Name: Ross Guest
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2015 - Dean (Learning and Teaching), Griffith Business School
2003 to date Professor of Economics, Griffith Business School, Griffith University
2004 to date Adjunct Professor, The Australia & New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and
a subject leader in the Executive Master of Public Administration program
2014 to date Editor-in-Chief, International Review of Economics Education (formerly Co-Editor 2005-2014)
2012 to date National Senior Teaching Fellow appointed by Australian Government, Office of Learning
2015-2017 Member of Australian Research Council College of Experts (SBE panel)
2013 to date Member of TEQSA Register of Experts
2008 to date Member of Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows (ALTF).
2010 to date Founding member of the Griffith Academy of Learning and Teaching Scholars
CURRENT NON-ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Member, Gold Coast Regional Committee, Australian Institute of Company Directors
PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS2016 Director Southport Chamber of Commerce
2014 Head of Department of Accounting Finance and Economics
2009 to 2013 Head of Economics Discipline in Department of Accounting Finance and
Economics, Griffith University
2008 (Sem 1) Acting Head, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Griffith University
2006, Sem 1 Visiting academic, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne
2004-2005 Director, Graduate School of Management (GSM) Griffith University (2 full years)
2003 Professor of Economics in the GSM, Griffith University
2005 Acting Associate Dean (Research) for two one month terms
2005(3/1-7/3) Acting Dean, Griffith Business School, Griffith University (two months)
2002 Associate Professor of Economics - School of Accounting and Finance, Griffith University
2001 (full yr) Head of School of Accounting and Finance, Griffith University
1998 (July) Senior Lecturer in Economics, Griffith University
1991-1998 Monash University:
Senior Lecturer in Economics from November 1997 to June 1998.
Lecturer in Economics from 1991 (Jan) -1997 (Nov).
1981 - 1990 Secondary school teacher of Economics and Accounting to Year 12 level at: Scotch College,
Melbourne, 1986-1990 where appointed Head of Economics in 1990; Barker College,
Sydney, 1985; The Scots College, Sydney, 1981-1984.
1979-1980 Full time undergraduate study (Macquarie University, Sydney)
1977- 1978 Trainee Chartered Accountant (full-time) at Storey Blackwood & Co, Sydney while
studying part-time at Macquarie University.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS2000-2003 Master of Higher Education (Griffith University).
1999 Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (Griffith University)
1992-96 Ph.D (Economics) (University of Melbourne).
1987-90 Master of Commerce (University of Melbourne).
1983-84 Diploma in Education (University of New England).
1977-80 Bachelor of Arts (Majors in Econ, Acctg) (Macquarie University).
2013 Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Part-time candidature for all of the above courses except for two years full-time undergraduate study during 1979-80.
Other qualifications2013 Graduate (and Member) of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
ARC RESEARCH GRANTSIn each of the ARC Grants below, I was the 1st CI and Griffith university (my home university) was the reporting institution:
2009-2011 ARC Discovery Grant (with Nick Parr, Macquarie University)
2005-2007 ARC Discovery Grant (with John Creedy, University of Melbourne)
2003-2004 ARC Discovery Grant (with Ian McDonald, University of Melbourne)
2001-2003 ARC Large Grant (with Ian McDonald, University of Melbourne)
1999 Griffith University Research Grant
1998 ARC Small Grant, while I was at Monash University, (jointly with Ian McDonald, University of
NATIONAL TEACHING RECOGNITION
1. Appointed by TEQSA to the TEQSA Register of Experts in March 2013.
2. National Senior Teaching Fellow appointed by Australian Government, Office of Learning and Teaching.
Appointed in 2012. Fellowship grant of $250k qualifies as a Category 1 National Competitive Grant.
3. Teaching Fellowship with the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC). Appointed in 2008. See
website, developed through this Fellowship, on classroom games and experiments in economics at
4. Carrick Institute (now ALTC) Award for University Teaching: Citation for Outstanding Contributions to
Student Learning. Awarded in 2006.
JOURNAL EDITOR2014 to date: Editor-in-Chief, International Review of Economics Education (formerly Co-Editor, 2005-2014)
AUSTRALIA 2020 SUMMITInvited to attend the Australia 2020 Summit at Parliament House, Canberra, 19-20 April, 2008. Letter of invitation, 28 March 2008, from the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.
STUDENT GUILD AWARD2001: Student Guild Award for “Most Supportive Academic” at Griffith University, Gold Coast campus.
RESEARCH AWARD2009: Awarded the inaugural Griffith Business School award for best career research achievements for a senior researcher. Prize: $10,000 in research funds.
ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONSAuthor Impact Analysis on Harzig’s Publish or Perish: (As at 20.6.11)
Papers: 116 Cites/paper: 4.23 h-index: 11
- Stiglitz, J, Walsh, C, Gow, G, Guest, R, Richmond, W & Tanni, M 2013 'Principles of Economics', 2nd edition, Wiley.
- Guest, R. (2012) “Government in a Market Economy: Applications and Case Studies”, 3rd Edition, Cengage Learning Australia.
- Creedy, J. and Guest, R., 2009 “Population Ageing, Pensions and Growth”, Edward Elgar.
- Creedy, J. and Guest, R., Eds., 2007 “New Developments in the Economics of Ageing”, Edward Elgar.
