Evgeniya received her Master's degree in Financial Economics at European University at Saint Petersburg, Russia in 2014. During her PhD at UTS she worked as a teaching and research assistant for many projects. She worked as an associate researcher on the project “Labour Market Overview of Regional NSW and Western Sydney” at UTS on behalf of the NSW Centre for Economic and Regional Development.
She is an applied micro-econometrist with a research focus on Empirical Industrial Organization and Economic Networks. In her research, she is linking Empirical IO with Behavioural Economics to model consumers’ demand. In particular, she is interested in describing how individuals make their choices by taking into account behavioral aspects such as choice set and context dependent preferences. She shows how this is connected to the validity of instrumental variables approach to solve the endogeneity problem. For her research in Economic Networks, she combines both theoretical models and empirical methods.
The first part of her research focuses on modelling and estimating consumers’ demand function. In her job market paper entitled "The Influence of Other Alternatives on Consumer's Choice," she tests the existence of the behavioral component in the consumer's decision-making process that captures the direct influence of other available products and their characteristics on the consumer's utility. For the analysis, she uses a dataset on individuals' choices and their subjective evaluations of the red wines obtained from the experiment.
In the second paper "Demand Estimation with the Quality's Subjective Evaluations" (joint with Kazuko Nakata), she uses the data obtained from the same experiment. They study how the consumer perceives the quality of the wine that she did not try before from its external characteristics. They extend the choice model where they allow the subjective evaluations of wine's quality in consumer's utility function. This helps them to estimate consumers' reaction to the level of the wine's quality.
In the third paper “The Purpose of Consumption and Consumers' Demand,” she assumes that all coefficients and taste shock in the consumer's utility function are purpose-specific. In other words, consumers react differently to the product characteristics depending on the purpose of consumption.
The second part of her research is concerned with economic networks, more specifically, she is interested in the networks of production industries. The first paper in this part is “The Network View on Input-Output Analysis for Australia” (joint with Mikhail Anufriev and Valentyn Panchenko), in which they investigate the role played by the Australian input-output structure in the relationship between sectoral shocks and aggregate volatility.
Research Interests (Primary/Secondary):
Empirical Industrial Organization (P)
Applied Econometrics (P)
Economic Networks (P)
Behavioural Eonomics (S)
Experimental Economics (S)
Empirical Industrial Organization
Economics for Business 2
Conference Presentations: Goryacheva E., 2016, “Interconnections of the Industries in the Economy: A Network Approach” 29th PhD Conference in Economics and Business, 9-11 November, Perth, Australia