Doctor of Philosophy (Southern Methodist University)Dipanwita (Dipa) Sarkar received her Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University, Texas. Prior to joining QUT, Dipa was an Assistant Professor of Economics at The University of Louisiana. Besides academia, she worked as Economic Consultant at Colemont Insurance Brokerage, Inc. and Organ Transport Systems, Inc. Research interests: Applied microeconometrics, Labour and Behavioural Economics with emphasis on education, health, and demography Awards
- 2019: Best Research Paper Award, Australian Health Economics Society
- 2016: 1 of 10 young Australian scientists selected for the Frontiers of Science Symposium, US and Australian Academy of Science and Kavli Foundation.
- 2014: Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award for Excellence in Research, Queensland University of Technology.
- 2007: Dean’s Outstanding Graduate Dissertation Fellowship, Southern Methodist University.
- 2006: Southern Economic Association Graduate Student Award.
- Silva Goncalves, J., Vidgen, H., Beatton, T., Moores, C., Sarkar, D. & Sarkar, J. (2021). Do parental preferences predict engagement in child health programs? Health Economics (United Kingdom), 30(11), 2686–2700. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/212673
- Islam, A., Sarkar, D. & Smyth, R. (2022). How do children of immigrants perform? Evidence from Australian nationwide standardized tests. International Migration, 60(4), 93–136. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/213698
- Page, L., Sarkar, D. & Silva Goncalves, J. (2019). Long-lasting effects of relative age at school. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 168, 166–195. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/199550
- Beatton, T., Kidd, M., Machin, S. & Sarkar, D. (2018). Larrikin Youth: Crime and Queensland's earning or learning reform. Labour Economics, 52, 149–159. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/116655
- Bonner, S. & Sarkar, D. (2020). Who responds to fertility-boosting incentives? Evidence from pro-natal policies in Australia. Demographic Research, 42(18), 513–548. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/199549
- Sarkar, D. & Collier, T. (2019). Does host-country education mitigate immigrant inefficiency? Evidence from earnings of Australian university graduates. Empirical Economics, 56(1), 81–106. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/116657
- Bonner, S. & Sarkar, D. (2018). The quality-quantity trade-off among Australian children. Economic Modelling, 70, 383–389. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/110734
- Page, L., Sarkar, D. & Silva Goncalves, J. (2017). The older the bolder: Does relative age among peers influence children's preference for competition? Journal of Economic Psychology, 63, 43–81. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/112946
- Sarkar, D. & Sarkar, J. (2017). What does attending early childhood program mean for child health in India? Health Economics (United Kingdom), 26(11), 1366–1379. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/109066
- Sarkar, J. & Sarkar, D. (2016). Why does child labour persist with declining poverty? Economic Inquiry, 54(1), 139–158. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/84967