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Three researchers from the UWA Business School will be undertaking new projects after winning prestigious grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC).
Dr Alex Luksyte was one of just 200 researchers across Australia to win an ARC Early Career Researcher Award, receiving $370,000. Building on her existing work, Dr Luksyte will ask: How can we best manage the 45 per cent of Australian workers who feel overqualified for their jobs?
Meanwhile, Dr Leandro Magnusson will lead a team examining the effect of monetary policy on the economy. Working with colleagues from the University of Oxford, Dr Magnusson will measure the effect of monetary policy on the economy, notably consumption and investment, in Australia and the United States. The $158,000 Discovery Project grant will allow the team to better understand unstable economic conditions caused by institutional or behavioural changes.
In the area of health economics, Professor Anu Rammohan was part of a team from Australia and the United Kingdom to win a $460,500 Discovery Project grant to examine social, economic and health vulnerabilities in Indonesia. The team’s project will investigate whether social networks and welfare programs reduce vulnerability, and pinpoint strategies for reducing vulnerabilities in the future. The project expects to show how vulnerable citizens in Indonesia can be made more secure, helping to build a more stable and prosperous region.
Dean of the UWA Business School, Professor Phil Dolan, congratulated the successful applicants.
“In addition to congratulating our successful applicants, I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank all applicants, and those who helped them apply, in the current round,” Professor Dolan said.
Verity Chia (UWA Business School) (+61 8) 6488 1346