Dr Leonora Risse holds a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing.
Dr Risse earned her PhD in Economics from the University of Queensland in 2008 and has previously served as a Senior Research Economist for the Australian Productivity Commission.
Dr Risse specialises in applied microeconomics in the fields of labour economics, gender equality, population and demographic economics, the economics of education, the economics of health and wellbeing, and economic psychology.
Her professional industry experience also equips her to undertake research in applied policy analysis and evaluation.
- Econometric Techniques
- Stata user workshops
- Undergraduate/Postgraduate/Offshore delivery
- Applied microeconomics analysis
- Policy analysis and evaluation
- PhD Economics 2008 (UQ)
- B Economics (Hons I) 2002 (UQ)
- B Arts (Journalism/English) 2001 (UQ)
- Senior Research Economist, Productivity Commission (2009 - 2014)
- Risse, L. (2020). Leaning in: Is higher confidence the key to women's career advancement? In: Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 23, 43 - 78
- Hoffmann, A.,Risse, L. (2020). Do good things come in pairs? How personality traits help explain individuals' simultaneous pursuit of a healthy lifestyle and financially responsible behavior In: The Journal of Consumer Affairs, 54, 1082 - 1120
- Mahadevan, R.,Risse, L. (2019). Dining out: Are seniors today different from seniors a decade ago? In: International Journal of Hospitality Management, 83, 128 - 131
- Risse, L.,Farrell, L.,Fry, T. (2018). Personality and pay: do gender gaps in confidence explain gender gaps in wages? In: Oxford Economic Papers, 70, 919 - 949
- Mishra, A.,Ray, R.,Risse, L. (2018). How Does Child Disadvantage Change with Age? An Analysis of Australian Children In: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 19, 477 - 498
- Mishra, A.,Ray, R.,Risse, L. (2017). A Multidimensional Dynamic Measure of Child Disadvantage: A Methodological Tool for Policymakers In: Social Indicators Research, 139, 1187 - 1218
- Farrell, L.,Fry, T.,Risse, L. (2016). The significance of financial self efficacy in explaining women's personal finance behaviour In: Journal of Economic Psychology, 54, 85 - 99
1 PhD Current Supervisions
- Sri Lanka Australia: Building Better Networks for Gendered Economic Development Program. Funded by: Knowledge and Linkages for an Inclusive Economy Grant Program from (2021 to 2023)
- Gender Equality Evidence Hub. Funded by: Trawalla Foundation grant from (2021 to 2022)
- Women in Economics Network: Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2019. Funded by: Victorian Women's Trust Grant 2018 from (2018 to 2019)
- Bring one keynote speaker to the Australian Gender Economics Workshop, Melbourne, VIC, 13-15 February 2019. Funded by: Ian Potter Foundation Conference Grants 2018 onwards from (2018 to 2018)