Alberto Posso

Professor Alberto Posso

Professor of Economics

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   COBL | School of Economics, Finance and Marketing


  Centre for International Development


  Emailalberto.posso@rmit.edu.au


    Phone: +61 39925 5669


   Campus: Melbourne City


 

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Alberto Posso profile photo

Contact details

   COBL | School of Economics, Finance and Marketing


  Centre for International Development


  Emailalberto.posso@rmit.edu.au


    Phone: +61 39925 5669


   Campus: Melbourne City


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Alberto Posso is a Professor of Economics. He obtained his PhD from the ANU with specialisations in economic development, international trade and applied econometrics.

Overview

Alberto Posso is a Professor of Economics, specialised in International Development. He received his PhD in economics from the Australian National University in 2008. His research centres on poverty and inequality in developing countries. Professor Posso is currently the Director of the Centre for International Development at RMIT University.

Professor Posso has over 50 publications, including papers in well-regarded professional journals such as Health Economics, World Development, and the Journal of Development Studies.

Professor Posso has been teaching in university since 2002. He has taught courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics, and international economics. He has also supervised PhD and Masters theses. His former postgrad students are currently working as academics or as researchers in international organisations.

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Industry experience

Prior to joining RMIT in 2009, Professor Posso worked as a consultant for ACIL Tasman, one of Australia's largest professional economic consultancies. Since joining the university Professor Posso has collaborated extensively with government and international organisations.

He has authored economic consulting and research reports for governments, NGOs, and international organisations. He has written reports for the Australian and Peruvian governments, APEC Secretariat, UN ESCAP, UN Global Compact, FAO, the Fred Hollows Foundation, Plan International, and Oxfam, to name a few.

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Research

Alberto Posso is an applied researcher very focused on high quality scholarly output and tangible impact through collaboration with international industry partners. His research primarily focuses on poverty and inequality in the developing world.

Research keywords

Poverty, Inequality, Child labour, Empowerment, Wellbeing

Research output summary

32

Publications

12

Grants

18

Awards

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Supervisor interest areas

  • International Development
  • Applied microeconomics

Supervisor projects

  • Automation and labour market outcomes in Australia
  • Migration, poverty and development in Bangladesh
  • Weather shocks and socio-political outcomes in Vietnam

Feature publications

Community-level health programs and child labor: Evidence from Ethiopia

Health Economics

Posso, Alberto, Udeni De Silva Perera, and Ankita Mishra (Forthcoming)

Child Labor and Psychosocial Wellbeing: Findings from India

Health Economics 30(4), pp. 876-902

Simon Feeny, Alberto Posso, Ahmed Skali, Amalendu Jyotishi, Shyam Nath and P. K. Viswanathan (2021)

Thinking inside the box: A closer look at financial inclusion and household income

Journal of Development Studies 55(7), pp.1616-1631.

Zhang, S.Q. and Alberto Posso (2019)

Key publications by year

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Awards

RMIT Vice-Chancellor’s Research Excellence Team Award

Award date: 2021

Recipients: Alberto Posso, Simon Feeny and Sefa Churchill

Media Star of the Year Award, RMIT University

Award date: 2016

Recipients: Alberto Posso

Teaching Excellence Award, College of Business, RMIT University

Award date: 2015

Recipients: Alberto Posso

Key awards by year

  • Researcher of the Year Award, Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University (2014).
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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.