Chandravadan Shah

Assoc Professor


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Personal profile

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 project on teachers teaching out of field in Australia. The project is part of a ARC-Linkage grant awarded to Professor Paul Richardson (Monash University), Professor Helen Watt (University of Sydney) and Dr Suzanne Rice (University of Melbourne), and industry partner Queensland Department of Education and Training.

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.

External positions

Fellow, Global Labor Organisation

29 Jul 2018 → …

Adjunct Associate Professor, Victoria University

1 Sep 201631 Aug 2022

Visiting Fellow (Academic Visitor) , University of Warwick

25 Sep 20115 Oct 2011
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