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Associate Professor, Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University

Jason is an Associate Professor at the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), based at Victoria University’s Flinders Street campus in Melbourne, Australia. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Melbourne.

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/Associate at Mercer Investments Australia. His areas of expertise include applied economic modelling for policy analysis, finance, gas dynamics and applied mathematics. At CoPS, Jason's 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 multi-regional VURMTAX model of Australia’s state and territories, and the USAGE2F and USAGE-HwyF financial Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models of the United States.

Experience

  • 2021–present
    Associate professor, Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies
  • 2018–2021
    Senior research fellow, Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies
  • 2015–2018
    Research fellow, Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies

Education

  • 2013 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD (Applied Mathematics)
  • 2009 
    The University of Melbourne, B. Sci (Mathematics, Hons.)
  • 2009 
    The University of Melbourne, B. Com (Economics, Finance)

Publications

  • 2021
    The impact of GST reform on Australia’s state and territory economies, Applied Economics
  • 2020
    What impact do differences in financial structure have on the macro effects of bank capital requirements in the United States and Australia?, Economic Modelling
  • 2020
    Acoustic flows in a slightly rarefied gas, Physical Review Fluids
  • 2019
    Modelling the allocative efficiency of landowner taxation, Economic Modelling
  • 2019
    Mandated superannuation contributions and the structure of the financial sector in Australia, Journal of Policy Modeling
  • 2018
    Informing Ex-Ante Event Studies with Macro-Econometric Evidence on the Structural and Policy Impacts of Terrorism, Risk Analysis
  • 2016
    Flow generated by oscillatory uniform heating of a rarefied gas in a channel, Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • 2013
    High frequency oscillatory flows in a slightly rarefied gas according to the Boltzmann–BGK equation, Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • 2012
    Asymptotic analysis of the Boltzmann-BGK equation for oscillatory flows, Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Professional Memberships

  • Economic Society of Australia (Victorian Branch)