Staff profile - Elizabeth Manning

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Dr Elizabeth Manning

Position: Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Deakin Business School
Campus: Geelong Waterfront Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 73479 +61 3 522 73479



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.


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


The Economic Society of Australia

Director on the board of Scope Victoria


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

MAE782 Macroeconomics

MAE203 The Global Economy

Student supervision

PhD student supervisions (current and completed)

  • Abdul Jabbar Abdullah (completed 2012)

Honours students supervisions (current and completed)

  • Bunmi Ajakaiye (completed 2009)

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


Awards and prizes

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


Research interests

International Trade Policy

Public Finance

Choice & Welfare

Economics of Disability

Research grants

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

Research page



Abdul Jabbar Abdullah, Chris Doucouliagos and Elizabeth Manning 2015, "Is there a Kuznets' process in Southeast Asia?", The Singapore Economic Review, Vol.60, pp. 1 - 22, Singapore

Abdul Jabbar Abdullah, Chris Doucouliagos and Elizabeth Manning 2015, “Does Education Reduce Income Inequality? A Meta-Regression Analysis”; Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol. 29,  pp.301-316, London

Abdul Jabbar Abdullah, Chris Doucouliagos and Elizabeth Manning 2015, “Are regional incomes in Malaysia converging?”; Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 94, pp. S69 - S94, London

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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