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Professor Lisa Cameron

BComm, MComm, MA, PhD (Princeton), FASSA

Elected: 2014

Discipline: Economics

Specialisation: Development economics, behavioural and experimental economics, health economics, labour economics, gender


Professor Lisa Cameron is a Professor in the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne. She is an emprircal development economist who focuses on social and economic issues in Asia – predominantly Indonesia and China – including evaluating policy impacts.



Professor, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne. Previously at the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University.

Key appointments in the last ten years: Director, Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability, Monash University; International Research Fellows at Cambridge University’s Centre for Research in Microeconomics; Life Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge University; Research Fellow at the Institute for Labor (IZA), Bonn; Adjuct Research Fellow at ANU’s Indonesia Project; Principal investigator, World Bank/Gates Foundation impact evaluation of sanitation interventions in Indonesia and Laos; DFAT’s Empowering Indonesian Women for Poverty Reduction (MAMPU) program’s Analytical Research Unit; Editorial Board of the Economic Record and  Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies.


Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn.
International Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Microeconomics, Cambridge University.
Life Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge University.
Adjunct Research Fellow, Indonesia Project, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU.


1. Cameron, L, Erkal, N, Gangadharan, L & Meng, X 2013, Little Emperors: Behavioral Impact of China’s One Child Policy, Science, 22 Feb, 339, 953-957.
2 Cameron, L and Shah, M Forthcoming, Risk-Taking in the Wake of Natural Disasters, Journal of Human Resources.
3. Cameron, L. and Shah, M 2014. Mistargeting of Cash Transfers, Social Capital Destruction and Crime in Indonesia, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 62(2), 381-415.
4. Cameron, L. 2014. Social Protection for Women in developing Countries. IZA World of Labour, May. http://wol.iza.org/articles/social-protection-programs-forwomen-in-developing-countries
5. Haddad, L, Cameron, L and Barnett, I. Forthcoming, The Double Burden of Malnutrition in SE Asia and eth Pacific: Priorities, Policies and Politics, Health Planning and Policy.


Website: https://findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person13996
Email: lisa.cameron [at] unimelb.edu.au
Twitter: @CameronLisaA

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