Mr Brendan Houng

Research Officer

Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

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 is a PhD candidate and Research Officer at the Melbourne Institute for the Economics of Education and Child Development program. His recent research focuses on the determinants of educational outcomes including individual background, prior achievement, schools, and student attitudes. His thesis explores the influence of local externalities in the following contexts: unemployment duration and local labour markets, academic value-added in select-entry high schools, and also the impact of new train stations on nearby house prices.

Selected Publications / Papers

Brendan Houng and Moshe Justman (2014): NAPLAN Scores as Predictors of Access to Higher Education in Victoria, Melbourne Institute Working Paper 22/14.  

Brendan Houng and Moshe Justman (2013): Comparing Least-Squares Value-Added Analysis and Student Percentile Analysis for Evaluating Student Progress and Estimating School Effects, Melbourne Institute Working Paper 07/13. 

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.