Teaching

  • • Tutor: Economics I, Economics II and Labour Economics, Flinders University of South Australia, 1974-75.
  • • Grader for Graduate Macro-economics with Professor James Tobin, Yale University, 1978.
  • • Teaching Assistant on basic economics with Professor Lloyd Reynolds, Yale University, 1979.
  • • Lecturer, University of Adelaide, Economics I, Economics III, Contemporary Economic Policy Issues and Honours Labour, 1980-83.
  • • Supervisor for Honours theses, University of Adelaide, 1980-83.
  • • Adviser and supervisor Master’s Case Studies in Applied Econometrics and Honours theses, ANU, 1984 – current 
  • • Labour Economics, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, Australian National University (with Professor Robert Gregory), 1984 – 93.
  • • Human Capital Theory and Higher Education Financing, a week-long course presented to the Visiting Chinese Delegation, ANU, January 2002.
  • • 1990-2006: Lectures in various Masters Courses at the ANU, economic policy issues.
  • • Co-convenor, Case Studies in Applied Econometrics, the Faculty of Economics and Commerce, ANU, second semester, ANU, July-November, 2007.
  • • Case Studies in Economic Policy, Crawford School of Public Policy (CRWF8004) 2008 – . Recent Teaching Evaluation Scores: 2011 (4.2/5); 2012 (4.3/5); 2013 (4.4/5); 2014 (4.6/5) [The ANU average is around 3.5/5]
  • • Convenor, Economics Seminars for PhD Students (IDEC8024).
  • • Nominated for ANU Teaching Award in 2012 and ANU PhD Supervision Award in 2013 (in both cases I choose not to submit cases for the award because the time involved would have interfered considerably with my teaching, supervision and research commitments).
  • • Convenor, Case Studies in Applied Econometrics and Economics (EMET8002), 2017, 2018
PhD Supervision
  • • Azadeh Abbasi, ‘Informal carers in the Australian labour market’, on-going 2018
  • • Leana Ugrinovska, ‘Profit Contingent Loans for R & D Investments”, on-going 2017.
  • • Eunsup Jang, ‘Economics of Education Issues for South Korea’, on-going 2017.
  • • Mary Stephan, ‘The Gender Wage Gap’, awarded 2016
  • • Dung Doan, ‘Income, Education and Diet Quality”, awarded 2014.
  • • David Court, ‘The Australian Film Industry’, awarded 2014.
  • • Kiatanantha Lounkaew, ‘Higher Education Financing Analysis and Policy’, awarded 2012.
  • • Peng Lui, “Essays on the Economics of Education’, awarded 2010.
  • • Dilaka Lapiphat, ‘Essays on Wage Gap Decomposition and Trends in the Thai Educational Wage Structure’, awarded in January 2010.
  • • Shane Worner, ‘Essays on Assortative Mating’, awarded in July 2009.
  • • Ian McCrae: ‘Bulk Billing’, awarded 2008.
  • • Peng Yu, ‘Essays in Social Policy’, awarded in December 2006.
  • • Stephen Kennedy: ‘The Production of Health: An Examination of the Economic Determinants of Health’ (awarded 2002).
  • • Yi-Ping Tseng: ‘Changes in Wage Structures in Taiwan: Cross-Sectional Versus Cohort Analyses’ (awarded 2001).
  • • Matthew Gray: ‘The Effect of Past Unemployment on Current Youth Wages’ (awarded 2000).
  • • Jeni Klugman: ‘Transition Processes in Labour Markets: The Case of Uzbekistan’ (awarded 2000).
  • • L. M. Will: ‘Australian Non-English Speaking Background Immigrant’s Income Adjustment’ (awarded 1997).
  • • C. Paice: ‘The Role of Employer Size in Wage Determination: Distinguishing between the workplace and the company’ (awarded 1996).
  • • P. F. M. Grimes: ‘The Determinants of Union Membership’ (awarded 1994).
  • • S. L. Rummery: ‘Mobility, Human Capital Acquisition and Gender Growth Differences in the Australian Youth Labour Market” (awarded 1993).
  • • A. Kawaguchi: ‘Effects of Taxes and Transfer Payments on Married Women’s Labour Supply and Welfare’ (awarded 1991).
  • • T.T. Chia: ‘Returns to Education in Australia’ (awarded 1990).
  • • H. Matsushiga; ‘Internalisation of the Labour Market’ (awarded 1988).
 
Other PhD Work
  • Nominated for ANU PhD Supervision Award in 2013.
  • Convenor, Economics Seminars for PhD Students (IDEC8024).
  • A very large number of PhD advisory roles (perhaps as many as 30), including several in other disciplines in RSSS (Demography).
  • Examiner for doctoral theses at: University of Sydney (1982), ANU (1986), University of Melbourne (1996 and 2001), Victoria University of Technology (1996), Monash University (1999), Macquarie University (2003), University of Western Australia (2005).
Australian National University: 1985-present
Served on many committees, including (* denotes current):
  • • Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research Advisory Committee*
  • • Sexual Harassment Committee, RSSS
  • • Visiting Fellows Committee, RSSS
  • • ANU Scholarships Committee
  • • RSSS Scholarships Committee*
  • • RSSS Visitor’s Committee*
  • • RSSS Faculty Board
  • • RSSS Post-graduate Training Committee
  • • RSSS Strategic Planning Committee
  • • Served on many appointment committees for RSSS and for The Faculties, ANU.
  • • Convenor, National Institute of Economics and Business, ANU, 2005.
  • • Head, Economics Program, RSSS, January 2005 to November 2006.
  • • Member CASS Executive, 2006 – 2007.
  • • Numerous job selection committees.
  • • Crawford Policy Impact Committee* (Chair), 2010 – 2014 .
  • • Crawford School Management Committee, 2007 – .
  • • Crawford School, Outreach and Marketing Committee*, 2011 – 2013 .
  • • Crawford School, Special Events Committee (Chair), 2014 – . 
 
Other Universities:
Served on a number of committees for other universities, including:
  • • Advisory Committee, National Centre for Applied Economic and Social Modelling (NATSEM, University of Canberra), 2002-2009.
  • • Chair, Review Committee for the Western Australian Labour Market Research Centre.
  • • Chair, External Reference Committee, HILDA, 2001-03.
  • • Member, Advisory Board of the Centre for Equity in Higher Education, Curtin University, Western Australia, 2013 – .
  • • References for promotions, a very large number, 1983 – .
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