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Paul Burke

Fellow, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics


BAgrEc (Hons I, Uni Medal) (Sydney), PhD (ANU)

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Phone: +612 6125 6566

Room: Coombs 7134

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

Paul has published 18 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Nature Climate Change, and Global Environmental Change. His work includes papers on the effects of fuel price changes on road-sector outcomes; effects of economic shocks on politics; and the emissions implications of countries climbing the national-level energy ladder. Paul’s ongoing research includes examining China’s coal demand; the drivers of emissions; natural gas demand; energy demand by sector; and effects of Indonesia’s fossil fuel subsidy reforms.

Paul teaches two postgraduate economics courses, linked below. He has been a panel member for seven completed PhD students and is a current panel member for another six. He also delivers executive training in Environmental Economics for Non-Economists. Paul received the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013.

Google Scholar Citations

Latest paper: Burke, Paul J., Shahiduzzaman, Md, and Stern, David I. 2015. “Carbon dioxide emissions in the short run: The rate and sources of economic growth matter.” Global Environmental Change 33: 109–121.

PhD supervision (Chair): Ryan Edwards, Rohan Best

PhD graduates (Panel Chair): Tuan Phan

PhD graduates (Panel member): Shuhei Nishitateno, Marcel Schröder, Ramesh Paudel, Akram Latiph, Fahad Khan, Hemantha Ekanayake

Research interests

  • Environmental Economics
  • Energy Economics
  • Transport Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Asia-Pacific Economies


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