Lisa Cameron

Professor, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics
University of Melbourne

Lisa Cameron

Lisa Cameron is a Professorial Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne, where she leads the research area on ‘Disadvantage and Well-Being in the Asia-Pacific’. She is an empirical micro-economist who received her PhD in Economics from Princeton University in 1996. Her research focuses on issues of social welfare and poverty, in Australia and throughout Asia, and often incorporates the techniques of experimental and behavioural economics to better understand human decision-making. Much of her research focuses on policy evaluation - understanding the impacts and behavioural implications of public policy. She is particularly interested in the welfare of disadvantaged and marginalised groups and the socio-economic determinants of health and well-being. She has extensive experience collaborating with government and international agencies such as the World Bank and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She has been on the editorial board of Australia’s leading economics journal, the Economic Record. She is an adjunct Research Fellow at ANU’s Indonesia Project. In 2013 she was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.

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