Dr Yonatan Dinku

PhD Economics Otago; MA Int. & Dev't Economics ANU; BA Economics AAU
Research Fellow
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: +61261253875

Areas of expertise

  • Econometric And Statistical Methods 140302
  • Health Economics 140208
  • Labour Economics 140211
  • Applied Economics 1402

Research interests

  • Child development
  • Labour market outcomes
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy
  • Impact evaluation of social policies
  • Social capital and neighbourhood effects
  • Health and well-being


Yonatan holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Otago. He has completed a master's in International and Development Economics at the Australian National University. Yonatan worked as a teaching fellow at the Department of Economics, Bahir Dar University. He taught Introductory Econometrics at the University of Otago. Yonatan's research interests lie in the areas of Indigenous wellbeing, human development, development economics and applied microeconomics. 




Researcher's projects

  • Youth engagement 
  • Diverse language ecologies and wellbeing 
  • Core evaluation
  • ELLIC evaluation 
  • Employment, financial security and mental health
  • OCHRE evaluation 


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