Benjamin Wong an Associate Professor at the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics Monash University. He has research interests in applied macroeconometrics and time series analysis, with a focus on issues related to estimation, inference and interpretation of sources of business cycle fluctuations. A theme of his work has been the development of tools to inform policy analysis through the estimation and understanding key inputs for macroeconomic policy analysis, such as the output gap and trend inflation.
He was previously a research economist at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and also spent a stint as a central bank research fellow at the Bank for International Settlements. He holds a PhD in Economics from The Australian National University (ANU) and a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from The University of Queensland. His research has attracted external funding from the Australian Research Council and has been published in, amongst others, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of International Economics, European Economic Review, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Applied Econometrics, and Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.