Dr Sriram Shankar

PhD in Economics, University of Queensland
Fellow, ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods
College Arts & Social Sciences
T: +61 2 6125 2310

Areas of expertise

  • Econometric And Statistical Methods 140302
  • Panel Data Analysis 140304
  • Time Series Analysis 140305
  • Economic Development And Growth 140202
  • Labour Economics 140211
  • Environment And Resource Economics 140205
  • Economics Not Elsewhere Classified 149999
  • Agricultural Economics 140201

Research interests

Risk & Uncertainty, Labour Economics, Development Economics, Applied Econometrics, Efficiency and Productivity Analysis


Sriram has a strong background in economic theory (both micro and macro), econometrics, mathematics, statistics and computer science. His initial training was in electrical engineering and he worked for a few years as a software engineer. However, he had developed insatiable curiosity for economics and economic development and therefore he made a career switch and retrained himself in economics and econometrics. His publication record shows his versatility and ability to undertake research in a range of areas in economics. In addition to his work on production under risk and uncertainty, he is actively pursuing research in a number of topics in labour economics, development economics and applied econometrics.

Researcher's projects

The state-contingent approach to the Noah’s Ark problem

A Minimum Distance and The Generalised EKS Approaches to Multilateral Comparisons of Prices and Real Incomes

Estimating state-contingent Production Frontiers


Available student projects

Efficiency and Productivity Analysis in Manufacturing and Banking Sectors

Poverty and Inequality Measurements

Time-Series and Panel Data Econometrics

State-Contingent Modeling of Environmental and Ecological risk

Current student projects

Technical efficiency and total factor productivity growth: case of Indonesia’s food and beverage manufacturing sector

Impacts of Agricultural Productivity on Economic Growth and Poverty Alleviation: Evidence from Vietnam (1986-2016)

Past student projects

Drawdown measure and market timing skills: An International Empirical study

Rural Household Livelihood Analysis in Western China

Cross Border Portfolio Investments and Home Bias

An Empirical Analysis of Economic Growth in Libya

An Evaluation of the Performance of Saudi Banks



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