Professor John Madden is Deputy Director of the Centre of Policy Studies at Monash University. His primary research activity is in the area of economic modelling. John is the author of FEDERAL, one of the first large-scale spatial computable general equilibrium (CGE) models. His current research projects include regional models focussing on transport and globalisation issues, and a dynamic fiscal CGE model of the Florida economy. John is Immediate-Past President of the Pacific Regional Science Conference Organisation and is a former Councillor-at-Large on the International Council of the Regional Science Association. John has undertaken around 130 grant-supported and commissioned studies. These include economic studies of: national competition policy, the goods and services tax, the safety net review, economic forecasts (e.g. for Malaysia), fiscal federalism (including part of a Stanford University study), numerous major investment projects (e.g. the Very Fast Train, North West Shelf Gas) and mega-events (e.g. the Sydney Olympics and the FIFA World Cup).