Associate Professor Renuka Mahadevan

Associate Professor

School of Economics
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 336 56595


Renuka is an applied economist and Asia-Pacific expert who specialises in a broad range of topics from trade wars (specifically the US-China trade war) to the sharing economy (AirBnb, Uber DiDi etc). Her areas of interest and expertise also extend to empirical and policy analysis in development and agricultural economics, tourism economics, international trade, and productivity growth analysis, using econometrics and macroeconomic models


  • Bachelor of Science, National University of Singapore
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours), National University of Singapore
  • Diploma in Education, National University of Singapore
  • Master of Economic Studies, Australian National University
  • Doctor of Economics, Australian National University


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Book Chapter

  • Mahadevan, Renuka and Asafu-Adjaye, John (2011). The sugar industry. The sugar industry and cotton crops. (pp. 251-271) edited by Peter T. Jenkins. New York, NY, United States: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Mahadevan, R. (2007). How Successful is Poverty Alleviation in Malaysia?. Poverty, Poverty Alleviation and Social Disadvantage: Analysis, Case Studies and Policies. (pp. 844-861) edited by Tisdell, C.A.. New Delhi: Serials Publications.

  • Mahadevan, Renuka (2007). Poverty in Malaysia: New wine in an old bottle?. Poverty, Poverty Alleviation and Social Disadvantage: Analysis, Case Studies and Policies. (pp. 822-843) edited by C. A. Tisdell. New Delhi, India: Serials Publications.

  • Mahadevan, R. (2005). Malaysia in the Era of Globalisation. Globalisation and World Economic Policies. (pp. 217-228) edited by C.A. Tisdell. India: Serials Publications.

Journal Article

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision