Staff profile - Chris Doucouliagos

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Prof Chris Doucouliagos

Position: Chair in Economics
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business & Law
Department: Department of Economics
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446531 +61 3 92446531


Biography summary

Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Surveys

Editorial Board, European Journal of Political Economy

Editorial Board, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal

Member of the Board of Directors of the European Public Choice Society

Formerly economist with the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 1996
  • Master of Economics, Monash University, 1988
  • Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, 1984


  1. MAER-NET: 
  2. European Public Choice Society:
  3. European Journal of Political Economy:
  4. Economic Society of Australia, Victorian Branch


Teaching Interests

Economic principles, labour economics, forecasting, growth theory, development economics.

Subjects and units currently teaching

MAE101 Economic Principles

Student supervision


Shihab Khan. Doctor of Philosophy. Electoral Behaviour in Bangladesh.

Peter Theodoropoulos. Doctor of Philosophy. EU Banking and Political Union Crises.



2014. Zohid Askarov. Doctor of Philosophy. Aid, Institutions and Development.

2013 Mayula Chaikumbung. Doctor of Philosophy. Estimating wetland values: A comparison of benefit transfer and choice experiment values.

2012 Abdul Jabbar Abdulla. Doctor of Philosophy. Inequality, Education and Growth in Malaysia.

2009 Sasi Iamsiraroj. Doctor of Philosophy. A Comprehensive Analysis of Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth.

2009 John Joshua. Doctor of Philosophy. The Contribution of Human Capital towards Economic Growth in China.

2008 Claudia Burgio-Ficca. Master of Economics. Existence of Externalities from Investment in Higher Education.

2005 Claudio Calero. Master of Economics. The Structure of Unemployment in Country Victoria.

2003  Mark Buchanek. Master of Economics.Testing the Weak-Form Version of the Efficient Markets Hypothesis.

1999 Glennis Hanley. Doctor of Philosophy. The Determinants of Member-Union Satisfaction in Australian Amalgamated Unions.


Research projects

Global Meta-Analysis Database Project. Public access at:

Research interests

Aid effectiveness; meta-regression analysis; public choice; political economy; development economics; transition economies; fiscal interactions; minimum wage; inequality



In Progress - Research Books

Doucouliagos, Hristos, Richard Freeman and Patrice Laroche. What Do Unions Do? A Study of a Research Field and its Findings. Routledge

Doucouliagos, Hristos and Martin Paldam. Recipient Needs and Donor Wants: the allocation of development aid.

Recent and forthcoming publications

Research book

Stanley, T.D. and Doucouliagos, H(C). 2012. Meta-Regression Analysis in Economics and Business, Routledge, Oxon.

Handbook contributions

Hristos Doucouliagos and Martin Paldam, 2015, Finally a Breakthrough? The Recent Rise in the Size of the Estimates of Aid Effectiveness”, forthcoming Handbook on the Economics of Foreign Aid, edited by Mak Arvin, Edward Elgar.

Journal articles  (ABDC Ranking)

T.D. Stanley and Hristos Doucouliagos, Neither Fixed nor Random: Weighted Least Squares Meta-Analysis, Statistics in Medicine, forthcoming. (A*)

Zohid Askarov and Hristos Doucouliagos. Aid and Institutions in Transition Economies. European Journal of Political Economy, forthcoming. (A)

Zohid Askarov and Hristos Doucouliagos. 2015. Development Aid and Growth in Transition Countries. World Development, 66:383-399. (A)

Edward Oczkowski and Hristos Doucouliagos. Wine Prices and Quality Ratings: A Meta-Regression Analysis. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, forthcoming. (A*)

Costa-Font, J., De-Albuquerque, F and Hristos Doucouliagos. 2014. Do Jurisdictions Compete on Taxes?  Public Choice, 161:451-470. (A)

Craig Gallet and Hristos Doucouliagos. 2014. The Income Elasticity of Air Travel. Annals of Tourism Research, 49:141-155. (A*)

Megan Leonard, T.D. Stanley & Chris Doucouliagos. 2014. Does the UK Minimum Wage Reduce Employment? British Journal of Industrial Relations, 52(3):499-520. (A*)

Doucouliagos, H., T.D. Stanley and Kip Viscusi. 2014. The Income Elasticity of the Value of a Statistical Life,  Journal of Health Economics, 33:67-75. (A*)

Zohid Askarov and Hristos Doucouliagos. Does Aid Improve Democracy and Governance? Public Choice, 157: 601-628. (A)

Ioannidis, J, and Doucouliagos, H. 2013. Whats to know? Declining effects, winners curse and the Prometheus effect. Journal of Economic Surveys, 27(5):997-1004. (B)

Doucouliagos, Hristos and Martin Paldam. 2013. The robust result in meta-analysis of aid effectiveness: A response to Mekasha and Tarp. Journal of Development Studies, 49(4): 584-587. (A)

Stanley, T.D., H. Doucouliagos, M. Giles, J. Heckemeyer, R.J. Johnston, P. Laroche, G. Pugh, J. Nelson, M. Paldam, J. Poot, R. Rosenberger, and K. Rost. 2013. Meta-Analysis of Economics Research Reporting Guidelines, Journal of Economic Surveys. 27(2): 390-394. (B)

Doucouliagos, Hristos and Patrice Laroche. Unions and intangible capital. 2013. Industrial Relations: a journal of economy and society, 52(2): 467-491. (A*)

Doucouliagos, Hristos and T.D. Stanley. 2013. Are all economic facts greatly exaggerated? Theory competition and selectivity. Journal of Economic Surveys, 27(2): 209-394. (B)

Doucouliagos, Hristos, T.D. Stanley and Margaret Giles. 2012. Is the Value of Life Exaggerated? Journal of Health Economics, 31(1): 197-206. (A*)

Doucouliagos, Hristos, T.D. Stanley and Janto Haman. 2012. Pay for performance and governance reform. Industrial Relations: a journal of economy and society, 51(3): 670-703. (A*)

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