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Professor of Economics, The University of Melbourne

Professor Bruce Preston joined the University of Melbourne in 2015. Prior to this, he held positions at Monash University, the Australian National University and Columbia University. He was an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, 2014-2017.

Bruce earned a PhD in Economics from Princeton University (2003) and is an Associate Editor at the European Economic Review and the Journal of Applied Econometrics. His research primarily concerns monetary and fiscal policy. He has publish in various international journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Econometrics.


  • –present
    Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne
  • 2013–2015
    Chair professor, Monash University
  • 2012–2013
    Professor of Economics, Monash University
  • 2009–2012
    Associate Professor, Columbia University
  • 2003–2009
    Assistiant Professor, Columbia University


  • 2003 
    Princeton University, PhD
  • 1994 
    Australian National University, Bachelor of Economics, First Class Honours