First PhD graduate elected to ASSA

21 Nov 2016

Congratulations to Rabee Tourky, School of Economics PhD Alumnus, who has been elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA). He is the first UQ Economics PhD graduate to be elected to the Academy. The ASSA was established in 1971 and it promotes excellence in the social sciences in Australia and in their contribution to public policy. The ASSA is an independent, interdisciplinary body of elected Fellows, of which Rabee is now one.

The Fellows are elected by their peers for their distinguished achievements and exceptional contributions made to the social sciences across 18 disciplines.

Since obtaining his PhD from UQ, Professor Tourky has held professorial positions at The University of Melbourne, Purdue University, and The University of Queensland.  He is currently the Director of the Research School of Economics at ANU. He is widely regarded as one of Australia's most creative theoretical economists. He has also received awards internationally for his teaching of undergraduate and MBA students. He has a history of curriculum innovation, synthesising technical rigour with practical real-world economic insight.

To find out more about the UQ School of Economics PhD Program, click here.