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Bruce Headey

About: Associate Professor Bruce Headey is a Principal Fellow of the Institute. Formerly the Director of the Centre for Public Policy, he is a specialist in welfare and distributional issues and at the forefront of current international research into the efficacy of social welfare policies in Western Europe and North America. He has published extensively in Australia on this and related issues concerning life satisfaction, subjective well-being and income inequality. He co-led a major research project on political agenda-setting in Victoria, and has carried out a number of inquiries for the Australian and Victorian Governments on housing and human services.