Dr Jason Nassios is a Senior 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.
Jason’s areas of interest include applied economic modelling for policy analysis, applied mathematics 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 multi-regional VURMTAX model of Australia’s state and territories, and the USAGE2F financial CGE model of the United States. Recent policy-relevant research projects include an investigation of the relative efficiency of Australia’s state and federal taxes, 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.