Dr Leonora Risse is a research economist, currently a Lecturer in Economics at RMIT University, and in residence as a Research Fellow with the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard University in the US.
She earned her PhD in Economics from the University of Queensland in 2008 and worked as a Senior Research Economist for the Australian Productivity Commission, chiefly working on education and employment inquiries. She formerly held a Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship at RMIT University.
Her research experience encompasses labour economics, gender differentials, wellbeing and disadvantage, population and demographic economics, the economics of education, and efficiency analysis.
Leonora is available to provide economic analysis and commentary on:
In her role as the National Chair of the Women in Economics Network, Leonora can speak about the creation of WEN; the value of diversity in policy and economic decision-making; and the research evidence and policy insights that can inform the pursuit of gender equality in economics and other traditionally male-concentrated domains.
She has ten years of university teaching and lecturing experience, including in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, and is involved in various initiatives to improve the communication of economics to a broader demographic cohort of students.