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Matthew Dornan

Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Development Policy Centre


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

Contact details

Phone: 6125 1592

Room: Crawford 1.112

Matthew Dornan is a Research Fellow at and Deputy Director of the Development Policy Centre in the Crawford School of Public Policy. His research focuses on economic development in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific islands, and includes work on infrastructure access, development and regulation; aid from ‘traditional’ and ‘emerging’ donors; renewable energy; regional integration; climate change adaptation financing; and labour mobility. Matthew received his PhD from the Crawford School and has a background in public policy and economics. He previously worked across the Pacific islands as part of the Australian aid program, and has consulted for various development partners in the region.

Research interests

  • Economic Development
  • Political Economy
  • Energy Economics
  • Aid
  • Pacific Island Economies
  • Rural Electrification
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Provision of Public Goods

PhD students

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


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