PROF Roger Wilkins

PROF Roger Wilkins




  • Roger Wilkins is Deputy Director of the Melbourne Institute as well as being Deputy Director (Research) of the HILDA Survey program area.

    His research interests include the nature, causes and consequences of labour market outcomes; the distribution and dynamics of individuals’ economic wellbeing; and the incidence and determinants of poverty, social exclusion and welfare dependence. 

    As part of his work in the HILDA Survey program, Roger produces the annual HILDA Survey Statistical Report , which each year analyses the latest release of the HILDA data. He has also produced the Australian income component of the World Wealth and Income Database (WID) since 2014. 

    Roger is a member of the Australian Bureau of Statistics' Labour Statistics Advisory Group, the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Research Panel, and the Department of Social Services ‘Building a New Life in Australia’ Survey Technical Reference Group, and is a Policy Adviser for the Australian Council of Social Service. He is also a Research Fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics. 

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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2001
  • MSc, University of Wisconsin 1996
  • MCom (Hons), University of Melbourne 1995
  • BCom (Hons), University of Melbourne 1993


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