Understanding the Effects of News Shocks on Macroeconomic Fluctuations [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers Prof M Weder; A/Prof F Collard; Dr J Wong

Brief description There are significant potential benefits for Australia. First, it could lead to more effective policymaking, with an understanding of how policy in one branch of the government can affect other sectors that have not been considered before. For example, changes in fiscal policy can affect not just growth, but also unemployment, inflation, and the income distribution. Second, this project will make a contribution to the research training of new macroeconomists in Australia: we will train three PhD students in the very latest methods. We also will organize a conference and bring the very top economists in the world to work with researchers here, and to consider issues surrounding the Australian economy.

Funding Amount $186,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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