Peter Kenyon was Professor of Economic Policy in the Graduate School of Business at Curtin University of Technology. He was educated at Monash University and the Universities of Adelaide and Virginia and taught at a number of universities in Australia and overseas. His research interests included regulatory economics and competition policy, labour economics and the Australian labour market and the theory and practice of economic policy.
Peter published several books and over 60 papers in academic books and journals. He was an editor of the Australian Economic Review, the Australian Journal of Labour Economics and the Economic Record. He conducted a large number of consultancies and contract research projects for a variety of government and private sector clients and, besides his academic work, he was a frequent commentator on economics and economic policy to a variety of audiences through television, radio, newspapers and magazines.
Peter was also the Chair of the WA Advisory Board of the ‘Big Issue’ (a street paper that assists homeless, long term unemployed and disadvantaged people).
Peter passed away in February 2012.