Research and Research Support Staff

  1. 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)
  2. 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)

    • Early childhood development
    • Effects of disadvantage on student outcomes and child development
    • Impact of childcare
    • Intergenerational disadvantage
    • Parental leave and family policies
    • Individual health outcomes
    • Healthcare workforce and the labour market
  3. Professor David Ribar

    Professorial Fellow
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Income and Economic Wellbeing,
    Labour Markets and Employment,
    Public Economics)

    • Early childhood development
    • Effects of disadvantage on student outcomes and child development
    • Transitions from school to further education and training
    • Disadvantaged families
    • Family and household formation and dissolution
    • Family and household wellbeing outcomes
    • Housing and homelessness
  4. Mr Alasdair Cannon

    Foundation Fellow
    (Public Economics)

    • Charitable giving
    • Data Analytics
  5. 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
  6. Dr Ross Hickey

    Senior Research Fellow
    (Public Economics)

    • Charitable giving
    • Government expenditure and behaviour
    • Taxation policies
  7. Dr Nicolas Hérault

    Senior 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Dr Arezou Zaresani

    Research Fellow
    (Health and Healthcare,
    Labour Markets and Employment,
    Public Economics)

    • Socio-economic factors affecting health outcomes
    • Employment policy
    • Social and tax policy as it relates to work incentives
    • Labour supply of disabled population
    • Government expenditure and behaviour
    • Service delivery of welfare programs
    • Taxation policies

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