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I am a Senior Lecturer and HDR Director at the Department of Economics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. I am also an Associate Editor of Journal of Population Economics (Springer).

My research analyses issues lying at the intersection of health economics and development economics. My research uses microeconometric methods to study the role of preference heterogeneity in individual decision making and its impact on the design of economic policy. I have developed and evaluated new techniques to study well-being; health related quality of life; multidimensional deprivation; intrahousehold decision making; health related knowledge and awareness on behaviour in the context of communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs); health and well-being in retirement; economic policy and health behaviour; national and sub-national purchasing power parities (PPPs); health and nutrition insecurity; malnutrition and child health. My research has focused on developed and developing countries including Australia, United Kingdom, India, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Botswana and Combodia. My research has been published in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals including Health Economics, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, American Journal for Agricultural Economics, Social Science and Medicine, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Biosocial Sciences, Value in Health, British Medical Bulletin among other.

I obtained my PhD in Economics from the Australian National University, Canberra. Previously, I have worked at the Center for Health Economics, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics and Department of Economics at Monash University, Melbourne.

I am affiliated with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability at Monash University and Global Labor Organization (GLO). At GLO, I lead a research cluster Development, Health, Inequality and Behavior.

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Research Outputs

  • Differentiating between dimensionality and duration in multidimensional measures of poverty: methodology with an application to China

    Nicholas, A., Ray, R. & Sinha, K., 1 Mar 2019, In : Review of Income and Wealth. 65, 1, p. 48-74 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Food consumption, calorie intake and undernourishment in India: the recent evidence on role of welfare schemes

    Ray, R. & Sinha, K., 2019, Disease, human health, and regional growth and development in Asia. Batabyal, A. A., Higano, Y. & Nijkamp, P. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 21-46 26 p. (New frontiers in regional science: Asian perspectives; vol. 38).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Pricing as a means of controlling alcohol consumption

    Sharma, A., Sinha, K. & Vandenberg, B., Sep 2017, In : British Medical Bulletin. 123, 1, p. 149-158 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 16 Citations (Scopus)