About Me


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I am an economist interested in investigating economic effects of consumer behaviour, particularly in the area of health economics and development economics and the impacts on the design of economic policy. My research studies issues relating to social determinants of health; subjective well-being; health related quality of life; multidimensional deprivation;  intra-household dynamics in household decision making;  role of health related knowledge and awareness on behaviour in the context of communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs); health and wealth in retirement; sin-tax and health related behaviour; national and sub-national purchasing power parities (PPPs);  health and nutrition insecurity; malnutrition and child health.  I have worked on a range of developed and developing countries, including Australia, United Kingdom, India, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Botswana.

My research has been published in highly ranked journals in economics including Health Economics, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, American Journal for Agricultural Economics, Social Science and Medicine, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Biosocial Sciences, Value in Health, British Medical Bulletin among other. I am an Associate Editor at Journal of Population Economics. I also lead the thematic research cluster Development, Health, Inequality and Behavior at Global Labor Organization.
 
I am a Senior Lecturer and HDR Director at the Department of Economics at Macquarie University, Sydney. Previously, I have worked at the 
Center for Health  Economics, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics and Department of Economics at Monash University, Melbourne. 
I  am affiliated with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability at Monash University and Global Labor Organization (GLO). I obtained my PhD in Economics from the Australian National University, Canberra.