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Our grants

Recognising excellence in research

Our recently awarded grants reflect a reputation for high calibre research, showcasing the contributions our researchers make to the growth of knowledge within the Australian and global communities.

Understanding the Sources of Secular Stagnation
ARC Discovery Grant 2019
ID: DP190100202
Years: 2019-2021
Investigators: James MorleyYunjong Eo; Benjamin Wong
Amount awarded: $317,610

Neuroeconomic foundations of probability and value perception
ARC Discovery Grant 2019
ID: DP190100489
Years: 2019-2023
Investigators: Agnieszka Tymula; Paul Glimcher
Amount awarded: $378,000

Fiscal policy and unemployment in an open economy
ARC Discovery Grant 2019
ID: DP190100537
Years: 2019-2023
Investigators: Mariano Kulish; James Morley; Francesco Zanetti
Amount awarded: $349,000

The Altruism of the Arts Customer: Evidence from the Sydney Opera House
ARC Linkage Projects 2017
ID: LP160100506
Years: 2017-2019
Investigators: Robert Slonim; Agnieszka Tymula; Kevin Schnepel; Andrew Orris
Amount awarded: $313,000

Trade policy firm entry and welfare: theory and evidence
ARC Future Fellowship 2017
ID: FT160100411
Years: 2017-2020
Investigator: John Romalis
Amount awarded: $880,480

Using behavioural economic insights to overcome student procrastination*
ARC Discovery Grant 2017
ID: DP170102818
Years: 2017-2023
Investigators: Lionel Page; Stephen Cheung; Martin Kocher
Amount of grant: $301,500
*Managed by Queensland University of Technology

The rate of time preference in choice experiments: A systematic re-analysis
ARC Discovery Grant 2016
ID: DP160101794
Years: 2016-2020
Investigator: Stephen Cheung
Amount of grant: $97,000

Testing strategy-proofness in matching markets: an experimental study
ARC Discovery Grant 2016
ID: DP160103699
Years: 2016-2020
Investigator: Pablo Guillen Alvarez
Amount of grant: $60,000

Behavioural Econ & Field Experiments to Improve Plasma & Bone Marrow Supply
ARC Discovery Grant 2015
ID: DP150101307
Years: 2015-2023
Investigator: Robert Slonim
Amount of grant: $864,100

Family Responses to Economic Shocks and Policy Reforms over the Life Cycle
ARC Discovery Grant 2015
ID: DP150101718
Years: 2015-2017
Investigators: Garry Barrett; Kadir Atalay; Rebecca Edwards; Sir Richard Blundell; Hamish Low
Amount of grant: $236,167

Economic analysis of peer effects in adolescence and adulthood
ID: DE150101032
Years: 2015-2017
Investigator: Agnieszka Tymula
Amount of grant: $378,000

ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course*
ARC Centre of Excellence 2014
ID: CE140100027
Years: 2014-2023
Investigators: Janeen Baxter; Stephen Zubrick; Deborah Cobb-Clark; Mark Western; Lorraine Mazerolle; Matthew Sanders; Colm Harmon; Michele Haynes; David Lawrence; Greg Duncan; Miles Corak; Wei-Jun Yeung; Rebekah Coley;Adrian Raine; Barbara Elliott; David Weisburd; Reader Arnaud Chevalier; Orla Doyle; Heather Laurie; Helen Rogers; Fadwa Al Yaman
Amount of grant: $20,000,000
*Managed by the University of Queensland

Living on the Margin: The Relationship between Mental Health and Work in Australia*
ARC Discovery Grant 2014
ID: DP140102614
Years: 2014-2016
Investigators: Deborah Cobb-Clark
Amount of grant: $428,000
*Managed by the University of Melbourne

Human Capital Cognitive Skills and Labour Market Outcomes
ARC Discovery Grant 2014
ID: DP14102491
Years: 2014-2016
Investigators: Garry Barrett; Colm Harmon; Stephen Whelan; Michael Coelli; Eric Hanushek; Craig Riddell; Stephen Donald
Amount of grant: $397,000

Exceptional upward mobility against all odds: Non-cognitive skills and early-childhood disadvantage*
ID: DE140100463
Years: 2014-2016
Investigators: Stefanie Schurer
Amount of grant: $380,364
*Managed by RMIT

Analysis of fiscal policy responses to macroeconomic conditions in Australia and the US using real time data*
ARC Discovery Grant 2014
ID: DP140103029
Years: 2014-2016
Investigators: Kalvinder Shields; Kevin Lee; James Morley
Amount of grant: $210,000
*Managed by the University of Melbourne

Human capital risk: Implications for policy
ID: DE130100806
Years: 2013-2015
Investigators: Aarti Singh
Amount of grant: $347,620

