Higher Degree by Research Student
The University of Queensland
Cain’s research interests centre on measuring the benefits of education and evaluating the efficacy of measures to improve the engagement in, and outcomes from, education. A key aspect of Cain’s research is in trying to estimate causal relationships to inform contemporary policy debate. Prior to undertaking his PhD, Cain worked as a Senior Research Economist with the Productivity Commission, the Australian Government’s principle independent research and advisory body on microeconomic reform.