Dr Sarah Sinclair

Sarah Sinclair is a lecturer at the RMIT School of Economics, Finance and Marketing.

Her research interests include:

  • Economic policy analysis
  • Family economics
  • Economic demography: in particular structural ageing and fertility choice
  • Economic geography: Housing
  • Labour supply decision making
  • Child support
  • Multivariate time series modelling
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