Lisa Cameron appointed chair of Asian economics and business at Melbourne

The University of Melbourne has named Lisa Cameron as the James Riady chair of Asian economics and business.

She has been a professorial research fellow at the university since 2017, and prior to that was a professor at Monash University. Between 2012 and 2015 she was director of the Center for Development Economics at Monash.

Cameron is an empirical micro-economist, whose work incorporates the techniques of experimental and behavioral economics with a view to improving policymaking. She received her PhD from Princeton University in 1996.

Recent research includes studies on the implications of China’s one-child policy, and the consequences of child marriage and the criminalization of sex work in Indonesia.

Previously, Cameron has held appointments at Melbourne, including as a professor in the university’s economics department and as director of the institution’s Asian Economics Centre.

In a statement announcing her new appointment, the University of Melbourne said the James Ready chair was central to strengthening its reputation as a world leader in business and economics research.