Modelling, growth and policy

  • Evaluation of macroeconomic policy formulation
  • Business cycle dating
  • Macroeconomic forecasting
  • Modelling of the domestic and international business cycle
  • Dynamic relationships between growth, income distribution and immigration
  • Health capital, schooling capital, demography and growth
  • Brain drain, brain gain, schooling exports and growth

International macroeconomics

  • Monetary and fiscal policy in the open economy
  • Exchange rate determination
  • Saving, investment and external account behaviour
  • Australia and the world business cycle

Monetary economics

  • Monetary transmission mechanism
  • Monetary policy
  • Inflation and interest rates

Macro-labour economics

  • Measuring the natural rate/NAIRU
  • Hysteresis in the unemployment rate
  • Employment and unemployment adjustment over the cycle
  • Search, matching and the natural rate 


Dr Satoshi Tanaka
Senior Lecturer

The School of Economics
Level 6, Colin Clark Building (#39)
The University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD, 4067

Phone: +61 7 336 56570