Dr Ilke Onur

Associate Professor

College of Business, Government and Law

+61 8 82013769
place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Ilke is an Associate Professor of Economics in the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University. Until recently, he served as an academic editor of an international multi-disciplinary journal, PLOS ONE. His general field of research is applied microeconomics with special focus on industrial organization, auctions, health and development economics, economics of information systems and electronic commerce. He has numerous academic articles and multiple successful grant applications, including grants from the Australian Centre for Financial Studies, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), the Regional Australia Institute, iMove CRC, and more recently an Australian Research Council Linkage grant. He has also been part of a tender for the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office to audit the performance of the allocation of electronic gaming machine entitlements in Victoria. He was a visiting researcher at University of Southern Denmark, University of Tübingen in Germany, and Adelaide University. Has also served as an external reviewer for the grants program for the Global Development Network, the research grants program of the Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey, as well as the Australian Research Council grants.

Personal webpage: https://ilkeonur.weebly.com/

Honours, awards and grants


  • South Australia Police (SAPOL) - $89,650

Project: SAPOL Extended Hours Roster - Demand Management Project

Investigators: Assoc Prof Ann-Louise Hordacre, Prof John Spoehr, Assoc Prof Ilke Onur

  • iMove CRC (2020-2021) - $204,000

Project: Encouraging the continuation of work-from-home practices in a post-pandemic world

Investigators: Dr Akshay Vij, Dr Flavio Souza, Dr Ilke Onur, Dr Helen Barrie, Prof Ian Goodwin-Smith, Prof Andrew Beer

  • Australian Research Council (ARC) – Linkage Project (2019-2024) - $1.375 million
    Department for Industry and Skills (2019-2024) - $1 million
    Department of Jobs and Small Business (2019-2024) - $830,000

Project: Future Work, Future Communities: The Impacts of Industry Restructuring

Investigators: Prof Andrew Beer (CI), Prof Sally Weller (CI), Dr Tom Barnes (CI), Dr Ilke Onur (CI), Prof Julie Ratcliffe (CI), Prof David Bailey (PI), Prof Markku Sotarauta (PI)

  • Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) (2018-2019) - $167,678

Project: Understanding the economic effects of financial inclusion in ASEAN and East Asia

Investigators: Dr Tony Cavoli, Prof Jenny Corbett, Dr Rajabrata Banerjee, Dr Ron Donato, Dr Ilke Onur, Prof Ramkishen Rajan, Dr Sasidaran Gopalan, Dr Rashesh Shesthra

  • Regional Australia Institute (2019) - $83,500

Project: Impacts of technology investment on tourism growth and employment

Investigators: Dr R. Hallak, A/Prof A. Corsi, Dr S. Akbar, A/Prof A. O’Connor, Dr I. Onur

  • Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS) (2017-2018) - $11,363

Project: Health Insurance Policy and Competition

Investigators: Dr R. Donato, Dr I. Onur


  • UniSA Business Teaching and Learning Excellence Award – Student’s Voice Post-graduate (2019)
  • UniSA School of Commerce Teaching Innovation Award – 2019
  • UniSA Division of Business, Top Research Team Award 2018
  • Best Paper by a Younger Scholar Award 2012 – Industrial Organization Society
  • Professional Development Award, University of Texas at Austin, 2004
  • European Economic Association Travel Grant, 2004
Topic coordinator
BUSN1009 Quantitative Methods
BUSN9146 Economic Environments: Assessing Current and Future Markets
Supervisory interests
Applied economics
Business economics
Education economics
Health economics
Micro-economics of the labour market
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: 1402 (1)
Associate supervisor: 1402 (2)
Principal supervisor: 1402 (1)
Associate supervisor: 1402 (3)
Expert for media contact
applied economics
development economics
health economics
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Media expertise
  • Economics
  • applied economics
  • auctions
  • development economics
  • health economics