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Researcher: Wells, GM (Associate Professor Graeme Wells)

Fields of Research

Macroeconomics (incl. monetary and fiscal theory)
Macroeconomic theory
Econometrics
History of economic thought
Financial institutions (incl. banking)
Financial econometrics
Public economics - publicly provided goods
Economic development policy
Mathematical economics
Labour economics
Palaeontology (incl. palynology)
Economics of education
Economic theory
Public economics - taxation and revenue
Cognition
Financial economics
Cross-sectional analysis

Research Objectives

Macroeconomics
Monetary policy
Fiscal policy
Other economic framework
Economic growth
Recreation and leisure activities (excl. sport and exercise)
Balance of payments
Microeconomics
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Finance services
Investment services (excl. superannuation)
Preference, behaviour and welfare

Career Best Publications

Australia's federal experience; Fiscal Federalism and European Economic Integration
Confidence Regions for Multipliers in Linear Dynamic Models; Econometrica
Growth and the Current Account in a Small Open Economy; The Journal of Economic Education
Pierce and Haugh on Characterizations of Causality A Re-examination; Journal of Econometrics
Response of deep-sea benthic foraminifera to Late Quaternary climate changes, southeast Indian Ocean, offshore Western Australia; Marine Micropalenontology

Research Publications

Australia's federal experience; Fiscal Federalism and European Economic Integration
Australia's Federal Experience: Lessons for Europe; Australian Conference of Economists
Chiarella, C and P. Flaschel, 'The Dynamics of Keynesian Monetary Growth', Cambridge University Press, 2000
Confidence Regions for Multipliers in Linear Dynamic Models; Econometrica
D. Gruen and S. Shrestha (ed), 'The Australian Economy in the 1990s', Reserve Bank of Australia, 2000
Estimates of Technology and Convergence: Simulation Results; Economic Society of Australia, Conference of Economists
First Home Buyers' Support Schemes in Australia; Australian Economic Review
Growth and the Current Account in a Small Open Economy; The Journal of Economic Education
Guttman, S. 'The Rise and fall of Monetary targeting in Australia', Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2005
J.B. Taylor and M. Woodford (eds), 'Handbook of Macroeconomics Vols. 1-3', North-Holland, 1999,
Modelling Aggregate Demand for Labour - A Critique of Lewis and MacDonald; Economic Record
Modelling asset market dynamics under a fixed exchange rate and an application to the Chinese economy; Australian Conference of Economists
Mortgage Choice Determinants: The Role of Risk and Bank Regulation; Economic Record
Pierce and Haugh on Characterizations of Causality A Re-examination; Journal of Econometrics
Prices and values: a perspective on adult and community education; Australian Journal of Adult Learning
Quiet Alf; Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform
R. Leeson (ed), A.W.H. Phillips: 'Collected Works in Contemporary Perspective', Cambridge University Press, 2000
Response of deep-sea benthic foraminifera to Late Quaternary climate changes, southeast Indian Ocean, offshore Western Australia; Marine Micropalenontology
Substitution between Public and Private Consumption in Australian States; Australasian Meeting of the Econometric Society (ESAM08)
Teaching Aggregate Demand and Supply Models; The Journal of Economic Education
The Causes, Costs and Compensations of Inflation
The Coming Generational Storm
The Macroeconomy; The Cambridge Handbook of Social Sciences in Australia
The Pulp Mill: an Economic Assessment; Pulp Friction in Tasmania: A review of the environmental assessment of Gunns' proposed pulp mill
The term spread and GDP growth in Australia; Economic Record
The Term Spread and GDP Growth in Australia; Reserve Bank of Australia Workshop

Research Projects

Household Mortgage Choice: Theoretical and Empirical Evidence; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Mortgage Choice by Australian Households: A Study in Financial-Market Decision-Making; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

An Economic Evaluation of Management Strategies for the Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishery
Analysis of Chinese Financial Markets
Global Financial Crises and International Contagion Effects (with reference to banking system)
Idiosyncratic Risk Assessment in the Mortgage Market
Trade and inequality- relationships and implications for developing countries