Dr Timothy Neal

Dr Timothy Neal

Senior Lecturer
Business School
School of Economics

Tim is a Scientia Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics and also the Institute for Climate Risk & Response (ICRR). His main research interests are panel data econometrics, machine learning, and climate change / environmental economics. His research has involved developing and applying large data to a diverse range of topics including the effects of climate change on crop yield, the impact of child labour on child development, and panic buying during the COVID pandemic. His future research agenda includes modelling the economic implications of climate change and exploring the synergies that exist between machine learning and econometric approaches to prediction and causal inference.

Alongside academic research, he has worked as an economic consultant on a full time and casual basis for prominent firms in Australia including Ernst & Young and Deloitte Access Economics.

Recipient of the prestigious Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research in 2021 by the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

You can find his personal website here.

ASSA 2021 Recipient of the Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research

Notable Mentions of Research in the Media:

Shane Wright, "'Panic index' shows Australians were the world's best panic buyers", The Sydney Morning Herald / The Age, June 2 2020 [link]

Naaman Zhou, "Off the chart: Australians were world leaders in panic buying, beating UK and Italy", The Guardian, June 3 2020 [link]


Media Articles:

“Labor’s ‘sensible’ budget leaves Australians short-changed on climate action. Here’s where it went wrong”, The Conversation / ABC News, Available online: The Conversation Article & ABC News Article