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Author's Name: joaquin vespignani
Date: Tue 12 Feb 2019

Joaquin Vespignani

Dr Joaquin Vespignani

Dr. Joaquin Vespignani is associate professor at University of Tasmania, he specialises in the area applied macroeconomics. He is also program director and research associate of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at the Australian National University, and the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He has published widely in internationally recognised journals in economics and finance, including: Journal of Banking and Finance, Energy Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, and Economics Letters. He also serves on the National Economic Panel at the Economic Society of Australia. In 2017, Dr. Vespignani has been identified by the RePec ranking system as the top Australian young economist (for the second year running) and top 10 globally (within 5 years of PhD graduation).

Subject Area Expertise

Applied Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics and Energy Economics.

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http://joaquinvespignani.com

 


Responses (4)


Social Distancing Measures, May 2020

Poll 38

"The benefits to Australian society of maintaining social distancing measures sufficient to keep R<1 for COVID-19 are likely to exceed the costs"

 

Strongly agree

9

International evidence from Denmark, New Zealand, Honk Kong and Taiwan shows that social distance measure work well, meaning that the economy may re-open relative sooner after strict social distance measures. The social and economic cost of not implementing social distance policies, lead to a much higher cost for countries which delay the social distance restrictions (e.g. Sweden, Russia, the U.S. amongst others). The reality is that there is not health system prepare for such as severe pandemic, and therefore social distance measures are required. The relaxation of these measures should be gradual, and some outbreaks are also expected in the process, as we learn more about the virus.

Strongly agree

9

International evidence from Denmark, New Zealand, Honk Kong and Taiwan shows that social distance measure work well, meaning that the economy may re-open relative sooner after strict social distance measures. The social and economic cost of not implementing social distance policies, lead to a much higher cost for countries which delay the social distance restrictions (e.g. Sweden, Russia, the U.S. amongst others). The reality is that there is not health system prepare for such as severe pandemic, and therefore social distance measures are required. The relaxation of these measures should be gradual, and some outbreaks are also expected in the process, as we learn more about the virus.


Professional Accreditation of Economists - March 2019

Poll 36

Proposition 1: "Professional accreditation for the economics profession would attract more people to economics as a career."

Proposition 2: "The benefits of professional accreditation for current and prospective economists would exceed any possible costs"

 

Part 1 -Uncertain (neither agree nor disagree)

6

Part 2 - Uncertain (neither agree nor disagree)

6


Royal Banking Commission (II) - February 2019

Poll 35

"There is no way to significantly increase the degree to which Australian retail banks act in the interests of consumers."

 

Disagree

8

Increase competition: I believe that more competition from international banks is a key factor to improve good behaviour from domestic banks as in general international banks have tighter internal regulations to ensure all branches worldwide complaint with domestic regulations. The concentration of the financial industry in Australia is not helpful to protect retail consumers. Refine regulations: We all know that regulations and markets are not perfect, and constant review of good practices is a key element to ensure better consumer protection. Although, misconduct exist in almost any sector; it is important to note that things have improved substantially over the long period. In this sense is important to have historical perspective.