Diplom-Volkswirt (Econ)(Konstanz), MA, PhD (Ohio State University)
Tel: 64 3 479 5636
Room 520, 5th Floor, Otago Business School
Alfred's interests are in time series econometrics and empirical macroeconomics. His particular interests are in combing fiscal and monetary policy transmission mechanisms within empirical structural vector-autoregression in order to assess the effects on the macroeconomy. He also has a keen interest in the empirical effects of oil shocks on macroeconomies and financial markets. Before joining the Department of Economics in 2006, he was at York University in Toronto, the University of Canterbury, and the University of Saskatchewan. He has held visiting positions at the Norwegian Central Bank, the Free University of Berlin, Kadir Has University, the Warsaw School of Economics, the European Central Bank, the National University of Singapore, Simon Fraser University, IGIER at Bocconi University, the University of Konstanz, and the IES at the University of Oxford (UK).
Alfred is currently an associate editor of the Eurasian Economic Review and has served or is serving on other editorial boards. He is also an Advisory Board Member of the Macroeconomics Research Unit at the University of Melbourne and a board member of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society (AMS).
Preferred areas of research supervision
Alfred is especially interested in supervising research students in the following areas
- Empirical macroeconomics, in particular monetary and fiscal policy
- Small open economy structural vector-autoregressive models (SVARs)
- The role of oil prices for macroeconomic relationships