Bruce's interests include: labour economics, the economics of education (higher education student financing), economic policy, applied econometrics, the economics of crime, and the economics of sport.

He is president of the Economic Society of Australia (Central Council).

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Economics, Crawford School of Economics and Government Australian National University
  • 2005–2007
    Professor and Head, Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • 1996–2005
    Professor, Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • 1986–1992
    Deputy Director and Director, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • 1986–1986
    Senior Fellow, Economics Department, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University

Education

  • 1982 
    Yale University, Ph.D
  • 1973 
    Australian National University, Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours)