AProf. Michael P. Cameron

Michael Cameron

Associate Professor

Qualifications: BMS (Hons) PhD Waikato

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About Michael

Dr. Michael Cameron is an associate professor in economics. He is also a research fellow in the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA), and a research associate of the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra. He was a PGDA Visiting Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University from 2015-16.

Dr. Cameron gained his PhD from University of Waikato in 2007, with a thesis titled "The Relationship between Poverty and HIV/AIDS in Rural Thailand". His current research interests include population, health and development issues (including the social impacts of liquor outlet density, the economics of communicable diseases especially HIV/AIDS, health applications of non-market valuation, and health and development project monitoring and evaluation), population modelling and stochastic modelling, financial literacy and economics education.

Dr. Cameron received Outstanding Teaching Awards from the Waikato Management School in 2009 and 2013, along with a Staff Excellence Awards for Teaching from the University of Waikato in 2009 and 2013. He was nominated for a National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award in 2014.

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Papers Taught

Research Supervised

I am currently supervising a number of Ph.D. and Masters students working on: return migration to Vietnam; informal labour in Timor Leste; fuel choice and indoor air pollution in Pakistan; and agent-based modelling for developing small-area population projections. I regularly supervise Summer Research Scholarships, including four students in 2015-16 and two in 2014-15.

Recent Publications

  • Cameron, M. P., & Siameja, S. (2017). An experimental evaluation of a proactive pastoral care initiative within an introductory university course. Applied Economics, 49(18), 1808-1820. doi:10.1080/00036846.2016.1226492

  • Cameron, M. P., Cochrane, W., Gordon, C., & Livingston, M. (2016). Alcohol outlet density and violence: A geographically weighted regression approach. Drug and Alcohol Review, 35(3), 280-288. doi:10.1111/dar.12295

  • Poot, J., Alimi, O., Cameron, M., & Mare, D. C. (2016). The gravity model in spatial demography: The successful comeback of an ageing superstar. In ERSA 56th Congress. Cities & Regions: Smart, Sustainable, Inclusive?. Conference held at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria.

  • Ausseil, A. -G., Bodmin, K., Daigneault, A., Teixeira, E., Keller, E., Kirschbaum, M., . . . Rutledge, D. (2016). Climate change impacts and implications: An integrated assessment in a lowland environment of New Zealand. In 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (pp. 10 pages). Toulouse, France.

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Economic Development; Economics; Health; Population Studies; Teaching and Learning

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Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Cameron, AProf Michael 5082 mcam MSB.2.23 WMS Economics

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