gansJoshua Gans holds the Skoll Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Previously, he was a Professor at Melbourne Business School from 1996 to 2011 and a lecturer at the School of Economics, University of New South Wales from 1994 to 1996. Joshua holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and, 1990, received the University Medal in economics from the University of Queensland. He is also Managing Director of, economics consultancy, CoRE Research.

While Joshua’s research interests are varied he has developed specialities in the nature of technological competition and innovation, economic growth, publishing economics, industrial organisation and regulatory economics. He has also co-authored (with Stephen King and Robin Stonecash) the Australasian edition of Greg Mankiw’s Principles of Economics (published by Cengage), Core Economics for Managers (Cengage), Finishing the Job (MUP), Parentonomics (New South/MIT Press) and Information Wants to be Shared (HBR Press). In 2007, Joshua was awarded the Economic Society of Australia’s Young Economist Award. In 2008, Joshua was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Australia.

steven-kingStephen King is a Professor of Economics and formerly Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to joining Monash University, Stephen was a Member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Before that, he was a Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne and a Professor of Management (Economics) at the Melbourne Business School. In 1985, Stephen received the University Medal from ANU for his undergraduate studies in economics. He completed his PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1991. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Stephen is a Director and founder of CoRE Research.

Stephen’s main areas of expertise are in Trade Practices economics, regulation and industrial organization. While at the ACCC, Stephen chaired the Mergers Review Committee and was closely involved with a wide range of merger decisions. Stephen was a Lay Member of the High Court of New Zealand and in 2007 assisted the Court in the appeal by Woolworths and Foodstuffs against a decision of the New Zealand Commerce Commission.

Stephen’s research in industrial economics has been published widely, including articles in major international economics journals such as the Journal of Political Economy and the Journal of Industrial Economics. He was a member of the Victorian Infrastructure Planning Council between 2000 and 2002 and a member of the Executive Committee of the Prime Minister’s Home Ownership Task Force in 2002-2003. Stephen has also provided expert evidence to the Courts on a variety of matters involving Trade Practices and regulation.

crosby_thumbnailMark Crosby is an associate professor in economics at Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne. He received his PhD from Queens University before returning to Australia at the University of New South Wales.

Mark has an active research agenda across the areas of international macroeconomics, business cycle behaviours and political economy, and he has published widely in these fields. In addition to articles in an impressive list of economics journals, Mark is the co-author of the principle intermediate macroeconomics textbook used in Australia.

Mark’s extensive consulting experience includes work with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the World Bank and BHP-Billiton. He has also worked in the Australian Treasury, and has acted as a Research Fellow at the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research.

Gigi Foster teaches in the School of Economics within the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales.  She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Maryland.  Her undergraduate work in ethics, politics, and social science informs many of her research interests, which include peer effects, education economics, and experimental economics. Much of her published work focuses broadly on decisions related to human capital investment, with a particular emphasis on social influence and behavioural economics.


Paul Frijters is a Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland and an adjunct professor at the Australian National University’s Research School of Social Sciences. He has been with ANU since 2003 and UQ since 2010.

He is also an executive board member of the National Centre of Econometrics Research (NCER), Senior Research Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute and a Research Director of the Rumici Project. The project monitors rural to urban migration in China and  Indonesia.

Paul holds a Ph.D. on welfare and well-being in Russia from the University of Amsterdam. The thesis applies and extends psychological insights about the causes, definition and measurement of well-being into economics. He has a wide range of research interests, specialising in happiness, labour market, health economics and econometrics. His recent research into rural-urban migration in China produced new evidence and a prediction that China would be the largest economy in the world within the next 10 years.

In 2009, Paul was awarded the Economic Society of Australia’s Young Economist Award. Paul is also a a contributor to the ClubTroppo blog.

holdenRichard Holden is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Prior to that he was a faculty member at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Richard did his undergraduate education at the University of Sydney before heading to Harvard University on a Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship. He received his PhD in 2006.

Richard’s research interests include contract theory, political theory and law and economics. He has published in the American Economic Review and Journal of Economic Perspectives.

kh-parkKwanghui Lim is an associate professor at Melbourne Business School and Associate Director of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia ( Kwanghui’s research explores the strategies used by firms to manage intellectual property and the commercialisation process. His doctoral thesis at MIT won the Academy of Management and INFORMS Best Dissertation Award (2001) in the Technology Management area, as well as the 2001 Richard R. Nelson Best Dissertation Award. Recent papers include a study on the use of “knowledge brokering” by biotechnology startups (with David Hsu, Wharton), the impact of corporate acquisitions on the productivity of inventors (with Rahul Kapoor, INSEAD), and the role of intellectual property and complementary assets in the competition among wireless telecommunications firms (with Zi-lin He and Poh-kam Wong).

