Research staff

  1. 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
  2. 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
  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 A. 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 Anthony Scott

    Program Coordinator
    (Health and Healthcare,
    Labour Markets and Employment,
    Public Economics)

    • Health insurance and healthcare finance
    • Organisation, funding and performance of healthcare providers
    • Performance, incentives and competition in healthcare
    • Economics of primary healthcare services
    • Healthcare workforce and the labour market
    • Role and impact of funding and financial incentives in healthcare
    • Labour supply issues tied to sub-populations (e.g. women, Indigenous Australians, medical workforce)
  6. Associate Professor Nicolas Hérault

    Principal Research Fellow
    (Income and Economic Wellbeing,
    Labour Markets and Employment,
    Public Economics)

    • Effects of policies and programs on welfare receipt & economic wellbeing
    • Personal income and wealth distribution
    • Drivers of income inequality and mobility
    • Social and tax policy as it relates to work incentives
  7. Dr Dajung Jun

    Research Fellow
    (Health and Healthcare,
    Public Economics)

    • Health insurance and healthcare finance
    • Economics of primary healthcare services
    • Healthcare workforce and the labour market
    • Taxation policies
  8. Dr Nicolás Salamanca

    Senior 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

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