Saturday, May 21, 2011

Market design (and experimental economics) in Australia: job opportunity in Victoria

It must be a good sign when governments are advertising for market designers with experimental skills...

Senior Policy Analyst Experimental Economics and Market Design in the Department of Treasury & Finance, Victorian Government, Melbourne.

Design new market mechanisms to deliver better policy outcomes
Build capability in experimental economics and market design methodologies within the VPS
Lead policy design collaborations between the VPS and the university sector

This role will undertake

Analysis and high level policy advice on applications of market design in the delivery of a wide range of government policy, procurement and resource allocation objectives;

Capacity building in experimental economics and market design within the VPS;

The design of new market based policy instruments and supervision of experimental economics sessions to test and refine new policy instruments; and

Policy collaboration across government and between government and the university sector.

To succeed in this interesting and challenging role you will have:

A PhD in experimental economics;

Experience in the design, conduct and supervision of policy experiments in an economics laboratory environment;

A strong record of achievement with the application of a market design methodology to public policy problems; and

High level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

4 comments:

schmaaron schmaras said...
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Aaron said...

See here for an example of the interesting work they do: http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/conservation-and-environment/biodiversity/rural-landscapes/native-vegetation-exchange-trial

"The Native Vegetation Exchange (NVX) is an online system which matches buyers and sellers of Native Vegetation Credits.
These credits are highly sought after by developers who are required to offset any clearings by protecting and preserving native vegetation of a similar extent and/or quality elsewhere.
DSE’s BushBroker scheme has established a market for valuing native vegetation by generating and trading native vegetation offsets.
The NVX builds on this scheme by automating the matching process and providing a convenient online system for buyers and sellers of Native Vegetation Credits."

And here for a paper on the program: http://excen.gsu.edu/plott.pdf

Aaron said...

See here for an example of the interesting work they do: http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/conservation-and-environment/biodiversity/rural-landscapes/native-vegetation-exchange-trial

"The Native Vegetation Exchange (NVX) is an online system which matches buyers and sellers of Native Vegetation Credits.
These credits are highly sought after by developers who are required to offset any clearings by protecting and preserving native vegetation of a similar extent and/or quality elsewhere.
DSE’s BushBroker scheme has established a market for valuing native vegetation by generating and trading native vegetation offsets.
The NVX builds on this scheme by automating the matching process and providing a convenient online system for buyers and sellers of Native Vegetation Credits."

And here for a paper on the program: http://excen.gsu.edu/plott.pdf

Veronika/Vercsike said...

Hi Alvin, there is increasing interest in the Austrlian government in market design. There is a project that probably requires a matching solution so your phone will probably ring soon.
Everyone (including me) wishes you applied for the job, Al, now they have to get by with me ;-)
Regards, Veronika