Professor Simon Feeny
Simon Feeny is professor in RMIT’s School of Economics, Finance and Marketing and group leader of the International Development and Trade Research Group.
- Development Economics
- Foreign Aid Allocation and Effectiveness
- The Millennium Development Goals
- Economic shocks
- Vulnerability and Resilience
- Poverty and Well-being
- Pacific and Melanesian Countries
Research Projects and Funding
- 2010-2013: AusAID Australian Development Research Award (ADRA), “Economic Shocks: Reducing Vulnerability and Increasing Resilience in the Pacific“ joint with Alberto Posso, RMIT, Matthew Clarke and Heather Wallace, Deakin University, Vijay Naidu, Manoranjan Mohanty and Mili Kaitani of the University of the South Pacific and May Miller-Dawkins of Oxfam Australia.
- 2009-2011: AusAID Australian Development Research Award (ADRA) “Attitudes to National Identity in Melanesia“, joint with Michael Leach, Swinburne University, Matthew Clarke and Heather Wallace, Deakin University.
- 2009-2011: AusAID Australian Development Research Award (ADRA), “Scaling-Up Aid and the Millennium Development Goals in the Pacific“ joint with Matthew Clarke, Deakin University, Tim Fry, RMIT and Mark Rogers, University of Oxford.
- 2005-2008: ARC Linkage Project, “Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: The Role of Foreign Aid, Trade and NGOs with a Focus on the Asia-Pacific“, joint with Tim Fry, RMIT and Matthew Clarke, Deakin University. Partner: World Vision of Australia.
Simon has undertaken work for a number of organisations including the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), the ASEAN Secretariat, South Pacific Forum Secretariat, Oxfam Australia, World Vision Australia and the Make Poverty History Campaign.
- Development Economics
- PhD Development Economics
- MSc Economic Development and International Trade
- BA (Hons) Economics
- Chuah, S.,Feeny, S.,Hoffmann, J.,Sanjaya, M. (2019). Conflict, ethnicity and gender: A money-burning field experiment in Indonesia In: Economics Letters, 177, 14 – 17
- Feeny, S.,Hansen, P.,Knowles, S.,McGillivray, M.,Ombler, F. (2019). Donor motives, public preferences and the allocation of UK foreign aid_ a discrete choice experiment approach In: Review of World Economics, , 1 – 27
- Nidup, J.,Feeny, S.,De Silva, A. (2018). Improving well-being in Bhutan: a pursuit of happiness or poverty reduction? In: Social Indicators Research, 140, 79 – 100
- Feeny, S.,Posso, A.,McDonald, P.,Chuyen, T.,Tung, S. (2018). Beyond monetary benefits of restoring sight in Vietnam: Evaluating well-being gains from cataract surgery In: PLoS ONE, 13, 1 – 12
- Feeny, S.,Vuong, V. (2017). Explaining aid project and program success: Findings from Asian Development Bank Interventions In: World Development, 90, 329 – 343
- Elkins, M.,Feeny, S.,Prentice, D. (2017). Are poverty reduction strategy papers associated with reductions in poverty and improvements in wellbeing? In: Journal of Development Studies, 54, 377 – 393
- Posso, A.,Feeny, S. (2016). Beyond enrolments: the determinants of primary-school attendance in Melanesia In: Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 21, 531 – 548
- Ahmed, S.,Feeny, S.,Posso, A. (2016). What firm characteristics determine women’s employment in manufacturing? Evidence from Bangladesh In: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 35, 99 – 122
- Feeny, S.,McGillivray, M. (2016). Aid and global poverty In: The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty, Oxford University Press, United States
- McGillivray, M.,Feeny, S. (2015). Aid, Growth, Policies and Fragility In: Handbook on the Economics of Foreign Aid, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
- A Quantitative Study on the Influence of Child Sponsorship on Development Outcomes. Funded by: Plan International from (2018 to 2019)
- The benefits of cataract removal and restoring sight in Vietnam: moving beyond income. Funded by: Fred Hollows Foundation Grant 2015 from (2015 to 2016)
- Economic Shocks: Reducing Vulnerability and Increasing Resilience in the Pacific. Funded by: Australian Development Research Awards pre-2014 from (2010 to 2013)
- Scaling Up Aid and the Millenium Development Goals in the Pacific: Absorptive Capacity, Sustainability and Efficiency. Funded by: Australian Development Research Awards pre-2014 from (2009 to 2012)
Note: Supervision projects since 2004
4 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions7 PhD Current Supervisions
Development economics, Allocation and effectiveness of foreign aid, Impacts of economic shocks, Development goals and targets, Poverty and human-well-being.