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Dr Elizabeth Manning

Position: Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: Deakin Business School
Campus: Geelong Waterfront Campus
Phone: +61 3 52273479 +61 3 52273479



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

Career highlights

Running a very successful International Study Program and tour for economics and finance students.


The Economics Society of Australia


Professional activities

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


Teaching Interests

International Trade

First year and intermediate level microeconomics

Public policy

Subjects and units currently teaching

MAE101 Economic Principles

MAE102 The Global Economy

MAE201 Competition and Industry

MAE303 International Trade

MET303 International Trade for the International Study Program

Student supervision

Assistant Supervisor, PhD Thesis: Abdul Jabbar Abdullah, Completed and passed, 2012.

Conferences and seminars

Hristos Doucouliagos and Elizabeth Manning, " The Allocation of Development Aid Assistance: Do new donors have old motives?", Australian Public Choice Conference, December 2009.

Elizabeth Manning, "Effective Marginal Benefit - the peculiar case of the Australian armed forces and the Medicare levy", The Australian Conference of Economists, September 2006

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 2012


Awards and prizes

Australian Postgraduate Research Award, Monash University, 1992

Teaching Awards 2006, 2008, 2012

UniJobs Lecturer of the Year finalist, 2008


Research interests

International Trade Policy

Public finance, choice and welfare

Economics of Disability

Research grants

Faculty Research Grant 2011 (with Dr Helen Scarborough): "A National Disability Insurance scheme: Society's Willingness to Pay".



Abdul Jabbar Abdullah, Chris Doucouliagos and Elizabeth Manning 2015, "Is there a Kuznets' process in Southeast Asia?", The Singapore Economic Review, Vol.60, No. 2 (2015)

Abdul Jabbar Abdullah, Chris Doucouliagos and Elizabeth Manning 2015, “Does Education Reduce Income Inequality? A Meta-Regression Analysis”; Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp.301-316

Abdul Jabbar Abdullah, Chris Doucouliagos and Elizabeth Manning, “Are regional incomes in Malaysia converging?”, forthcoming.  Papers in Regional Science

Hristos Doucouliagos & Elizabeth Manning 2009, “The Allocation of Development Aid Assistance: Do new donors have old motives?” Deakin University School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Economics Series 2009_17

Manning, E.S.M. and Dimovski, B., 2007, "Do MBA Degrees Matter? A Study of Boards of Directors in Australia's Top 200 Companies", International Journal of Learning, Vol 14 Number 5.

Manning, Elizabeth, 2006, " Local Content Policy in the Australian Television Industry", Journal of International Economic Policy Studies, Volume 1.

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