Virginie Masson

Associate Professor Virginie Masson

Associate Professor

School of Economics and Public Policy

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Research Profile

I have cultivated a robust skillset that uniquely equips me to address both contemporary issues of national importance and delve into theoretical inquiries. My research endeavors aim to contribute meaningful insights and innovative solutions to the pressing challenges we face today.

Empirical Research Focus:

In recent empirical research, I have made significant contributions to the fields of energy markets and the complexities surrounding the transition to green energy. My work has also extended to examining the interplay between COVID-19 and stock market returns, providing valuable insights into their interconnected dynamics. Additionally, I've conducted analyses on the effects of substituting prison sentences for fines on crime rates, capturing the potential impact of this approach.

These contributions have not only expanded the knowledge base in these domains but have also garnered attention from media outlets.

Theoretical Research Focus:

On the theoretical front, my work has explored the realms of R&D spillovers and social norms, providing valuable insights into these complex areas of study. This theoretical foundation complements my empirical research, creating a holistic approach to addressing multifaceted challenges.

Key Achievements:

A significant milestone in my research journey includes a comprehensive analysis of the electricity market Renewable Energy Target (RET), with a particular focus on its potential applicability to the gas market. The findings from this project led by the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) were instrumental in identifying the scheme's limitations and highlighting areas that require further consideration and improvement.

Future Directions:

Looking ahead, I am committed to continuing my research journey with a focus on addressing contemporary challenges and advancing theoretical inquiries. My goal is to contribute to the development of innovative solutions and insights that have a lasting impact on society.

Research Grants

CRC Future Fuels, Understanding the implications of a Renewable Gas Target for Australia’s gas networks, AUD 218,700, CI with Hancock, J., Abdul Halim, S., Kandalu, J., Lester L., and Wagner, L.

L&T Grants

  • Program Renewal Grant, Faculty of the Professions, UoA (AUD 20,034; CI), 2018
  • Whole-Program Blending Grant, Faculty of the Professions, UoA (AUD 54,800; Co-I), 2015
  • Learning Development Grant, Faculty of the Professions, UoA (AUD 10,000; Co-I), 2015
  • Learning Development Grant, Faculty of the Professions, UoA, (AUD 9,526; Co-I), 2015
  • Learning Development Grant, Faculty of the Professions, UoA (AUD 10,000; CI), 2013
  • E-learning Development Grant, Faculty of the Professions, UoA (AUD 8,000; CI) 2012

Awards

  • Executive Dean Award for Excellence in International Engagement, UoA, 2023
  • Executive Dean Award for Contribution to the L&T efforts of the School, UoA, 2020 
  • Executive Dean Award for Whole of Program Design, UoA, 2019

 

 

 

    • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

      Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
      2024 Co-Supervisor Techno-Economic analysis of hydrogen production via solar-wind assisted electrolysis to use in public transport. Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Hassan Khalili
      2024 Principal Supervisor Essays on the Effect of Energy and Environmental Policies in Large Emerging Economies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Muhammad Hasanujzaman
      2023 Co-Supervisor Creating a Framework for Fostering Current Well-being: An Examination of the Significance, Potential Benefits, and Method Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Dilini Janaki Shashiprabha Jayasinghe
      2023 Co-Supervisor Essays on Causal Inference, Machine Leaning, and Social Networks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yuguo Ma
      2021 Co-Supervisor The Empirical Analysis of Life Expectancy, Longevity Risk and Household Asset Allocation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Wenxuan Zhong
    • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

      Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
      2019 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Essays on Financial Inclusion and Firm Performance: Evidence from Developing Africa and Asia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Ha Trang Vo
      2017 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Linkages between Oil Price Shocks and Stock Returns Revisited Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Sean David Parry
      2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Identification and Estimation of Marginal Treatment Effect through Social Networks Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Timothy David Hersey
      2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Standardised Test Scores and Educational Achievement in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Sarah Brittany Lehmann Cornell-Farrow
      2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Essays in Econometrics with Applications to Social Networks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Robert Christopher Garrard
      2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Health or Wealth: Decision Making in Health Insurance Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Hamish William Gamble
      2009 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Trust, Constraints and the Counterfactual: Reframing the Political Economy of New Drugs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Brita Pekarsky
    • Committee Memberships

      Date Role Committee Institution Country
      2022 - ongoing President NTEU Adelaide Branch Committee NTEU Australia
      2017 - 2019 Member Curriculum Writing SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) Australia
      2016 - 2022 Secretary NTEU Adelaide Branch Committee NTEU Australia
      2011 - ongoing Representative Unisuper Consultative Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    • Position: Associate Professor
    • Phone: 83134926
    • Email: virginie.masson@adelaide.edu.au
    • Fax: 82231460
    • Campus: North Terrace
    • Building: Nexus 10, floor 4
    • Org Unit: Economics

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