Staff listing

Find out more about staff members at Deakin Business School's Department of Economics. Here you can see staff profiles, link through to their publications and get in touch.

About the Department of Economics

The Department of Economics produces world-class research in economic theory, applied economics, and econometrics. Our team of academic staff contribute to policy debates and also partner with government and industry to facilitate evidence-based decision making. Our teaching programs follow the best practice in economics education, and comprise the economics major, economics minor, sustainability and development major, as well as microcredentials and postgraduate offerings that tap into the latest trends in the labour market. Our PhD program offers successful placement outcomes, and hosts several workshops and conferences every year, contributing to a vibrant and stimulative research environment.

Key contacts

Professor Mehmet Ulubasoglu, Head of Department

Dr Samarth Vaidya, Director of Teaching

Dr Francesco Carli, Director, HDR

Associate Professor Ching-Jen Sun, Director, Researcher Development

Academic contacts

Dr Acelya Altuntas, Lecturer

Professor Nejat Anbarci, Professorial Research Fellow

Associate Professor Daniel Avdic

Dr Omar Bashar, Senior Lecturer

Dr Prasad Bhattacharya, Senior Lecturer

Dr Francesco Carli, Senior Lecturer

Emeritus Professor Chris Doucouliagos

Dr Romain Gauriot, Senior Lecturer

Dr Umair Khalil, Senior Lecturer

Dr Yan Liang, Lecturer

Associate Professor Debdulal Mallick

Professor Marco Mariotti, Professorial Research Fellow

Professor Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Professorial Research Fellow

Dr Munirul Nabin, Senior Lecturer

Dr Xuan Nguyen, Senior Lecturer

Dr Aaron Nicholas, Senior Lecturer

Dr Cong Pham, Senior Lecturer

Dr Hemant Pullabhotla, Lecturer

Dr Shuddha Rafiq, Senior Lecturer

Professor Jaideep Roy, Professorial Research Fellow

Emeritus Professor Pasquale Sgro

Dr Pallavi Shukla, Lecturer

Dr Francisco Silva, Senior Lecturer

Professor Yves Sprumont

Associate Professor Ching-Jen Sun

Dr Xueli Tang, Senior Lecturer

Dr Lan Tong, Research Fellow

Associate Professor Aydogan Ulker

Professor Mehmet Ulubasoglu, Head of Department

Professor Utku Unver, Professorial Research Fellow

Dr Samarth Vaidya, Senior Lecturer

Dr Ha Vu, Senior Lecturer

Professor Joakim Westerlund, Chair in Economics



Centre for Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Business
Professor Hind Benbya, Director

Centre for Disaster Resilience and Recovery
Professor Mehmet Ulubasoglu, Director

Centre for Refugee Employment, Advocacy, Training and Education (CREATE)
Dr Karen Dunwoodie, Director, Director

Deakin Integrated Reporting Centre
Professor Peter Carey, Research Director

IPA-Deakin SME Research Centre 
Professor George Tanewski, Director


Arts & Creative Industries Research and Engagement (ACiRE)
Professor Hilary Glow, Director

Better Consumption Lab 
Associate Professor Josh Newton, Director

Deakin MarTech Clinic 
Associate Professor Ali Tamaddoni, Director

Deakin MarTech Clinic
Professor Andre Bonfrer, Director

Impact Finance Hub
Dr Emma Li, Director

Leadership Futures Hub
Associate Professor Jeff Shao, Director

Leadership Futures Hub
Dr Yuen Lam Bavik, Director

Women's Entrepreneurship Research Alliance
Dr Andrea North-Samardzic, Director

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