Preety joined RMIT University in 2013. Prior to this, she was a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University. She has a PhD in Econometrics from Monash University. Her research and publication interests have focused on applied microeconomics and econometrics, with applications in areas such as recreational drug consumption, health and the labour market.
Preety is the recipient of two ARC/NHMRC grants. She has published in high-ranked journals including the Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, and the Journal of Royal Statistical Society (A). She is currently an Associate Editor for the Bulletin of Economic Research.
Her recent pieces in the media are:
- Australia’s system of taxing alcohol is ‘incoherent’, but our research suggests a single tax rate isn’t the answer, The Conversation, April 2023.
- Children whose parents smoke have lower test scores and more behavioural issues than kids of non-smokers, The Conversation, January 2022.
- Business Statistics
- Econometric Techniques
- PhD in Econometrics (Monash University)
- Masters in Applied Economics (University of Mauritius)
- BSc (Hons) in Statistics (Delhi University)
- Barake, A.,Mitchell, H.,Stavros, C.,Stewart, M.,Srivastava, P. (2022). Classifying player positions in second-tier Australian football competitions using technical skill indicators In: International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 17, 73 - 82
- Nguyen, P.,Srivastava, P.,Ye, L.,Boymal, J. (2022). Housing and occupant health: Findings from Vietnam In: Social Indicators Research, 164, 1297 - 1321
- Srivastava, P.,Yang, O.,Zhao, X. (2022). Equal Tax for Equal Alcohol? Beverage Types and Antisocial and Unlawful Behaviours In: Economic Record, 98, 354 - 372
- Trinh, T.,Srivastava, P.,Brown, S. (2021). Household expenditure and child health in Vietnam: analysis of longitudinal data In: Journal of Demographic Economics, 88, 4 - 26
- Srivastava, P.,Trinh, T. (2021). The effect of parental smoking on children's cognitive and non-cognitive skills In: Economics and Human Biology, 41, 1 - 23
- Brown, S.,Harris, M.,Srivastava, P.,Taylor, K. (2021). Mental Health and Reporting Bias: Analysis of the GHQ-12 In: Oxford Economic Papers, 74, 541 - 564
- Brown, S.,Harris, M.,Srivastava, P.,Zhang, X. (2018). Modelling illegal drug participation In: Journal of Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 181, 133 - 154
- Greene, W.,Harris, M.,Srivastava, P.,Zhao, X. (2018). Misreporting and econometric modelling of zeros in survey data on social bads: An application to cannabis consumption In: Health Economics, 27, 372 - 389
- Srivastava, P.,Chen, G.,Harris, A. (2017). Oral health, dental insurance and dental service use in Australia In: Health Economics, 26, 35 - 53
- Yang, O.,Zhao, X.,Srivastava, P. (2016). Binge drinking and antisocial and unlawful behaviours in Australia In: Economic Record, 92, 222 - 240
1 PhD Current Supervisions and 1 Masters by Research Current Supervisions2 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions
- Modelling health: Reporting behaviour and misclassification using survey data. Administered by Curtin University. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects via other University Grant 2014 from (2014 to 2019)