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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 American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Economic Inquiry, Nature Climate Change, and Global Environmental Change. His ongoing research includes examining Indonesia’s energy subsidy reforms; Australia’s ongoing energy transition; US energy demand; the economics of road safety; benefits of electricity access; and other topics.

In 2018 Paul will teach IDEC8029 Issues in Applied Microeconomics. He has been a panel member for eleven completed PhD students. He also delivers executive training in Environmental Economics for Non-Economists.

Paul is co-leading a research module of the Australia-Germany Energy Transition Hub. He is President of the AARES ACT Branch.

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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PhD graduates

Research interests

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


  • IDEC8029 Issues in Applied Microeconomics

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