In October 2016 Mark Crosby joined Monash University as the Director of the Bachelor of International Business degree. Mark was attracted to this role because of the chance to build a truly innovative new degree. A new campus was completed in 2015 to support a fully "flipped" teaching approach, and an emphasis on understanding the Asian region is another key strength of this program. Prior to joining Monash Mark spent most of the previous 15 years at Melbourne Business School, with a brief stint in Singapore in 2011 and 2012. At MBS Mark's roles included Associate Dean (International), Associate Dean (Students) and Director of the School's Executive MBA program.
Prior to joining MBS Mark worked as an academic at the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales, and at the University of Toronto, and as a Research Officer at the Australian Treasury in Canberra.
His academic interests are in international macroeconomics, with particular interest in policy issues in the Australian and Asian regions. His published research has covered topics such as the role of exchange rates in affecting macroeconomic fluctuations, the impact of macroeconomic factors on election outcomes, and the properties of business cycles.
Mark has acted as a consultant to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and to the Monetary Authority of Singapore on a number of projects since 1998, and he has an ongoing Research Fellowship position at the HKMA. He also consults widely to business and government both in Australia and overseas. His most recent consultancies have examined policies for diversifying Brunei's economy, and policy issues related to South Africa's increasing current account deficit.
Mark is also a regular contributor to the Australian Financial Review and The Age newspapers, and he is a sought after public speaker on matters relating to the macroeconomy.