Mark Wooden is Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne. He is also Director of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (or HILDA) Survey project, Australia’s first large-scale household panel survey and one of Australia’s largest research projects in the social sciences.
Prior to joining the Melbourne Institute in 2000, Mark spent almost 20 years at the National Institute of Labour Studies, Flinders University, where, on departure, he was Professor and Acting Director.
Mark has a long and distinguished research record, and is widely acknowledged as one of Australia’s leading commentators on the operation of markets. While primarily an applied labour economist, his work touches and draws upon many other disciplines in the social sciences, including industrial relations, sociology, demography, and public health.
Mark is the author (or co-author) of four books, over 20 chapters in books, and over 150 articles in academic journals. In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.