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Paul Burke



BAgrEc (Hons I; Sydney), PhD (ANU)

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Paul Burke is an economist focusing on energy, the environment, transport, and developing countries, particularly in the Asia Pacific.

Paul has published in journals including American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Economic Inquiry, Nature Geoscience, Nature Climate Change, and Global Environmental Change. His ongoing research includes policies for zero-carbon energy in the Asia-Pacific; Australia’s energy transition; pollution policy in Japan; China’s coal demand; and other topics. His publications are listed here.

Paul is a key team member of the ANU Grand Challenge project Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific. He is Co-lead for a research module of the Australian-German Energy Transition Hub. He convenes the Crawford PhD Seminars in Economics, is on the Executive Committee for the Australasian Development Economics Workshop, and is ACT Branch President of AARES.

Paul teaches IDEC8029 Issues in Applied Microeconomics. In 2019 he will also teach IDEC8089 Energy Economics. He delivers executive training in Environmental Economics for Non-Economists. He has been a panel member for 12 completed PhD students.

Paul has been awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, 2016–2018. He received the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013.

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Research interests

  • Environmental economics
  • Energy economics
  • Transport economics
  • Development economics
  • Asia-Pacific economies


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