Lisa Cameron

Monash University, Australia, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Director, Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) and Professor, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University, Australia

Research interest

Development economics, experimental economics, health economics, labour economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant to World Bank, AusAID (now Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

Past positions

Department of Economics, University of Melbourne (1997–2010), Australia


PhD Economics, Princeton University, 1996

Selected publications

  • “Little emperors: Behavioral impact of China’s one child policy.” Science 339 (2013): 953–957 (with N. Erkal, L. Gangadharan, and X. Meng).

  • “Propensities to engage in corrupt behavior? Experimental evidence from Australia, India, Indonesia and Singapore.” Journal of Public Economics 93:7–8 (2009): 843–851 (with A. Chaudhuri, N. Erkal, and L. Gangadharan).

  • “Is the relationship between socioeconomic status and health stronger for older children in developing countries?” Demography 46:2 (2009): 303-324 (with J. Williams).

  • “The impact of minimum wages on employment in a low income country: A quasi-natural experiment in Indonesia.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 61:2 (2008): 201–223 (with V. Alatas).

  • “Economic geography and wages.” Review of Economics and Statistics 89:1 (2007): 15–29 (with M. Amiti).