Dr Elizabeth Manning





Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Geelong Waterfront Campus


Bachelor of Economics (Hons), Monash University, 1992
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide, 2004
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007


Elizabeth Manning is a lecturer in the Department of Economics at Deakin University. She received her B.Ec (H1) from Monash University, then her PhD (on international trade policies, particularly local content policies) from The University of Adelaide in 2004. Joining Deakin University in 2005, Elizabeth received a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education in 2007.

Elizabeth’s research interests and publications include trade policy and development. More recently she has become interested in the economics of disability service provision, and has been undertaking research in this area, particularly on the new National Disability Insurance Scheme for which she is a passionate advocate. At present Elizabeth is researching some new and innovative ideas around a sustainable disability housing scheme.

As well as her academic publications, Elizabeth has had a number of articles published in The Age and The Conversation on disability issues.

Elizabeth is also a passionate teacher, and enjoys innovating in her teaching. Elizabeth restarted the Economics and Finance European Study Tours, and lead very successful tours in 2011 and 2013.

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Research interests

International Trade Policy

Public Finance

Choice & Welfare

Economics of Disability


The Economic Society of Australia

Director on the board of Scope Victoria


Teaching interests

International Trade

First year and intermediate level microeconomics

Public policy

Units taught

MAE782 Macroeconomics

MAE203 The Global Economy

MAE201 Competition and Industry

MAE101 Unit Champion

MAE213 International Trade

Professional activities

Google Scholar


Invited speaker:

Kids Plus Paediatric Symposium 2013:  Economics and the NDIS

Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice; Rural engagement forum May 2013: The National Disability Insurance Scheme

Media appearances

Still a long way to go for families trying to cope with disability”, The Age 27/7/12

“If you think the disability insurance scheme is not your problem, think again”, The Age 26/4/12

“Disability funding is no charity – it’s an investment”, The Conversation 19/12/13

“Increasing income tax the right choice for a sustainable NDIS”, The Conversation 1/5/13

“Premiers, put politics aside and get serious about disability reform”, The Conversation 26/7/12

"NDIS funding a start but limited trial means a long wait for most", The Conversation 9/5/12

“The NDIS is worth the investment - here’s why”, The Conversation 2 May 201


Excellence in Teaching: Cloud Concepts. School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, 2013

Excellence in Teaching, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, 2012

National Finalist, UniJobs Lecturer of the Year 2008

Excellence Award: Best Teaching across the School 2008

Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Business and Law, 2006

Australian Postgraduate Research Award, Monash University, 1992

Many commendations for outstanding and excellent Student Evaluation of Teaching scores


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Does education reduce income inequality? A meta-regression analysis

Mr Abdul Jabbar Abdullah, Dr Elizabeth Manning

(2015), Vol. 29, pp. 301-316, Journal of Economic Surveys, London, Eng., C1


Is there a Kuznets' process in Southeast Asia?

Abdul Jabbar Abdullah, Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Dr Elizabeth Manning

(2015), Vol. 60, pp. 1-22, Singapore economic review, Singapore, C1


Are regional incomes in Malaysia converging?

Adbul Jabbar Abdullah, Prof Chris Doucouliagos, Dr Elizabeth Manning

(2015), Vol. 94, pp. S69-S94, Papers in regional science, London, Eng., C1


Do MBA degrees matter? A study of boards of directors in Australia's top 200 companies

Dr Elizabeth Manning, A/Prof Bill Dimovski

(2007), Vol. 14, pp. 1-5, International journal of learning, Altona, Vic., C1


Effective marginal benefit-the peculiar case of the Australian armed forces and the medicare levy

Dr Elizabeth Manning

(2006), pp. -, Proceedings of the Australian Conference of Economists, 2006, Oxford, England, E1


Local content policy in the Australian television industry

Dr Elizabeth Manning

(2005), pp. 1-18, COE/JEPA Joint International Conference : The 4th International Conference of the Japan Economic Policy Association, Program, abstracts and full papers (excluding COE plenary and special sessions) and program : Towards a new economic paradigm, declin, Kobe, Japan, E1