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Professor, School of Economics, The University of Queensland

John Quiggin is an Australian economist, a Professor at the University of Queensland, and a fomer member of the Climate Change Authority of the Australian Government.

He was awarded the Australian Social Science Academy Medal in 1993 and a Fellowship in 1996, received the 1997 and 2000 Sam Richardson of the Institute of Public Administration, Australia, received the 2001 Editors Prize of the Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, a Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2002, and a Distinguished Fellowship of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in 2004. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and in 2011 received the Distinguished Fellow Award of the Economic Society of Australia.

A prolific author and blogger, Professor Quiggin's most recent book, Economics in Two Lessons: Why Markets Work So Well, and Why They Can Fail So Badly, was published Princeton University Press in April 2019.


  • –present
    Australian Research Council Federation Fellow, University of Queensland
  • 2000–2002
    Australian Research Council Senior Fellow, Australian National University
  • 1998–1999
    Australian Research Council Senior Fellow, James Cook University
  • 1996–1997
    Professor of Economics, James Cook University
  • 1995–1996
    Professor, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • 1993–1994
    Senior Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Australian National University


  • 1988 
    University of New England, PhD
  • 1984 
    Australian National University, MEc (coursework and thesis)
  • 1980 
    Australian National University, BEc (1st Class Honours in Economics)
  • 1978 
    Australian National University, BA (1st Class Honours in Mathematics)