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Senior Lecturer, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University

Dr Nick Economou, a PhD graduate from the University of Melbourne, is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Political and Social Inquiry. Nick has been teaching Australian politics and governance at Monash since 1992, and, prior to this, taught at the then Swinburne Institute and the former Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education (now Monash Gippsland). In amongst all of this he was also the Sir Robert Menzies lecturer in Australian Studies at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (London University) between 1995 and 1996.

This interest in all matters Australian has also been reflected in his scholarly publications. These have included books such as The Kennett Revolution (co-edited with Brian Costar), Media, Politics and Power in Australia (co-authored with Stephen Tanner) and Australian Politics for Dummies (co-authored with Zareh Gazarian). There have also been numerous academic journal articles on subjects ranging from Australian state and federal and even local government elections through to analyses of environmental policy-making. He has also published on Australian political parties, with particular emphasis of the ALP and the Greens.

Nick’s research interests include Australian national and state governance, federal, state and local elections and electoral systems, and the role and behaviour of Australia’s political parties. He has also done extensive media commentary on Australian politics for the ABC, the BBC, Reuters and Bloomberg, and has been the election-night analyst for Melbourne radio station 3AW.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University


  • 1999 
    University of Melbourne, PhD