- Guest, R. and Layton,A., (2016, forthcoming) ‘A Report on the Development of Learning Standards for Economics in Australia’, Australasian Journal of Economics Education. Letter of acceptance 17.12.16
- Rhode, N. and Guest, R. (forthcoming), ‘Multidimensional Inequality across Three Developed Countries’, Review of Income and Wealth. Letter of Acceptance, 30.8.16
- Guest, R. and Rhode, N. (forthcoming, 2017) ‘The contribution of foreign real estate investment to housing price growth in Australian capital cities’, Abacus. Letter of acceptance, 27.2.16
- Guest, R. and Day, C. (2016) ‘Fertility and female wages: a new link via house prices’, Economic Modelling, 53, February, 121-132, doi:10.1016/j.econmod.2015.10.047
- Guest, R. and Jensen, B. (2016) ‘Applying a CRESH Aggregate Labour Index to Generate Age-Wage Profiles’, Applied Economics Letters, 23, 1, 27-33
- Collett-Schmitt, K., Guest, R. and Davies, P (2015) ‘Assessing Student Understanding of Price and Opportunity Cost through a Hybrid Test Instrument: An Exploratory Study’, Journal of Economics Education and Economic Education Research
- Guest, R. and Parr, N (2014) ‘A Method for Socially Evaluating the Effects of Long Run Demographic Paths on Living Standards’, Demographic Research , 31, 275-318
- Guest, R. (2014) 'Optimal pollution abatement under 'sustainable' and other social time preferences', Environmental and Resource Economics. Available online at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10640-013-9704-5
- Guest, R. (2014) ‘Population Ageing and Productivity: Implications and Policy Options for New Zealand’, New Zealand Economic Papers.
- Rhode, N. and Guest, R. (2013) “Multidimensional Racial Inequality in the United States”, Social Indicators Research, 114, 591-605.
- Guest, R. and Parr, N. (2013) “Family Policy and Couple’s Labour Supply: An Empirical Assessment”, Journal of Population Economics, 26, 1663-1660.
- Guest, R. and Makin, A. (2013) ‘The Dynamic Effects of Fiscal Stimulus in a Two Sector Economy’, Review of Development Economics, 17, 3, 609-626
- Rohde, N and Guest, R (forthcoming) 'Multidimensional Racial Inequality in the United States', Social Indicators Research.
- Guest, R. and Parr, N. (forthcoming) “Family Policy and Couple’s Labour Supply: An Empirical Assessment”, Journal of Population Economics. Level A ranking. Acceptance letter, 7.5.12
- Guest, R (2013) 'Towards Learning Standards in Economics in Australia', Economic Papers, no. 32, vol. 1, pp. 51-66.
- Guest, R. and Makin, A. (forthcoming, 2012) ‘Fiscal Stimulus: An Overlapping Generations Analysis’, Economic Issues. Level B ranking.
- Guest, R. (2012, forthcoming) “The Case for Integrating Accounting, Finance and Economics in Teaching the GFC through a Problem-Based Learning approach”, Journal of Business Ethics Education.
- Duhs, A. and Guest, R. (2012), “Economics Education in Australia”, in McGoldrick, K-M. (ed.) International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics.
- Parr, N. and Guest, R. (2011) “The Contribution of Increases in Family Benefits to Australia’s Early 21st Century Fertility Increase: An Empirical Analysis” Demographic Research, 25, 215-244.
- Guest, R. and Stewart, H. (2011) “The Age Dispersion of Workers and Firm Productivity: A Survey Approach” Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 14, 1, 59-75 Level B Ranking
- Guest, R. (2011) “Population Ageing, Capital Intensity and Labour Productivity” Pacific Economic Review, 16, 3, 371-388. Level B Ranking
- Guest, R. and Makin, A. (2011) “In the Long Run the Multiplier is Dead: Lessons from a Simulation” Agenda, 18, 1, 13-21. Level B Ranking
- Guest, R. (2011) ‘The Global Financial Crisis and Undergraduate Macroeconomics’ The Australian Economic Review, 44, 1, 113-120. Level B Ranking
- Guest, R. (2010) “Social Time Preference and the Optimal Carbon Price” Applied Economics Letters, 1-4, iFirst. Level B Ranking
- Guest, R. and Parr, N. (2010) “The Effects of Family Benefits on Childbearing Decisions: A Household Optimising Approach Applied to Australia” The Economic Record, 86, 275, 609-619. Level A Ranking
- Guest, R. (2010) “The Proposed Privatisation of Queensland Motorways” Economic Papers, 29, 1, 23-33. Level B Ranking
- Guest, R. (2010) “Policy Options to Increase Retirement Saving in Australia: An Overview” Australian Economic Review, 43, 3, 293-301. Level B Ranking
- Guest, R. and Swift, R. (2010) “Population Ageing and House Prices in Australia”, Australian Economic Review, 43, 3, 240-253. Level B ranking
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I. (2010) “Other-Regarding Uzawa Preferences and Living Standard Catch-up”, Pacific Economic Review, 15, 1, 87-115 Level B Ranking
- Guest, R. (2010) “Global Demographic Change, Carbon Emissions, The Optimal Carbon Price and Carbon Abatement” Global Economy Journal, 10, 2, Article 8, Level B Ranking
- Guest, R. (2010) “The Economics of Sustainability in the Context of Climate Change: An Overview” Journal of World Business, 45, 4, 326-335 . Level A Ranking
- Guest, R. (2010) ‘Economics of a sustainable population’, Parliamentary Library Population Papers series, Canberra.
