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Dr Olukorede Abiona joined MUCHE, Macquarie University as a senior research fellow in February 2022. Olukorede was previously a research fellow at the University of Technology Sydney and a lecturer at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. Olukorede has research interests in applied economics, particularly human capital economics for developed and developing countries. His research focuses on evaluating the impacts of policy and intervention programs to improve human capital outcomes, such as health and education, and labour.  

He applies advanced econometric techniques to investigate causal pathways and evaluate interventions. Olukorede has extensive experience linking administrative and survey datasets. He has linked Australian surveys to administrative datasets to investigate the impacts of healthcare regulation on physician behaviour and the impact of intervention targetted programs on mental health outcomes. He has also linked several surveys, such as World Bank Living Standard Measurement Study and Demographic and Health Surveys, from developing countries to spatial datasets. This includes weather datasets and databases for conflict events. He has published several papers on the impacts of shocks on household welfare outcomes for Sub-Saharan African countries to explore appropriate intervention strategies. An ongoing project is investigating and designing intervention pathways on the impact of extreme weather events on food security and birth weight.

Olukorede is also interested in health systems performance. He has worked in the International Collaborative on Costs, Outcomes, and Needs in Care (ICCONIC) partnership, an international collaborative initiative for cross-country evaluation of High-Need High-Cost populations. His research on aged care applies economic analysis to improve aged care in Australia.

He is interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of applied economics for human capital outcomes such as health and labour in both Australia and developing countries.





Research interests

Programs and Policy Evaluation (Applied Econometrics) 

Development Health Economics 

Health Systems Performance 

Aged care

Education/Academic qualification

Development and Health Economics, PhD, The University of Leicester

Award Date: 30 Sept 2016

External positions

Associate Editor, Review of Development Economics

1 Feb 2021 → …

Research Fellow, University of Technology Sydney

23 Oct 201710 Mar 2022


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