Visiting Professor, School of Economics, University of Adelaide

Jonathan Pincus is Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Adelaide, and an independent economic researcher and consultant. The Economic Society of Australia gave him the 2015 Distinguished Public Policy Fellow Award.
Jonathan, who took his Economics PhD from Stanford University, is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and is listed in Who’s Who in Economics, 1986 to date.
From 2002 through 2007, Jonathan was Principal Adviser Research at the Productivity Commission. Previously, he held chairs at Adelaide and Flinders Universities. He was a faculty member at the Australian National University, Monash University, and Simon Fraser University; and held visiting positions at Stanford University, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, George Mason, and the University of California at Santa Barbara. Jonathan was a member of the Priorities Review Staff of the Whitlam government.
He has published scholarly works mainly in public economics, public choice, fiscal federalism and economic history.


  • 2002–2007
    Principal Adviser Research, [Australian] Productivity Commission
  • 1990–2002
    Professor of Economics, The University of Adelaide


  • 1972 
    Stanford University, PhD in Economics
  • 1964 
    University of Queensland, BEc (hons)


  • 2010
    Fiscal equity in federal systems, Review of Law and Economics


Fellow, Academic of Social Science in Australia 1996; Allan Nevins Prize in American Economic History; 1973 Hall of Fame, [Australian] PhD Conference in Economics and Business