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Professor Alan Duncan

Professor Alan Duncan Professor Alan Duncan

DPhil (York). BA Econ (Hons) (Manchester)

Position Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre
Faculty Curtin Business School (CBS)
School Bankwest-Curtin Economics Centre
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 408.Level 4 Room 4030
Phone 08 9266 1488
Fax 08 9266 2373
Email Alan.Duncan@curtin.edu.au
Twitter twitter.com/bankwestcurtin
Linked In linkedin.com/pub/alan-duncan/8a/749/b78
Google Scholar scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=dZQoGy8AAAAJ&hl=en

Brief Summary

Professor Alan Duncan is Director of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre and Bankwest Professor of Economic Policy at Curtin Business School, Curtin University. The Centre is one of the leading research groups in the country focusing on economic and social policy analysis of local and national concern, releasing major reports on topical policy issues – workforce, housing affordability, poverty and disadvantage, savings and debt, the costs of doing business, and trade with Asia to name just a few.

Prior to taking on the role of BCEC Director in 2013, Alan was Director of the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) and before that, Head of School at the Nottingham School of Economics, University of Nottingham. He has also held positions at the University of York and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), and is an International Fellow at the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (CEMMAP) in London. He completed his PhD in Economics at the University of York, and has served on a number of senior advisory panels and boards for government and public sector organisations in the UK, Europe and Australia, advising on areas including tax policy, pensions, labour markets and household welfare.

Alan has published in both academic and policy outlets, with articles appearing in journals of the highest international reputation, including Econometrica, The Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Economic Record, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Applied Econometrics and Fiscal Studies. His research interests and expertise cover a broad range of topics, including: economic and social policy evaluation; taxation, public finance and public policy; the economics of education, training and childcare; employment and labour market participation; population and workforce dynamics; gender equity and discrimination; housing affordability;  migration; income inequality; poverty and wellbeing; statistical simulation; and econometric modelling and forecasting. 

Alan was awarded the prestigious Frisch Medal of the Econometric Society in 2000 for a paper published in the world-leading journal, Econometrica. He has served on a number of senior advisory panels and boards for government and public sector organisations in the UK, Europe and Australia, advising on areas including tax policy, pensions, labour markets and household welfare. Alan has been invited to give evidence at Federal Senate Committee hearings, and was invited to participate in the 2011 Henry Review of the Australian tax system.

Memberships, Awards and Training

2002 Co-recipient, The Ragnar Frisch Medal, (awarded biennially by the Econometric Society for the best applied paper published in Econometrica during the previous five years)

2002 The R I Downing Fellowship, University of Melbourne

2000- Member of the Economics Society of Australia

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Research Interests

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Publications

2016

Books (Research)

2015

Journal Articles (Research)

2014

Journal Articles (Research)

2012

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2006

Journal Articles (Research)

2005

Journal Articles (Research)

2004

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Additional publication categories

2016

Books (Research) - Other

2015

Books (Research) - Other

2014

Books (Research) - Other

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