Estimating the effects of fiscal policy*
ARC Discovery Grant 2013
ID: DP130102950
Years: 2013-2015
Investigators: James Morley
Amount of grant: $152,000
*Managed by UNSW

Against the odds: Understanding the factors influencing wellbeing among Indigenous youth in the Northern Territory
ID: APP1160167
Years: 2018-2023
Investigators: Stefanie Schurer; Peter Shaw; Guyonne Kalb; Steven Guthridge; Pat Dudgeon; Lisa Cameron; Tanja Hirvonen; Olga Havnen 
Amount of grant: $1,026,750

EMPOWER: Health Systems Adversity and Child Well Being
ID: APP1099422
Years: 2015-2020
Investigators: Jake Lynch; Michael Sawyer; Ben Mol; Claire Roberts; Gustaaf Dekker; Nigel Stocks; Stefanie Schurer; Lyle Gurrin; Naomi Dwyer; Kerrie Bowering
Amount of grant: $2,497,573

Improving the developmental outcomes of Northern Territory children: a datalinkage study to inform policy and practice in health, family services and education
ID: APP1091491
Years: 2014
Investigators: Sven Silburn; John Lynch; Steven Guthridge; Richard Midford; Julie Brimblecombe; Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews; Stefanie Schurer; Peter Shaw; Margaret Walter; Carrington Shepherd; Fiona Stanley; Kevin Schnepel; Murthy Mittinty; Teresa Cunningham; John McKenzie; Sharon Haste
Amount of grant:

Moving, downsizing and housing equity consumption choices of older Australians
ID: 18/PRO/73186
Years: 2018-2019
Investigators: Stephen Whelan; Kadir AtalayGarry Barrett and Rebecca Edwards
Amount of grant:

Retirement savings policy and asset portfolio decisions of Australian households 2002-14
ID: 16/PRO/73112
Years: 2016-2017
Investigators: Stephen Whelan and Kadir Atalay
Amount of grant:

Inquiry into pathways to housing tax reform
ID: 16/PRO/41110
Years: 2016-2017
Investigators: Stephen Whelan; Kadir Atalay; Melek Cigdem; Jago Dodson; Gavin Wood, G. Meen and M. Dockery
Amount of grant:

House prices, household debt & the macroeconomy: evidence from Australia after the GFC
ID: 15/PRO/73074
Years: 2015-2016
Investigators: Kadir Atalay, Stephen Whelan and Judy Yates
Amount of grant: $56,177

Housing tenure, mobility and the labour market adjustments
ID: 15/PRO/73071
Years: 2015-2016
Investigators: Stephen Whelan, Rachel Ong, S Parkinson, A Duncan
Amount of grant: $143,265

Inquiry into Housing policies, labour force participation and economic growth
ID: 15/PRO/81070
Years: 2015-2017
Investigators: Stephen Whelan, Kadir Atalay, Rachel Ong; Gavin Wood; Melek Cigdem; Jago Dodson
Amount of grant:

House prices, mortgage debt and labour supply: evidence from Australian households
ID: 14/PRO/73041
Years: 2014-2015
Investigators: Kadir Atalay, Rebecca Edwards and Garry Barrett
Amount of grant: $167,022

The relationship between intergenerational transfers, housing and economic outcomes
ID: 14/PRO/73034
Years: 2014-2015
Investigators: Stephen Whelan, Garry Barrett, Melek Cigdem and Gavin Wood
Amount of grant: $149,477

Research to Support Agricultural Policy and Strategic Planning: Research to assist the Vietnam Government with the Formulation of the 2021-2030 Agricultural Development Strategy for Vietnam
Years: 2019-2020
Investigators: Tiho Ancev
Amount of grant:

Inclusive Agricultural Value Chain Financing
ID: AGB/2016/163
Years: 2018-2022
Investigators: Alan de Brauw; Russell Toth
Amount of grant: $1,970,251

Evaluating and Improving Policies for Attracting Investment in the Agricultural Sector in Vietnam
ID: ADP/2018/120
Years: 2018-2019
Investigators: Tiho Ancev
Amount of grant: $120,000

Using ICTs to enhance adoption of new agricultural technologies and innovations
ID: CSE/2015/012
Years: 2015-2016
Investigators: Shyamal Chowdhury
Amount of grant: $170,340

Impact evaluation of building a competitive export banana industry in Kenya
ID: TW4/1027
Years: 2015-2019
Investigators: Shyamal Chowdhury
Amount of grant: $723,260

A new undergraduate unit of study with a focus on the Australia-Korean bilateral economic relationship
ID: AKF2015Grant0015
Years: 2015
Investigators: David Kim
Amount of grant: $12,000

Impacts of Digital Technologies on Public Health: Project Development and Inception
ID: Project Summary
Investigators: Russell Toth, J Driessen and Andrea Di Miceli
Amount of grant: $32,767