Alan Duncan


DPhil (York)
BA Econ (Hons) (Manchester)

Telephone+61 8 9266 1744
Research Fields

Econometrics, labour economics, welfare policy evaluation, childcare affordability, employment incentives, population dynamics, poverty and inequality, and economic and social wellbeing.

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Professor Alan Duncan is Director of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre and Bankwest Professor of Economic Policy at Curtin University. Prior to taking up this position in 2012, Alan was Director of the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra. He was previously a Professor of Economics and Head of School at Nottingham School of Economics, University of Nottingham and has also held positions at the University of York and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

Alan has published widely in both academic and policy outlets, with articles appearing in journals of the highest international reputation, including Econometrica, The Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Economic Record, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Applied Econometrics and Fiscal Studies. His research interests and expertise cover a broad range of topics, including: economic and social policy evaluation; taxation, public finance and public policy; the economics of education, training and childcare; employment and labour market participation; population and workforce dynamics; gender equity and discrimination; housing affordability;  migration; income inequality; poverty and wellbeing; statistical simulation; and econometric modelling and forecasting.

Alan was awarded the prestigious Frisch Medal of the Econometric Society in 2000 for a paper published in the world-leading journal, Econometrica. He completed a DPhil in Economics at the University of York, and has served on a number of senior advisory panels and boards for government and public sector organisations in the UK, Europe and Australia, advising on areas including tax policy, pensions, labour markets and household welfare. Alan has been invited to give evidence at Federal Senate Committee hearings, and was invited to participate in the 2011 Henry Review of the Australian tax system.