Specialises in macroeconomics and its applications in monetary economics, labour economics and regional economics.
Fellow of the Academy of Social Science in Australia, life member of Clare Hall College, Cambridge and Distinguished Associate of the ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition, University of Manchester. Current research areas: the macroeconomy as a complex adaptive system; the application of self-organisation theory to statistical/econometric modelling in the presence of structural transition; the theory of competition and competition policy; legal and regulatory interactions with the process of economic evolution; the empirics of economic growth. He has served as a member of the following editorial boards: Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Review of Political Economy, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Economic Analysis and Policy. He has served on the management boards of: the European Association for Evolutionary Economy (founder member); the Society for the Advancement of Socioeconomics (founder member); and the International Schumpeter Society. He is currently a member of the University of Queensland Academic Board and has served as a member of its Standing Committee. He has extensive consultancy experience with a range of organisations such as the European Commission, the National Australia Bank (UK), the International Labour Organisation and Queensland Treasury and the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance.