Want to learn economics from one of the world’s leading young economists? Well, come to the University of Tasmania! Dr Joaquin Vespignani (Lecturer in Economics) at the University’s Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) has been identified by the RePec research rating system for economists (which is recognised internationally) in their top 100 young economists in the world.

In March 2015, he ranked at number 51 and is one of only five Australian appointments on that top 100 list who have graduated in less than five years.

RePec contains over more than 6700 economists under five years graduated, and over 43,000 authors overall.

The quality and breadth of his research papers awarded Dr Joaquin Vespignani the place in the Research Papers in Economics (RePEC) world ranking.

Dr Vespignani specialises in applied macroeconomics and monetary policy and his research focuses on constructing macro-econometric models to understanding and quantify the effect of monetary policy (interest rate) and/or monetary aggregates (the amount of money in the economy) on different international commodities prices and economic activity.

His most recent publications are: Ratti, R.A., and Vespignani, J.L., 2015 ‘Commodity Prices and BRIC and G3 Liquidity: A SFAVEC Approach in the Journal of Banking and Finance, 53 pp. 18-35.

Ratti, R.A., and Vespignani, J.L., 2015 ‘OPEC and non-OPEC Oil Production and the Global Economy, Energy Economics (forthcoming)

Vespignani, J.L, 2015 ‘On the Differential Impact of Monetary Policy across States/territories and its Determinants in Australia: Evidence and New Methodology from a small open economy’, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money 34, 1-13.

Vespignani, J.L, 2015 ‘International Transmission of Monetary Shocks to the Euro

Area: Evidence from the U.S., Japan and China’, Economic Modelling 44, 131-141.

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