Chris Doucouliagos

Deakin University, Australia, and IZA, Germany

The ultimate aim of research is to inform and improve policy effectiveness. IZA World of Labor provides a solid and dependable bridge between academia and policy. It is great opportunity to be a part of this initiative

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Chair in Economics, Deakin University

Research interest

Aid effectiveness, meta-regression analysis, public choice, political economy, development economics, transition economies, fiscal interactions, minimum wage, inequality

Past positions

Economics Discipline Leader, 2012–2014; Associate Head of School (Research), 2004–2006


PhD Economics, Monash University, 1996

Selected publications

  • “The power of bias in economics research.” The Economic Journal (Forthcoming) (with J. P. A. Ioannidis and T. D. Stanley).

  • The Economics of Trade Unions: A Study of a Research Field and its Findings. Oxford: Routledge, 2017 (with R. B. Freeman and P. Laroche).

  • “Neither fixed nor random: Weighted least squares meta-analysis.” Statistics in Medicine 34:13 (2015): 2116–2127 (with T. D. Stanley).

  • Meta-Regression Analysis in Economics and Business. Oxford: Routledge, 2012 (with T. D. Stanley).