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 in applied microeconomics and econometrics, particularly in limited dependent variable models and their applications in areas such as recreational drug consumption, health and the labour market.
Preety has recently been co-awarded an ARC Discovery grant along with a team of local and international researchers to study reporting behaviours and misclassification when using survey data. Prior to this, she was the co-recipient of an NHMRC Project grant to investigate harmful drinking and price response by alcohol types.
- Applied Microeconomics & Econometrics
- Cross-Sectional Analysis
- Panel Data Analysis
- Health Economics
- Economics of the Labour Market
- Economics of Recreational Drug Consumption
Research Projects and Funding
- ARC Discovery Project of $310,000 in 2014.
- NHMRC Project Grant of $434,300 in 2010.
- BankWest Curtin Economics Centre Project Grant of $87,000 in 2013.
- RMIT, Business Research Grant of $10,000 in 2014.
- RMIT, EFM Research Grant of $1000 in 2014.
- Monash University Faculty of Business and Economics Grant of $19,000 in 2010.
- Monash University Faculty of Business and Economics Grant of $19,500 in 2009.
- Monash University Faculty of Business and Economics Grant of $15,000 in 2008.
- Business Statistics
- Econometric Techniques
- PhD in Econometrics (Monash University)
- Masters in Applied Economics (University of Mauritius)
- BSc (Hons) in Statistics (Delhi University)
- 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
- Brown, S.,Srivastava, P.,Taylor, K. (2015). Intergenerational analysis of the donating behaviour of parents and their offspring In: Southern Economic Journal, 82, 122 - 151
- Srivastava, P.,McLaren, K.,Wohlgenant, M.,Zhao, X. (2015). Disaggregated econometric estimation of consumer demand response by alcoholic beverage types In: Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 59, 412 - 432
- Brown, S.,Harris, M.,Prendergast, J.,Srivastava, P. (2015). Pharmaceutical drug misuse: Are industry of employment and occupation risk factors? In: Industrial Relations Journal, 46, 398 - 417
- Srivastava, P. (2013). Recreational drug consumption: An economic perspective, Springer, Cham, Switzerland
- Sharma, A.,Srivastava, P. (2011). Does disaggregation affect the relationship between health care expenditure and GDP? An analysis using regime shifts In: Australian Economic Papers, 50, 27 - 39
- Srivastava, P. (2010). Does bingeing affect earnings? In: The Economic Record, 86, 578 - 595
3 PhD Current Supervisions and 1 Masters by Research Current Supervisions
- 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)