Personal details

Dr Radhika Lahiri
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Economics & Finance
Discipline *
Applied Economics
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD (Southern Methodist University)

Professional memberships
and associations

Associate Editor, Economic Papers

Executive Director, Women in Economics Network, Economic Society of Australia

Western Economics Association International

Australasian Public Choice Network

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Radhika joined the School of Economics and Finance in 2001. She received her PhD from the Southern Methodist University, Dallas in 1997 and has had academic appointments with the Southern Methodist University and the University of Western Australia.
Prior to academia, Radhika held research positions with the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy and the National Council of Applied Economic Research in New Delhi. Her research interests include topics at the intersection of macroeconomics and development economics. A strand of her work focuses on theoretical and empirical research on technology adoption, including the link between inequality, human capital and technology adoption and its implications for growth and development. In recent papers she has studied the implications of human capital in the form of health and education for inequality and growth, the macroeconomic implications of trading relationships such as NAFTA and the implications of urbanization and development for the environment.

Areas of expertise

  • Macroeconomics and monetary economics
  • Business cycles and economic growth
  • Public economics
  • Development economics.


This information has been contributed by Dr Radhika Lahiri.


Units taught currently:

Game Theory and Applications

Contemporary Macroeconomic Theory

Development Economics: An Immersive Experience

Teaching Awards:

Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Award 2015

QUT Business School 2019 Recognition Award

This information has been contributed by Dr Radhika Lahiri.


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