBC & UNSW
“Decomposing Value Added Growth Over Sectors into Explanatory Factors”

Real Estate Symposium 2016

Real Estate Symposium 2016

September 6, 2016, Sydney Australia

The Real Estate Initiative of the Centre for Applied Economic Research hosted its second annual Real Estate Symposium on September 6, 2016 at the Tyree Room, Scientia Conference and Events Centre, John Niland Scientia building, UNSW main campus. The event was supported by the UNSW Business School, RF Capital and the Australian Research Council.

Program

Real estate Symposium 2016 Program (pdf)

Papers and presentations

Fred Hilmer, Professor and former Vice Chancellor, UNSW
“Competition Policy and Real Estate”

Tim Lawless, Research Director, Asia Pacific, CoreLogic
“The Outlook for Sydney Dwelling Values: Affordability, Supply Levels and Rental Markets”

Peter Jolly, Global Head of Research - Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities Product & Markets, National Australia Bank
“How Overpriced are Australian Dwellings? – An application of Tobin’s q”

Glenn Otto, UNSW Business School
“How Connected are Australia’s Major Housing Markets?”

Alicia Rambaldi, University of Queensland
“The Value of Urban Land: Tax Revenue and Beyond”

Nigel Stapledon, UNSW Business School
“Options for Value Capture”

EMG Workshop 2015

EMG Workshop 2015

December 4, 2015, Sydney Australia

The Economic Measurement Initiative of the Centre for Applied Economic Research hosted its 15th annual international workshop on December 4, 2015 at the Pioneer International Theatre, UNSW Conference and Residential Centre, AGSM Building, UNSW main campus. The event was supported by the UNSW Business School, the School of Economics and the Australian Research Council.

Program

EMG Workshop 2015 program (pdf)

Papers and presentations

Erwin Diewert, University of British Columbia and UNSW
"Output Growth and Inflation across Space and Time"

Carl Obst, University of Melbourne
“Completing the Picture: Bringing Ecosystem Services into MFP”

Ulrich Kohli, University of Geneva
"Explaining Total Factor Productivity"

Cameron Dark, UNSW
“Optimal Inflation Measures for Targeting under Sectoral Heterogeneity”

Amani Elnasri, UNSW
“Assessing Adequacy of Knowledge Capital Investment”

Owen Gabbitas, Productivity Commission
“Reconciling Projected Capital Deepening with Historical Estimates”

Real Estate Symposium 2015

Real Estate Symposium 2015

September 8, 2015, Sydney Australia

The Real Estate Initiative of the Centre for Applied Economic Research hosted its inaugural annual Real Estate Symposium on September 8, 2015 at the Boral Lecture Theatre, UNSW Conference and Residential Centre, AGSM Building, UNSW main campus. The event was supported by the UNSW Business School, RF Capital and the Australian Research Council.

Program

Papers and presentations

Luci Ellis, Head of Financial Stability, Reserve Bank of Australia
“Property Markets and Financial Stability: What We Know So Far”

David Rees, Regional Director & Head of Research Australasia, JLL
“Three Unresolved Problems in Commercial Real Estate”

Stephen McNabb, Head of Research, CBRE - Australia Research
“Capital Attraction – the Rise of Australia as an Investment Destination”

Nigel Stapledon, CAER - UNSW Business School
“Rent-Price Ratios in Sydney and Melbourne LGAs 1986-2014”

Harley Dale, Chief Economist, Housing Industry Association
“Gauging Demand and Supply Balance in the Australian Housing Market”

Maggie Hu, UNSW Business School
“Cultural Distance and House Prices: the Australian Market”

Glenn Otto, UNSW Business School
“Explosive Behaviour in Australian Housing Markets: Rational bubbles or not?”

Warwick Jones, Director, Bureau of Infrastructure Transport and Regional Economics
“Globalisation and the Effects on Australian Housing Markets”

CEPAR Summer Workshop in the Economics of Health & Ageing 2015

CEPAR Summer Workshop in the Economics of Health & Ageing 2015

January 30, 2015, Sydney Australia

The Health Economic Group of the Centre for Applied Economic Research (CAER) held its 12th annual Summer Workshop on January 30, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

EMG Workshop 2014

EMG Workshop 2014

December 5, 2014, Sydney Australia

The Economic Measurement Initiative of the Centre for Applied Economic Research hosted its 14th annual international workshop on December 5, 2014 at the Pioneer International Theatre, UNSW Conference and Residential Centre, AGSM Building, UNSW main campus.

