Ian Harper

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Ian Harper FASSA FAICD is an Australian economist, economics professor and current dean of the Melbourne Business School.

Harper has a Bachelor of Economics with honours from the University of Queensland and a Master of Economics and Doctor of Philosophy from the Australian National University.[1] Before becoming the dean, he was Professor emeritus at the Melbourne Business School, a graduate school of the University of Melbourne.[2]


Career[edit]

Harper began his career working at the Reserve bank, after completion of his PHD. [3] He was the inaugural chairman of the Australian Fair Pay Commission before that body was abolished in 2009[2]. He then joined Deloitte's Melbourne office as a partner, and then senior adviser. He headed the Federal Government's Competition Review, releasing the final report ("the Competition Policy Review" or "Harper Review") [4][5] [6] [7] of 56 recommendations on 31 March, 2015. [8]He was appointed to the board of the Reserve Bank in 2016 [9] before returning to academia as the Dean of the Melbourne Business School, in 2018. [10]

Published works[edit]

Harper has published numerous articles,[1] and recently wrote Economics for life (ISBN 0908284950) which won the 2011 SPCK Australian Christian Book of the Year Award.[11]

Awards/Honors[edit]

Harper was elected to the Australian Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2000 and later elected to the Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Professor Ian Harper". Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Faculty staff profile". Melbourne Business School. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Patrick Durkin, Ben Potter, "Harper back to RBA origins" The Australian Financial Review, 6 May 2016
  4. ^ "Competition Policy Review" australiancompetitionlaw https://www.australiancompetitionlaw.org/reports/2014harper.html
  5. ^ Profile - Ian Harper Deloitte Official Website https://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/profiles/ian-harper.html
  6. ^ Ian Harper Profile - The Conversation https://theconversation.com/profiles/ian-harper-8628
  7. ^ Patrick Durkin "Hardheaded Economist Ian Harper to Guide Interest Rates" AFR May 5 2016 http://www.afr.com/news/economy/hardheaded-economist-ian-harper-to-guide-interest-rates-20160505-gondgc
  8. ^ Daniel Hurst "Competition review urges easing of rules on pharmacies and trading hours" The Guardian, 31 March 2015(English)
  9. ^ Patrick Durkin, Ben Potter, "Harper back to RBA origins" The Australian Financial Review, 6 May 2016
  10. ^ Tim Dodd "Melbourne business-school-chief-shares-control-with-deputy" The Australian.com.au 11 April 2018 https://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/melbourne-business-school-chief-shares-control-with-deputy/news-story/8dc6472d61916f03b28467b47bc696d1
  11. ^ "Economics for Life". Acorn Press. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  12. ^ Ian Harper Profile - The Conversation https://theconversation.com/profiles/ian-harper-8628

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