- Guest, R. (2009) “Seeking the Elusive Town and Gown Dialogue: The Inaugural Australian Economic Forum” Agenda, 16, 4, 107-114. Level B Ranking
- Guest, R. (2009) “The Economics of Carbon Abatement: An Integrated Diagrammatic Framework” Economic Papers, 28, 2, 93-101. Level B Ranking
- Guest, R. (2008) “Evaluating Public Policy Responses to the Economic Burden of Population Ageing with Application to Australia”, Journal of Population Research ,25, 2, 99-118. Level A Ranking
- Creedy, J. and Guest, R. (2008) “Changes in the Taxation of Private Pensions: Macroeconomic and Welfare Effects”, Journal of Policy Modeling, 30, 5, 693-712. Level C ranking
- Guest, R. and Swift, R. (2008) “Fertility, Income Inequality and Labour Productivity”, Oxford Economic Papers , 60, 4, 597-618. Level A ranking
- Creedy, J. and Guest, R. (2008) “The labour supply and savings effects of superannuation tax changes”, Australian Economic Papers, 47, 1, 1-14. Level B ranking
- Creedy, J. and Guest, R. (2008) “Discounting and the Time Preference Rate”, Economic Record, 84, 264, 109-127. Level A ranking
- Guest, R. (2008) “Smoothing the Fiscal Costs of Population Ageing in Australia: Effects on Intergenerational Equity and Social Welfare” Economic Record, 64, 265, 177-192. Level A Ranking
- Guest, R. (2008) “The 2020 Summit: Population, Sustainability, Climate Change and Water” Agenda ,15, 2, 9-12. Level B ranking
- Creedy, J. and Guest, R. (2008) “Population Ageing and Intertemporal Consumption Representative Agent versus Social Planner”, Economic Modelling, 25, 3, 485-498. Level A ranking
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I. (2007) “Global GDP Shares in the 21st Century: an Equilibrium Approach”, Economic Modelling, 24, 6, 859-877. Level A Ranking
- Davidson, S. and Guest, R. (2007) “The Fiscal Consequences of Superannuation Reform”, Agenda, 14, 1, 5-15
- Guest, R. (2007) “Can OECD Countries Afford Demographic Change?”, Australian Economic Review 40, 2, 1-16. Level B Ranking
- Guest, R. (2007) “Innovations in Macroeconomic Modeling of Population Ageing”, Economic Modeling, 24, 1, 101-119. Level A ranking
- Guest, R. (2007), “The Baby Bonus: A Dubious Policy Initiative”, Policy, Centre for Independent Studies, Autumn issue, pp. 11-15
- Buckridge, M. and Guest, R. (2007) “ A conversation about pedagogical responses to increased diversity in university classrooms”, Higher Education Research and Development, 26, 2, 133-146
- Prskawetz, A., T. Fent and R. Guest (2007) “Workforce Aging and Labor Productivity. The role of supply and demand for labor in the G7”, in: Prskawetz, Bloom and Lutz (eds.) Population Aging, Human Capital Accumulation, and Productivity Growth, A supplement to Population and Development Review, Population Council, New York.
- Guest, R. (2007) “Australia’s Future Fund: A Social Welfare Analysis”, in Ogawa, H, Clark, R. and Mason, A. eds. “Population Aging, International Transfers and the Macroeconomy”, Edward Elgar
- Guest, R. (2007) “Population Ageing, Housing Demand and House Prices in Australia: a Microsimulation Analysis” in Harding, A. et al. “Population Ageing, Social Security and Taxation: Modelling our Future (Volume 1), North Holland, Amsterdam.
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M. (2007) “The Effect of World Fertility Scenarios on International Living Standards?” reprinted in Creedy, J. and Guest, R., Eds., “New Developments in the Economics of Ageing”, Edward Elgar
- Guest, R. (2006) “Population Ageing, Fiscal Pressure and Tax Smoothing: A CGE Application to Australia” Fiscal Studies, 27, 2, 183-204
- Guest, R. (2006) “Demographic Change in the Asia-Pacific: The Effect on Average Living Standards” Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 11, 3, 229-248
- Guest, R. (2006) “Population Ageing, Capital Mobility and Optimal Saving”, Journal of Policy Modelling 28, 1, 89-102
- Guest, R. (2006) “The Undergraduate Fee and Enrolment Decisions Facing Australian Universities from 2005”, Education Economics, 14, 1, 31-58
- Guest, R. (2005) “A Potential Dividend from Workforce Ageing in Australia” Australian Bulletin of Labour 31, 2, 135-154
- Guest, R. (2005) “ A Life Cycle Analysis of Housing Affordability Options for First Home Buyers in Australia”, The Economic Record 81, 254, 237-248
- Guest, R. and Shacklock, K. (2005) “The Impending Shift to an Older Mix of Workers: Perspectives from the Management and Economics Literatures” International Journal of Organisational Behaviour, 10, 3, 713-728
- Guest, R. (2005) “Will Flexible Learning Raise Student Achievement?”, Education Economics, 13, 3, 287-298
- Guest, R. (2004), “The Truth About the Costs of Population Ageing”, Policy, Centre for Independent Studies, Winter issue.
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M. (2004) “Demographic Transition and Optimal Saving in Four Asian Countries”, Economic Analysis and Policy, 34, 1, 1-13.
- Guest, R., Bryant, J. and Scobie, G. (2004) “Population Ageing in New Zealand: Implications for Living Standards and the Optimal Rate of Saving”, New Zealand Economic Papers 38, 1, 1-20
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M. (2004) “The Effect of World Fertility Scenarios on International Living Standards?”, The Economic Record, 80, 1, S1-S12
- Guest, R.S. (2004) “Superannuation, Owner-Occupied Housing Demand and Private Saving in Australia”, The Australian Economic Review, 37, 2, 198-204
- Brown, K., Gallery, G., Gallery, N. and Guest, R. (2004) “Defined Benefit or Accumulation Plan? Superannuation Choices of Australian Academics”, Journal of Industrial Relations, 46, 1, 1-20
- Guest, R. (2004) Book Review: “Polices to Boost Australian Saving” edited by Owen Covick, Wakefield Press, Kent Town, South Australia,, The Economic Record, 80, 248, p.134
- Guest, R. (2004) Book Review of “The Unchained University “The Unchained University”, by Andrew Norton, Centre for Independent Studies, Sydney, in The Australasian Journal of Economic Education, 1, 1, 85-87
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M. (2003) “Was Japan’s Level of Investment in the 1990’s Excessive?”, Singapore Economic Review, 48, 1, 13-26
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M. (2003) “How Much Support Will The Taxpayer Provide For Us When We Are Old?”, Economic Papers 22, 1, 1-12.
