Professor, Melbourne Institute and Managing Editor Australian Economic Review, University of Melbourne

Ross has been Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Institute since 2003.

Prior to this he was Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Commerce (1994-2002) and Professor of Econometrics (1975-2002) at the University of Melbourne.

He has been a Member of the Commonwealth Grants Commission since 2002. He has also held positions at Monash University, ANU and the World Bank. He has a Ph D from the London School of Economics.

His research publications are in areas as diverse as demand and saving, time-use studies, the cost of civil litigation, housing, federal-state finance, and the economics of education. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and Principal Fellow of Queen's College.


  • 2006–present
    Editor, Australian Economic Review, University of Melbourne
  • 1994–2003
    Dean, Economics and Commerce, University of Melbourne


  • 1969 
    London School of Economics, PhD