Lisa Cameron is a Professorial Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. She researches the impact of social and economic policies – in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region (particularly Indonesia and China).
She has published widely in leading international journals and collaborated extensively with agencies such as the World Bank and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
Professor Cameron received her PhD from Princeton University in 1996. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, a Fulbright postgraduate scholar and a research affiliate of MIT’s Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) which is a network of 150 affiliated academics who conduct randomized evaluations to test and improve the effectiveness of programs aimed at reducing poverty around the world.