Research


academic journal publications

Risse, L. (2020) Leaning in: Is higher confidence the key to women’s career advancement? Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 23(1): 43-78.

Hoffman, A.O.I. and Risse, L. (2020) Do good things come in pairs? How personality traits help explain individuals’ simultaneous pursuit of a healthy lifestyle and financially responsible behavior. Journal of Consumer Affairs 54(3): 1082-1120

Risse, L. (2019) Economics and gender equality: A lens from within Capitalism and Society 14(1): 1-38 (Direct link via WAPPP website)

Mahadevan, R. and Risse, L. (2019) Are seniors today different from seniors a decade ago? International Journal of Hospitality Management 83: 128-131

Risse, L., Farrell, L. and Fry, T.R.L. (2018) Do gender gaps in confidence explain gender gaps in wages? Oxford Economic Papers 70(4): 919-949

Mishra, A., Ray, R., and Risse, L. (2018) How does child disadvantage change with age? An analysis of Australian children Journal of Human Capabilities and Development 19(4): 477-498

Mishra, A., Ray, R. and Risse, L. (2017) A multidimensional dynamic measure of child disadvantage: A methodological tool for policymakers Social Indicators Research 139: 1187-1218

Farrell, L., Fry, T.R.L. and Risse, L. (2016) The significance of financial self-efficacy in explaining women’s personal finance behaviour Journal of Economic Psychology 53: 85-99

Risse, L. (2010) “And one for the country” The effect of the Baby Bonus on Australian women’s childbearing intentions Journal of Population Research 27(3): 213-240

Risse, L. (2006) Does maternity leave encourage higher birth rates? An analysis of the Australian labour force Australian Journal of Labour Economics 9(4): 343-370


book reviews

Risse, L. (2019) Review of Tax, Social Policy and Gender: Rethinking Equality and Efficiency by Stewart, M. (ed.), Economic Record 95 (310): 397-399


Papers in progress

Distance from the frontier: Gender differences in workers’ forgone potential in the labour market

A framework for understanding awareness of implicit gender bias as an evolutionary process (Co-authored with Siri Chilazi and Sebawit Bishu)


Academic theses

Risse, L. (2008) An Economic Analysis of Maternity Leave Provisions in Australia, PhD Thesis, School of Economics, University of Queensland. Advisors: Professor John Mangan, Associate Professor Philip Bodman, and Dr Gareth Leeves. Examiners: Professor Marian Baird (University of Sydney) and Professor Andrew Leigh (Australian National University)

Risse, L. (2007) Which workers have access to maternity reave in Australia?, Paper presented at the Annual Research Conference, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, University of Queensland, 17 September (Awarded Best Paper by a PhD Student)

Risse, L. (2006) Determinants of maternity leave provisions in Australia and the effects on fertility: An application of the Heckprobit selection model Paper presented at the Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI) Methodology Conference, HILDA Stream, University of Sydney, 10−13 December 

Risse, L. (2002) Determinants of women’s labour force participation in Queensland, Honours Thesis, School of Economics, University of Queensland


Recent conference presentations

‘Falling short of potential: Using stochastic distance functions to analyse gender differences in workforce outcomes as a matter of inefficiency’ Australian Gender Economics Workshop (Virtual 2021)

‘Leaning in: Is higher confidence the key to women’s career advancement?’ American Easterns Economics Association Meeting (Boston 2020)

‘Distance from the frontier: Gender differentials in forgone potential in the labour force’ Australian Conference of Economists (Melbourne 2019) 

‘How do differences in men’s and women’s personality profiles affect their job promotion prospects?’ Australian Gender Economics Workshop (Fremantle 2018)

‘Personality and promotion: Exploring gender differences in the labour market returns to confidence’ Australian Conference of Economists (Canberra 2018)

‘Are confident women rewarded as much as confident men?’ European Society of Population Economics Conference (Antwerp 2018)

‘Are confident women rewarded as highly as confident men?’ Australian Labour Market Research Workshop (Adelaide 2018) 

‘A multidimensional dynamic measure of child disadvantage: A methodological tool for policymakers’ Workshop on Indigenous Wellbeing, Monash University (Melbourne 2018)

‘How does child disadvantage change with age? An analysis of Australian children’ Centre for Social Data Analytics Workshop on Child Wellbeing (Auckland 2018)

‘Applying stochastic frontier analysis to examine gender differentials in labour market outcomes’ Australian Labour Market Research Workshop (Canberra 2017)

‘Do gender gaps in confidence explain gender gaps in wages?’ Australian Conference of Economists (Sydney 2017)

‘Do gender gaps in confidence explain gender gaps in wages’ Asian and Australasian Labour Economics Society Conference (Canberra 2017)

‘Applying stochastic frontier analysis to examine gender differentials in labour market outcomes’ Australian Labour Econometrics Workshop (Sydney 2017)

National Longitudinal Data Conference (Canberra 2016)


Recent seminar presentations

‘Policy Down Under: Do gender gaps in personality explain gender gaps in pay and promotion?’ Women and Public Policy Program & Australia-New Zealand Student Caucus, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University (Boston 2019)

‘Can gender gaps in labour market outcomes be explained by gender differences in personality?’ Productivity Commission, Australian Government (Melbourne 2019) 

‘Personality and job promotion: Are confident women rewarded as much as confident men?’ Department of Economics, Monash University (Melbourne 2018)

‘Applying stochastic frontier analysis to examine gender differentials in labour market outcomes’ Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne (Melbourne 2018)

‘Climbing the career ladder: The links between personality traits and promotion’ School of Economics, University of Adelaide (Adelaide 2018)

‘Exploring gender differences in labour market outcomes using stochastic frontier analysis’ School of Economics, University of Queensland (Brisbane 2018) 

‘Climbing the career ladder: The links between personality traits and promotion’, Centre for Social Research and Methods, Australian National University (Canberra 2017)


Grants and major awards

WLIA Research Fellowship, Women’s Leadership Institute Australia (2021)

Vice-Chancellor Postdoctoral Fellowship RMIT University (2017–2019)

Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2019, Small Grants Program Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust (2019)

Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2019, Conference Grant for International Keynote Speaker Ian Potter Foundation (2019)

Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Queensland (2003)

University Medal for Economics Honours, University of Queensland (2003)

Moderating the panel discussion on the “Economics of Diversity” at the 2019 Australian Conference of Economists, with Dr Victor Sojo Monson (University of Melbourne), Felicity Emmett (ANZ), Professor Ross Guest (Griffith University), Dr Jacqui Dwyer (RBA) and Professor Gail Pacheco (Auckland University of Technology) 
With fellow members of the 2018 Australian Gender Economics Workshop Organising Committee, Associate Professor Rebecca Cassells, Professor Alan Duncan, Associate Professor Astghik Mavisakalyan and Analena Gilhome, alongside keynote speaker Professor Alison Booth