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Professor of Economics, University of Canberra

Prof Phil Lewis is the Director of the Centre for Labour Market Research (CLMR) and Professor of Economics at the University of Canberra. Phil is among the best-known economists in the area of employment, education and training in Australia and is the author of over 100 journal articles, books and book chapters. Apart from a distinguished academic career he has worked in government and has produced a number of major reports for the private and public sectors. He has an extensive track record of economic analysis and econometric analysis. He has over 30 years experience of management of research projects in universities and in government research organisations such as BLMR and ABARE. He is Past National President of the Economic Society of Australia, Past President of the Western Australian and Canberra branches of the Society and in 2008 was made Honorary Fellow of the Society for his contribution to the economics profession. Phil is the editor of the Australian Journal of Labour Economics.


  • –present
    Professor of Economics, University of Canberra
  • –present
    Director of the Centre for Labour Market Research (CLMR), University of Canberra


  • 1993 
    Murdoch University, PhD Economics
  • 1974 
    Birmingham University, UK, MSocSc, Economics
  • 1972 
    CNAA, UK, BSc(1st Class Hons) Maths

Research Areas

  • Applied Economics (1402)
  • Labour Economics (140211)


Honorary Fellow, Economic Society of Australia

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