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Mathias Sinning

Associate Professor of Economics 
Crawford School of Public Policy Australian National University

I am an Associate Professor of Economics at the Crawford School of Public Policy of the Australian National University (ANU), Associate Dean (Research) of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, and Deputy Director of the ANU Tax and Transfer Policy Institute. My research in applied econometrics focuses on issues related to treatment effect estimation and policy evaluation. I am particularly interested in the development and application of innovative methods to study heterogeneous treatment effects. I have published extensively in various domains of economics, including public economics, labour economics, health economics, development economics, and behavioural economics. 

I have designed, implemented, and analysed Randomised Controlled Trials in collaboration with government departments in Australia and internationally. I have led, managed, and participated in large research projects on behavioural aspects of tax compliance in collaboration with several tax agencies, including the Australian Taxation Office, Indonesia's Directorate General of Taxes, and the Internal Revenue Commission of Papua New Guinea. I am currently leading a project in collaboration with the government of the Australian Capital Territory on the use of nudges as a local government environmental policy instrument funded by the Australian Research Council.

My work has been published in Economic Development and Cultural Change, Economic Inquiry, Economics of Education Review, Health Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Behavior and Organization, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Labour Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Review of International Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Review of Income and Wealth, and Urban Studies, among others.  

My academic background includes previous appointments at the ANU and the University of Queensland, as well as Visiting Fellowships at Princeton University and Peking University. I am a Research Fellow of RWI Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and IZA Institute of Labor Economics, and a Research Affiliate of MIT's Abdul Latif James Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).

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