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Professor Dungey is currently investigating connections between the Australian economy and the rest of Asia – and is particularly interested in the knock-on effects that could come out of China.'I’m interested in how Australia goes forward with and without Asia.We’re coming up with methods to try and understand how the Australian economy is affected by the growth of Asian economies,' she says.Mardi is an expert in contagion effects during financial crises and is actively working in high frequency financial econometrics.Mardi moved to the University of Tasmania in October 2008, from a position as the Deputy Director of the Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy at the University of Cambridge where she had been since early 2005.

As one of the world’s leading experts in tracking how unexpected ‘shocks’ in local economies go global, Professor Dungey knows all too well how incomplete or misleading data can not only prevent the average investor from seeing the whole picture – it can create major problems for the analysts who are trying to forecast the next big financial crisis.

She works in applied empirical economics and finance with a particular emphasis on the interaction between financial markets and the economy.

Her work features novel solutions to measuring the effects of financial market shocks during crises transmitting across the globe via contagion, and the risks inherent in the financial sector for the rest of the economy.

She is also interested in the effects of large economies, such as China and the US, on each other and the rest of the world through both their financial and trade linkages.

Mardi Dungey is Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Tasmania, a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy at the University of Cambridge and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Policy at the Australian National University.

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