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.
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.
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)