Program

EMG Workshop 2014 program (pdf)

Papers and presentations

Paul Schreyer, Deputy Director of Statistics, OECD
“The OECD Inclusive Growth Framework: First Results and Plans for the Future”

Ulrich Kohli, University of Geneva
“Who Gains Most from Trade?”

Yu (Eric) Sheng, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
“Cross-country Consistent Estimation of Agricultural Productivity: The Superlative vs. the Quantity-based Index Approach”

Kevin Fox, UNSW and Erwin Diewert, UBC & UNSW
“Money and the Measurement of Total Factor Productivity”

Jan de Haan, Statistics Netherlands & Delft University of Technology
“Accounting for Spatial Variation of Land Prices in Hedonic Imputation House Price Indexes”

Glenn Otto, UNSW
"The Elasticity of Housing Supply in NSW"

Nigel Stapledon, UNSW
“Capital City Price-to-Rent Ratios in Australia - An In-depth Look at Melbourne”

ASSA Award for Professor Richard Holden 2014

ASSA Award for Professor Richard Holden 2014

August 6, 2014, Sydney Australia

Professor Richard Holden, co-director of the CAER Law & Economics Initiative, has won the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) Panel B award for Early Career Research. In celebration of this great achievement the Centre for Applied Economic Research (CAER) at UNSW in conjunction with the ASSA organized a public lecture event on August 6th 2014. At this event Professor Holden brilliantly presented an interesting lecture on “New Perspectives on the Law and Economics of Elections”.

CEPAR Summer Workshop in the Economics of Health & Ageing 2014

CEPAR Summer Workshop in the Economics of Health & Ageing 2014

January 31, 2014, Sydney Australia

The CAER Health Economics Group held its 11th Summer Workshop in the Economics of Health and Ageing on 31 January 2014 at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Coogee Beach, Sydney.

Program

EMG Workshop 2013

EMG Workshop 2013

November 28, 2013, Sydney Australia

The Economic Measurement Initiative of the Centre for Applied Economic Research hosted its 13th annual international workshop on November 28-29, 2013 at The Sebel Peir One, Dawes Point, Sydney. The event was supported by the UNSW Business School, Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Productivity Commission and the Australian Research Council.

Program

EMG Workshop 2013 Program (pdf)

Papers and presentations

Marshall Reinsdorf, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
“A Test of Hedonic Price Indexes for Imports”

Iqbal Syed, UNSW
“Hedonic Price Indexes for High Tech Products”

Jonathan Haskel, Imperial College Business School
“Constructing a Price Deflator for R&D: Calculating the Price of Knowledge Investments as a Residual”

Dan Sichel, Wellesley College
“Is the Information Technology Revolution Over?”

Wojciech Szewczyk, European Commission, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies and Russel Cooper, UNSW, Canberra
“The Ubiquitous Internet, ICT Productivity and Household Economic Welfare”

Cristian Rotaru and Franklin Soriano, Australian Bureau of Statistics
“Flexible Working Arrangements, Collaboration, ICT, and Innovation: A Panel Data Analysis”

Jason Potts, RMIT University and Stuart Cunningham, QUT
“Digital Media and Content Industries: A study of the impact on household production”

Emili Tortosa-Ausina, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
“Banking Integration Indicators: Is Full Integration Desirable?”

Prasada Rao, University of Queensland
“Purchasing Power Parities, Price Levels and Measures of Regional and Global Inflation”

Derek Burnell and Ken Ren, Australian Bureau of Statistics
“Measuring Natural Resources for Australia’s Mining Industry”

Kenneth Clements, University of Western Australia
“Understanding New Resource Projects”

Jan de Haan, Statistics Netherlands and Delft University of Technology
“Online Data, Fixed Effects and the Construction of High-Frequency Price Indexes”

Chihiro Shimizu, Reitaku University
“Separating the Age Effect from a Repeat Sales Index: Land and structure decomposition”

Robert Hill and Michael Scholz, University of Graz
“Incorporating Geospatial Data into House Price Indexes: A Hedonic Imputation Approach with Splines”

CEPAR Summer Workshop in the Economics of Health & Ageing 2013

CEPAR Summer Workshop in the Economics of Health & Ageing 2013

January 31, 2013, Sydney Australia

The Health Economic Group of the Centre for Applied Economic Research (CAER) held its tenth annual Summer Workshop on January 31 and February 1, 2013 at the Coogee Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sydney.