Mandar Oak

Associate Professor Mandar Oak

Associate Professor

School of Economics and Public Policy

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


My research interests include political economy, public economics and development economics.

Research Commercialisation and Startup Fund Grant 2019 ($99579; PI)

Australia-India Council Grant, DFAT: Australia-India Services Roundtable ($20000, CI)

Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF): Food Security in China and Australia ($42, 240; PI)

Sage Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, Cornell University Henry George Junior Faculty Grant, Williams College

I teach or have in past taught courses on the following topics at UG as well as PG levels

  • Development Economics
  • Public Economics
  • East Asian Economies
  • Political Economy
  • Game Theory
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Political Economy and Development in India Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sundar Ponnusamy
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Child Wellbeing and Economic Development: Evidence from Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Danusha Gunaseela Jayawardana
    2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Strategic Analysis of Bureaucratic Corruption Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Lin Hu
    2011 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Commitment and Cooperation in Partnerships Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Lachlan Deer
    2011 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Essays on Economics of School and Residential Choices Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sinad Treewanchai
    2010 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Is Joint Liability Lending More Efficient than Individual Lending?: A Theoretical and Experimental Analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Nok Shatragom
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83131172
  • Email: mandar.oak@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8223 1460
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 3
  • Room: 3 37
  • Org Unit: Economics

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