Jeanette Lye

Contact details

8344 7264
Room 330, Level 3
Business and Economics
(Building 105)

Postal address

Department of Economics
Level 4, FBE Building 105,
111 Barry Street,
University of Melbourne,
Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia

Research Interests

  • Applied Econometrics (Quantitative analysis of teaching and learning in higher education in economics and commerce)
  • Applied Econometrics (Range of Equilibria)
  • Applied Econometrics (health, wages, economics of happiness)
  • Theoretical Econometrics (Fieller, Nonlinearities)


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Canterbury. (1991)
Master of Arts, University of Canterbury. (1986)
Bachelor of Arts, University of Canterbury. (1985)

Professional Memberships

The Economic Society of Australia


Journal Articles

Lye J, Hirschberg J. (2014) "Gambling with stimulus payments: Feeding gaming machines with federal dollars", Journal of Gambling Studies, vol.30, pp.713 - 727.

Macneill C, Lye J, Caulfield P. (2013) "Politics, Reviews and Support for the Arts: An Analysis of Government Expenditures on the Arts in Australia from 1967 to 2009", Australian Review of Public Affairs, vol.12 (1), pp.1 - 19.

Hirschberg J, Lye J. (2010) "A Geometric Comparison of the Delta and Fieller Confidence Intervals", American Statistician, vol.64, pp.234 - 241.

Hirschberg J, Lye J. (2010) "A reinterpretation of interactions in regressions", Applied Economics Letters, vol.17 (5), pp.427 - 430.

Davies W, Hirschberg J, Lye J, Johnston C. (2010) "A systematic analysis of quality of teaching surveys", Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, vol.35 (1), pp.83 - 96.

Lye J, Hirschberg J. (2010) "Alcohol Consumption and Human Capital: A Retrospective Study of the Literature", Journal of Economic Surveys, vol.24, pp.309 - 338.

Hirschberg J, Lye J. (2010) "Two Geometric Representations of Confidence Intervals for Ratios of Linear Combinations of Regression Parameters: An Application to the NAIRU", Economics Letters, vol.108, pp.73 - 76.

Hirschberg J, Lye J, Slottje D. (2008) "Inferential Methods for Elasticity Estimates", Journal of Econometrics, vol.147 (2), pp.299 - 315.

Lye J, Mcdonald I. (2008) "The Eisner Puzzle, The Unemployment Threshold and the Range of Equilibria", International Advances in Economic Research, vol.14 (2), pp.125 - 141.

Davies W, Hirschberg J, Lye J, Johnston C, Mcdonald I. (2007) "Systematic Influences on Teaching Evaluations: The Case for Caution", Australian Economic Papers, vol.46 (1), pp.18 - 38.

Lye J, Mcdonald I. (2006) "An evaluation of unemployment policy in Australia using the range of equilibria", Australian Economic Review, vol.39 (3), pp.239 - 256.

Lye J, Mcdonald I. (2006) "John Maynard Keynes meets Milton Friedman and Edmond Phelps: the range versus the natural rate in Australia, 1965:4 to 2003:3", Australian Economic Papers, vol.45 (3), pp.227 - 240.

Lye J, Mcdonald I. (2006) "Union power & Australia's Inflation Barrier, 1965:4 to 2003:3", Australian Journal of Labour Economics, vol.3, pp.287 - 304.

Davies W, Hirschberg J, Lye J, Johnston C, Mcdonald I. (2006) "What influences teaching evaluations? Evidence from a major Australian university", The Business Review, Cambridge, vol.6 (1), pp.146 - 152.

Hirschberg J G, Lu L, Lye J N. (2005) "Descriptive methods for cross-section data", Australian Economic Review, vol.38 (3), pp.333 - 350.

Lye J N, Hirschberg J G. (2004) "Alcohol consumption, smoking and wages", Applied Economics, vol.36 (16), pp.1807 - 1817.

Borland J I, Hirschberg J G, Lye J N. (2004) "Computer knowledge and earnings: evidence for Australia", Applied Economics, vol.36 (17), pp.1979 - 1993.

Lye J N, Mcdonald I M. (2004) "The effectiveness of incomes policies, in Australia bargaining and inflation targetting enterprise", Australian Economic Papers, vol.43 (1), pp.21 - 38.

Hayes KJ, Hirschberg J G, Lye J N. (2003) "The use of multivariate generated regressors in the presence of heteroskedasticity", Communications In Statistics - Theory and Methods, vol.32 (8), pp.1607 - 1629.

Lye J N, Mcdonald I M, Sibly H. (2001) "An estimate of the range of equilibrium rates of unemployment for Australia", The Economic Record, vol.77 (236), pp.35 - 50.

Lye J N, Mcdonald I M, Sibly H. (2001) "Cycle and trend in models of the range of equilibria.", Australian Economic Papers, vol.40 (3), pp.387 - 404.

Borland J I, Hirschberg J G, Lye J N. (2001) "Data reduction of discrete responses: an application of cluster analysis", Applied Economics Letters, vol.8 (3), pp.149 - 153.

Harris M D, Lye J N. (2001) "The fiscal consequences of privatisation: Australian evidence on privatisation by public share float", International Review of Applied Economics, vol.15 (3), pp.305 - 321.

Lye J N, Hirschberg J G. (2001) "The influence of smoking on the labour market consequences of drinking", Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol.12 (2), pp.144 - 147.

Hirschberg J G, Lye J N. (2001) "The interpretation of multiple dummy variable coefficients: an application to industry effects in wage equations", Applied Economics Letters, vol.8 (11), pp.701 - 707.

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

Lye JN, Hirschberg JG. (2012) "Inverse Test Confidence Intervals for Turning-Points: A Demonstration with Higher Order Polynomials", Advances in Econometrics, vol.30, pp.59 - 95.


Lye JN. (2012) "Inverse Test Confidence Intervals for Turning-Points: A Demonstration with Higher Order Polynomials", 30th Anniversary Edition of Advances in Econometrics, Volume 30, pp.59 - 95.

Hirschberg JG, Lye JN. (2010) "The Indirect Impacts of Smoking Bans in Gaming Venues", Current Issues in Health Economics, pp.243 - 261.

Hirschberg JG, Lye JN, Slottje D. (2009) "The Use of Restricted Regressions in Estimating Demand Systems", Quantifying Consumer Preferences, pp.367 - 385.

Lye J, Martin V, Creedy J. (2002) "A Labour Market Equilibrium Model of the Personal Distribution of Earnings", Modelling Income Distribution, pp.30 - 47.

Creedy J, Lye J, Martin V. (2002) "A Non-linear Model of the Real US/UK Exchange Rate", Modelling Income Distribution, pp.58 - 75.

Teaching responsibilities

  • ECON90007 - Economics Research Report (Semester 1)
  • ECOM20001 - Introductory Econometrics (Semester 2)
  • ECON90007 - Economics Research Report (Semester 2)