Rachel Ong is Deputy Director of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre and Professor of Economics at the Curtin Business School, Curtin University. She is a member of the Economic Society’s National Economic Panel and a steering committee member for the Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research. Rachel is currently the Editor of Economic Papers, one of two journals published by the Economic Society of Australia, which features high-quality research in applied economics and economic policy analysis.
Rachel's research addresses a range of subjects of economic and social policy relevance. She has published widely on housing issues, including the dynamics of housing affordability and housing pathways, the links between housing and economic outcomes, and intergenerational housing concerns. She has an established research record in the area of population ageing, including decisions surrounding labour force participation and housing asset management in later life. She is an experienced microsimulation modeller, with long-standing expertise in the evaluation of tax and transfer reforms.