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M. (2003) “Vintage Versus Homogeneous Capital in Simulations of Population Ageing: Does it Matter?”, Applied Economics Letters 10, 3, 149-154
- Guest, R. and Duhs, A. (2003) “Quality Assurance and the Quality of University Teaching”, Australian Journal of Education 47, 1, 40-57
- Guest, R. (2003) “Modifying the Taylor-Romer Model of Macroeconomic Stabilisation for Teaching Purposes”, International Review of Economic Education 2, 55-68.
- Guest, R. and Vecchio, N. (2003) “Are There Learning Spillovers in Introductory Macroeconomics”, International Review of Economic Education 1, 36-60
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M. (2003) “Prospective demographic change and Australia’s living standards in the 21st century”, in Dawkins, P. and Kelly, P. (ed.) Hard Heads, Soft Hearts: A New Reform Agenda for Australia, Allen and Unwin Ltd.
- Guest, R., Bryant, J. and Scobie, G. (2003) “Population Ageing in New Zealand: Implications for Living Standards and the Optimal Rate of Saving With a Flexible Real Exchange Rate”, New Zealand Treasury Working Paper 03/34
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M. (2002) “Prospective Demographic Change and Australia’s Policy Agenda for the 21st Century”, People and Place 10, 2, 6-15.
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M. (2002) “Superannuation, Population Ageing and Living Standards in Australia”, Economic Analysis and Policy 32, 1, 19-34.
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M. (2002) “Would a Decrease in Fertility be a Threat to Living Standards in Australia”, Australian Economic Review 35, 1, 29-44
- Guest, R. (2002) “A Simulation Approach to the Taylor-Romer Model of Macroeconomic Stabilisation”, Computers in Higher Education Economics Review 15, 1, 2-7
- Guest, R. and Duhs, A. (2002) “Economics Teaching in Australian Universities: Rewards and Outcomes”, The Economic Record 78, 241, 147-160
- Guest, R. (2002) “Growth and Income Inequality in Advanced, Capitalist, Stable Economies: Evidence from Australia”, in A. Levy (ed.), Economic Growth, Inequality and Migration: National and International Perspectives, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M. (2002) “Demographic Change, Foreign Debt and Intergenerational Change”, in A. Levy (ed.), Economic Growth, Inequality and Migration: National and International Perspectives, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.
- Vecchio, N. Jackson, S. and Guest, R. (2001) “Determinants of Socioeconomic Status of the Aged on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Does Gender Matter? Economic Papers 20, 3, 43-58
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M. (2001) "The Volatility of the Socially Optimal Level of Investment" Journal of Policy Modeling 23, 8, 901-928 .
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M., (2001) “How Uzawa Preferences Improve the Simulation Properties of the Small Open Economy Model”, Journal of Macroeconomics 23, 3, 417-440.
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M., (2001) “Ageing, Immigration and Optimal National Saving in Australia”, Economic Record 77, 237, 117-134.
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M., (2001) "The Impact of Population Ageing on the Socially Optimal level of National Saving: An Application to Japan and Australia”, Review of Development Economics 5, 2, 312-327
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M., (2001) “National Saving and Population Ageing”, Agenda, 8, 3, 235-246.
- Guest, R.S. (2001) “The Instructor’s Optimal Mix of Teaching Methods”, Education Economics 9, 3, 313-326.
- Carey, P. and Guest R. (2000) “Determining the Optimal External Audit Interval for Private (and Family Controlled) Companies”, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance 15, 4, 439-458.
- Guest, R. and Wyatt, K. (2000) “An Evaluation of Changes to the Taxation of Capital Gains for Individuals”, Accounting, Accountability and Performance 6, 2, 109- 116
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M., (2000) “Population Ageing and Projections of Government Social Outlays in Australia”, Australian Economic Review 33, 49-64
- Besanger, S., Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M, (2000) “Demographic Change in Asia: the Impact on Optimal National Saving, Investment and the Current Account”, International Monetary Fund Working Paper, June.
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M. (2000) “Population Ageing, Optimal National Saving and Investment”, in Dahiya, S.B. (ed.) “The Current state of Business Administration, Business Economics, Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Banking, Marketing and Management”, Spellbound Publications Pvt. Ltd, India.
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M., (1999) “An Evaluation of the Saving, Investment and Current Account Balances of Five ASEAN Economies ?” Journal of Asian Economics 10, 445-464
- Guest, R. (1999) “The GST Package: Has the Senate Resolved the Controversies?”, Australian Journal of Taxation 2, 6, 419-432
- Guest, R. (1999) "Has Thailand’s Current Account Deficit Been Optimal?", Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy 4, 1, 365-80
- Guest, R. and Wyatt, K. (1999) “Inflated Effective Marginal Tax Rates Resulting from the CGT: An Empirical Assessment”, Australian Tax Review 28, 3, 164-172
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M. (1999) “The Effect of Population Ageing on the Distribution of Taxable Incomes of Individuals in Australia”, Economic Papers 18, 3, 34-48
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M. (1999) “The Effect of Later Retirement on Optimal National Saving” in “The Policy Implications of the Ageing of Australia’s Population”, Productivity Commission and Melbourne Institute.
