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
- Trinh, T.,Feeny, S.,Posso, A. (2020). (In Press) Rainfall shocks and child health: the role of parental mental health In: Climate and Development, , 1 - 15
- Awaworyi Churchill, S.,Elkins, M.,Feeny, S. (2020). Ethnic Diversity and Progress Towards the Millennium Development Goals In: Moving from the Millennium to the Sustainable Development Goals: Lessons and Recommendations, Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
- Elkins, M.,Feeny, S.,Awaworyi Churchill, S. (2020). Did Social Protection Assist with Progress Towards the Millennium Development Goals? In: Moving from the Millennium to the Sustainable Development Goals: Lessons and Recommendations, Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
- Feeny, S. (2020). Transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs: Lessons Learnt? In: Moving from the Millennium to the Sustainable Development Goals, Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
- Chuah, S.,Feeny, S.,Hoffmann, J.,Sanjaya, M. (2019). Conflict, ethnicity and gender: A money-burning field experiment in Indonesia In: Economics Letters, 177, 14 - 17
- Feeny, S.,Hansen, P.,Knowles, S.,McGillivray, M.,Ombler, F. (2019). Donor motives, public preferences and the allocation of UK foreign aid_ a discrete choice experiment approach In: Review of World Economics, 155, 511 - 537
- Feeny, S.,Posso, A.,Awaworyi Churchill, S.,Westhorp, G.,Gauer, M. (2019). Changing Lives: An Analysis of Child Sponsorship Data In: Plan International Surrey, United Kingdom
- Clarke, M.,Feeny, S. (2019). The dragon versus the kangaroo: perceptions of Chinese and Australian influence and development assistance in Vanuatu In: Australian Journal of Political Science, 54, 334 - 354
- Trinh, T.,Posso, A.,Feeny, S. (2019). Child labor and rainfall deviation: Panel data evidence from rural vietnam In: The Developing Economies, 58, 63 - 76
- Feeny, S.,Posso, A.,McDonald, P.,Chuyen, T.,Tung, S. (2018). Beyond monetary benefits of restoring sight in Vietnam: Evaluating well-being gains from cataract surgery In: PLoS ONE, 13, 1 - 12
- 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)
5 PhD Current Supervisions6 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions