University of Melbourne, Australia, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, 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)
Director, Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) and Professor, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University, Australia (2010–2017); Department of Economics, University of Melbourne, Australia (1997–2010)
PhD Economics, Princeton University, 1996
"China's sex ratio and crime: Behavioral change or financial necessity?" Economic Journal (Forthcoming) (with X. Meng and D. Zhang).
"Scaling up sanitation: Evidence from an RCT in Indonesia." Journal of Development Economics 138 (2019): 1–16 (with S. Olivia and M. Shah).
Conditional cash transfers: Do they result in more patient choices and increased educational aspirations?" Economic Development and Cultural Change (Forthcoming) (with D. Conteras Suarez).
“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).
Social protection programs for women in developing countries Updated
How to design social protection programs that poor women can benefit fromLisa Cameron, February 2019Women 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 women than to men.MoreLess