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Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

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Areas of expertise

  • Economic modelling

Available to supervise research students

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About James Giesecke

James Giesecke took up his present position as director of CoPS in January 2014. Prior to his current position, he was Professor and deputy director of CoPS at Monash University (2012-14).

His research is in the development of large-scale multi-regional and national computable general equilibrium (CGE) models, and the application of these models to the analysis of the determinants of economic growth and structural change, forecasting, and policy analysis. He has published over fifty papers in peer-reviewed journals and edited books on these topics.

James has twenty years of experience undertaking contract research projects, completing over a hundred commissioned projects, on a wide range of topics, for private and public sector organisations, both nationally and internationally.

With colleagues from CoPS, he has built CGE models of the economies of Australia, Vietnam, Poland, Italy, and sub-regions of the U.S., and promoted the adoption of CGE models by public policy economists in these and other countries through the development and delivery of training courses in economic modelling. Recent major projects with colleagues from CoPS have included the development of CGE models with high levels of financial sector detail, and the application of these models to issues relating to financial structure and regulation.


  • B.Ec (Hons), PhD (Adelaide), 2001

Key publications

Year Citation
2019 Nassios, J., Giesecke, J. A., Dixon, P. B., & Rimmer, M. T. (190901). Modelling the allocative efficiency of landowner taxation. Economic Modelling, 81 (111-123).

doi: 10.1016/j.econmod.2018.12.007

2018 Nassios, J., & Giesecke, J. A. (180401). Informing Ex Ante Event Studies with Macro-Econometric Evidence on the Structural and Policy Impacts of Terrorism. Risk Analysis, 38(4), (804-825).

doi: 10.1111/risa.12874

2018 Giesecke, J. A., & Tran, N. H. (180101). The national and regional consequences of Australia s goods and services tax. Economic Record, 94(306), (255-275).

doi: 10.1111/1475-4932.12419

2017 Giesecke, J. A., Dixon, P. B., & Rimmer, M. T. (170601). The Economy-wide Impacts of a Rise in the Capital Adequacy Ratios of Australian Banks. Economic Record, 93 (16-37).

doi: 10.1111/1475-4932.12341

2016 Mariano, M. JM., & Giesecke, J. A. (160907). Forecasting development outcomes under alternative surplus labour assumptions. Applied Economics, 48(42), (4019-4032).

doi: 10.1080/00036846.2016.1150949

2016 Verikios, G., Sullivan, M., Stojanovski, P., Giesecke, J., & Woo, G. (160801). Assessing Regional Risks From Pandemic Influenza: A Scenario Analysis. World Economy, 39(8), (1225-1255).

doi: 10.1111/twec.12296

2016 Giesecke, J., Dixon, P., & Rimmer, M. (160101). Modelling the macroeconomic effects of an increase in superannuation contributions. JASSA: The Finsia Journal of Applied Finance, 2016(2), (72-82).
2015 Giesecke, J. A., Tran, N. H., Meagher, G. A., & Pang, F. (150403). A decomposition approach to labour market forecasting. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 20(2), (243-270).

doi: 10.1080/13547860.2014.964964

2015 Mariano, M. JM., Giesecke, J. A., & Tran, N. H. (150213). The effects of domestic rice market interventions outside business-as-usual conditions for imported rice prices. Applied Economics, 47(8), (809-832).

doi: 10.1080/00036846.2014.980576

2013 Zawaliska, K., Giesecke, J., & Horridge, M. (130101). The consequences of Less Favoured Area support: A multi-regional CGE analysis for Poland. Agricultural and Food Science, 22(2), (272-287).

doi: 10.23986/afsci.7754

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

GTAP Baseline
From: World Trade Organisation
Other investigators: Prof Maureen Bleazby, Prof Peter Dixon
For period: 2022-2022
Not disclosed

Payroll tax reform options for Queensland
From: Queensland Treasury
Other investigators: Dr Jason Nassios, Mr Christopher King
For period: 2021-2021
Not disclosed

Economic Modelling the Impacts of COVID-19
From: Department of Homeland Security
Other investigators: Prof Peter Dixon, Prof Glyn Wittwer, Dr Robert Waschik
For period: 2020-2020
Not disclosed

Queensland Regional Employment Forecasts
From: Queensland Treasury
Other investigators: Prof Philip Adams, Aspr Janine Dixon
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed
Modelling of the Economic Effects of CDC's Financial Institution Investees in India
From: National Council for Applied Economic Research
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed

Potentail Economic Impact of the Internet of Things (IoT)
From: Department of Communications and the Arts/Strategy and Research Division/Bureau of Communciations and Arts Research
Other investigators: Dr Robert Waschik
For period: 2018-2019
Not disclosed
Assessment of the economic consequences of net interstate migration to Queensland
From: Queensland Government
Other investigators: Dr Nhi Tran
For period: 2018-2018
Not disclosed

Queensland Treasury Economic Modelling.
From: Queensland Treasury
Other investigators: Prof Glyn Wittwer, Dr Nhi Tran, Prof Philip Adams
For period: 2017-2021
Not disclosed
Development and delivery of computable general equilibrium (CGE) training and coaching Program to conduct joint research using CGE modelling techniques in Vietnam
From: VSAID Governance for Inclusive Grouth (GIG) Program
Other investigators: Dr Nhi Tran, Prof Philip Adams
For period: 2017-2018
Not disclosed
CSIRO Superannuation Flagship Cluster.
Other investigators: Dr Jason Nassios
For period: 2017-2017
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

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