• The University of Western Australia (M251), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

19992018
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Biography

Peter Robertson is a Professor of Economics and is Dean of the Business School. He was Head of Economics 2014-2016  and was Associate Dean of Research from 2011-2014. He was educated at the University of Otago, the University of New England and Simon Fraser University. He has been a visiting Scholar at the University of Otago, The University of British Columbia, Rutgers University and The University of Oxford. He was formerly employed at the Productivity Commission 1994-1996,  and the University of New South Wales 1996-2009. Peter also serves as an expert consultant to the Productivity Commission and to the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and is a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts. He is currently serving on the editorial board of The Indian Growth and Development Review and Economic Papers. 

Peter's research focuses on the interactions between economic growth, economic development and international trade. Particular interests include economic miracles in East Asia, China and India, human capital accumulation, international trade, Defense and immigration. 

Keywords

  • Economic Growth
  • International Trade
  • Immigration
  • Defence Spending
  • Human Capital
  • Economic growth
  • International trade
  • Environmental economics

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 1999 2018

How Important was Labor Reallocation for China's Growth? A Skeptical Assessment

Ye, L. & Robertson, P. E., 1 Dec 2018, In : Review of Income and Wealth. 64, 4, p. 828-852 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

China
Labor reallocation
Per capita income
Income growth
Human capital

How the 'tyranny of distance' affects the Australian economy

Robertson, P., 1 Jun 2018, AusIMM Bulletin, 3, p. 56-57 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
6 Citations (Scopus)

Measuring hard power: China’s economic growth and military capacity

Robertson, P. E. & Sin, A., 2 Jan 2017, In : Defence and Peace Economics. 28, 1, p. 91-111 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

economic growth
Military
China
price index
purchasing power

The Tyranny of Distance and the Gravity of Resources

Robertson, P. E. & Robitaille, M. C., 1 Dec 2017, In : Economic Record. 93, 303, p. 533-549 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gravity
Resources
Gas
Elasticity
Factors
2 Citations (Scopus)

Does Globalisation Affect Crime? Theory and Evidence

Ghosh, A., Robertson, P. & Robitaille, M. C., 2016, In : World Economy. 39, 10, p. 1482-1513

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

liberalization
globalization
offense
labor
evidence

Projects 2009 2016