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Philip D. Adams


Professor at the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University, Melbourne

Philip is Professor at the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University, Melbourne. Prior to his current position, Philip was Director and Professor at CoPS, Monash University (2004-2013). He is also past Australian coordinator for the Economic Outlook taskforce of the Pacific Economic Co-operation group. Prior to 2004, he held positions as Senior Research Fellow and then Director of Consulting at CoPS, having previously worked at the Bureau of Agricultural Economics and at the Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (now the Melbourne Institute).

Philip was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in 2016. In that year he was also awarded the GTAP Research Fellow distinction for the term of 2016 to 2019. He holds a Masters Degree and a Ph.D., both in economics, from the University of Melbourne.

Philip’s main area of expertise is the application of large multi-sectoral and multi-regional economic models for policy analysis and forecasting. Since completing his Ph.D., he has been involved in the implementation of several large models of the Australian economy: a short-run macro model; the Australia-wide MONASH model; and the MMRF dynamic model of Australia’s eight states and Territories. Philip has also been active in developing models for overseas organisations, including central government organisations in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Jordan, Uganda, South Africa, Taiwan, Denmark, and Thailand. He has also run a number of training courses in the use of single- and multi-country CGE models. The multi-country training was undertaken using the GTAP model, built and maintained at the Global Trade and Protection (GTAP) project at Purdue University.

Philip has around 60 refereed publications covering topics such as: the prospects for industries, states and regions; the economic effects of import tariffs; the contribution of international tourism; the benefits and costs of major export projects; and the impacts of greenhouse-response policies for Australian regions. His articles have been published in a wide range of journals, including: the Journal of Policy Modelling, the International Journal of Forecasting, the Pacific Economic Review, the World Economy, Applied Economics, Economic Letters, Economic Studies Quarterly, the Asia-Pacific Economic Review and the Economic Record. With Brian Parmenter he is the co-author of a chapter on Environmental modelling in the Handbook on CGE modelling (published in 2013 by Elsevier B.V).



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