Daniel Melser


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Daniel Melser is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University. He has a wide range of research interests focused around the areas of; economic measurement, index numbers, empirical real estate economics and credit risk modelling.

Daniel completed his PhD from UNSW in 2004 and following this held a number of roles in industry, government and in academia. He has worked extensively in official statistics having had roles at; Statistics New Zealand, the Office for National Statistics in the UK and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Prior to joining Monash University Daniel also worked at the University of Technology Sydney and RMIT University and in industry at Moody’s where he was involved in providing credit risk modelling and stress testing consultancy services for large US banks.

Currently Daniel is a member of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies’ Banking Board, has a research grant to investigate stress testing in Australia and is actively engaged with the ABS in exploring spatial price differences across Australia. His research is published in a wide range of journals. 

Research area keywords

  • Economic Measurement
  • Index Numbers
  • Empirical Real Estate Economics
  • Credit Risk Modeling

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Research Output 2005 2019

Examining the economic interactions between Australia's regions: results from a Global VAR

Moallemi, M. & Melser, D., Jun 2019, In : Economic Record. 95, S1, p. 79-99 21 p.

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Residential real estate, risk, return and diversification: some empirical evidence

Melser, D. & Hill, R. J., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. 59, 1, p. 111-146 36 p.

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Valuing the quantity and quality of product variety to consumers

Melser, D., Dec 2019, In : Empirical Economics. 57, 6, p. 2107-2128 22 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Scanner data price indexes: addressing some unresolved issues

Melser, D., Jul 2018, In : Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. 36, 3, p. 516-522 7 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Disaggregated property price appreciation: The mixed repeat sales model

Melser, D., 1 Sep 2017, In : Regional Science and Urban Economics. 66, p. 108-118 11 p.

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Kendrick Prize - Best Paper in the Review of Income and Wealth in 2016

Daniel Melser (Recipient), 2016

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