Adjunct professor, Monash University

Stephen King is a Professor of Economics and former Dean at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He is also a part-time member of the Economic Regulation Authority of WA and the National Competition Council.

Prior to joining Monash University, Stephen was a Member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Before that, he was a Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne and a Professor of Management (Economics) at the Melbourne Business School.

Stephen’s main areas of expertise are in Trade Practices economics, regulation and industrial organization. While at the ACCC, Stephen chaired the Mergers Review Committee and was closely involved with a wide range of merger decisions. He was involved in the full range of activities undertaken by the Commission. These included both on-going functions – such as authorisation decisions, regulatory determinations and enforcement actions under the Trade Practices Act – and ad hoc activities undertaken by the Commission. For example, Stephen was one of the three Commissioners who undertook the Part VIIA inquiries into the price of unleaded petrol in Australia and into the Australian grocery industry. He was also one of the two Commissioners presiding over the Services Sydney-Sydney Water Access Dispute. This was the first arbitration completed under Part IIIA of the Trade Practices Act.


  • 2012–present
    Professor of Economics, Monash University
  • 2009–2011
    Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University
  • 2004–2009
    Member, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, ACCC
  • 1998–2005
    Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne


  • 1991 
    Harvard University, Ph.D
  • 1989 
    Harvard University, Master of Arts
  • 1987 
    Monash University, Master of Economics
  • 1985 
    ANU, B.Ec. (Hon)

Research Areas

  • Industry Economics And Industrial Organisation (140209)
  • Economic Theory (1401)