DR Anna Zhu



  • I am a research fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

    My research aims to identify or evaluate how social policy enables socially or economically disadvantaged persons towards greater participation in society and well-being. My research applies principles and methodological approaches from economics and applied econometrics to large administrative and survey-based data.

    My current research focuses on the economic and social determinants of child development, the impacts of welfare and education policy design, and the economic consequences of housing and relationship instability.

    My personal website is annazhu.site/   


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD (Economics), University of New South Wales 2014
  • BEC (Hons), University of New South Wales 2006


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • My research uses econometric techniques combined with national survey and administrative datasets to investigate issues on child development, disability, homelessness, and the consequences of policy reform on disadvantaged families.