Mr Brendan Houng

Senior Research Support Officer

Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
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Contact details:

Phone: +61 3 8344 2086
Fax: +61 3 8344 2111

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Level 5, Faculty of Business and Economics Building, 111 Barry Street, The University of Melbourne


Brendan Houng joined the Melbourne Institute as a Research Officer in January 2009 and contributes to projects for the Labour Economics and Social Policy and the HILDA Survey teams. He was previously a Project Officer at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and has experience in mergers, telecommunications and energy regulation.

As well as assisting with research, Brendan is a part-time PhD student with the Melbourne Institute. He holds a double degree B. Commerce (honours in finance)/B. Software Engineering from the University of Melbourne. His research interests are Labour Economics, the Economics of Education and Applied Microeconometrics while his thesis is on the determinants of educational development and performance in Australia. 

Selected Publications / Papers

Andre Renzaho, Mark Wooden, and Brendan Houng (2010). Associations between body mass index and health related quality of life among Australian adults. Quality of Life Research 19(4):515-520.

Roger Wilkins, Diana Warren, Markus Hahn and Brendan Houng, Families, Incomes and Jobs, Volume 5: A Statistical Report on Waves 1 to 7 of the HILDA Survey. Report commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, 2009.