Matthew Dornan's picture

Matthew Dornan

Visiting Fellow, Development Policy Centre


BEco(SocSc) (Hons I) (Sydney), PhD (ANU)

Contact details

Room: 7 Liversidge St

Matthew Dornan is a Visiting Fellow at the Development Policy Centre in the Crawford School of Public Policy, where he was previously Deputy Director. His research focuses on economic development in the Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea, and includes work on infrastructure access and regulation; foreign aid and climate finance; and regional integration, including labour mobility. Matthew is the editor of the Development Policy Centre’s Discussion Paper series and sits on the editorial board of the Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies journal. He leads the Energy for Development cluster of the ANU’s Energy Change Institute. Matthew received his PhD from the Crawford School and has a background in public policy and economics. He has consulted and worked for a number of development partners in the Pacific Islands region.

Research interests

  • Economic Development
  • Political Economy
  • Infrastructure Policy
  • Energy Policy
  • Energy Economics
  • Foreign Aid
  • Climate Finance
  • Pacific Island Economies

PhD students

Edwina Fingleton-Smith (primary supervisor), Ian Anderson (panel member), Kurnya Roesad (panel member, completed)


CRWF8000 Governments, Markets and Global Change

PASI2030 / PASI6030 Study Tour: Regional Policymaking for Pacific Development

Updated:  6 June 2020/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team