Diploma (University of Kiel), Doctorate (University of Hamburg)
Tel: 64 3 479 8643
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.
Personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/denniswesselbaum/home
For the full list, please see my CV.
"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.
Preferred areas of research supervision
Dennis is especially interested in supervising research students in the following areas
- Macroeconomics, esp. monetary and fiscal policy
- Climate change
- Drivers and impacts of migration
- Financial mathematics, esp. models of conditional correlations and chaos