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Dr Ananta Neelim

PositionLecturer in Economics
School/DepartmentEconomics, Finance and Marketing
CampusMelbourne City Campus
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Ananta Neelim is a Lecturer in Economics who is interested in research in behavioural and experimental economics.

His current research focuses on how social norms affect individual behaviour.


  • RMIT School of EFM, Team Learning and Teaching Award, 2017
  • Monash University Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Thesis Excellence, 2015
  • Monash University Post-graduate Publication Award, 2014

Research grants

  • La Trobe Univeristy (with Buly Cardak and Julio Mancuso), 2017, (AUD 5800)
  • RMIT School of EFM Research Cluster Fund (with Janneke Blijlevens, Swee Hoon Chuah, Robert Hoffmann, Jo Laban), 2017, (AUD 50000)
  • RMIT School of EFM Supervisor led PhD Fund (with Janneke Blijlevens, Robert Hoffmann, Jo Laban), 2017, (AUD 150000)
  • RMIT College of Business Grant (with Julio Mancuso), 2016, (AUD 10000)
  • RMIT School of EFM Research Grant, Two projects, 2015 (AUD 10000)
  • International Growth Centre Bangladesh Research Grant, (with Pushkar Maitra and Minhaj Mahmud and Mohammad Abu Naser), 2014 (GBP 10000).
  • International Growth Centre Bangladesh Research Grant, (with Pushkar Maitra and Minhaj Mahmud), 2012 (GBP 10000).

Conferences organised

  • 2nd Australian Gender Economics Workshop (to be held in Feb, 2019)
  • BBL Barcelona Workshop, Economic and Business Behaviour: Antecedents and Moderators (Oct, 2016)

Members of the following Research Clusters at RMIT

  • Behavioural Business Lab
  • International Trade and Development Group
  • Economics of Religion Group

Selected publications

  • Leibbrandt, A.,Maitra, P.,Neelim, A. Large Stakes and little Honesty? Experimental Evidence from a Developing Country In: Economics Letters, forthcoming.
  • Leibbrandt, A.,Maitra, P.,Neelim, A. Religion, Minority Status and Trust: Evidence from a Field Experiment In: Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, 146, 180-205
  • Leibbrandt, A.,Maitra, P.,Neelim, A. (2015). On the redistribution of wealth in a developing country: Experimental evidence on stake and framing effects In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 118, 360 – 371

Teaching and Coordination

  • ECON 1020, Prices and Markets
  • ECON 1340, Strategic Games for Business

Research Consultancies provided to: Save the Children, Plan, IOM, World Bank and the Government of Solomon Island.

View more outputs from this academic in the RMIT Research Repository

Development, Experiments, Behaviour

2 PhD Current Supervisions

  • Women in Economics Network: Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2019. Funded by: Victorian Women’s Trust Grant 2018 from (2018 to 2019)
  • Bring one keynote speaker to the Australian Gender Economics Workshop, Melbourne, VIC, 13-15 February 2019. Funded by: Ian Potter Foundation Conference Grants 2018 onwards from (2018 to 2018)