Associate Professor of Economics, Griffith University
Authored nearly 50 journal articles in journals such as Economic Papers, Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Economic Analysis and Policy, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Research Economics.
Areas of expertise are electricity markets; climate change and energy markets.
Tim is the Executive General Manager, Strategy and Economic Analysis at the Australian Energy Market Commission. Prior to November 2018, he was the Chief Economist of AGL where he led public policy, sustainability and corporate communications. Tim originated the Powering Australian Renewables Fund concept and was a Director of PARF until late 2018. He also established AGL’s market leading corporate reporting in relation to climate risk.
Tim is also a member of the Westpac Stakeholder Advisory Council and on the Research Committee at the Centre for Policy Development. He has previously been a director of Sustainable Business Australia and served on the Grattan Institute Energy Reference Group as well as stakeholder expert groups for the Finkel Review and various energy white paper processes.
Tim is an Associate Professor at Griffith University and is widely published in Australian and international peer-reviewed journals. He has presented at conferences in Australia and throughout Asia and Europe. He holds a PhD in economics for which he earned a Chancellors Doctoral Research Medal and a first class honours degree in economics. Tim is also a fellow of the Governance Institute (FGIA and FCIS) and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
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