Staff profile - Chris Doucouliagos

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Prof Chris Doucouliagos

Position: Chair In Economics
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Deakin Business School
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46531 +61 3 924 46531


Biography summary

Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Surveys

Editorial Board, European Journal of Political Economy

Editorial Board, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal

Served on the Board of Directors of the European Public Choice Society

Formerly economist with the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group


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


  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



Recent publications (since 2012)

Research books

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

Doucouliagos, H., Freeman, R. and Laroche, P. 2016. The Economics of Trade Unions: A study of a research field and its findings, Routledge, Oxon.. 


Journal articles  

(i) Methods 

Ioannidis, J.P.A., Stanley, T.D. and Doucouliagos, H. The Power of Bias in Economics Research. The Economic Journal, forthcoming.

Stanley, T.D. and Doucouliagos, H. 2016. Neither Fixed nor Random: Weighted Least Squares Meta-Regression Analysis. Research Synthesis Methods.

Stanley, T.D. and Doucouliagos, H. 2015. Neither Fixed nor Random: Weighted Least Squares Meta-Analysis. Statistics in Medicine, 34: 2116-2127. 

Stanley, T.D. and Doucouliagos, H. 2014. Meta-Regression Approximations to Reduce Publication Selection Bias. Research Synthesis Methods, 5: 60-78.

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. 

(ii) Meta-analysis applications 

Oczkowski, E. and Doucouliagos, H. 2015. Wine Prices and Quality Ratings. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 97: 103-121. 

Gallet, C. and Doucouliagos, H. 2014. The Income Elasticity of Air Travel. Annals of Tourism Research, 49:141-155. 

Leonard, M., Stanley, T.D. and Doucouliagos, H. 2014. Does the UK Minimum Wage Reduce Employment? British Journal of Industrial Relations, 52:499-520. 

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

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

Askarov, Z. and Doucouliagos, H. 2013. Does Aid Improve Democracy and Governance? Public Choice, 157: 601-628. 

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

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

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

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

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


(iii) Primary research - transition economies

Askarov, Z and Doucouliagos, H. 2015. Spatial Aid Spillovers During Transition. European Journal of Political Economy, 40: 79-95. 

Askarov, Z and Doucouliagos, H. 2015. Aid and Institutions in Transition Economies. European Journal of Political Economy, 38: 55-70. 

Askarov, Z and Doucouliagos, H. 2015. Development Aid and Growth in Transition Countries. World Development, 66:383-399. 

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