• The University of Western Australia (M251), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Michael Palmer is associate professor in economics at the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. He is also research coordinator of the Asia and Pacific Hub of the Disability Data Initiative. His research aims to use data to develop the evidence base for policies which improve the lives of people living with disabilities around the world. He is an award winning lecturer and the author of over twenty academic journal articles and book chapters including the forthcoming chapter on the Economics of Disability in the Handbook of Labour, Human Resources and Population Economics. His research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, WA Health and the World Health Organisation. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Industry keywords

  • Disability
  • Health
  • Social and Welfare Issues


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