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Kompal Sinha

  • Title: Dr
  • Position: Lecturer - Department of Economics

Contact Details

Current Position

Lecturer, Department of Economics, Macquarie University, Sydney.


  • 2008 Ph.D. Economics, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
  • 2005 Master of Philosophy(MPhil),IGIDR,India
  • 1999 Master of Business Economics(MBE),Devi Ahilya University, India.
  • 1997 Bachelor of Science(BSc.),Economics, Mathematics and Statistics,University of Rajasthan, India.


  • 2017 Lecturer, Department of Economics, Macquarie University.
  • 2015-2016 Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, Monash University.
  • 2013-2014 Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, Monash University.
  • 2010-2013 Lecturer, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University.
  • 2010-2011 Lecturer, Department of Economics, Monash University.
  • 2006-2010 Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, Monash University.
  • 2002-2005 Research Assistant, RSPAS, Australian National University.

Career Interruptions

  • Maternity leave: 3 months (June 2015 - Sept 2015).


2012 onwards

Publications highlights (ABDC 2013 or ERA 2010 List), 5A*, 5A.

ABDC 2013 is the latest ranking of journals by the Australian Business Deans Council available here ABDC Webpage.

1. The Effect of Introducing a Minimum Price on Alcohol Consumption: A Counterfactual Analysis, (Sharma, A. and Etilé, F), Health Economics (2016). Journal ABDC Ranking (A*).

2. A longitudinal study of the cost of food in Victoria influenced by geography and nutritional quality, (with Palermo, C., McCartan, J., Kleve, S., Laurence, S., Shiell, A.) Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health (2016).

3. Estimation of Item Specific Intra and Inter Country Food Purchasing Power Parities with Application to Cross Country Comparisons of Food Expenditure: India, Indonesia and Vietnam. (with Majumder A and Ray R.), Indian Growth and Development Review (2016). 1/6

4. A Lifecycle Perspective of Stock Market Performance and Wellbeing, (with Frijters, P., Johnston, D. and Shields, M.) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 112 (2015): 237-250. Journal ABDC Ranking (A*).

5. Spatial Comparison of Prices and Expenditure in a Heterogeneous Country: Methodology with Applications to India. (with Majumder, A. and Ray, R), Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2015, Vol 19, issue 5, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, pp. 931-989. Journal ABDC Ranking (A).

6. Multidimensional Deprivation in China, India and Vietnam: A Comparative Study on Micro Data. (with Ray, R), Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 2015, 16.1, pp. 69-93.

7. Estimating Intra Country and Cross Country Purchasing Power Parities from Household Expenditure Data Using Single Equation and Complete Demand Systems Approach: India and Vietnam, Review of Income and Wealth, 2015, 16 (2). (with Majumder, A., Ray, R) Journal ABDC Ranking (A).

8. Rangarajan Committee Report of Poverty Measurement - Another Lost Opportunity (with Ray R.), Economic and Political Weekly, 2014, Vol XLIX, No 32.

9. An Instrument for measuring the Relative Social Willingness to Pay for health state improvement, (with Richardson J, Iezzi A, McKie J,), Health Economics, 23 (7), 2014, 792-805. Journal ABDC Ranking (A*).

10. Modelling Utility Weights for the Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL)-8D, (with J. Richardson, Iezzi, A and Khan, M), Quality of Life Research, 2014 Oct, 23(8):2395- 404, Journal ABDC Ranking (A).

11. Temporal Comparison of Prices, Expenditure and Growth in India: A State-wise Analysis, Indian Growth and Development Review, 2013 Vol 6 (2). (with Majumder, A., Ray, R).

12. The Calculation of Rural Urban Food Price Differentials from Unit Values in Household Expenditure Surveys: a new procedure and comparison with existing methods, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2012, Vol 94 (5), (with Majumder, A. and Ray, R) Journal ABDC Ranking (A*).

13. Endogenous Intra-household Decision Making and its Impact on Couple’s Labour Supply in Rural India, Asian Economic Journal, 2012, 26(2), 137-157.

14. Maximum life years or sharing: Public preferences for allocating a limited health budget, Social Science and Medicine, 2012, Vol 75 (8), pp 1351- 1361 (with Richardson, J., Iezzi, A and Maxwell, A.). Journal ERA Ranking (A*).

15. Interaction between HIV awareness, knowledge, safe sex practice and HIV incidence: evidence from Botswana, Journal of Biosocial Science, 2012, 44, 321-344. (with Ray, R.) , Journal ERA Ranking (A).

16. Measuring the multidimensional knowledge deprivation of HIV/AIDS: a new approach with Indian evidence on its magnitude and determinants, Journal of Biosocial Science, 2011, 43(6), 657-84, (with Ray, R). Journal ERA Ranking (A). 2/6

17. Predicting time trade-off health state valuations of adolescents in four Pacific countries using the Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL-6D) instrument, Value in Health, 2010, 13 (8), 2010 pp. 1014-1027, (with Moodie, M, Richardson, J, Rankin, B, and Iezzi, A). 

18. The need for a new framework for the economic evaluation of health services in a national health scheme, Health, 2(9), 2010. (with Richardson, J and McKie, J.) 


19. Utility weights for the Vision Related Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL-7D) Instrument, Opthalmic Epidemiology, 2012, Vol 19(3), pp172-82. (with Richardson, J, Misajon, R, Iezzi, A and Peacock, S), Journal Impact Factor 1.3. 

