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Professor of Economics, Director of the Australian Institute for Business and Economics, The University of Queensland

Flavio Menezes is a Professor of Economics and director of the Australian Institute for Business and Economics at the University of Queensland (UQ). He is also the Chair of the Queensland Competition Authority. He is a former president of the Economic Society of Australia (Queensland), was a member of the advisory board of the federal government’s Deregulation Taskforce and an elected member of UQ’s Academic Board and its Standing Committee. He is a former Head of the School of Economics at UQ, the chair of the Research Evaluation Committee for Economics and Commerce, Excellence of Research in Australia (ERA) 2018, and a member of the same committee for ERA 2015.

Professor Menezes is a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. He is an associate editor of Journal of Public Economic Theory. He has published extensively on the economics of auctions, competition and regulatory economics, industrial organisation, and market design.

Professor Menezes’ engagement with industry and government is significant. His experience includes advising the federal government, the AEMC, the ACCC, IPART, the QCA, and the ACT and Victorian governments on market design issues in regulatory environments. He has also provided economic advice to many private and public organisations on competition and regulatory issues in defence, fisheries, gambling, electricity, oil and gas, banking, health, aged care, disability care, transport, ports, water and telecommunications.


  • –present
    Professor of Economics, University of Queensland


  • 1993 
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , PhD in Economics