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Key publications
Research funding
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Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Computable General Equilibrium
  • Fiscal policy analysis
  • Financial and capital market modelling
  • Applied mathematical modelling
  • Rarefied gas dynamics

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Jason Nassios

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, recent examples of which include the development of the multi-regional VURMTAX model of Australia’s state and territories, and 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.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons), The University of Melbourne, Australia, 2009
  • BCom, The University of Melbourne, Australia, 2009
  • PhD (Mathematics and Statistics), The University of Melbourne, Australia, 2013

Key publications

Year Citation
2019 Nassios, J., Madden, J. R., Giesecke, J. A., Dixon, J., Tran, N., Dixon, P., Rimmer, M. T., Adams, P., & Freebairn, J. (190401). The Economic Impact and Efficiency of State and Federal Taxes in Australia. Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University.
2018 Dixon, J., & Nassios, J. (181201). A Dynamic Economy-wide Analysis of Company Tax Cuts in Australia. Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University.
2018 Dixon, J., & Nassios, J. (180401). The Effectiveness of Investment Stimulus Policies in Australia. Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University.
2017 Harris, J., Nassios, J., & Giesecke, J. A. (170301). Determining agent-specific rates of return in a Financial CGE model of Australia. Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University.
2016 Nassios, J., Giesecke, J. A., Dixon, P., & Rimmer, M. T. (161101). A modelling framework for analysing the role of superannuation in Australia's financial system. Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University.

Year Citation
2020 Nassios, J., Giesecke, J. A., Dixon, P. B., & Rimmer, M. T. (200501). What impact do differences in financial structure have on the macro effects of bank capital requirements in the United States and Australia?. Economic Modelling, 87 (429-446).

doi: 10.1016/j.econmod.2019.08.020

2020 Liu, N. Z., Ladiges, D. R., Nassios, J., & Sader, J. E. (200401). Acoustic flows in a slightly rarefied gas. Physical Review Fluids, 5(4),

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.5.043401

2019 Nassios, J., Giesecke, J. A., Dixon, P. B., & Rimmer, M. T. (190901). Mandated superannuation contributions and the structure of the financial sector in Australia. Journal of Policy Modeling, 41(5), (859-881).

doi: 10.1016/j.jpolmod.2019.05.004

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

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.

Provision of a VURMTAX Model for Victoria and the Rest of Australia
From: Dept of Treasury and Finance
Investigators: Prof Philip Adams
For period: 2020-2021
Not disclosed

VURM Training Course in the NT
From: Department of Treasury and Finance (Northern Territory)
Investigators: Aspr Janine Dixon, Prof Philip Adams
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed
Macroeconomic Impacts from Automation of Long-Haul Trucking
From: United States Department of Transportation
Investigators: Prof Peter Dixon, Dr Robert Waschik
For period: 2019-2020
$70,000
VURM Model Subscription
From: Department of Treasury and Finance (Northern Territory)
Investigators: Aspr Janine Dixon, Prof Philip Adams
For period: 2019-2022
Not disclosed
Budget Paper Sensitivity Analysis
From: NSW Treasury
Investigators: Prof Philip Adams
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed

Modelling the impact of two macroeconomic scenarios on the Victorian economy: Mid-year update
From: Dept of Treasury and Finance
Investigators: Aspr Janine Dixon, Dr Nhi Tran
For period: 2018-2018
Not disclosed
Microeconomic Modelling of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
From: National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
Investigators: Dr Nhi Tran, Prof Glyn Wittwer, Aspr Janine Dixon
For period: 2018-2021
Not disclosed
Modelling the Impact of Two Macroeconomic Scenarios on the Victorian Economy.
From: Dept of Treasury and Finance
Investigators: Aspr Janine Dixon, Dr Nhi Tran
For period: 2018-2018
Not disclosed

CSIRO Superannuation Flagship Cluster.
From: CSIRO
Investigators: Prof James Giesecke
For period: 2017-2017
Not disclosed

Scenario modelling for NDIS - Macroeconomic analysis services.
From: National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
Investigators: Aspr Janine Dixon
For period: 2016-2017
Not disclosed
Scenario modelling for NDIS - Macroeconomic modelling services.
From: National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
Investigators: Aspr Janine Dixon
For period: 2016-2017
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Careers

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