Sriram Shankar

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students


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Personal profile


Sriram is an empirical economist and his research interests include environmental economics, macroeconomics, labour economics and applied econometrics. His research has largely focussed on analytical and applied issues with immediate relevance for real world problems and policy makers. For example, in the area of efficiency and productivity analysis, he has developed an econometric methodology to estimate the production technology and firm's subjective probabilities of future states of nature, in an uncertain operating environment. Further, he has several years of teaching experience and taught units including Cost Benefit Analysis, Industrial Economics, Microeconomic Theory and Applications, Economics and Finance Research Methods, Econometric Methods and Modelling and Applied Macro and Financial Econometrics at  Western Sydney University and Australian National University.

Research interests

Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, Environment and Resource Economics, Labour Economics, Applied Econometrics.

Supervision interests

Measuring Efficiency and Productivity (SFA and DEA), Measuring Socio-economic Inequality, Risk and Uncertainty

Monash teaching commitment

ECW2730 Macroeconomic Policy

ECW3143 Money and Banking

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Electrical Engineering, M.E., Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru

Electrical Engineering, B.Tech, National Institute of Technology Calicut

Economics, PhD, University of Queensland

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