Associate Professor Stephen Whelan

Associate Professor

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 9251
Fax +61 2 9351 4341

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Biographical details

Stephen Whelan received his PhD from the University of British Columbia in 2003. His PhD thesis examined the use of social welfare programs in Canada and their impact on labour market outcomes. Stephen's main areas of interest are social policy and their impact on labour market outcomes. Presently, Stephen is examining the effect of housing assistance measures on labour market behaviour in Australia with the support of a grant from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. Collaborative research with Anu Rammohan is considering the effect of child care assistance on the employment decisions of women and their implications for retirement income.

Research interests

  • Applied Econometrics and Labour Economics
  • Applied economics
  • Labour economics
  • Public policy
  • Social policy

Current research students

Project title Research student
The Role of Investment, Logistics Services Sector and Trade in Promoting Food Security in Indonesia: A Structuration and Institutional Analysis Fajar HIRAWAN
The Role of Cognitive Skills in the Australian Labour Market Meir ZHANG
Endogenous Growth, Volatility Clustering and Economic Shocks - Bayesian Estimation of the Two-Country DSGE-GARCH-VAR Model Xin ZHENG

PhD and master's project opportunities

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