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Kompal Sinha

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Macquarie University

I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. I am also an Editor of Journal of Population Economics (Springer). I served as a College of Experts at the Australian Research Council (ARC) over 2021 - 2023.

My research analyses issues at the intersection of health economics and population economics. My research uses microeconometric methods to study the role of preference heterogeneity in individual decision making and its impact on the design of economic policy. My research has focused on developed and developing countries including Australia, United Kingdom, India, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Botswana, Bangladesh, Mongolia and Combodia. My research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including Health Economics, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, American Journal for Agricultural Economics, Social Science and Medicine, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Biosocial Sciences, Value in Health, British Medical Bulletin, Feminist Economics, Ear and Hearing among other.

I serve as Editor for the Journal of Population Economics, and am affiliated with the Centre of Development Economics and Sustainability at Monash University and Global Labor Organization (GLO) where I lead a research cluster Development, Health, Inequality and Behavior.


  • 2016–present
    Associate Professor, Macquarie University
  • 2014–2016
    Senior Research Fellow, Monash University
  • 2007–2014
    Research Fellow, Monash University