Professor Roger Wilkins is the Deputy Director of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic & Social Research at the University of Melbourne. He is also the Deputy Director (Research) of the HILDA Survey, Australia’s nationally representative longitudinal household study.
His research interests include the nature, causes and consequences of labour market outcomes; the distribution and dynamics of individuals’ economic wellbeing; and the incidence and determinants of poverty, social exclusion and welfare dependence.
As part of his work on the HILDA Survey, Roger produces the annual HILDA Survey Statistical Report, which each year analyses the latest release of the HILDA data. He has also produced the Australian income component of the World Inequality Database (WID) since 2014. Roger is a member of the ABS Labour Statistics Advisory Group, and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Research Panel, and is a Policy Adviser for the Australian Council of Social Service. He is also a Research Fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics.