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I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Deakin University. Previously I was a Senior Research Fellow in the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (MIAESR) at the University of Melbourne. From 2017 to 2021 I am an Australian Research Council (ARC) awarded Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) fellow. I obtained my PhD in economics from McMaster University in Canada in 2011.
My research fields of interest are health economics, economics of education, family economics, and applied microeconometrics. My areas of research include inter-generational mobility, social economic determinants of health and human capital, the dynamics of health development, incentives in the health care markets and performance of health care providers, and labour supply behaviour of physicians. I am also interested in the application of microeconometric techniques, in particular panel data modelling methods to various empirical topics in applied economics.
I am currently working on projects investigating the causal effect of parental education on offspring health, cognitive and non-cognitive abilities, inter-generational transmission of human capital, the effects of early-life shocks and early childhood investments on later-life outcomes, and the effect of competition on quality of health care provided by physicians.
July 2018- I am now a senior lecturer in the economics department at Deakin University in Melbourne.