Roger Wilkins is Deputy Director of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. He is also Deputy Director (Research) of the HILDA Survey, Australia's nationally representative longitudinal household study. 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 on the HILDA Survey, 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 Inequality Database.
Prof Wilkins 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, and is a policy adviser to the Australian Council of Social Service.