Senior Research Officer at The Melbourne Institute and Fellow of the ARC Life Course Centre of Excellence, University of Melbourne

I work in the Melbourne Institute at the University of Melbourne, as part of the ARC Life Course Centre of Excellence, where I study economic and behavioural dimensions of intergenerational disadvantage. I previously worked as part of Robert Putnam's research team studying inequality of opportunity; co-authored a major innovation policy report with Lord Stern, for the UK's Chief Scientist; worked for Washington State's "pot tsar" to design cannabis market regulations; and consulted on behavioural economics for the Institute for New Economic Thinking in New York.

Experience

  • –present
    Research fellow, behavioural economics and policy, Harvard University

Education

  • 2014 
    Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Masters of Public Policy
  • Melbourne, Australia
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