Our people

The CDES comprises member researchers from Monash Business School, and affiliates from other Monash University faculties and external institutions, with an active interest in the areas of economic development and sustainability.

Below you will find information about our Directors, Advisory Board and Advisory Committee.


Advisory Board

  • Mary Amiti - Assistant Vice President of the Microeconomic Studies Function at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  • Christopher B. Barrett - Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, International Professor of Agriculture at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Professor in the Department of Economics, and a Fellow of the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, all at Cornell University.
  • Michael R. Carter - Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis and Director of the BASIS Assets and Market Access Innovation Lab and the I 4 Index Insurance Innovation Initiative.
  • Hal Hill - H.W. Arndt Professor Emeritus of Southeast Asian Economies in the Arndt Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School at the Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific.
  • Jikun Huang - Professor in the School of Advanced Agricultural Sciences and founding Director of the Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy at Peking University.
  • Xin Meng - Professor at the Research School of Economics, College of Business and Economics at the Australian National University.
  • Dilip Mookherjee - Director of the Institute for Economic Development and Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Boston University.
  • Mari Pangestu - Professor of International Economics at the University of Indonesia, George W. Ball Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and a former Minister of Trade in the Government of Indonesia.
  • Martin Ravallion - Edmond D. Villani Chair of Economics at Georgetown University and a former Director of the World Bank’s research department, the Development Research Group.

Advisory Committee

Qingyuan DuLecturerDepartment of Economics
Brett InderProfessorDepartment of Econometrics and Business Statistics
Asad IslamAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Economics
Paul LajbcygierAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Banking and Finance
Anke LerouxSenior LecturerDepartment of Economics
Pushkar MaitraProfessorDepartment of Economics
Paulo SantosLecturerDepartment of Economics
Russell SmythProfessorDepartment of Economics
Srinivas SridharanAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Marketing
Diana Contreras SuarezResearch FellowEconometrics and Business Statistics
Farshid VahidProfessorDepartment of Econometrics and Business Statistics
Liang Choon WangSenior LecturerDepartment of Economics
Michael WardProfessorDepartment of Economics