I research in any area of Economics that interests me. I have been drawn to modelling Markets, foundational work in Game Theory and Statistics, and Financial Economics. I also research in Functional Analysis  and Combinatorics.

I like the algebraically inspired  fine art of Samia Halabi and the outback work of Australian artist Richard Bogusz and urban scenes of his son Robert. I regard myself as the only true follower of Theodor Adorno. I like gum trees.

My main present interests in Applied Economics are Higher Education Funding using contingent loans, the application of Cryptography in Financial Systems, and the economics of Bitcoin.


  • Ph.D. 1996

    Ph.D. in Economics (G. Mehta Supervisor)

    University of Queensland

  • BEcon 1991

    BEcon Hon (G. Mehta Supervisor)

    University of Queensland


  • Present2014

    Trevor Swan Distinguished Professor of Economics and Director of Research School of Economics

    Australian National University

  • 20142007

    Professor of Economics

    School of Economics, University of Queensland

  • 20062004

    Full Professor

    Krannert School of Management, Purdue University

  • 20062001

    Professor of Economics

    Department of Economics, University of Melbourne