Research staff

  1. Professor Marco Castillo

    Program Coordinator
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Public Economics)

    • Determinants of student achievement
    • Early childhood development
    • Economic preferences of children
    • Effects of disadvantage on student outcomes and child development
    • Individual decision-making and incentives in education
    • Family and household wellbeing outcomes
    • Charitable giving
  2. Professor Lisa Cameron

    Professorial Fellow
    Program Coordinator
    (Disadvantage and Wellbeing in the Asia-Pacific,
    Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Health and Healthcare,
    Income and Economic Wellbeing,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Criminalisation of sex-work
    • Gender inequality in labour markets
    • Health services access
    • Impact of cash transfers on child development
    • Sanitation impacts on child health
    • Wellbeing of people living with a disability
    • Early childhood development
  3. Professor Guyonne Kalb

    Program Director
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Health and Healthcare,
    Income and Economic Wellbeing,
    Labour Markets and Employment,
    Public Economics)

    • Labour supply with a focus on female labour force participation
    • Impact of social policy on labour supply
    • Impact of tax and transfer policies on labour supply
    • Parental leave and family policies
    • Impact of childcare and early childhood development
    • Effects of disadvantage on child development
    • Individual health outcomes
    • Healthcare workforce and the labour market
  4. Professor Abigail Payne

    Director and Ronald Henderson Professor
    (Education and Child Development,
    Public Economics)

    • Determinants of student achievement
    • Student performance
    • Post-secondary education
    • Charitable giving
    • Government expenditure and behaviour
    • Taxation policies
  5. Professor Ragan Petrie

    Professorial Fellow
    Program Coordinator
    (Education and Child Development,
    Public Economics)

    • Determinants of student achievement
    • Economic preferences of children
    • Individual decision-making and incentives in education
    • Charitable giving
  6. Dr Barbara Broadway

    Senior Research Fellow
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Early childhood development
    • Intergenerational disadvantage
    • Household finance
    • Labour supply issues tied to sub-populations (e.g. women, Indigenous Australians, medial workforce)
    • Social and tax policy as it relates to work incentives,
    • Workforce participation and dynamics
  7. Dr Diana Contreras Suárez

    Research Fellow
    (Disadvantage and Wellbeing in the Asia-Pacific,
    Education and Child Development,
    Health and Healthcare,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Gender inequality in labour markets
    • Health services access
    • Impact of cash transfers on child development
    • Sanitation impacts on child health
    • Wellbeing of people living with a disability
    • Domestic Violence
    • Early childhood development
  8. Dr Jan Kabátek

    Research Fellow
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Early childhood development
    • Individual decision-making and incentives in education
    • Family and household formation and dissolution
    • Family and household wellbeing outcomes
    • Employment policy
    • Workforce participation and dynamics
  9. Dr Jaslene Lin

    Foundation Fellow
    (Data and Analytics,
    Education and Child Development)

    • Determinants of student achievement
    • Design and performance of schools and other educational institutions
  10. Dr Julie Moschion

    Senior Research Fellow
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Income and Economic Wellbeing)

    • Effects of disadvantage on student outcomes and child development
    • Disadvantaged families
    • Family and household formation and dissolution
    • Housing and homelessness
    • Intergenerational transmission of socio-economic advantage and disadvantage
  11. Dr Cain Polidano

    Senior Research Fellow
    (Education and Child Development,
    Income and Economic Wellbeing,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Determinants of student achievement
    • Early childhood development
    • Effects of disadvantage on student outcomes and child development
    • Individual decision-making and incentives in education
    • Design and performance of schools and other educational institutions
    • Transitions from school to further education and training
    • Effects of policies and programs on welfare receipt & economic wellbeing
  12. Dr Nicolás Salamanca

    Research Fellow
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Public Economics)

    • Determinants of student achievement
    • Early childhood development
    • Effects of disadvantage on student outcomes and child development
    • Individual decision-making and incentives in education
    • Design and performance of schools and other educational institutions
    • Disadvantaged families
    • Family and household formation and dissolution
  13. Dr Claire Thibout

    Research Fellow
    (Disadvantage and Wellbeing in the Asia-Pacific,
    Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households)

    • Household production
    • Intra-household allocation
    • Economics of gender
    • Time allocation and labour supply
    • Human capital and occupational choice
  14. Dr Yi-Ping Tseng

    Senior Research Fellow
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Early childhood development
    • Housing and homelessness
    • Employment services
  15. Mr Abraham Chigavazira

    Foundation Fellow
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Early childhood development
    • Disadvantaged families
    • Family and household wellbeing outcomes
    • Housing and homelessness
    • Social and tax policy as it relates to work incentives
    • Other Education & Child Development topics
  16. Mr Mael Guillou

    Research Support Officer
    (Education and Child Development,
    Macroeconomic Modelling and Policy Analysis )

    • Early childhood development
    • Effects of disadvantage on student outcomes and child development

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