Kalvinder Shields

Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne

Following the completion of her PhD (in November 1998), Kalvinder's research has focused on the time-series econometric modelling of (1) real time data, data revisions, expectations data and their use in nowcasting and forecasting macroeconomic events, (2) structural macroeconomic modelling concentrating in particular on the formation of expectations and the use of survey data and (3) nation-wide, region-wide and industry-wide disaggregated data and the implications for economic policy. Kalvinder joined the Department of Economics at The University of Melbourne as a lecturer in 2001, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in January 2003, Associate Professor in January, 2007 and Professor in January 2017.

Kalvinder has coordinated the construction of the Australian Real-Time Macroeconomic Database. Funding from the ARC Discovery Project DP0988112 (2009 - 2011): 'Australian Real-Time Data: Construction, Analysis and Implications for Real-Time Policy Making' is gratefully acknowledged.

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