Brett Inder is a Professor in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics. Brett’s interest lies in development economics. He develops econometrics techniques that provide accurate readings of the ‘messy’ and complex data economists deal with as they try to determine cause and effect in everyday life.

This takes him into such areas such as the provision of services to people with mental illness, for a current project with Southern Health backed by an Australian Research Council grant. Separate research he is undertaking on mental illness and the labour market is funded by beyondblue.

Development research has taken him to South Africa, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea and East Timor, where he is engaged in an AusAID-funded project on improving the welfare of coffee-producing households.