Laxman is a recent PhD graduate of the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne. His thesis studies population policy in Australia. Specifically, he studies the mechanisms underlying skilled immigration to Australia, as well as the impact of such migration. He also conducted original research on the consequences of restricting international doctors to underserved rural and regional areas. His research interests, therefore, focus on applied economics, labour economics, and the economics of health.
Before coming to the University of Melbourne, he worked as a management consultant for KPMG in India. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in 2011, specialising in economics, finance, and information systems.
You can find more information about Laxman on his website.