Program Director, Higher Education, Grattan Institute

Andrew Norton directs the higher education program at the Grattan Institute.

He is the author of Graduate Winners: Assessing the public and private benefits of higher education (Grattan, 2012), The online evolution: when technology meets tradition in higher education (Grattan, 2013), Taking university teaching seriously (Grattan, 2013), Doubtful debt: the risking cost of student loans (Grattan, 2014) Mapping Australian higher education, 2014-15 version (Grattan, 2014) and University fees: what students pay in deregulated markets (Grattan, 2015). He is the co-author of Review of the Demand Driven Funding System (Department of Education, 2014) and co-editor of The Dawkins Reforms 25 Years On (Melbourne University Press, 2013).

Until August 2011, he was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies and editor of its quarterly journal, Policy.

He is the author of two papers on campaign finance law, Diminishing Democracy: The Threat Posed by Political Expenditure Laws, CIS Issue Analysis No. 114 July 2009 and Democracy and Money: The Dangers of Campaign Finance Reform, CIS Policy Monograph No. 119, June 2011.


  • 2011–present
    Program Director, Higher Education , The Grattan Institute


  • 1991 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws

Research Areas

  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Political Science (1606)