Professor Simon Feeny
College / Portfolio: College of Business and Law
School / Department: COBL|Economics Finance & Marketing
Campus: City Campus
Contact me about: Research supervision
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.,Westhorp, G.,Williams, E. (2023). Understanding sustainable outcomes in international development: Towards a realist evaluation framework In: Journal of International Development, 35, 21 - 42
- McGillivray, M.,Feeny, S.,Hansen, P.,Knowles, S.,Ombler, F. (2023). What are Valid Weights for the Human Development Index? A Discrete Choice Experiment for the United Kingdom In: Social Indicators Research, 165, 679 - 694
- 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
- Pham, H.,Chuah, .,Feeny, S. (2022). Coffee farmer preferences for sustainable agricultural practices: Findings from discrete choice experiments in Vietnam In: Journal of Environmental Management, 318, 1 - 11
- Ika, L.,Feeny, S. (2022). Optimism Bias and World Bank Project Performance In: Journal of Development Studies, 58, 2604 - 2623
- Sanjaya, M.,Chuah, .,Feeny, S.,Hoffmann, R. (2022). In press - The Impact of Cultural Heterogeneity on Violence in Indonesia: Fractionalisation versus polarization In: Applied Economics, , 1 - 17
- 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
Note: Supervision projects since 2004
11 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions6 PhD Current Supervisions
Development economics, Allocation and effectiveness of foreign aid, Impacts of economic shocks, Development goals and targets, Poverty and human-well-being.
- 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)
- Scaling Up Aid and the Millenium Development Goals in the Pacific: Absorptive Capacity, Sustainability and Efficiency. Funded by: Australian Development Research Awards pre-2014 from (2009 to 2012)