Michelle Baddeley

Michelle Baddeley is Research Professor at the University of South Australia’s Institute for Choice and Honorary Professor at University College London’s Institute for Global Prosperity. Her research is in the fields of behavioural economics, neuroeconomics, development economics and macroeconomics on topics including financial decision-making, housing, infrastructure, labour economics, refugees and migration, energy and the environment, and cyber-security. She uses a diverse range of data and empirical tools – including in multi-disciplinary analyses of socio-psychological influences on economic decision-making.

Content by Michelle Baddeley
  • Publication - Working Paper

    The cost of power outages to Zambia’s manufacturing firms

    17 Sep 2019 | Imaduddin Ahmed, Michelle Baddeley, D'Maris Coffman, Jim Meikle, Musiliu Oseni, Graham Sianjase

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The cost of power outages to Zambia’s manufacturing sector

    The researchers surveyed 146 large manufacturing firms in Zambia’s industrial hubs in 2018 to assess the impacts of power outages on Zambia’s manufacturing sector, and firms’ coping mechanisms. Following the outages of 2015 and 2016, manufacturing’s share of energy delivered by Zambian energy utility ZESCO dropped and had not recovered by 2017. The...

    28 Aug 2019 | Imaduddin Ahmed, Michelle Baddeley, D'Maris Coffman, Jim Meikle, Graham Sianjase

  • Project

    Electricity crises in Zambia: Estimating the costs of unreliability at firm level

    As Zambia seeks to diversify its economy via growth in the manufacturing sector, rising demand for electricity from manufacturing firms is likely to impose additional constraints on the efficiency and sustainability of Zambia’s energy infrastructure. As a palliative measure, the Zambian government recently announced her decision to waive import duties on backup...

    19 Oct 2016 | Imaduddin Ahmed, Michelle Baddeley, D'Maris Coffman, Jim Meikle, Musiliu Oseni, Graham Sianjase