1997 …2023

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Research interests

Economics of education and training, labour market analysis, forecasting, statistical modelling


Chandra has extensive experience in labour market and economics of education research. He has completed many research projects for governments, both state and Commonwealth, and other public and private organisations. The projects cover a broad range of topics:

  • forecasting the supply and demand for labour
  • projections of replacement demand
  • employer-supported training
  • future demand for teachers and nurses 
  • skill shortages
  • rates of return to qualifications
  • migration
  • geographical dimensions of social inclusion
  • analysis of course completions in vocational and higher education.

Chandra is currently working on a NSW government project on teachers teaching out of field in mathematics. The project is led by Professor Helen Watt, University of Sydney, and includes Professor Paul Richardson, Monash Univeristy.

For 21 years until 2016, Chandra was Associate Professor (Research) in the Centre for the Economics of Education and Training (CEET) at Monash University. Previously he taught at Deakin University and in the Department of Econometrics, Monash University.  He is also Adjunct Associate Professor at CIRES, Victoria University and Fellow of the Global Labor Organisation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

External positions

Fellow, Global Labor Organisation

29 Jul 2018 → …

Adjunct Associate Professor, Victoria University

1 Sept 201631 Aug 2022

Visiting Fellow (Academic Visitor) , University of Warwick

25 Sept 20115 Oct 2011