- Guest, R. and McLean, A. (1998) "New Evidence on the Expectations Theory of the Term Structure of Australian Commonwealth Government Treasury Yields", Applied Financial Economics 8, 1, 81-87.
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M. (1998) "The Socially Optimal Level of Saving in Australia: 1960-61 to 1994-95", Australian Economic Papers September, 213-35.
- Guest, R., Wyatt, K. and Schuwalow, P. (1998) “Work Disincentives in the Taxation of Capital Gains and the Targeting of Social Security Benefits”, Journal of Australian Taxation 1, 3, 188-199.
- Guest, R. and McDonald, I.M. (1998) "The Socially Optimal Level of Saving - An International Comparison", in A. Levy (ed.), Handbook on the Globalisation of the World Economy, Aldershot: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, pp. 168-198.
- Guest, R. and Doraisami, A. (1994) "The Impact of Inflation, Unemployment and Secular Influences on the Distribution of Personal Taxable Incomes in Australia", Economic Papers 13, 4,11-22.
- McDonald, I.M. and Guest, R. (1994) "Is the Rate of Saving in Australia a Problem?", Economic Papers, Supplement, December, 94-107.
TEACHINGSummary of university courses taught as the principal lecturer: 1991-2010
(Courses taught prior to June 1998 were at Monash University, otherwise Griffith Uni.)
Course title Class size Year (semester)
Government in Market Economy (ANZSOG subject)
Coordinator across 6 jurisdictions in Aust and NZ 15 (Qld)
120 students in Aust & NZ 2004-2011 (Sem 1)
Public Economics 60 2008 (1, 2), 2009, 2010 (1), 2011 (1,2), 2012 (1,2)
MBA Business Economics 100 2007 (1), 2005 (1,2), 2004 (1, 2), 2003 (1, 2)
Issues in Monetary and Financial Economics 30 2002(1)
Economics for Managers 200-500 2002, 2001
Microeconomics 200-1000 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1992
Macroeconomics 200-1000 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1991
International Economics 30 2000, 1999, 1995
Public Sector Finance 30 1999
Statistics 10-50 1998, 1994
Monetary Theory and Policy 30 1997, 1994, 1993
Recent student evaluations of teaching
Semester Course Score on effectiveness of teaching
1, 2014 1303AFE (1st year economics) 4.0/5
2, 2013 3303AFE (Public Economics) 4.0/5
1,2013 Fellowship teaching buyout
2,2012 3303AFE (Public Economics) 4.1/5
1,2012 3303AFE (Public Economics)* 4.6/5
2/2011 3303AFE (Public Economics)* 6.5/7
1/2011 3303AFE (Public Economics) 6.0/7
*These two courses were taught entirely by me. All of the other courses were team taught, although students were asked to evaluate individual contributions of staff.
A few testimonials from recent courses:
Ross was great, his passion for the subject matter was inspiring and really made me want to succeed the course.
Ross applied all the course content to relevant examples and engaged the class in deep discussions which facilitated my learning greatly. I wish Ross was the lecturer and tutor for the whole time as he was very
good at teaching.
Ross has been captivating and engaging with the prescribed topics. Great understanding and ability to present in an interesting and humble manner to students. I personally found most topics that he presented gave me an intuitive understanding of relevant issues which made comprehension a lot easier
ACADEMIC SERVICEUniversity management positions
2009-2012 Discipline Head, Economics, in Department of AFE
2008 (Sem 1) Acting Head of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
2005 (1 month) Acting Associate Dean, Research 29.3.05 to 2.5.05
2005 (2 months) Acting Dean, Griffith Business School 3.1.05 to 7.3.05
2004 -2006 (2 yrs) Director, Graduate School of Management 1.3.04 to 1.3.06
Academic service (last 5 years)2013
• Consultancy with Victorian Government Department of Treasury and Finance – review of their long term fiscal model.
• LaTrobe Uni_review of economics programs. Invited external panel member.
• Mentoring, through my role on GALTS, the Griffith teaching award applications of the following staff on request from the Dean L&T: Mirela Malin, Jason Harding, Brad Hill, Peter Tatham.
• Appointed (March) by TEQSA to the TEQSA Register of Experts
• Appointed in Feb to Educational Excellence Committee for two year term
• Consultancy for New Zealand Retirement Commission – comparison of Australian and New Zealand’s retirement income policy
• Chair of university selection committee for Griffith Excellence in Teaching Awards for the GBS
• Under contract with Wiley publishers to co-author an Australian adaptation of U.S. textbook by Stiglitz and Walsh
• National Senior Teaching Fellow, Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching (an element of DEEWR)
• Led workshop for economics staff & PhD students on research publishing strategies (May 18)
• Organised Dept of AFE workshop on blended learning (June 7)
• Organised and hosted ATEC 2012 conference at GU – July 2-3
• Elected member of University Senior Promotions Committee
• Organised and facilitated the AFE workshop on student assessment: Feb 20
• Member of GBS L&T Excellence Committee
• Participating in PRO peer review of teaching program
• Participated as member of Griffith Academy of Learning and Teaching Scholars
• Media commentary: Channel 10, 12.2.12; C-M Op ed articles, approx. monthly; GC Bulletin quotes, various dates; lead letter to AFR, 6.2.12
• Theses examination in Sem 2: PhD thesis for Jeremy Nguyen (ANU); Honours thesis examination for Morgan Walker (GU, School of Environmental Science).
