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Michael P Keane

Michael P Keane

Research Fellow


Ph.D. Economics, Brown University, 1990

M.A. Economics, Brown University, 1985

B.S. Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983



Michael Keane is currently the Nuffield Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford, and a Chief Investigator of the ARC’s Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) at UNSW. He has previously held positions as Professor of Economics at Minnesota, NYU, Yale and UTS. His professional honours include being elected Fellow of the Econometric Society (2005), Australian Federation Fellow (2005), Council of the Econometric Society (2009), Australian Laureate Fellow (2012), Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (2012) and Fellow of the Journal of Econometrics (2016).

Keane is best known for work on simulation methods (e.g., the “GHK algorithm”) and for contributions to the theory and application of dynamic discrete choice models. He has made contributions both in econometrics and also in many applied areas, including labour economics, consumer demand modelling, industrial organization and trade, child development and education, and health economics.




Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper WP18/29
We study the relationship between child work and cognitive development in four Low and Middle Income Countries.

Reports and comment


Dynamics and Policy Evaluation presented at PEPA conference - London June 14 2012