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.