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Robert Breunig

Professor and Director, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute

Qualifications

Ph. D. (Economics), University of California Riverside, 1998

Bachelor of International Studies, School for International Training, 1987

Contact details

Advisory and outreach work

Professor Breunig provides advice on modeling and using data. He helps a variety of government agencies conduct program evaluation including randomised control trials for impact evaluation. He provides education and training in a range of economic and statistical topics.
Professor Breunig is currently working with:

  • Productivity Commission, Australia
  • Australian Treasury
  • Australian Commonwealth Department of Education
  • Australian Commonwealth Department of Employment
  • Australian Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • Melbourne Water
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Good Beginnings / Save the Children Australia

Sample projects include:

  • Impact of housing assistance on employment outcomes
  • Women’s labour supply and childcare prices
  • Effect of minimum wage on employment outcomes
  • Costing the provision of extra services to disabled students
  • Evaluating employment assistance to special populations

He has recently worked with:

  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Australian Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICSRTE)
  • Australian Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
  • Australian Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Australia
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand
  • Fair Work Australia
  • Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (Australia)


Specialized Training

Professor Breunig regularly conducts specialized, hands-on training for academics and public servants on using large data sets and on undertaking and interpreting statistical and econometric research. He regularly conducts courses on specialized econometric topics including limited dependent variables, non-parametric econometrics and panel data econometrics.

Below is a summary of courses and trainings and the partner organizations with which he has worked. More detail can be found on Professor Breunig’s CV.

Please contact me by email for information on any of these courses or other topics in which you may be interested.

A policy-makers guide to understanding micro-economics and macro-economics

  • Commonwealth Department of Communications
  • Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Crawford School Executive Education

Getting started with and using the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey

  • Australian Treasury
  • Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
  • University of New South Wales

Advanced Panel Data Econometrics

  • Australian Treasury
  • Economic Society of Australia
  • Macquarie University
  • Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Sydney University
  • University of Western Sydney

Introductory Panel Data Econometrics

  • Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
  • Australian Treasury
  • Economic Society of Australia
  • Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
  • University of Western Sydney

Econometrics and Policy Evaluation

  • Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Limited Dependent Variable Econometrics

  • Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
  • Australian Treasury
  • Jones Donald Strategy Partners

Non-parametric econometrics

  • University of Rennes I (France)

Regulatory Econometrics

  • Australian Centre for Regulatory Economics

Interpreting and Understanding the Significance and Limitations of Economic Data and Statistics

  • Commonwealth Department of Communications
  • Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • H. C. Coombs Policy Forum

Gauss Programming for Beginners

  • Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
  • Australian Treasury

Advanced Econometrics

  • Australian Treasury
  • Productivity Commission

Introductory Econometrics

  • Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
  • Australian Treasury

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