Applied microeconomics and microeconometrics: health, labour, poverty and program evaluation. Much of my work is focussed on the effects of Australian government policies and programs on economic outcomes and behaviours.
Current Working Papers
’Does the Military Train Men to Be Violent Criminals? New Evidence from Australia’s Conscription Lotteries’ (with Simon Ville & Alex Paull)
Current Research Projects
Army Service, Employment Incentives and Veterans' Life Outcomes: A Natural Experiment (with Mike Shields & Simon Ville)
Effects of Alcohol Availability on Mortality, Morbidity and Crime in Australia: A Regression Discontinuity Approach (with Jason Lindo & Oleg Yerokhin)
Siminski P (forthcoming) ‘Employment Effects of Army Service and Veterans’ Compensation: Evidence from the Australian Vietnam-Era Conscription Lotteries’ Review of Economics and Statistics Pre-publication version
Siminski P (2013) ‘Are Low Skill Public Sector Workers Really Overpaid? A Quasi-Differenced Panel Data Analysis’ Applied Economics 45(14): 1915-1929 Download Working Paper
Siminski P, Yerokhin O (2012) ‘Is The Age Gradient In Self-Reported Material Hardship Explained By Resources, Needs, Behaviours Or Reporting Bias?’ Review of Income & Wealth 58(4): 715-741 Download Working Paper
Siminski P, Ville S (2012) ‘I Was Only Nineteen, 45 Years Ago: What Can we Learn from Australia’s Conscription Lotteries?’ Economic Record 88(282): 351-371. Download Working Paper
Siminski P, Ville S (2011) ‘Long-Run Mortality Effects of Vietnam-Era Army Service: Evidence from Australia’s Conscription Lotteries’ American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings 101(3): 345-349. Download Working Paper
Livermore T, Rodgers J, Siminski P (2011) ‘The Effect of Motherhood on Wages and Wage Growth: Evidence for Australia’ Economic Record 87(Special Issue): 80-91 Download Working Paper
Siminski P (2011) ‘The Price Elasticity of Demand for Pharmaceuticals amongst High Income Older Australians: A Natural Experiment’ Applied Economics 43(3): 4835–4846 Download Working Paper
Ville S, Siminski P (2011) ‘A Fair and Equitable Method of Recruitment? Conscription by Ballot into the Australian Army during the Vietnam War’ Australian Economic History Review 51(3): 277-296 Download Working Paper
Craig L, Siminski P (2011) ‘If Men Do More Housework, Do Their Wives Have More Babies?’ Social Indicators Research 101: 255-258
Craig L, Siminski P (2010) ‘Men’s Housework, Women’s Housework and Second Births in Australia’ Social Politics 17(2): 235-266. Download full paper
Siminski P (2009) ‘Do Government Benefits for High Income Retirees Encourage Saving?’ Australian Journal of Labour Economics 12(3): 247-261. Download preprint
Rodgers R, Siminski P, Bishop J (2009) ‘Changes in Poverty Rates During the Howard Era’ Australian Economic Review 42(3): 300-320. Download preprint
Siminski P (2009) ‘A Welfare Analysis of the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card’ Economic Record 85(269): 164-180. Download preprint – Awarded Best Paper in the Economic Record for 2009
Siminski P (2008) ‘Order Effects in Batteries of Questions’ Quality and Quantity 42: 477-490. Download preprint
Siminski P, Bezzina AJ, Lago L, Eagar K (2008) ‘’Primary Care’ Presentations at Emergency Departments - Rates and Reasons by Age and Sex’ Australian Health Review 32(4): 700-709.
Siminski P, Bezzina AJ, Lago L, Eagar K (2008) ‘ Trends in Primary Care Presentations at Emergency Departments in New South Wales (1999-2006)’ Australian Journal of Primary Health 14(3): 45-52.
Masso M, Bezzina AJ, Siminski P, Middleton R, Smith PB & Eagar K (2007) ‘Why patients attend emergency departments for conditions potentially appropriate for primary care: Reasons given by patients and clinicians differ’ Emergency Medicine Australasia 19(4):333-340. Download full paper
Siminski P, Cragg S, Middleton R, Masso M, Lago L, Green J & Eagar K (2005) ‘Primary care patients’ views on why they present to Emergency Departments – inappropriate attendances or inappropriate policy?’ Australian Journal of Primary Health 11(2): 87-95. Download full paper
Saunders P & Siminski P (2005) ‘Home Ownership and Inequality: Imputed Rent and Income Distribution in Australia’ Economic Papers, 24(4): 346-367. Download Discussion Paper version
Siminski P, Chalmers J & McHugh M (2005) ‘Foster Carers in New South Wales: profile and projections based on ABS Census data’ Children Australia 30(3): 17-24. Download full paper
Siminski P & Saunders P (2004) ‘Accounting for Housing Costs in Regional Income Comparisons’ Australasian Journal of Regional Studies 10(2): 139-156. Download Discussion Paper version
Siminski P, Saunders P & Bradbury B (2003) ‘Reviewing the Inter-temporal Consistency of ABS Household Income Data through Comparisons with External Aggregates’ Australian Economic Review 36 (3): 333-349. Download Discussion Paper version
Siminski P (2003) ‘Patterns of Disability and Norms of Participation through the Life Course: Empirical Support for a Social Model of Disability’ Disability and Society 18 (6): 707-718.