James Mahmud Rice

[Photograph of James Mahmud Rice]


Hello and welcome to my website. I am a sociologist in the Demography And Ageing Unit, Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health, University Of Melbourne. I work at the intersection of sociology, economics, and political science, focusing in particular on inequalities in the distribution of economic resources such as income and time and how private and public conventions and institutions shape these inequalities.

I am currently working on the development of a system of Australian National Transfer Accounts, based on methodologies developed by the global National Transfer Accounts project. National Transfer Accounts (NTA) have been described as:

A system of macroeconomic accounts that measures current economic flows by age in a manner consistent with the United Nations System of National Accounts. NTA measures age-specific labour income, asset income, consumption, transfers and saving, accounting for flows within households, between households, through the public sector and with the rest of the world. (United Nations Department Of Economic And Social Affairs, National Transfer Accounts Manual: Measuring And Analysing The Generational Economy, United Nations, New York, 2013, page 199)

My research has been published in journals such as the British Journal Of Sociology, Frontiers In Public Health, Perspectives On Politics, Population And Development Review, Science, and Social Indicators Research. A book - Discretionary Time: A New Measure Of Freedom - was published by Cambridge University Press in 2008 (with Robert E Goodin, Antti Parpo, and Lina Eriksson). This book was subsequently awarded the 2009 Stein Rokkan Prize For Comparative Social Science Research by the International Science Council, the University Of Bergen, and the European Consortium For Political Research.

Recent Publications

[The Impact Of Demographic And Economic Change On The Australian Generational Economy]

The Impact Of Demographic And Economic Change On The Australian Generational Economy: Financial Sustainability, Intergenerational Inequality, And Material Living Standards

James Mahmud Rice, Tom Wilson, Jeromey B Temple, and Peter McDonald, Frontiers In Public Health, 10, 2022, 798298, pages 1-11

[Six Ways Population Change Will Affect The Global Economy]

Six Ways Population Change Will Affect The Global Economy

Andrew Mason, Ronald Lee, and members of the NTA Network*, Population And Development Review, 48(1), March, 2022, pages 51-73

*NTA Network authors: Michael Abrigo, Ruslan Aliyev, Eugenia Amporfu, Tommy Bengtsson, Barthelemy Biao, Luis Rosero Bixby, Arjan Bruil, Marisa Bucheli, Enkhtsetseg Byambaa, Agnieszka Chlon-Dominczak, Pablo Comelatto, Deidra Coy, Hippolyte d'Albis, Mikhail Denissenko, Gretchen Donehower, Sadou Doumbo, Latif Dramani, Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, Robert Gal, Christopher Gee, Cecilia González, Tengku Aizan Hamid, Bernhard Hammer, Mauricio Holz, Tanja Istenic, Pamela Jiménez-Fontana, Shen Ke, Bazlul Khondker, Hyun Kyung Kim, Fanny Kluge, Majid Koosheshi, Laishram Ladusingh, Mun Sim Lai, Sang-Hyop Lee, Thanh Long, Silvino Lopes, Adrian Lupusor, Ricardo Córdova Macías, Maliki, Rikiya Matsukura, David McCarthy, Iván Mejia, Marcel Merette, Germano Mwabu, M R Narayana, Isalia Nava, Vanndy Nor, Gilberto Norte, Naohiro Ogawa, Olanrewaju Olaniyan, Javier Olivera, Morne Oosthuizen, Concepció Patxot, James Rice, Fathimath Riyaza, Paulo Saad, Joze Sambt, Aylin Seckin, James Sefton, Verónica Serafini, Latdavanh Songvilay, Guadalupe Souto, Wanchat Suwankitti, Pham Toan, Nimia Torres, Jorge Tovar, An-Chi Tung, Cassio Turra, Piedad Urdinola, Risto Vaittinen, and Marina Zannella.

[Intergenerational Inequality And The Intergenerational State]

Intergenerational Inequality And The Intergenerational State

James Mahmud Rice, Jeromey B Temple, and Peter F McDonald, Journal Of Population Research, 38(4), December, 2021, pages 367-399