Dr Ralf Steinhauser

Ph.D., M.S. (UC Berkeley), M.A. B.A. (Humboldt-Universitaet Berlin)
Senior Research Fellow
College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Public Economics Taxation And Revenue 140215
  • Experimental Economics 140206
  • Environment And Resource Economics 140205
  • Economic Models And Forecasting 140303
  • Panel Data Analysis 140304

Research interests

Behavioural Economics, Fiscal Policy, Applied Econometrics, Experimental Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Corporate Social Responsibility


Dr. Steinhauser is a Senior Research Fellow at the Policy Experiments Lab (PELab) at the Centre for Social Research and Methods, Research School of Social Sciences and a member of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford School of Public Policy.

Dr. Steinhauser has published in a number of international academic journals in economics.  He has made policy impact through some of his research projects such as  Analyzing the states’ tax elasticities of revenue bases for an update of the fiscal equalisation formula of the Commonwealth Grants Commission in 2020; Analysis of the Australian Treasury’s quasi experimental distribution of stimulus payments as part of the large 2009 Australian Nation Building and Jobs Plan. 

Dr. Steinhauser is an applied micro econometrician, experienced in experimental design and large data analysis. Applying Behavioural Economics concepts to other fields and advice to stakeholders and government.

Dr. Steinhauser has partnered with the Australian Treasury, the Commonwealth Grants Commission, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and the Department of the Environment and Energy through the Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities Program for research and policy advice.

Projects and Grants

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