Chandra is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES), Victoria University and Affiliate at Monash University. Prior to this he was Director of the Centre for Economics of Education and Training (CEET), Monash University. His research interests are in the economics of education and training and labour markets. His current work is on reskilling and upskilling. He is also working on the determinants of assignment of teachers to 'out-of-field' teaching in secondary school mathematics using data from PISA 2015.