Finance markets

UNSW expert commentary: energy crisis, cost of living, financial markets

UNSW Sydney has academic experts available to comment:

Professor Richard Holden, UNSW Business School School of Economics, can talk about cost of living, house prices, inflation, energy crisis, stamp duty, taxation, markers, minimum wage and other economic issues. He can be contacted at [email protected]

Associate Professor Katja Ignatieva, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies at UNSW Business School, is available to comment on the energy crisis. Assoc. Professor Ignatieva’s research focuses on the empirical modeling of energy, commodity and equity markets. She can be contacted at [email protected]

Associate Professor Mark Humphery-Jenner, UNSW Business School School of Banking and Finance, can comment on financial markets (including real estate), inflation and the role of government policy. This includes house prices and stamp duties. He can also comment on financial aspects of energy markets and environmental social governance (ESG), having written about AGL’s recent failed spin-off. Assoc. Professor Humphery-Jenner’s academic writings have focused primarily on law and corporate finance. He can be contacted at [email protected]

Associate Professor Elvira Sojli, School of Banking and Finance at UNSW Business School, can talk about financial markets (as well as cryptocurrency markets in particular) and the effects of interest rates on financial markets. She can be contacted at [email protected]

Dale Boccabella Associate Professor, UNSW Business School School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, is available to comment on the filing of tax returns for the 2021/22 financial year. He can be contacted at [email protected] for comments.

Associate Professor Bruce Bradbury of the Center for Social Policy Research, can speak out on issues of cost of living, housing affordability and minimum wage, as well as unemployment benefits and income support. He is available for radio or telephone interviews and television interviews. Contact Professor Bradbury on [email protected] in the first instance.

Dr. Chris Martin, Center for Research on the Future of the City, ADA UNSW, can talk about the cost of living (particularly for renters), housing prices, stamp duties, taxation (particularly relating to housing) and housing markets. Email [email protected] or text 0407065760 to book time for a briefing or interview (for print, radio, podcast or TV).

Associate Professor Natasha Cortis, Center for Social Policy Research, is available for questioning on minimum wage and women, minimum wage and social services, etc. Email [email protected] to arrange an information session or interview. Natasha is available for interviews in print, radio, podcast or television.

Dr. George Kudrna, CEPAR Principal Investigator at UNSW Business School, is available to talk about taxation, pensions, superannuation, cost of living, retirement and the aging population. He is currently traveling but can be contacted by email at [email protected]

Dr Gonzalo Castex, UNSW Business School School of Economics, can talk about the effects of the rise in the inflation rate and the impacts of monetary policy (changes in the interest rate). [email protected] He is available Monday through Friday, and is available for interviews by email, radio or telephone. To note: He may need preparation time for more specific questions requiring specific data analysis.

UNSW Business School – please contact Kate Bettes at [email protected] for UNSW Business School specific inquiries

UNSW Arts, Design and Architecture – please contact Nadia Razzhigaeva at [email protected] for specific UNSW Arts, Design and Architecture inquiries