PROF JEFF BORLAND

PROF JEFF BORLAND

Positions

  • Applied microeconomics (Labour market theory)
  • Australian economic history
  • Economics of sport
  • Operation of labour markets in Australia (Earnings determination, Earnings Inequality, Unemployment)
  • Policy and program design and evaluation (Quasi-experimental evaluation, Economic design)

Overview

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  • Jeff Borland is Truby Williams Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne.

    His main research interests are analysis of the operation of labour markets in Australia, program and policy evaluation and design, Australian economic history, and sports economics. In 1997 he was awarded the Australian Academy of Social Sciences Medal for Excellence in Scholarship in the Social Sciences, and in 2002 was made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

    His current teaching is in the areas of microeconomics, sports economics, and Australian and world economic history. At University of Melbourne he has been a recipient of the Ed Brown University Teaching Prize and the Dean’s Award for Individual Teaching, and at Yale University he was awarded the Raymond Powell Prize for Excellence in Teaching in the Department of Economics. In 2007 he was awarded a Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

    In 2010 he was Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research at the Australian National University between 1996 and 1998, and has had visiting teaching positions at the University of Iowa and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    He is currentlyon the Board of Editors of the Journal of Sports Economics, and between 1998 and mid-2002 was Co-Editor and Editor of the Economic Record.

    He has acted as a consultant on labour market and microeconomics issues to organisations such as the OECD, IMF, ACCC, New Zealand Treasury, and Productivity Commission.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Economic Society of Australia. Member 1988 -

Publications

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Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, Yale University 1988
  • MPhil, Yale University 1986
  • MA, University of Melbourne 1985
  • BA, University of Melbourne 1983

Awards and honors

  • Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, Carrick Foundation, 2007
  • Ed Brown Award for Teaching, University of Melbourne, 2006
  • Dean's Individual Award for Excellene in Teaching, University of Melbourne Faculty of Economics & Commerce, 2005
  • Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 2002
  • Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, 1997
  • Prize for Best Paper in Economic Record, Economic Society of Australia, 1996

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Supervision

Available for supervision

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Supervision Statement

  • My main research interests are analysis of the operation of labour markets in Australia, program and policy evaluation and design, Australian economic history, and applications of microeconomic theory (primarily the economics of sporting markets).