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Tony Wiskich



2017-present PhD in economic modelling of energy and the climate at the Australian National University (ANU).
2007 MSc Economics Birkbeck College London. (Distinction)
1997 Theoretical Physics, University of Adelaide. (1st class)
1996 Bachelor of Science, University of Adelaide.

I am a PhD scholar at ANU and doctoral student associate for the centre for applied macroeconomic analysis. I worked as an economist in the public and private sectors for a decade, and prior to this as an IT consultant. My research interests include: optimal carbon prices under uncertainty of climate tipping; a decreasing elasticity between clean and dirty inputs; productivity spillovers from the rise of China; and the consequences of diminishing comparative advantage between countries.

Supervisor(s) and panel members

Topic title

Economic modelling of energy and the climate


• Wiskich A. (2014). Implementing a load duration curve of electricity demand in a general equilibrium model. Energy Economics, 45, 373-380.

• Wiskich, A. (2019). Optimal climate policy with directed technical change, extensive margins and a decreasing elasticity of substitution between clean and dirty energy.
• Wiskich, A. (2019). Evidence for and modelling of a decreasing long-run elasticity of substitution between clean and dirty energy.
• Wiskich, A. (2019). Weighing cows and coal: optimal taxes for methane and carbon from a tipping risk.
• Wiskich, A. (2019). The optimal carbon tax with an endogenous chance of a tipping climate.
• Wiskich, A. (2019). A comment on innovation in The Environment and Directed Technical Change.
• Wiskich, A. (2019). Did the rise of China boost productivity in the USA and elsewhere?
• Wokker, C. ,Wiskich, A. & Breunig, R. (2019). Resource rents and democracy.

Employment history

Referee for the journals: Energy Journal; Energy Policy; and Energy Economics.

2019 tutor in
• Microeconometrics (masters);
• Econometric methods and modelling (masters); and
• Applied Macroeconomic and Financial Econometrics (3rd year undergrad).

2018 tutor in
• Microeconomics (masters);
• Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics (masters); and
• Macroeconomic Issues at ANU (masters).

2018 guest lecturer for Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics.
2018 completed Principles of Tutoring and Demonstrating course at ANU.

Mailing address

Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

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