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 369KB)


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 an 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, Prof Wilkins produces the annual HILDA Survey Statistical Report, which each year analyses the latest release of the HILDA data. He also produces the Australian component of the World Top Incomes Database.
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.

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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