Professor Roger Wilkins

Professorial Research Fellow and Deputy Director (Research), HILDA Survey

Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

Contact details

Phone: +61 3 8344 2092
Fax: +61 3 8344 2111

Curriculum Vitae (pdf 342KB)


Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Level 5, Faculty of Business and Economics Building, 111 Barry Street, The University of Melbourne


Roger Wilkins joined the Melbourne Institute in 2001 and works in the HILDA Survey team, in which he is Deputy Director (Research). He holds a B.Com (Hons), M.Com (Hons) and PhD from the University of Melbourne and M.Sc from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include the nature, causes and consequences of labour market outcomes; the distribution and dynamics of individuals’ economic wellbeing; and the incidence and determinants of poverty, social exclusion and welfare dependence.

As part of his work in the HILDA Survey team, Roger produces the annual HILDA Survey Statistical Report, which each year analyses the latest release of the HILDA data. He has also produced the Australian income component of the World Wealth and Income Database (WID) since 2014.

Roger is a member of the ABS Labour Statistics Advisory Group, the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Research Panel, and the Department of Social Services ‘Building a New Life in Australia’ Survey Technical Reference Group, and is a Policy Advisor for the Australian Council of Social Service. He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA).

Research Interests

Distributions and determinants of income and wealth; poverty, socio-economic disadvantage and welfare reliance; labour market dynamics; panel data; program evaluation.


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