Ian Paul King

Contact details

8344 3833
Room 426, Level 4
Business and Economics
(Building 105)

Postal address

Department of Economics
Level 4, FBE Building 105,
111 Barry Street,
University of Melbourne,
Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia


Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Queens University at Kingston. (1989)
Master of Arts in Economics, Queens University at Kingston. (1985)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics, Concordia University. (1983)

Professional Memberships

American Economics Association
Canadian Economics Association


Journal Articles

King I, Stahler. (2014) "International trade and directed search unemployment in general equilibrium", Canadian Journal of Economics, vol.47 (2), pp.580 - 604.

Basov, King I, Uren L. (2014) "Worker heterogeneity, the job finding rate, and technical change", European Economic Review, vol.70, pp.159 - 177.

Engineer M, King I. (2013) "Maximizing Human Development", Canadian Journal of Economics, vol.46 (2), pp.497 - 525.

Dutu R, Julien B, King IP. (2012) "On the Welfare Gains of Price Dispersion", Journal of Money, Credit & Banking, vol.44 (5), pp.757 - 786.

Julien B, Kennes J, King IP. (2011) "Implementing the Mortensen Rule in a Frictional Labor Market", Journal of Macroeconomics, vol.33 (1), pp.80 - 91.

Julien B, Kennes J, King I, Mangin S. (2009) "Directed Search, Unemployment and Public Policy", Canadian Journal of Economics, vol.42 (3), pp.956 - 983.

Julien D, Kennes J, King I. (2008) "Bidding for Money", Journal of Economic Theory, vol.142 (1), pp.196 - 217.

Chen W, Engineer M, King I. (2008) "Choosing Longevity with Overlapping Generations: To Be or Not to Be in Diamond's Model", BE Journal of Macroeconomics, vol.8 (1), pp.1 - 37.

Engineer M, King I, Roy N. (2008) "The Human Development Index as a Criterion for Optimal Planning", Indian Growth and Development Review, vol.1 (2), pp.172 - 192.

King I. (2006) "An Interview with Edward Prescott", New Zealand Economic Papers, vol.40, pp.1 - 6.

King I, Julien B, Kennes J. (2006) "Residual Wage Disparity and Coordination Unemployment", International Economic Review, vol.47 (3), pp.961 - 989.

King I, Julien B, Kennes J. (2006) "The Mortensen Rule and Efficient Coordination Unemployment", Economics Letters, vol.90, pp.149 - 155.

King I, Tang X. (2005) "A Comment on Roland Benabou's 'Tax and Education Policy in a Heterogenous-Agent Economy:  What Levels of Redistribution Maximize Growth and Efficiency?'", Econometrica, vol.73, pp.1003 - 1004.

King I, Kennedy P. (2005) "Economic Progress and Skill Obsolescence", Economic Theory, vol.26, pp.177 - 201.

King I, Julien B, Kennes J. (2005) "Ex Post Bidding and Efficient Coordination Unemployment", Canadian Journal of Economics, vol.38, pp.174 - 193.

King I. (2003) "A Directed Tour of Search-Thoretic Explanations for Unemployment", New Zealand Economic Papers, vol.37, pp.245 - 267.

King I, Julien B, Kennes J. (2002) "Auctions Beat Posted Prices in a Small Market", Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, vol.158, pp.548 - 562.

King I. (2002) "Ranking Research of Economics Departments in New Zealand: Reply", New Zealand Economic Papers, vol.36, pp.123 - 126.

King I, Julien B, Kennes J. (2001) "Auctions and Posted Prices in Directed Search Equilibrium", BE Journal of Macroeconomics, vol.1 (1), pp.1 - 1.

King I. (2001) "Quantity versus Quality:  Ranking Research Records of Economics Departments in New Zealand", New Zealand Economic Papers, vol.35, pp.240 - 252.

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

King IP. (2011) "Introduction to special issue: Macroeconomics with frictions", Journal of Macroeconomics, vol.33, pp.1 - 3.

King IP. (2009) "Search for a Theory of Unemployment", Insights: Melbourne Economics and Commerce, vol.6, pp.23 - 27.

King I. (2008) "A Conversation with Robert E Lucas, Jr, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 1995", New Zealand Economic Papers, vol.42 (1), pp.1 - 16.

King I. (2008) "An Interview with Robert E. Lucas Jr", Insights: Melbourne Economics and Commerce, vol.4, pp.23 - 25.

King I. (2006) "Sputnik, Artificial Intelligence and Puzzles: An Interview with a Nobel Prize Winner", EcoNZ@Otago, vol.17, pp.11 - 12.

King I, Sweetman A. (2002) "Procyclical Skill Retooling and Equilibrium Search", Review of Economic Dynamics, vol.5, pp.704 - 717.