Creina Day

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Creina Day is an Associate Professor of Economics at Crawford School of Public Policy and Director of the Growth, Demographics and Productivity research program at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analyis (CAMA). Contributions include fields of endogenous growth theory, gender wage gaps, childcare and fertility, house price determination, optimal fossil fuel extraction, macroeconomic policy, population ageing and pensions, political economy and income inequality. Seminal papers published in leading international journals including Berkeley Electronic Journal of Macroeconomics, Oxford Economic Papers, Review of Income and Wealth. JG Crawford Award for the best piece of original research on Japan and Top 10 downloaded papers of the Economic Record Special Issues. Creina Day is noted for proposing the fertility J-curve in 2004 which would first be confirmed empirically in 2009.

Current student projects

Essays on Inequality, Human Capital, and Economic Growth

Resource Dependence, Commodity Shock, and Exchange Rate

Threshold effects, Inequality and Economic growth

Research interests

  • gender wages, child care and parental leave
  • R&D-based growth
  • macroeconomic policy
  • economic demography, fertility and population ageing
  • resources and climate change
  • house prices
  • income inequality

Available student projects

Creina Day is available for PhD supervision


PhD (Economics), SFHEA

Expertise Areas

  • Economic Development and Growth
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Fertility
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Gender, policy and administration
  • Macroeconomics (incl. Monetary and Fiscal Theory)


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