Dr Jason Nassios is a Research Fellow at the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), based at Victoria University’s Flinders Street campus in Melbourne. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Melbourne, with his thesis titled Oscillatory Flows of a Slightly Rarefied Gas: A Kinetic Theory Investigation. Prior to joining CoPS in April 2015, Jason spent four years as a member of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne, and two years as a Senior Analyst at Mercer Australia advising institutional clients on strategic asset allocation, dynamic financial modelling and capital markets assumptions.
Jason’s areas of interest include applied economic modelling and mathematics, policy analysis and finance. His core responsibilities include the development of practical economic models and databases for the provision of economic policy advice, recent examples of which include the development of the USAGE2F financial CGE model of the United States and a database and model of the US labour market. Recent policy-relevant research projects include an investigation of the impact of company tax cuts in Australia, an analysis of the role financial structure plays in explaining cross-country differences in commercial bank capital regulation, and an investigation of the impact Australia’s superannuation sector has on macroeconomic growth and stability as part of the CSIRO-Monash Superannuation Cluster project.