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Peter Abelson


Professor Peter Abelson

Peter Abelson has a PH.D in Economics from London University.  Peter started life as a professional economist working in London, Lusaka, Bangkok and Kingston Jamaica. Peter taught economics at Macquarie University from 1974 to 2005, holding a Chair in Economics from 2001 to 2006, and taught public finance at Sydney University from 2007 to 2012.  Peter's text, "Public Economics: Principles and Practice" (McGraw-Hill) is the main Australian public economics text. Peter has published over 50 refereed articles on public economics and related areas. From 1993 to 2006, Peter was National Secretary of the Economic Society of Australia.  Peter is currently Managing Director of consultancy Applied Economics, Principal Economics Advisor (part–time) to the NSW Treasury, and the first popularly elected Mayor of Mosman Council Sydney (2012-16).

Subject Area Expertise

Public economics and related areas of transport, housing, health, education and utilities.


Company website: www.appliedeconomics.com.au

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