Lecturer in Economics, The University of Queensland

An economist with a passion for improving society and cutting through the noise to find the real signals in public policy. Specialist areas include environmental economics, rent-seeking and corruption, and property markets.

Writes for MacroBusiness, IDEAeconomics.com, and maintains an internationally renowned personal blog called Fresh Economic Thinking.

A contributor to the economics discipline - a teacher, a working party member for developing Australian Learning Standards in Economics, economics committee member at Healthy Waterways, and an active member of the Economic Society of Australia.

Currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Queensland on the economics of corruption.


  • –present
    Economist, The University of Queensland


  • 2008 
    Queensland University of Technology, Master of Business