Ian McDonald

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Contact Details

+61 3 8344 5286

+61 3 8344 6899


Room 415, Business & Economics Building

Postal Address

Department of Economics
Level 4, Faculty of Business and Economics Building 105
111 Barry Street
Parkville 3010 VIC Australia


Ian McDonald graduated with a PhD from Simon Fraser University in 1974. His fields of study are Behavioural Economics and Macroeconomics. Ian was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1981, Reader in 1986 and Professor in 1990. He has held visiting positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Monash University, Nanyang University, Oxford University and Queen’s University. Ian has held a number of administrative positions including Head of the Department of Economics, University of Melbourne 1993 to 1996, Chair of the Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance Committee, University of Melbourne, 1999 to 2000 and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, University of Melbourne, 1999-2002 and 2005. Ian is an Editor of the Australian Economic Review and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Australia.

Research Interests

  • Behavioural Macroeconomics
  • Economics of ageing

Journal Articles

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