Policy Briefs

20. A critical assessment of Rangarajan Panel Report on poverty measurement, Ideas for India, posted on 30 Oct, 2014 (with Ray, R.) 

Book Chapters

21. Richardson., J, J. McKie and K. Sinha, (forthcoming) A Critique of Efficiency-Focused Economic Evaluation in the Context of a NHS: The Case for Empirical Ethics, M Schlander (ed) Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs: Current Concepts, Controversies and International Experience. Springer, New York. 

Manuscript under Submission/Review

22. Health effects of retirement and mediating role of income (with A. Harris).

23. Decomposition of Change in Calorie Demand for Poorly Nourished to Well Nourished Households in Rural India using Quantile Regression. Status: under review at Economics and Human Biology.

24. Dynamic Multidimensional Measures of Poverty (Nicholas A, Ray, R , Sinha, K.), Review of Income and Wealth (R&R).

Refereeing Activities

Health Economics; Economic Record; Applied Economics; Journal of Development Studies; Journal of International Development; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Tuition Fees Scholarship for PhD in Economics (2002-2005), The Australian National University.
  • Research Fellowship sponsored by Reserve Bank of India for M.Phil and PhD Program at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research.
  • National Eligibility Test for Lectureship in Econometrics 1999 conducted by University Grant Commission (UGC), India.

Research Funding and Grants

  • Advancing Women in Research Success Grant, Monash University, 2015. (AUD 13,000). 3/6
  • Victorian Health Food Basket (VHFB) - A longitudinal study for food cost across Victorian communities using a cluster randomized design, Centre of Excellence in Intervention and Prevention Science (CEIPS) and Department of Nutrition and Dietetics 2012-2014. (AUD 81,000).
  • Economic Rate of Return/Beneficiary Analysis for Stunting Interventions, Generasi Plus Project World Bank, Indonesia. 2012/2013 (AUD 50,000).
  • Effectiveness of HIV/AIDS knowledge and awareness on individual behaviour, New Faculty Research Grant, Monash University, 2008-2009; (AUD 10,000).

Thesis Supervision

  • Master’s Thesis: 2012, Measuring and comparing Multidimensional Deprivation of HIV/AIDS Knowledge and Poverty: A new approach with application to Cambodia

Conference and Seminar

  • American Society of Health Economics (ASHEcon) USA (22-26 June 2014).
  • Seminar presentation at the Texas A&M Universiry, Texas, USA (12 June 2014).
  • 5th Workshop on Health and Well-Being, Melbourne (17-19 February 2014).
  • 9th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development, ISI New Delhi (18-21 December 2013).
  • Economic rate of return workshop, Community based health nutrition to reduce stunting project, World Bank, Jakarta, Indonesia (February 2013).
  • The 7th Australasian Workshop on Development Economics (June 2011).
  • The 2nd Australasian Workshop on Health Econometrics (April 2011). { Australian Health Economic Society, Hobart (October 2009). { Valuing Health Workshop, University of Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK (October 2008). { Annual PhD conference in Economics and Business jointly conducted by Australia National University (ANU) and University of Western Australia (UWA) (November 2004). { International Conference to Mark Ten Years of ASARC, Australian National University, Canberra (April 2004).


2012 onwards

Teaching highlights, latest SETU score, 4.67, (out of 5). 

I have been the sole course coordinator (including lecturing) for graduate and post graduate units in Economics and Econometrics at Monash University since 2011. I have also contributed to teaching of a Health Economics Module to MPH students since 2014. SETU is the Student evaluation of teaching unit.

  • Microeconomic Analysis (ECON 203), 2017, Macquarie University, lecturer. 
  • Industrial Organization (ECON 309), 2017, Macquarie University, lecturer. 
  • Principles of Health Economics for Developing Countries MPH (ECC5975), 2016, Burnet Institute, Monash University, lecturer. 
  • Principles of Health Economics for Developing Countries MPH (ECC5975), 2015, Burnet Institute, Monash University, lecturer. 4/6 
  • Principles of Health Economics for Developing Countries MPH (ECC5975), 2014, Burnet Institute, Monash University, lecturer. 
  • Quantitative Models for Business Research (ETF3600), Semester 1, 2013: Undergraduate unit, Monash University, Unit coordinator. 
  • Quantitative Models for Business Research (ETF3600), Semester 1, 2012: Undergraduate unit, Monash University, Unit coordinator. 
  • Quantitative Models for Business Research (ETF5600), Semester 1, 2012: Postgraduate unit, Monash University, Unit coordinator. 
  • Business in Asia (ECF2550/3550), Semester 2, 2011: Undergraduate unit, Monash University, Unit coordinator. 
  • Health Economics, Semester 2, (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011): Introductory Health Economics for fourth year undergraduate medical students, Monash University.

Other Academic Activities

  • Participated Level 1 Supervisor Accreditation Workshop to supervise PhD students at Monash University. Five year membership effective from 6 May 2014; Monash supervisor ID number: 22394672.

Technical Expertise

  • Operating System: UNIX, LINUX, and MS-WINDOWS 
  • Software expertise: Gauss; Stata; R-Package; SAS; SPSS; EViews; TreeAge Pro, JMP.


English, Hindi, French(basic).