Professorial Research Fellow and Deputy Director (Research), HILDA Survey, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne

Roger Wilkins joined the Melbourne Institute in 2001 and works in the HILDA Survey team, in which he is Deputy Director (Research). He holds a B.Com(Hons), M.Com(Hons) and PhD from the University of Melbourne and an M.Sc from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include the nature, causes and consequences of labour market outcomes; the distribution and dynamics of individuals’ economic wellbeing; and the incidence and determinants of poverty, social exclusion and welfare dependence.
As part of his work in the HILDA Survey team, Prof Wilkins produces the annual HILDA Survey Statistical Report, which each year analyses the latest release of the HILDA data. He also produces the Australian component of the World Top Incomes Database.
Roger is a member of the ABS Labour Statistics Advisory Group, the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Research Panel, and the Department of Social Services ‘Building a New Life in Australia’ Survey Technical Reference Group.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne

Education

  • 2001 
    University of Melbourne, PhD (Economics)
  • 1996 
    University of Wisconsin, Master of Science (Economics)
  • 1994 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Commerce (Honours)
  • 1992 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)