Peyman Khezr

Dr Peyman Khezr

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Dr Peyman Khezr received a PhD in Economics from the University of Sydney in 2014.

His research interests are applied microeconomics, block chain economy and crypto economics, environmental economics and energy economics.

Overview

Since joining RMIT from the University of Queensland, Peyman has enthusiastically pursued his interests in areas such as blockchain and industry engagement, where RMIT excels.

Peyman has several papers published in top ranked A* and A-ranked journals such as Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, International Journal of Industrial Organization and Economics Letters.

Since joining RMIT Peyman coordinated and taught several courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has developed innovative teaching methods to improve the learning experience of the students. As a result, he received outstanding GTS score.

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Industry experience

2010-2011 - IPART (NSW), Research analyst

2017 - Queensland Treadury Corporation, Use of Public Health System by Private Patients

2020 - Domain

2021 - Tracer DAO

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Research

Main research interest is focused on applied microeconomics. Worked on the application of market design on several markets such as markets for emissions permits, electricity markets and blockchain and cryptocurrency markets.

Research keywords

Microeconomics, Auction Theory, Multi-unit Auctions, Market Design

Research output summary

11

Publications

1

Projects

5

Awards

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Supervisor interest areas

  • Markets design for emissions permit
  • Electricity market design
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency

Supervisor projects

  • Rochelle Wilson, "Promising Responsibly : An Experimental Study"

Feature publications

On the viability of energy-capacity markets under decreasing marginal costs

Energy Economics, Volume 96, 105157

Khezr P., and Nepal, R. (2021).

Consignment auctions

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 87, 42-51

Khezr P., MacKenzie, I.A. (2018).

Permit market auctions with allowance reserves

International Journal of Industrial Organization, 61, 283-306

Khezr P., MacKenzie, I.A. (2018).

Key publications by year

  • Khezr P., and Cumpston A. (2021). "A review of multiunit auctions with homogeneous goods", Journal of Economic Surveys (forthcoming).
  • Khezr P., and Menezes F. (2021). “Entry and social efficiency under Bertrand competition and asymmetric information”, International Journal of Game Theory, In press.
  • Khezr P., and Nepal, R. (2021). “On the viability of energy-capacity markets under decreasing marginal costs”, Energy Economics, Volume 96, 105157.
  • Khezr P., and MacKenzie, I.A. (2021). “An allocatively efficient auction for pollution permits”, Environmental & Resource Economics, 78, 571-585.
  • Khezr P., Menezes F. (2020). “A semi-uniform-price auction for multiple objects”, Economic Theory Bulletin, 8, 139-148.
  • Khezr P., Menezes F. (2019). “Funding Natural Monopoly Infrastructure Expansion: Auctions versus Regulated Uniform Access Prices”, Journal of Regulatory Economics, 55(2), 193–213.
  • Khezr P., MacKenzie, I.A. (2018). “Consignment auctions”, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 87, 42-51.
  • Khezr P., MacKenzie, I.A. (2018). “Permit market auctions with allowance reserves”, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 61, 283-306.
  • Khezr P., Menezes F. (2018). “Auctions with an asking price”, International Journal of Game Theory, 47(4), 1329-1350.
  • Khezr P. (2018). “Why sellers avoid auctions: theory and evidence”, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 56(2), 163-182.
  • Khezr P., Menezes F. (2017). “A new characterization of equilibrium in multiple-object uniform-price auctions”, Economics Letters, 157, 53-55.
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Feature projects

Use of Public Health System by Private Patients 

Queensland Treasury Corporation

Peyman Khezr, Prasada Rao and KK Tang

2016 - 2017

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Awards

Certificate of Recognition, Outstanding OSI Course Performance, Semester 2

Award date: 2020

Recipients: Peyman Khezr

UQ Fellowship, University of Queensland

Amount: $192,000

Award date: 2016-2019

Recipients: Peyman Khezr

Walter Noel Gillies Prize for Best PhD Thesis in Economics, School of Economics, University of Sydney

Amount $2,700.

Award date: 2014

Recipients: Peyman Khezr

Key awards by year

  • Distinguish teaching award, School of Economics, University of Queensland (2018)
  • Distinguish teaching award, School of Economics, University of Queensland (2017)
  • Distinguish teaching award, School of Economics, University of Queensland (2016)
  • Distinguish teaching award, School of Economics, University of Queensland (2015)
  • UQ Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral research grant (2014), Amount: $20,000.
  • Walter Noel Gillies Prize for Best PhD Thesis in Economics (2014), School of Economics, University of Sydney, Amount $2,700.
  • Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Sydney (2013-2014), Amount: $14,200.
  •   Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Sydney (2010-2013), Amount $ 120,000.
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Public and media engagements

2021

  • “Why a record number of homes are selling before auction, despite strong market conditions”, Interviewed by Kate Burke, Domain & Sydney Sun-Herald (April 2021)

2020

  • “Playing the COVID-19 blame game may feel good, but it could come at a cost — the government’s credibility”, The Conversation (August 2020), (with Rob Hoffmann, Ananta Neelim and Meg Elkins)
  • “Auction theorists win the 2020 Nobel prize for economics”, ACUMEN (October 2020)
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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.