• Member of “closing the loop” working group run by Craig Cameron – the aim was to provide feedback on the use of the rubric that I used in 3303AFE
• Invited by Vice Chancellor (29 August) to become a founding member of the Griffith Academy of Learning and Teaching Scholars
• Initiated, organized and chaired an AFE workshop on “Engaging Students”.
• Chaired AFE working group on issues in 2306AFE
• Chaired AFE working group on new GBS program in public finance and economics
• Accepted invitation to speak on “journal editor panel” to GBS staff and PhD students (organized by Kate Hutchings) on 22 August
• Accepted invitation to speak at GU Golden Key International Honours Society on 14 Sept at Ship Inn.
• Developed proposal to establish an “Economic Policy Analysis Program” in AFE
• Invitation (8.6.11) to Chair the Selection Panel for the 2011 Griffith Awards for Excellence in Teaching – (Panel to meet in August 2011)
• Media commentary: multiple opinion pieces written for Courier Mail; multiple radio interviews on Australian Government’s Budget in May.
• Invited to participate as member of reference group for ALTC Grant on Capstone Project: I attended both of the one day meetings at Southbank. Janis Bailey is the GU member of the Project team.
• Organising Committee (for initial 6 meetings) for Australian Conference of Economists in Canberra, 2011. And refereed papers for this conference.
• Presentation (1.5 hr) on CBA to Queensland Economics Teacher Association Professional Development Day: 11 June
• Invitation from Federal Minister Tony Burke to roundtable meeting in Canberra on Feb 11 to discuss Issues Paper on Sustainable Population for Australia.
• Invited to organise two special sessions on economics education for the Australian Conference of Economists In Canberra in July.
• Invited to present a paper on economics education at the Western Economics Association annual conference held this year at QUT
• Journal refereeing: Australian Economic Review, Journal of Aging and Social Policy, The Economic Record, Journal of Policy Modelling, Economic Modelling
• Invited to present a conference paper at the Higher Education Workforce Forum (organized by Informa) in Sydney in December 2010.
• School visit: Toowoomba Grammar School 26 Aug – PPT presentations on economics topics (population, the GFC) to 4 classes plus discussion of GBS offerings
• Presentation to Queensland Economics Teacher Association conference – 8 July
• Invited panel discussant on the Qld State Budget to Qld Econ Society – 23 June
• Seminar on the economy to CPA Discussion Group – 24 June
• Presented two workshops on teaching tips for new academics – 8 and 10 June
• Presentation to “Our Future Your Say” public forum organized by the Courier Mail and the Brisbane Institute at University of Sunshine Coast on 10.3.10
• GBS ARC grant peer review team
• GBS ERA preparation committee
• GBS rubrics testing program – revised the rubric and applied it in 3303AFE)
• Peer review of Brett Freudenberg’s teaching – meetings, observation of lecture and written report
• Member of 5 person ERA consulting group in the GBS.
• Presented seminar to the GBS Teaching Community of Practice
• Presented talk, as part of a panel, to the Celebrating Teaching Excellence Week event (October)
• Presented talk in April on the GFC to CPA Discussion Group
• Chair of Selection Panel for Griffith Awards for Excellence in Teaching
• Invited to join the organising committee of the 2011 Australian Conference of Economists to be held in Canberra
• Chair of Griffith University Research Grants (GURG/NFG) Panel for the Combined Humanities, Creative Arts, Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences
• Leader of RQF Research Group for Applied Economics
• Invited member of GU Faculty of Arts Review Committee – I was one of two GU senior staff members on this committee.
• Member of GU University Learning and Teaching Committee
• Member of GBS Research Committee
• Member of the GBS Panel for reviewing external grant applications
• Academic supervisor of Economics academics on the Gold Coast campus
• Honours coordinator for the Economics discipline at the Gold Coast
• 2006 – 12 months ASP Leave
• Director, Graduate School of Management (full year)
• Chaired GBS Committee/panel to evaluate PHD completion scholarships
• Research Centres Review panel – wrote an evaluation report on the Annual Reports of all of GU’s 23 Research Centres
• Acting MBA Director for various short periods
• GBS Research Grants evaluation panel
• Member of Reference Group for Project Streamline – two meetings (re process of recruiting new staff)
• Selection panels for two staff in EBS (Level B/C in Econ)
Other service roles in learning and teachingInvitation (8.6.11) to Chair the Selection Panel for the 2011 Griffith Awards for Excellence in Teaching – (Panel to meet in August 2011)
Member of Griffith University’s Learning and Teaching Committee in 2000, 2003 and 2007
Review of Higher Education: My (joint) article published in the Economic Record in 2002 on economics teaching in Australian universities was cited by DEST in their second discussion paper for their Review of Higher Education: “Striving for quality: learning, teaching and scholarship”, Chapter 6, paragraph 255.
Invitation from DEST: As a result of the above citation, and my (sole-authored) submission to the Inquiry, DEST invited me, letter of 9.8.02, to participate in the Forum on Learning Outcomes and Teaching Quality held in Brisbane on 29.9.02, as part of their consultation process for the Review. Professor Ian Oconnor and I were the only Griffith University representatives present.
Australian Vice Chancellor’s Committee: Invitation (letter of 21.7.03) to speak at the AVCC Academic Leadership Program from 14 to 17 September 2003
Queensland Board of Senior Secondary School Studies (BSSSS): 2001–2002: I was the Griffith University representative on the BSSSS Subject Advisory Committee on Business Education. 1999-2002: Assessor for the Queensland Senior (Year 12) External Examination in Economics.
Other service (last 5 years)Rotary
Given several talks on economic issues to the Southport Branch of Rotary.
