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Ross Guest

Professor of Economics

Griffith University

Griffith Business School

Faculty: Subject/program leads

QLD, Australia

Areas of expertise

  • Economics and finance
  • Education
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Ross Guest is Emeritus Professor of Economics in the Griffith Business School at Griffith University, a Principal Fellow with the Higher Education Academy, and an adjunct professor at the Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand School of Government. Prof Guest holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Melbourne.

His primary field of research is population economics, on which he has published many articles in, for example, the Journal of Macroeconomics, the Economic Record, the Journal of Population Economics, and Oxford Economic Papers. He has received four Australian Research Council grants for his work on population economics, which has informed public policy through consultancies (e.g. Aotearoa-New Zealand Treasury and Queensland Treasury) and citations in Productivity Commission reports. He received the Dean’s award for Best Mid-Career Researcher in the Griffith Business School in 2010.

Prof Guest has taught a range of economics subjects at Griffith University and formerly at Monash University. He was appointed a Principal Fellow with the Higher Education Academy in 2018, awarded a National Senior Teaching Fellowship in 2012 by the Australian Government and a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2006 by the former Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. He is Editor in Chief of the International Review of Economics Education.

Career Highlights

  • Former Dean, Learning and Teaching, Griffith Business School
  • Principal Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE)
  • National Senior Teaching Fellow with the former Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching
  • Editor-In-Chief of the International Review of Economics Education (Elsevier)
  • Four ARC Discovery Grants as Principal Investigator

ANZSOG programs

  • Prof Guest teaches in the following ANZSOG courses:
  • Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)- Government in a Market Economy (subject leader)
    Economics for Public Sector Management (workshop leader)

Selected publications

Guest, R. & Day, C. (2016) Fertility and female wages: a new link via house prices. Economic Modelling, 53(Feb): 121-132. doi:10.1016/j.econmod.2015.10.047.

Guest, R., & Jensen, B.S. (2016) Applying a CRESH aggregate labour index to generate age-wage profiles. Applied Economics Letters, 23(1): 27-33.

Stiglitz, J. Walsh, C., Guest, R., Gow, G., Tani, M. & Richmond, W. (2015) Principles of Economics, 2nd Australian edition. Wley.

Collett-Schmitt, K., Guest, R., & Davies, P. (2015). Assessing Student Understanding of Price and Opportunity Cost through a Hybrid Test Instrument: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research, 16(1): 115-134.

Guest, R. & Parr, N. (2014) A Method for Socially Evaluating the Effects of Long Run Demographic Paths on Living Standards. Demographic Research, 31: 275-318.

Guest, R. (2014) Optimal Pollution Abatement Under ‘Sustainable’and Other Social Time Preferences. Environmental and Resource Economics, 58(3): 373-390.

Guest, R. (2013) Population Ageing and Productivity: implications and policy options for New Zealand. New Zealand Treasury Working Papers, 13/21. Wellington: New Zealand Treasury.

Guest, R. (2013) Government in a market economy: Applications and case studies, 4th edn. Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.

Rohde, N. & Guest, R. (2013) Multidimensional racial inequality in the United States. Social Indicators Research, 114(2): 591-605.

Guest, R. & Parr, N. (2013) Family policy and couples’ labour supply: an empirical assessment. Journal of Population Economics, 26(4): 1631-1660.

Guest, R. & Makin, A. (2013) The Dynamic Effects of Fiscal Stimulus in a Two‐Sector Open Economy. Review of Development Economics, 17(3): 609-626.

Guest, R. (2013) Intergenerational Smoothing of New Zealand’s Future Fiscal Costs. New Zealand Treasury Working Papers, 13/21. Wellington: New Zealand Treasury.

Guest, R. (2013) Towards learning standards in economics in Australia. Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy, 32(1): 51-66.