DR Arno Parolini

DR Arno Parolini


  • Applied Econometrics
  • Child Protection Systems
  • Implementation
  • Social Policy
  • Social Program Evaluation



  • Arno Parolini is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Social Work, University of Melbourne. As part of his role he focuses on social policy/program evaluation and continuous quality improvement of human and social services. Arno also maintains a research affiliation with the California Child Welfare Indicators Project  (CCWIP) at the Center for Social Services Research (CSSR), University of California at Berkeley. His research interests are in the areas of decision making in human service systems and the application of quantitative methods to model systems and the effects of policies therein.

    Arno Parolini holds a doctoral degree in economics and master degrees in economics and business administration from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He has worked in academia in Europe and Australia and has also gained experience as a researcher in government and not-for-profit sectors.   


Member of

  • Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC). Full Member 2017 -
  • International Association for Applied Econometrics. Full Member 2015 -
  • Australasian Evaluation Society. Full Member 2014 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • Dr.rer.soc.oec., Leopold-Franzens-Universitaet Innsbruck 2011
  • Mag.rer.soc.oec., Leopold-Franzens-Universitaet Innsbruck 2009
  • Mag.rer.soc.oec., Leopold-Franzens-Universitaet Innsbruck 2008


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • My research interests are:
    - Decision making in human service systems
    - Investigation of system dynamics using quantitative methods
    - Application of quantitative methods for evaluation of complex interventions including implementation
    - Integration of information systems with research and practice domains