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Professor of Economics and Theology., Alphacrucis College

Paul Oslington is Professor of Economics and Theology at Alphacrucis University College, the national college of the Pentecostal movement in Australia. He is also an Adjunct Research Professor at the Centre for Religion Ethics and Society, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Charles Sturt University, Canberra. Previously he was Professor of Economics at Australian Catholic University 2008-2013, Associate Professor of Economics at University of New South Wales from 2000-2008, and held visiting positions at University of Oxford in 1999, University of British Columbia and Regent College Vancouver in 2003, and Princeton Theological Seminary and University in 2006/7. He is in Princeton in 2020 as a resident member of the Center of Theological Inquiry. His PhD in Economics and Master of Economics/Econometrics with Honours were completed at the University of Sydney, and Bachelor of Divinity and Doctor of Theology through University of Divinity, Melbourne.

Paul Oslington’s research interests are international trade and labour markets, the history of economic thought, and relationships between economics and religion. Publications include books The Theory of International Trade and Unemployment 2006, Economics and Religion 2003, A Mathematics Primer for Students of Economics and Business Administration 1998, Adam Smith as Theologian 2011, Oxford Handbook of Economics and Christianity 2014, Political Economy as Natural Theology: Smith Malthus and their Followers 2018, and current projects include a monograph commissioned by Harvard University Press God and Economic Order.

He is a Council member and past Vice-President of the Economic Society of Australia (NSW Branch), and was Chair of the 2017 Conference of Economists in Sydney.

His research has been supported by grants from the John Templeton Foundation and the Australian Research Council.


  • 2013–present
    Professor, Alphacrucis College
  • 2008–2013
    Professor, Australian Catholic University
  • 2000–2007
    Associate professor, UNSW


  • 2018 
    University of Divinity, DTheol
  • 1998 
    University of Sydney, PhD in Economics

Professional Memberships

  • Economic Society of Australia