Ananta Neelim

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Ananta Neelim

Senior Lecturer in Economics

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Dr Ananta Neelim is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Tasmanian School of Business & Economics. He holds a PhD in economics from Monash University, Australia. His research uses experimental methods to investigate issues related to development, discrimination and health.


Before joining TSBE, Ananta served as a Lecturer at RMIT University from 2015 to 2021.

Career summary


Degree Thesis titleUniversityCountryAwarded
PhD   Monash University Australia 2014
MSc   Bard Centre for Environmental Economics USA 2008
B.A   Bard College USA 2007

Languages (other than English)



Professional practice

Ananta is a member of the Economic Science Association, Economic Society of Australia and serves as a member of the executive committee of the Association for Economic & Development Studies on Bangladesh

Administrative expertise

Ananta has held various administrative positions throughout his academic career. He has served as external seminar coordinator, human ethics representative and school’s orientation coordinator at RMIT University.


Applied Microeconomics; Experimental Economics; Health and Wellbeing

Teaching responsibility

  • BEA 104, Game Theory for Business and Social Sciences
  • BEA 311, Economics of Health and Wellbeing

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Fields of Research

  • Experimental economics (380106)
  • Behavioural economics (380102)
  • Labour economics (380111)
  • Social and personality psychology (520599)

Research Objectives

  • Micro labour market issues (150507)
  • Expanding knowledge in economics (280108)
  • Preference, behaviour and welfare (150509)
  • Expanding knowledge in psychology (280121)


Total publications


Journal Article

(6 outputs)
2022Prasch J, Neelim A, Carbon C-C, Schoormans JPL, Blijlevens J, 'An application of the dual identity model and active categorization to increase intercultural closeness', Frontiers in Psychology pp. 1-21. ISSN 1664-1078 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.705858 [eCite] [Details]


2021Maitra P, Neelim A, Tran C, 'The role of risk and negotiation in explaining the gender wage gap', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 191 pp. 1-27. ISSN 0167-2681 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2021.08.021 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1


2020Hoffmann R, Blijlevens J, Chuah S-H, Neelim A, Peryman J, et al., 'The ethics of student participation in economic experiments: arguments and evidence', Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 85 Article 101521. ISSN 2214-8043 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.socec.2020.101521 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Hoffmann R; Chuah S-H


2018Gupta G, Mahmud M, Maitra P, Mitra S, Neelim A, 'Religion, minority status, and trust: Evidence from a field experiment', Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 146 pp. 180-205. ISSN 0167-2681 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2017.11.028 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18


2018Leibbrandt A, Maitra P, Neelim A, 'Large stakes and little honesty? Experimental evidence from a developing country', Economics Letters, 169 pp. 76-79. ISSN 0165-1765 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2018.05.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3


2015Leibbrandt A, Maitra P, Neelim A, 'On the redistribution of wealth in a developing country: experimental evidence on stake and framing effects', Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 118 pp. 360-371. ISSN 0167-2681 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2015.02.015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11


Chapter in Book

(3 outputs)
2022Neelim A, 'Transitions in Migration Status and its Impact on Income', Impact of Migration on Transformation to Sustainability: Poverty and Development in Bangladesh, Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit, T Siddiqui (ed), Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 93-104. ISBN 9789843521088 (2022) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.55711/CDNL9128 [eCite] [Details]


2022Neelim A, 'Gender Differences in Migration', Impact of Migration on Transformation to Sustainability: Poverty and Development in Bangladesh, Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit, T Siddiqui (ed), Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 93-103. ISBN 9789843521088 (2022) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.55711/CDNL9128 [eCite] [Details]


2021Maitra P, Neelim A, 'Behavioural characteristics, stability of preferences and entrepreneurial success', A Research Agenda for Experimental Economics, Edward Elgar Publishing, A Chaudhuri (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 93-118. ISBN 9781789909845 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4337/9781789909852 [eCite] [Details]


Research Supervision




PhDHow can the 'science of happiness' help Tasmanians improve their life satisfaction?2022
PhDAssessing the efficacy of nudging techniques for prompting business start-ups in Tasmania2023