Prior to joining Melbourne Business School Kwanghui was an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore. At NUS he received a university-level prize for teaching excellence in 2003/04 and a faculty-level outstanding educator award in 2004. Kwanghui’s industry experience includes consulting experience at Booz Allen & Hamilton. During his time there he worked on corporate strategy and information technology projects and developed a computer-based staffing model used at several financial institutions. He has conducted workshops and seminars for the NUS-Port of Singapore Graduate Management Program, World Intellectual Property Organization, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and 3M-NUS innovation Program for School Teachers.

lloydChris Lloyd is Professor of Management (Statistics) at Melbourne Businss School. His research interests are in the analysis of categorical data, especially in classification methods, which have seen wide application in marketing research, and also in exact statistical methods, an area which has seen a recent resurgence of interest. Chris has published in Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of the Royal Society, Biometrics, Statistics in Medicine, Technometrics and Strategic Management Journal and is the author of a graduate level textbook on categorical data analysis published by Wiley (1999).

Prior to joining MBS, I held a number of other senior academic positions at institutions including the Australian Graduate School of Management, the University of Hong Kong, the University of Waterloo and London’s Imperial College.

cn1Christine Neill is Assistant Professor in the economics department at Wilfrid Laurier University (Ontario, Canada), where she spends most of her research time studying university financing, student aid policies, and individual’s education decisions.  She did her undergraduate studies at the University of Queensland, then worked for several years in the Australian Treasury and Foreign Affairs and Trade departments.  Moving to Canada, she completed a PhD in Economics from the University of Toronto in 2006.

Rohan Pitchford is a Professor of Economics at the Australian National University. His research interest focuses on law and economics. Rohan holds a PhD from MIT.

Andreas Ortmann joined the University of New South Wales as a Professor of Experimental and Behavioural Economics in the School of Economics in 2009. His work has been published in journals such as Management Science, Energy Economics, Ethics & Behavior, Behavioural and Brain Sciences, Journal of Economic Theory, International Journal of Game Theory, Experimental Economics, and many others. His interests are wide-ranging and include game theory, corporate finance, experimental economics, the experimental methods in the social sciences, and the history of economic thought. Prior to his appointment at the Australian School of Business, he was the (Boston Consulting Group) Professor of Economics at CERGE-EI, a joint workplace of Charles University and the Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic. Prior to that appointment, he taught at Bowdoin and Colby College, Maine, USA. He also was, for a year each, a visiting scholar of the Program on Non-Profit Organizations at Yale University, the Max-Planck Institute for Psychological Research in Munich, the Max-Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, and the Harvard Business School.

Rabee Tourky is a professor of economics at the University of Queensland where he teaches microeconomics. His research is mainly in the area of economic theory. He has previously held appointments at QUT, La Trobe, Melbourne, and Purdue University.


Justin Wolfers is an associate professor of economics in the Business and Public Policy Department at the Wharton School. He is a visiting scholar with the San Francisco and Philadelphia Federal Reserve Banks, a Research Fellow with the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, and a research affiliate with the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. He was previously an Assistant Professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and an economist with the Reserve Bank of Australia. Dr. Wolfers earned his Ph.D. in economics in June 2001 from Harvard University, and was an Australian Fulbright, Knox and Menzies Scholar. He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Sydney in 1994, winning the University Medal.

Professor Wolfers’ research focuses on labor economics, macroeconomics, law and economics, social policy and behavioral economics.  Beyond research, he is a popular MBA teacher, a contributor to the New York Times’ Freakonomics blog, a Wall Street Journal columnist and is a frequent contributor to the public debate.

sam_w_thumbnail1Sam Wylie is a Principal Fellow of the Melbourne Business School. His research and consulting is focused on the investment management and hedge fund industries, especially performance measurement and incentives. His has published in numerous outlets including the Journal of Business.

Sam obtained his PhD from the London Business School. He also has a Master of Economics degree from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Western Australia. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at the Tuck School of Business from 1997-2004.

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