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Professor Jeff Petchey

BEc (Hons) (WAust) MEc, PhD (ANU)
Professor
Director, FRERU - Federal and Regional Research Unit

Position Professor
Faculty Curtin Business School (CBS)
School School of Economics and Finance
Department Department of Economics and Property

Brief Summary

Jeff Petchey is a Professor of Economics within Curtin Business School. His research focusses on fiscal federalism, environmental economics, public economics, fiscal equalisation and game theory.  Professor Petchey's publications have appeared in international and domestic  journals including Public Choice, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Regional Studies, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Public Economic Theory and The Economic Record. He currently has a number of articles in print, submission and resubmission with economics journals [See Research Gate website:  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jeffrey_Petchey/contributions]. Professor Petchey was also the Inaugural Director of the Bankwest Economics Research Centre (within Curtin Business School) from its inception until February 2013. Over many years he has also undertaken research projects for the World Bank, OECD, Financial and Fiscal Commission and various state treasuries in Australia.

Overview

Professor Petchey teaches microeconomics, public finance and game theory. His publications include papers in international journals including Public Choice, the Journal of Development Studies, Regional Studies, Regional Science and Urban Economics and the Journal of Public Economic Theory. Professor Petchey has also published in domestic economics journals including The Economic Record, Australian Economic Papers and The Australian Economic Review.

His main areas of research include the efficiency implications of horizontal fiscal equalization, environmental economics, international capital and labour mobility, fiscal competition between jurisdictions, equilibrium concepts and capital accumulation.

Professor Petchey has also worked as a high level advisor to AusAid, the Financial and Fiscal Commission (South Africa), OECD in Paris, the Commonwealth Grants Commission, the WA Department of Industry and Resources, the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as the WA Treaury. He has also been the recipient of an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant.

Professor Petchey has also served in senior leadership roles within the University.  From 2005 to 2007, he was Head of the Economics Department within Curtin Business School.  During the period from 2007 to 2012, Professor Petchey was the Head of the School of Economics and Finance and then the Inaugural Director of the Bankwest Economics Centre unitl February 2013. Finally, Professor Petchey was the Head of Research within the School of Economics and Finance until April 2015.

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Memberships, Awards and Training

Memberships

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Employment History

WA Treasury

WA Department of Premier and Cabinet

Australian National University (Fiscal Federalism Research Centre)

Murdoch University

Curtin University

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Teaching

Microeconomics (third and fourth years)

Strategic Games (second year)

Public Economics (second and fourth years)
 

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Research Fields

Economics

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Research Interests

Fiscal federalism, fiscal equalization, tax competition, federalism, game theory, public economics, environmental economics.

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Publications

2015

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2011

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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2005

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2004

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2003

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2002

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2001

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2000

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1998

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1997

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1994

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