Dr Elizabeth Manning



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Geelong Waterfront Campus


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


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 and Welfare
  • Economics of Disability


  • Member, The Economic Society of Australia.
  • Director,  Board of Scope Victoria.
  • Member, Disability@Deakin.

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

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Media appearances

  • 'Still a long way to go for families trying to cope with disability', The Age, July 2012. 
  • 'If you think the disability insurance scheme is not your problem, think again', The Age, April 2012.
  • 'Disability funding is no charity – it’s an investment', The Conversation, December 2013.
  • 'Increasing income tax the right choice for a sustainable NDIS', The Conversation, May 2013.
  • 'Premiers, put politics aside and get serious about disability reform', The Conversation, July 2012.
  • 'NDIS funding a start but limited trial means a long wait for most', The Conversation, May 2012.
  • 'The NDIS is worth the investment - here’s why', The Conversation, May 2012.


  • 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

A Abdullah, H Doucouliagos, E Manning

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


Are regional incomes in Malaysia converging?

A Abdullah, C Doucouliagos, E Manning

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


Is there a Kuznets' process in Southeast Asia?

A Abdullah, A Abdullah, C Doucouliagos, C Doucouliagos, E Manning, E Manning

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


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

E Manning, W 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

E Manning

(2006), Proceedings of the Australian Conference of Economists, 2006, Perth, Western Australia, E1


Local content policy in the Australian television industry

E 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, declining p, Kobe, Japan, E1


Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found


Associate Supervisor

Abdul Jabbar Abdullah

Thesis entitled: Inequality, Education and Growth in Malaysia

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance