Associate Professor Benoit Julien

Associate Professor Benoit Julien

Associate Professor
  • Ph.D. in Economics, Western University (formerly University of Western Ontario)
  • M.A. in Economics, Western University
  • B.A. Universite Laval and Queen's. 
Business School
School of Economics

My main research focus is on developing theoretical macroeconomic and monetary economic models with frictional markets, and to investigate how different forms of frictions (information, coordination, financial), along with different pricing mechanisms, affect equilibrium market allocations. In particular, such models are suitable to investigate how the equilibrium choice variables such as monetary, asset, consumption, physical and human capital depend on frictions and pricing environments.​​​

  • External Relations Officer, Australasian Macroeconomic Society (AMS)

Research Interests:

  • Search and matching
  • Labour markets
  • Monetary economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Auctions and industrial organization


ASB Profile:

9385 3876
Room 405, UNSW Business School building

ARC DP170104229 (2017-2021) “Productivity, growth and unemployment in economies with frictions”, ($165 000) joint with Ian King, Liang Wang and Randall Wright.

ARC DP170104227 (2017-2021) “Decentralized assets trading, centralized clearing and systemic risk”, ($139 000) joint with Guillaume Roger

International Collaboration Research Funds, UNSW Business School, $10000, 2017

2016 ARC Booster Grant for two near-miss ARC applications, UNSW Business School ($10000)

2013 UNSW for Workshops on Emerging Markets ($10000)

2012 Group Strategic fund Grant, UNSW for Workshops on Emerging Markets ($30000), School of Economics and CEPAR ($20000)

2010 Grants from UNSW ASB, Reserve Bank of Australia, Treasury Department, CAMA ANU, and University of Melbourne to organize the Workshop on Macroeconomic Dynamics (WMD) ($28000)

2009 Australian School of Business, Faculty Research Grant ($11000)

2004, 2005, 2006 Research Grant, AGSM ($4500 yearly)

2004 Faculty Research Grant, AGSM, ($10000).

2001-2002 Faculty Research Grant, University of Miami, ($21 000).

2002-2003 Faculty Research Grant, University of Miami, ($22 500)

1999-2000 Two Faculty Research grants: One for a study of contracts in the New Zealand electricity industry and regulation, one for pricing in finite markets. ($18000)



Best discussant Prize, Workshop of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society, Melbourne 2014

2009 ASB Non-Professorial Research Achievement Award ($1000)

1990-1991 Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

1988-1994 University of Western Ontario Special University Scholarships.



Grievance Officer, School of Economics, UNSW Business School September 2018-ongoing.

Recruiting, screening and interviewing, UNSW January 2014, 2015, 2016,2017,2018.

Cluster Head, Economics, AGSM, UNSW 2006-2007.

Ph.D. Microeconomics Core examination supervisor, University of Miami, 2000-2002.

Recruiting Committee Member, University of Miami, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002.

Seminar Coordinator, University of Miami, 2002-2003.

Recruiting Committee Member, Victoria University of Wellington, 1999-2000.

Seminar coordinator, Victoria University of Wellington, 1999-2000.


Consulting on dynamic pricing and auctions for e-business, 2000.

Pro-bono CEO and founder of Dmandit Pty Ltd 2017-ongoing.


My Research Supervision

Past Supervision at UNSW

  • Asgerdur Petursdottir, PhD, 2015 Graduation, Tenured position at University of Bath
  • Yiyuan (Edward) Xie, PhD, 2015 Graduation
  • Ying Zhang, PhD, 2016 Graduation
  • Ruihu Kuang, MA, 2015 Graduation
  • Sylvia Xiaolin Xiao, PhD UTS​, 2016 Graduation
  • Sakshi Sethi Honors Thesis, 2010 Graduation

My Teaching

Courses taught at UNSW only: