Steven is a Senior Research Fellow at the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, Curtin University, contributing to original research and BCEC’s marquee reports. His research has been presented at international conferences and universities. His work is published in the Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Economic Surveys, Economics of Innovation and New Technology and Spatial Economic Analysis. Prior to joining BCEC, Steven has been in a number of government, corporate and consulting roles providing economic advice to government departments, regulators and stakeholders.
Steven’s research focuses on urban and regional economics and the economics of innovation and growth. His work embeds the micro-foundations of innovation within economic growth models in order to develop policy recommendations for sustainable and inclusive growth. He has published research on economic geography, economic growth, regional economics and industrial organisation. His recent research examines industrial and regional economic structures to explain diversification and growth patterns, with a particular emphasis on isolated and smaller state economies.
Steven is on the international editorial board for the academic journal Regional Economies and Policies and is a referee for a number of leading international journals. Prior to joining BCEC, Steven has been a visiting researcher at the Australian National University, the London School of Economics, VU University Amsterdam and the University of Groningen. In August, Steven will join the University of Hawai'i Economic Research Organization.