Recent Postgraduate Research supervision
PhD (Associate Supervisor): Duy Hung_enrolled 2011
PhD (Associate Supervisor):Andrew Smith_enrolled 2010
PhD completions: Nerina Vecchio (graduated 2003)
PhD students: Craig Sherrin (enrolled 2003, discontinued in 2006),
Honours Completions: Neil Hendry (graduated 2004); Grant Robinson (graduated 2010)
The Conversation, 25.9.14, 800 word article: “Housing bubble or not, negative gearing should stay.”
The Conversation, 11.7.14, 800 word article: “University teaching must be more accountable under new fee model.”
The Conversation, 13.6.14, 800 word article: “Memo to the IMF: There is no housing bubble.”
The Conversation, 14.5.14, 850 word article: “What is meant by ‘fair’ in Hockey’s Budget?”
The Conversation, 2.5.14, 900 word article: “No need to change the age pension”
The Conversation, 13.2.14, 800 word article: “Car manufacturing numbers just don’t stack up ”
The Conversation, 6.2.14, 800 word article: “How Australia’s ageing population could push house prices down”
Courier-Mail, 2.5.12, 650 word article: “Expect two super slugs in the budget”.
Courier-Mail, 29.3.12, 750 word article: “Digging deep to honour promises”.
Courier-Mail, 8.3.12, 750 word article: “Champion of the poor a bit rich”.
Courier-Mail, 14.2.12, 750 word article: “Red tape will only restrict growth….”.
Courier-Mail, 28.12.11, 550 word article: “Fair work policies out of touch….”.
Courier-Mail, 7.12.11, 550 word article: “Stage left in theatre of the absurd….”.
Courier-Mail, 11.11.11, 550 word article: “Games can’t be judged on dollars….”.
Courier-Mail, 12.10.11, 750 word article: “Boom times to go bust….”.
Courier-Mail, 29.9.11, 700 word article: Labor must look back for ideas”.
Courier-Mail, 15.8.11, 750 word article: “Government should get off the roller coaster”.
Courier-Mail, 13.7.11, 750 word article: “Tax will give coal rivals warm glow”.
Courier-Mail, 17.6.11, 600 word article: “Wages are the danger for budget”.
Courier-Mail, 10.5.11, 600 word article: “Deeper inflationary forces are brewing”.
Courier-Mail, 7.4.11, 600 word article: “Longevity a taxing conundrum”.
Courier-Mail, 7.3.11, 600 word article: “Tax focus should be on carbon imports”.
Courier-Mail, 25.2.11, 600 word article: “Cap tax and spending to fix system”.
Courier-Mail, 31.1.11, 600 word article: “Quick and dirty not the ideal”.
Courier-Mail, 20.12.10, 650 word article: “Retailers not the only ones….”.
Courier-Mail, 20.12.10, 650 word article: “Hard to see who stands for what”.
Courier-Mail, 29.11.10, 750 word article: “Government needs…increase the GST”.
Courier-Mail, 28.10.10, 650 word article: “Taking punt on world economies”.
Courier-Mail, 27.9.10, 700 word article: “Crystal ball still a little murky”
Courier-Mail, 13.9.10, 700 word article: “Socialism is back on the agenda”
Courier-Mail, 16.8.10, 700 word article: “Absence of spine gives the shivers”
Courier-Mail, 2.7.10, 650 word article: “Gillard….economic policy credentials”
Courier-Mail, 23.6.10, 650 word article: “Footing the bill for broadband”
Courier-Mail, 5.6.10, 650 word article: “Throw the job targets overboard”
Courier-Mail, 7.5.10, 600 word article: “Slim chance…. boost from Budget”
Courier-Mail, 30.4.10, 600 word article: “Carrots and sticks but no nasty surprises”
Courier-Mail, 8.4.10, 800 word article: “Little time to get real”
Courier-Mail, 12.3.10, 800 word article: “Heed the masses”
Courier-Mail, 4.3.10, 800 word article: “Power without merit”
Courier-Mail, 24.2.10, 800 word article: “No need to sell off the farm”
Courier-Mail, 27.1.10, 800 word article: “Selling toll rights has risks”
Courier-Mail, 4.1.10, 800 word article: “Wake up: it’s a crisis”
Courier-Mail, 21.12.09, 800 word article: “One person’s stimulus cheque is another ….”
Courier-Mail, 23.11.09, 800 word article: “Performance matters”
Courier-Mail, 4.11.09, 800 word article: “Low down on rate rise”
Courier-Mail, 9.10.09, 800 word article: “Stimulus drawback exposed.”
The Australian, 7.10.09, 1000 word article in the Higher Ed Supplement on policy responses to the ageing academic workforce.
