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Paul Burke

Associate Professor; Deputy Head, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics


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

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Paul Burke is an economist working on energy, the environment, transport, and developing countries, with a focus on 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, energy issues facing renting households, pollution policy in Japan, 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 is on the Executive Committee for the Australasian Development Economics Workshop and is ACT Branch President of AARES. He also convenes the HW Arndt lecture series.

In 2019 Paul is teaching IDEC8029 Issues in Applied Microeconomics and IDEC8089 Energy Economics. He delivers executive training in Environmental Economics for Non-Economists, and has been a panel member for 14 PhD graduates. Paul is a past recipient of the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific Award for Teaching Excellence.

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Research interests

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


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