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Upcoming Seminar: ‘Estimating price elasticities of demand for food in Australia: Implications for GST reform’, Dr Syed Hasan
Tuesday 29th August, 5:30pm for a 6pm start presentation
Forrest Room, Fellows Bar & Cafe, University House, 1 Balmain Crescent, Acton
This event is free for AARES members and $10 on the night for non-members.
Membership is available here
In this seminar, Syed Hasan will introduce ongoing research on estimating the price elasticities of food products in Australia. The research uses detailed information about household supermarket purchases from the Australian Nielsen Homescan Survey. The elasticity estimates are used to examine GST reform options for food products. The findings reveal that there is considerable scope for raising revenue by increasing the GST rate and broadening its base to include food. It is feasible for low-income households to be compensated to ensure they are not on average adversely affected. The research on which this seminar is based has recently been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Dr Syed Hasan is a researcher at the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU. He received his PhD from ANU in 2014 and previously held appointments at the Bangladesh Planning Commission and the Ministry of Finance of Bangladesh. He has published in journals including the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics, Energy Economics, and Economic Record.
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Environmental Economics
This is a unique opportunity to contribute to research, teaching, and policy development in the domain of environmental economics.
In this role, you will participate in a work program focused on the economic assessment of freshwater policy at regional and national level. Funded by both the University of Waikato and the Ministry for the Environment, this position reflects the common interest of both agencies in achieving excellence in the economic analysis of freshwater policy in New Zealand.
The appointee will be required to conduct research in the modelling of agricultural, economic, and environmental systems. This will involve working in multi-disciplinary teams to provide evidence and information to support decision making in relation to the use of New Zealand land and freshwater resources. Teaching commitments will involve the delivery of at least one paper per annum.
You will have an advanced qualification in the modelling and analysis of integrated biophysical and economic systems. You will have broad experience in the development and application of economic models to environmental problems, preferably including water quality. An ability to lecture to large numbers of students and conduct small-group seminars and tutorials is also essential.
The level of appointment will be dependent on qualifications, skills, and experience.
Fixed-term until 28 June 2019.
Closing date: Friday, 15 September 2017 (NZ time).
Vacancy number: 370276
For more information and to apply, visit www.jobs.waikato.ac.nz