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. Prior to joining CoPS in April 2015, Jason spent four years as a member of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne, and two years as a Senior Analyst at Mercer Australia advising institutional clients on strategic asset allocation, dynamic financial modelling and capital markets assumptions.

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. As head of the Tax modelling research program at CoPS, Jason led the development team behind CoPS’ multi-regional VURMTAX model of Australia’s state and territories. As a member of the Financial CGE model research program, Jason is also responsible for development of 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.

Recent publications

Refereed journal articles

Jason Nassios, Ying W. Yap and John E. Sader. Flow generated by oscillatory uniform heating of a rarefied gas in a channel. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2016.

Jason Nassios and John E. Sader. High frequency oscillatory flows in a slightly rarefied gas according to the Boltzmann–BGK equation. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2013.

Jason Nassios and John E. Sader. Asymptotic analysis of the Boltzmann-BGK equation for oscillatory flows. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2012.

Books/theses

Jason Nassios, supervised by John E. Sader. Oscillatory Flows of a Slightly Rarefied Gas: A Kinetic Theory Investigation. PhD Thesis, The University of Melbourne Department of Mathematics and Statistics, August 2013.

Jason Nassios, supervised by John E. Sader. Kinetic Theory and the BGK Equation: Gas Dynamics for the Nanoscale. Honours Thesis, The University of Melbourne Department of Mathematics and Statistics, November 2008.

Conference presentations

Jason Nassios (with J. A. Giesecke, P. B. Dixon and M. T. Rimmer). Modelling the allocative efficiency of landowner taxation. National CGE Workshop, August 2018.

Jason Nassios (with J. M. Dixon). A multi-regional dynamic CGE analysis of company tax in Australia. Australian Conference of Economists, July 2018.

Jason Nassios (with J. A. Giesecke, P. B. Dixon and M. T. Rimmer). Superannuation and financial structure: A general equilibrium assessment. Australian Conference of Economists, July 2017.

Jason Nassios (with J. A. Giesecke, P. B. Dixon and M. T. Rimmer). Comparing the impacts of financial regulation in Australia and the United States using country-specific financial CGE models. Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) Conference, June 2017.

Jason Nassios. Asymptotic analysis of the Boltzmann-BGK equation for oscillatory gas flows with applications to nanoscale devices. MMEC Seminar Series, Department of Mechanical Engineering MIT, November 2012.

Professional memberships

  • Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM)
  • American Physical Society
  • Economics Society of Australia (Victorian branch)

Industry experience

Senior Investments Analyst/Associate, February 2013 – April 2015, Mercer Investments Australia

Areas of expertise

  • Capital market modelling
  • economic modelling
  • Mathematical physics

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