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Emeritus Professor, The University of Melbourne

Ian McDonald graduated with a PhD from Simon Fraser University in 1974. His fields of study are Behavioural Economics and Macroeconomics. Ian has been at the University of Melbourne since 1974. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1981, Reader in 1986 and Professor in 1990. In 2012 he was appointed emeritus professor. He has held visiting positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Monash University, Nanyang University, Oxford University and Queen’s University. Ian has held a number of administrative positions including Head of the Department of Economics, University of Melbourne 1993 to 1996, Chair of the Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance Committee, University of Melbourne, 1999 to 2000 and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, University of Melbourne, 1999-2002 and 2005. Ian is an Editor of the Australian Economic Review, a member of the editorial boards of the Review of Keynesian Economics and the International Review of Economics Education and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Australia.


  • 2012–present
    emeritus professor, University of Melbourne


Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia