Profile

A short, online profile of my work and research. Please contact me at nskhalfan@gmail.com if you’re interested in a full curriculum vitae.

Education

  • Bachelor of Economics (Honours), The Australian National University: 2011-2014
  • High School Certificate, Canberra Grammar School: 2005-2010

Teaching

  • ECON8021: Topics in Microeconomic Theory – Teaching Assistant: 2015, S2
  • ECON3101: Microeconomics III – Tutor: 2016, S1
  • ECON3100: Economics 3 Honours – Teaching Assistant: 2015, S2
  • ECON2141: Strategic Thinking – Head Tutor: 2015, S2 and 2016, S1
  • ECON2101: Microeconomics II – Head Tutor: 2015, S1
  • ECON1101: Microeconomics I – Tutor: 2014, S2 and 2015, S1
  • ECHI1006: The Australian Economy – Tutor: 2013, S2 and 2014, S1

Research

  • “Comparing Patent Regimes: An Analysis of Sequential Innovation under Incomplete Contracts”, Economics IV Honours Thesis supervised by Prof. Rohan Pitchford: 2014
  • “Opportunities in the Australia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement”, working paper with Dr. Shiro Armstrong: 2015
  • Research assistance:
    • Professor Rohan Pitchford: 2015
    • Dr. Shiro Armstrong and Professor Peter Drysdale AM: 2015, S2
    • Dr. Paul Chen and Dr. Martin Richardson: 2015, S1
    • Dr. Juergen Meinecke: 2015, S1
  • Research interests:
    • Microeconomic theory and applications
    • Contract theory and applied game theory
    • Industrial organisation
    • International trade and public policy
    • Environmental and resource economics

Scholarships, Awards and Achievements

  • Economic Society Prize for Economics IV (Honours): 2014
  • First Class Honours: 2014
  • Commercial Representatives’ and Agents’ Association of Australia Limited Prize: 2013
  • Senior Resident Scholarship, Bruce Hall: 2013
  • Economic Society Prize for Economics II (Honours): 2012
  • Canberra Grammar School Medal: 2010
  • Gold Duke of Edinburgh: 2010
  • Bill De Salis Scholarship: 2009-2010
  • Warren-Williams Award: 2009
  • Silver Duke of Edinburgh: 2009
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