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Abigail Payne


Professor Abigail Payne

Professor Payne is the Director of the leading Australian institute on applied economic and social research.  The Institute has a team of more than 50 academic researchers that are engage in research on various microeconomic and macroeconomic topics.  Professor Payne’s own work focuses on empirical public economics issues.  Her research encompasses questions around student performance and understanding donor and charity behaviour.  Her current research includes projects to understand the motivations of donors, the role of fundraising in private giving, charity operations and their effects on communities. Professor Payne’s current research in education includes understanding the decision to attend post-secondary education, understanding gender gaps in educational performance, and determinants of successful transitions from high school to university. 

Subject Area Expertise

Public Economics, Law and Economics, Economics of Education, Economics of Charities




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