PROF Lisa Cameron

PROF Lisa Cameron




  • Lisa Cameron joined the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne as a professorial research fellow in July 2017. She is an empirical micro-economist whose research incorporates the techniques of experimental and behavioural economics so as to better understand human decision-making. Much of her research focuses on policy evaluation - understanding the impacts and behavioural implications of public policy, with a focus on social and economic issues. She is particularly interested in the welfare of disadvantaged and marginalised groups and the socio-economic determinants of health. Much of her research to date has focused on developing countries, particularly Indonesia and China and she has extensive experience collaborating with agencies such as the World Bank and AusAID (DFAT). Her recent move to the Melbourne Institute reflects an interest in the same issues and policy evaluation in the Australian context Lisa received her PhD from Princeton University in 1996. In 2013 she was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.   


Member of

  • Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies. Editorial Board 2006 -
  • Economics Division, Research School of Pacific & Asian Studies, ANU. Advisory Panel for the Indonesia Project 2006 -
  • Journal of the Asia Pacific Economies. Editorial Board 2006 -
  • Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, ANU. Research Associate 1998 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • Dip.Mod Lang, University of Melbourne 1999
  • PhD, Princeton University 1996
  • MCom Economics, University of Melbourne 1992
  • BCom, University of Melbourne 1989

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 2014
  • Award for best paper - "Cannabis, Alcohol and Cigarettes: Substitutes or Complements", co-authored with J. Williams, Economic Record, 2001
  • Wilfred Prest Travelling Scholarship, 1992
  • Fulbright Postgraduate Award, 1992
  • Commonwealth Postgraduate Course Award, 1991
  • Les Brewster Exhibition in Accounting - 1st ranked honours student, University of Melbourne, 1989
  • J.F Major Memorial Prize - Best 3rd year student in the Commerce Faculty, University of Melbourne, 1988
  • Alban C. Morley Prize - Best 1st year student in the Commerce Faculty, University of Melbourne, 1986


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