Monash University, Australia, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Director, Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) and Professor, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University, Australia
Development economics, experimental economics, health economics, labour economics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant to World Bank, AusAID (now Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
Department of Economics, University of Melbourne (1997–2010), Australia
PhD Economics, Princeton University, 1996
“Little emperors: Behavioral impact of China’s one child policy.” Science 339 (2013): 953–957 (with N. Erkal, L. Gangadharan, and X. Meng).
“Propensities to engage in corrupt behavior? Experimental evidence from Australia, India, Indonesia and Singapore.” Journal of Public Economics 93:7–8 (2009): 843–851 (with A. Chaudhuri, N. Erkal, and L. Gangadharan).
“Is the relationship between socioeconomic status and health stronger for older children in developing countries?” Demography 46:2 (2009): 303-324 (with J. Williams).
“The impact of minimum wages on employment in a low income country: A quasi-natural experiment in Indonesia.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 61:2 (2008): 201–223 (with V. Alatas).
“Economic geography and wages.” Review of Economics and Statistics 89:1 (2007): 15–29 (with M. Amiti).
How to design social protection programs that poor women can benefit fromLisa Cameron, May 2014Women are more likely than men to work in the informal sector and to drop out of the labor force for a time, such as after childbirth, and to be impeded by social norms from working in the formal sector. This work pattern undermines productivity, increases women’s vulnerability to income shocks, and impairs their ability to save for old age. Many developing countries have introduced social protection programs to protect poor people from social and economic risks, but despite women’s often greater need, the programs are generally less accessible to them than to men.MoreLess