Terence Cheng

Dr Terence Cheng

Senior Lecturer

School of Economics

Faculty of the Professions

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


Terence Cheng is Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics, University of Adelaide. Terence’s research interests are in the areas of Health Economics, Applied Econometrics, and Labour Economics. His current research activities are in the areas of health care insurance, medical labour market, the economics of ageing, and applied microeconometrics.

Terence has published in both general and field journals in economics including the Economic Journal, Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, and multidisciplinary journals such as Social Science and Medicine and Health Policy.

Prior to joining Adelaide, Terence worked as a research fellow at the University of Melbourne where he was involved in the MABEL Longitudinal Survey of Australian Doctors. He remains an honorary fellow of the Melbourne Institute. He is also a research fellow of the Centre for Research on the Economics of Ageing (CREA) at the Singapore Management University. Terence has a PhD from the Australian National University, and Master and Bachelor degrees from the National University of Singapore.

2018 Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship. Funding Organisation: Commonwealth Government.

University of Adelaide:

  • Advanced Econometrics (Graduate), 2015-2019
  • Advanced Economic Analysis (Undergraduate), 2015-2019

Elsewhere:

  • Health Systems and Policy (Undergraduate), Singapore Management University, 2019
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 Principal Supervisor Health Insurance, Healthcare Utilization and Labour Market Outcomes: A Micro Study of Ghana Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Frank Darkwah
    2017 Principal Supervisor Family Responsibility, Gender and Physicians' Labour Supply: the Case of Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jia Song
    2017 Co-Supervisor Child Wellbeing and Economic Development: Empirical Evidence from Less Developed Countries Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Danusha Gunaseela Jayawardana
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Essays on Political Economy and Economic Development Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dessie tarko Ambaw
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Identifying Oil Extraction Effects in Developing Countries: Evidence from Ghana Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Akwasi Ampofo
    2016 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Essays on the Political Economy of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Pide Lun
    2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor An Economic Analysis of Dietary Diversification in the Developing World Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Samira Choudhury
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Research Taskforce Faculty of Professions, University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 - 2017 Co-Chair Outreach Systems, Engage for Change. Faculty of Professions, University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 - 2017 Member Recruitment Committee School of Economics, University of Adelaide Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Research Committee University of Adelaide Australia
    2016 - 2016 Member Recruitment Committee School of Economics, University of Adelaide Australia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2019 - 2019 Honours Coordinator, School of Economics University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 - 2018 Honours Coordinator, School of Economics University of Adelaide Australia
    2016 - ongoing Seminar series coordinator School of Economics, University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83131175
  • Email: terence.cheng@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8223 1460
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 4
  • Room: 4 10
  • Org Unit: School of Economics

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