Researcher biography

Before joining the School of Economics in 2001, Peter Earl had spent a decade as Professor of Economics at Lincoln University in New Zealand. He decided to move to UQ after spending a semester in the School of Economics as a Visiting Professor in 1999 and having been impressed by the Library, the quality of the students and the School's strength in evolutionary economics.

He specialises in business economics, consumer research and economic method, with an interest in the impact of psychological factors and problems of information and knowledge on decision-making. He is also interested in Post Keynesian approaches to macroeconomics and monetary theory.

His approach blends elements from Austrian Economics, Behavioral Economics, Evolutionary Economics, Institutional Economics and Post Keynesian Economics. He has served as co-editor of the Journal of Economic Psychology and is a founding member of the editorial boards of Review of Political Economy and Marketing Theory. He is the author or editor of eighteen books and numerous articles and book chapters.