Simon Feeny is professor in RMIT's School of Economics, Finance and Marketing and group leader of the International Development and Trade Research Group.
- Development Economics
- Foreign Aid Allocation and Effectiveness
- The Millennium Development Goals
- Economic shocks
- Vulnerability and Resilience
- Poverty and Well-being
- Pacific and Melanesian Countries
Research Projects and Funding
- 2010-2013: AusAID Australian Development Research Award (ADRA), “Economic Shocks: Reducing Vulnerability and Increasing Resilience in the Pacific“ joint with Alberto Posso, RMIT, Matthew Clarke and Heather Wallace, Deakin University, Vijay Naidu, Manoranjan Mohanty and Mili Kaitani of the University of the South Pacific and May Miller-Dawkins of Oxfam Australia.
- 2009-2011: AusAID Australian Development Research Award (ADRA) “Attitudes to National Identity in Melanesia“, joint with Michael Leach, Swinburne University, Matthew Clarke and Heather Wallace, Deakin University.
- 2009-2011: AusAID Australian Development Research Award (ADRA), “Scaling-Up Aid and the Millennium Development Goals in the Pacific“ joint with Matthew Clarke, Deakin University, Tim Fry, RMIT and Mark Rogers, University of Oxford.
- 2005-2008: ARC Linkage Project, “Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: The Role of Foreign Aid, Trade and NGOs with a Focus on the Asia-Pacific“, joint with Tim Fry, RMIT and Matthew Clarke, Deakin University. Partner: World Vision of Australia.
Simon has undertaken work for a number of organisations including the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), the ASEAN Secretariat, South Pacific Forum Secretariat, Oxfam Australia, World Vision Australia and the Make Poverty History Campaign.
- Development Economics
- PhD Development Economics
- MSc Economic Development and International Trade
- BA (Hons) Economics
- Feeny, S. (2022). Political connections and post-disaster assistance in rural Vietnam In: European Journal of Political Economy, 72, 1 - 17
- Feeny, S.,Trinh, T.,De Silva, A. (2022). Detecting Disasters and Disaster Recovery in Southeast Asia: Findings from Space In: Natural Hazards Review, 23, 1 - 16
- Feeny, S.,Clarke, M.,Westhorp, G.,Jennings, M.,Donohue, C. (2022). Impacts of child sponsorship communications: findings from World Vision programmes In: Development in Practice, , 1 - 12
- Jennings, M.,Clarke, M.,Feeny, S.,Westhorp, G.,Donohue, C. (2021). A Potent Fuel? Faith Identity and Development Impact in World Vision Community Programming In: Journal of International Development, 33, 70 - 85
- Feeny, S.,Mishra, A.,Trinh, T.,Ye, L.,Zhu, A. (2021). Early-Life exposure to rainfall shocks and gender gaps in employment: Findings from Vietnam In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 183, 533 - 554
- Feeny, S.,Posso, A.,Skali, A.,Jyotishi, A.,Nath, S.,Viswanathan, P. (2021). Child labor and psychosocial wellbeing: Findings from India In: Health Economics, 30, 876 - 902
- Pham, G.,Chuah, .,Feeny, S. (2021). Factors affecting the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices: Findings from panel data for Vietnam In: Ecological Economics, 184, 1 - 13
- Trinh, T.,Feeny, S.,Posso, A. (2021). The impact of natural disasters on migration: Findings from Vietnam In: Journal of Demographic Economics, 87, 479 - 510
- Naotunna Palliyage, R.,Feeny, S. (2021). Weighting the Dimensions of the Multidimensional Poverty Index: Findings from Sri Lanka In: Social Indicators Research, 156, 1 - 19
- Feeny, S.,Trinh, T.,Zhu, A. (2021). Temperature shocks and energy poverty: Findings from Vietnam In: Energy Economics, 99, 1 - 15
11 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions6 PhD Current Supervisions
- 2nd Analytical Study of Plan’s Sponsorship Data. Funded by: Plan International from (2020 to 2020)
- A Quantitative Study on the Influence of Child Sponsorship on Development Outcomes. Funded by: Plan International from (2018 to 2019)
- Member of the 2020 ARC Centres of Excellence Selection Advisory Committee (ARC College of Experts 18/19 - Simon Feeny). Funded by: ARC College of Experts 2017 from (2018 to 2019)
- The benefits of cataract removal and restoring sight in Vietnam: moving beyond income. Funded by: Fred Hollows Foundation Grant 2015 from (2015 to 2016)
- Economic Shocks: Reducing Vulnerability and Increasing Resilience in the Pacific. Funded by: Australian Development Research Awards pre-2014 from (2010 to 2013)