Researcher biography

Emeritus Professor King received his PhD from Queen's University in Canada. He has taught at several different universities in Canada, the USA, New Zealand, and Australia. He has published, among other things, more than 35 articles in refereed journals, including the very top journals in the profession. He founded the Australasian Macroeconomics Society, and served as its first President. He was the editor of the New Zealand Economic Papers, and has been on the editorial boards of other prominent journals. He was the Panel Chair for the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) journal ranking for economics in 2013 and 2016. He has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships including 3 Discovery Projects from the Australian Research Council. He was an Associate Dean at the University of Melbourne, and served as the Deputy Head of the School of Economics at the University of Queensland.  

His research focusses mainly on the determinants of unemployment, growth, and income inequality. Together with co-authors, he has pioneered new theories of the labour market ( "directed search theory"), money, technological change, tax competition, and language acquisition. Empirically, he has discovered new relationships between unemployment and inflation, and skill re-tooling over the business cycle. He has also pioneered the usage of macroeconomic techniques to evaluate the World Bank's Human Development Index. 

Featured projects Duration
Productivity, growth and unemployment in economies with frictions
ARC Discovery Project