Dip Education, B Arts, M Higher Education, M Commerce, PhD

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Research expertise

  • Economics of population ageing
  • Public policy in relation to government spending and taxation
  • Economics education and education economics


Ross Guest is a Professor of Economics and former Dean (Learning and Teaching) at Griffith Business School. He is a Principal Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE), an Adjunct Professor with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and a National Senior Teaching Fellow with the former Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.

Ross has a PhD in Economics from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Higher Education from Griffith University. His research programme is concerned mainly with the economics of population ageing in Australia and other regions of the world. He has published articles on this and related topics in, for example, the Journal of Population Economics, the Journal of Macroeconomics, The Economic Record, The Review of Development Economics, The Journal of Policy Modelling, Oxford Economic Papers, The Singapore Economic Review, The Journal of Asian Economics, and Economic Modelling. He has received 4 ‘Discovery Grants’ from the Australian Research Council, as 1st Chief Investigator, to support this work. He was an invited participant at the Prime Minister’s 2020 Summit in 2008 on the basis of his work on population economics.

His other special field of interest is economics education and more broadly learning and teaching in higher education, on which he has published widely. Ross is Editor-In-Chief of the International Review of Economics Education (Elsevier) and co-author with Stiglitz et al. of Principles of Economics, First Australian Edition. His teaching in recent years has been primarily in introductory economics and public economics at Griffith University, and he teaches for ANZSOG in their Executive Master of Public Administration where he is a Subject Leader for Australia and New Zealand.

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