Benjamin Wong

Assoc Professor


Research activity per year

Personal profile


Benjamin Wong is an Associate Professor at the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University. He is a macroeconomist who has research interests in 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 is a regular visitor at central banks and policy institutions. These include a stint as a central bank research fellow at the Bank for International Settlements, and also a research visitor at, among others, various regional Federal Reserve Banks, Reserve Bank of Australia, Bank of Canada, the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the SEACEN Research and Training Centre.

He holds a PhD in Economics from The Australian National University and a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from The University of Queensland and has published work in international peer reviewed journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of International Economics, European Economics Review, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and Journal of Applied Econometrics.

Please head to my Research Website.
The contents here are often outdated.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Research area keywords

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Time Series Analysis

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or