Matthew is an applied microeconomist who focuses predominantly on the economics of crime and enforcement. Matthew was previously a Director of Griffith University’s Social and Economic Research Program (SERP), and an economist in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University. Matthew’s research involves using economic methods for measuring outcomes associated with situational and developmental crime prevention programs and policies. Matthew also adapts economic methods for analysing complex problems for the development of better policy. Over the last ten years, Matthew has conducted a number of economic analyses (e.g. cost-benefit analysis) for government and non-government organisations. Matthew has published in areas such as juvenile justice, crime prevention (e.g. situational and developmental/life-course prevention), drug and alcohol prevention, police legitimacy and wellbeing/life satisfaction.
Manning, M., Payne, J., Fleming, C., Makkai, T. (2015-2016). Determining the cost of alcohol to law enforcement. National Drug and Law Enforcement Research Fund.
Manning, M., Fleming, C., Homel, R., & Miller, A. (2014-2016). Evaluation, Aboriginal Children and Family Justice Project. Funded by Jesuit Social Services, Victoria.
Gray, M., Biddle, N., Manning, M., Bray, R., Kellard, K., Owen, C., Paddon, H. (2016-2017). Evaluation of the Outsourcing Pilot of Comcare Claims. Department of Employment, Commonwealth of Australia.
Manning, M. (2016). Review of the WSIPP Model. NSW Treasury and the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.