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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; the economics of road safety; benefits of electricity access; and other topics.

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

In 2018 Paul will teach IDEC8029 Issues in Applied Microeconomics. He has been a panel member for 12 completed PhD students. He also delivers executive training in Environmental Economics for Non-Economists.

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.

Paul will co-organise the Australasian Development Economics Workshop 2018.

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Current PhD students

PhD graduates

Research interests

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


  • IDEC8029 Issues in Applied Microeconomics

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