Joaquin Vespignani

Associate Professor in Economics and Finance at University of Tasmania


Associate Professor Joaquin Vespignani is an economist at the University of Tasmania, he specializes in the area of applied macroeconomics and energy economics. He is also a co-founder director of the program 'Covid-19 and the Macroeconomy' and a research associate of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at the Australian National University, and the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Since 2014, he serves on the National Economic Expert Panel at the Economic Society of Australia.   Previously, Dr Vespignani has worked as a Principal Economist for Australia and New Zealand with one of the largest investment banks worldwide.

In 2021, he was award the College of Business and Economic Research Award for 'Outstanding contributions to research of the highest quality: including innovation and impact, mentoring and early career researcher development and community engagement'. In 2017, he has been identified by the RePEc ranking system as the top Australian young economist and top 10 globally (within 5 years of PhD graduation). He has published widely in internationally recognized journals in economics and finance, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, Energy Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, and Economics Letters.


  • Al Jabri S, Raghavan M, Vespignani J, 'Oil prices and fiscal policy in an oil-exporter country: empirical evidence from Oman', Energy Economics:, 111 pp. 1-18. ISSN 0140-9883 (2022)
  • Brueckner M, Van Long N, Vespignani J, 'Trade, education, and income inequality', Applied Economics pp. 1-24. ISSN 0003-6846 (2022)
  • Majumder MK, Raghavan M, Vespignani J, 'The impact of commodity price volatility on fiscal balance and the role of real interest rate', Empirical Economics pp. 1-28. ISSN 0377-7332 (2022)
  • Brueckner M, Vespignani J, 'COVID-19 Infections and the performance of the stock market: an empirical analysis for Australia', Economic Papers pp. 1-21. ISSN 0812-0439 (2021)
  • Ferrari D, Ravazzolo F, Vespignani J, 'Forecasting energy commodity prices: A large global dataset sparse approach', Energy Economics, 98 Article 105268. ISSN 0140-9883 (2021)
  • Kang W, Ratti RA, Vespignani J, 'Financial and nonfinancial global stock market volatility shocks', Economic Modelling, 96 pp. 128-134. ISSN 0264-9993 (2021)
  • Kang W, Ratti RA, Vespignani J, 'Impact of global uncertainty on the global economy and large developed and developing economies', Applied Economics, 52, (22) pp. 2392-2407. ISSN 0003-6846 (2020)
  • Kang W, Ratti RA, Vespignani J, 'Global commodity prices and global stock market volatility shocks: Effects across countries', Journal of Asian Economics, 71 pp. 1-15. ISSN 1049-0078 (2020)
  • Majumder MK, Raghavan M, Vespignani J, 'Oil curse, economic growth and trade openness', Energy Economics, 91 ISSN 0140-9883 (2020)
  • Ravazzolo F, Vespignani J, 'World steel production: A new monthly indicator of global real economic activity', Canadian Journal of Economics, 53, (2) pp. 743-766. ISSN 0008-4085 (2020)
  • Ratti RA, Vespignani JL, 'What drives the global official/policy interest rate?', Applied Economics, 51, (47) pp. 5185-5190. ISSN 0003-6846 (2019)
  • Hudson KB, Vespignani J, 'Understanding the deviation of Australian policy rate from the Taylor rule', Applied Economics, 50, (9) pp. 973-989. ISSN 0003-6846 (2018)
  • Kang W, Ratti RA, Vespignani J, 'Chinese liquidity increases and the U.S. economy', Economic Modelling, 52, (Part B) pp. 764-771. ISSN 0264-9993 (2016)
  • Kang W, Ratti RA, Vespignani JL, 'The implications of monetary expansion in China for the US dollar', Journal of Asian Economics, 46 pp. 71-84. ISSN 1049-0078 (2016)
  • Vespignani J, Ratti RA, 'Not all international monetary shocks are alike for the Japanese economy', Economic Modelling, 52, (Part B) pp. 822-837. ISSN 0264-9993 (2016)
  • Vespignani J, 'On the differential impact of monetary policy across states/territories and its determinants in Australia: Evidence and new methodology from a small open economy', Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 34 pp. 1-13. ISSN 1042-4431 (2015)

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