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Dr Dennis Wesselbaum

Dennis WesselbaumDiploma (University of Kiel), Doctorate (University of Hamburg)

Tel: 64 3 479 8643
Email: dennis.wesselbaum@otago.ac.nz
Room 529, 5th Floor, Otago Business School

I am a macroeconomist with both theoretical and empirical interests. My main research interests are Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Labour Economics, Time Series Econometrics, and Game Theory. Specifically, I focus on issues related to the interaction between fiscal and monetary policy, the effects and transmission mechanisms of fiscal and monetary policy in the short- and long-run, and labour market dynamics.

Most recently, my work studies driving forces of happiness, international migration, and central bank communication via social media.

Dennis's CV

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Personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/denniswesselbaum/home

Selected publications

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"Sectoral Labor Market Effects of Fiscal Spending", Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 34: 19-35, 2015.

"The Intensive Margin Puzzle and Labor Market Adjustment Costs", Macroeconomic Dynamics, accepted.

"What drives Endogenous Growth in the United States?", The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics (Contributions), 15(1): 183-221, 2015.

"Bubbles over the U. S. Business Cycle - A Macroeconometric Approach" (with Marc Luik), Journal of Macroeconomics, 40: 27-41, 2014.

"Evaluating Labor Market Reforms: A Normative Analysis(with Céline Poilly), Journal of Macroeconomics, 39: 156-170, 2014.

"Firing Costs in a Business Cycle Model with Endogenous Separations" , Journal of Economic Studies, forthcoming.

"Staggered Wages, Sticky Prices, and Labor Market Dynamics in Matching Models" (with Janett Neugebauer), Applied Economics Quarterly, 60(3): 159-177, 2014.

"Labour Market Dynamics in Australia", The Australian Economic Review, 47(2): 1-16, 2014.

"Reciprocity and Matching Frictions", International Review of Economics, 60(3): 247-268, 2013.

"Evaluating the Federal Reserve’s Policy", Kiel Policy Brief, No. 23, January 2011.

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