Courier-Mail,16.9.09, 800 word article: “Economic recipe far too hot”
Courier-Mail,31.8.09, 800 word article: “Which way forward”
Courier-Mail, 19.8.09, 800 word article: “Economy shrouded in mystery”
Courier-Mail, 5.8.09, 800 word article: “Bligh Govt must stand firm on fiscal policy”
Courier-Mail, 23.7.09, 800 word article: “Unions buy into big trouble”
Courier-Mail, 8.7.09, 800 word article: “Labour’s not in the market”
Courier-Mail, 22.6.09, 800 word article: “Lend the needy a hand”
Courier-Mail, 5.6.09, 800 word article: “Economy in Wonderland”
Courier-Mail, 21.5.09, 800 word article: “Fair bit missing in budget”
Courier-Mail, 6.5.09, 800 word article: “Danger in the Debt”
Courier-Mail, 15.4.09, 800 word article: “Government should build”
Courier-Mail, 9.3.09, 800 word article: “Time to free market reins”
Courier-Mail, 18.2.09 800 word article: “We’re small change but we still shrink further”
Courier-Mail, 4.2.09, 800 word article: “Wrong Way, Mr Rudd”
Courier-Mail, 26.1.09, 800 word article: “Trying times need fast action”
Courier-Mail, 31.12.08, 800 word article on “Tough times call for hard decisions”
Courier-Mail, 17.12.08, 800 word article on “Hot Air is not Good Policy”
Courier-Mail, 2.12.08, 800 word article on “A Super Idea : Soft Compulsion”
Courier-Mail, 10.11.08, 800 word article on “Keeping Heads Above Water”
Courier-Mail, 2.10.08, 800 word article on “Baby Leave Plan is Flawed”
Courier-Mail, 17.9.08, 800 word article on “Future of the Aged Pension”
Courier-Mail, 5.8.08, 800 word article on “Time for a New Wages Accord”
Courier-Mail, 18.7.08, 800 word article on Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae
Courier-Mail, 4.7.08, 800 word article on Garnaut’s climate change report
Courier-Mail, 25.6.08, 870 word article on education vouchers
The Australian, 18.6.08, 1000 word article in the Higher Ed Supplement on the Bradley Review.
Courier-Mail, 4.6.08, 750 word article: inheritance taxes
Courier-Mail, 26.5.08, 750 word article: equity framework for future government budgets
Courier-Mail, 13.5.08, 750 word article: the 2008 Budget
Courier-Mail, 23.4.08, 750 word article: reflections from the 2020 Summit
Courier-Mail, 18.4.08, 750 word article on the Queensland economy.
AFR, 17.4.08 – 750 word article on the fiscal burden on Generation X.
Courier-Mail, 24.3.08, 700 word article on the role of cheap labour from China and other countries.
The Australian, 12.3.08; front page quote on my views on Baby Bonus; followed by multiple radio interviews over next few days.
The Australian, Editorial, 1.3.08, my name was mentioned in the main editorial which was on middle class welfare.
Australian Financial Review, 14.1.08, 750 word article on industry regulation.
ABC On-Line, 11.1.08, 720 word article on government influence over interest rates.
The Australian, January 2009, 1000 word article in Higher Ed Supplement on teaching evaluations.
Australian Financial Review, 13.11.07, 600 word article on fiscal and monetary policy.
ABC On-Line, 25.10.07, 600 word article on the forthcoming interest rate decision.
ABS Radio Interview, 18.9.07 on Australia’s Baby Bonus
Australian Financial Review, April 2007, Feature Article on Australia’s Baby Bonus
ABS radio, interview with Jenny Swan , 24 Oct 2005, on population ageing
ABC Radio National, Interview with Phillip Adams and Lawrence Kotlikoff, Sept 2005 – re population ageing.
Australian Financial Review, 18.6.04, 1500 word article, “Ageing population may not be cause for alarm” :1500 words.
Australian Financial Review, 15.3.04, “The truth about the costs of population ageing.”
On-Line Opinion article, 12.11.02, 1500 words, on the CSIRO’s model of the environmental impact of demographic change
On-Line Opinion article (1600 words) on population ageing published at: http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/2002/jun02/Guest&mcdonald.htm
Australian Financial Review, 17.5.02, report by Mark Davis on my joint research on population ageing.
Quoted (with photo) in The Australian newspaper on 15.5.02 on the Intergenerational report
Australian Financial Review, 16.5.02, 700 words, on the Intergenerational Report
Australian Financial Review, 24.4.02, my work on population ageing was reported in a full article devoted to it on the Editorial page in the and also in the Melbourne Age on 29.4.02
Australian Financial Review Author, 450 word opinion article on population ageing.
The Canberra Times, 8.8.01, 600 words, “Greying Nation will Continue in Black”
4BC radio, Brisbane, 21.5.01, 22.5.01 interview regarding Federal Budget.
Channel 9, Gold Coast, 23.5.01, re Federal Budget.
Invited University Seminar Papers (last 5 years)2009: Seminar at Griffith University on population ageing and carbon emissions
2007: Seminar at Griffith University on superannuation
2007: Amsterdam Business School (paper on sustainability)
2007: Seminar at Griffith University on the economics of climate change
2006: Seminar at University of Melbourne Economics Dept, on tax smoothing
Conferences papers delivered (last 5 years)2009: Invited address to the annual ANZSOG conference in Canberra
Paper presented at the DEE conference in Cardiff, September.
2008: Invited Keynote address to the Australian Population Association conference in Alice Springs, Australia
2008: Atlantic Economics Conference: Montreal (paper on sustainability)
2008: Australian Teaching Economics Conference: Sydney (paper on teaching the economics of carbon abatement)
2005: New Zealand Treasury Conference on labour force participation
2005: Western Economic Association Conference in Hong Kong (paper on two good model and labour productivity)
Consultancies and commissioned work2010: RACQ. Study on privatization of Queensland Motorways.
2010: New Zealand Retirement Commission. Options for New Zealand retirement system.
2008: Queensland Treasury: Options for Australia’s retirement income system
2005: New Zealand Treasury. Macroeconomic implications of population ageing in New Zealand.
REFEREESProfessor Michael Powell, Pro Vice Chancellor (Business and Law) Griffith University
phone 61 7 3735 3875
I currently report to Michael Powell.
Professor Ian McDonald, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne.
phone (61) (3) 9344 5286
Ian was my PhD supervisor and co-author of many articles over at least a decade.
Professor Allan Fels AO, Dean of ANZSOG, 2003 to 2013
phone 61 3 8344 1990
Allan appointed me as an Adjunct Professor of ANZSOG in 2006.