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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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Projects 2018 2018

Research Outputs 2010 2019

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Mapping the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire onto the Child Health Utility 9D in a large study of children

Sharma, R., Gu, Y., Sinha, K., Aghdaee, M. & Parkinson, B., Sep 2019, In : Quality of Life Research. 28, 9, p. 2429-2441 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Statistical Factor Analysis
Adolescent Health Services
Mental Health Services
Nonparametric Statistics
Cost-Benefit Analysis

Pricing as a means of controlling alcohol consumption

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

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Alcohol Drinking
Costs and Cost Analysis
Alcoholic Beverages

A longitudinal study of the cost of food in Victoria influenced by geography and nutritional quality

Palermo, C., McCartan, J., Kleve, S., Sinha, K. & Shiell, A., 1 Jun 2016, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 40, 3, p. 270-273 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A unified framework for the estimation of intra and inter country food purchasing power parities India, Indonesia and Vietnam

Majumder, A., Ray, R. & Sinha, K., 2016, In : Indian Growth and Development Review. 9, 1, p. 2-31 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

purchasing power parity
purchasing power