Richard Holden is one of Australia’s leading economists.
As Professor of Economics at UNSW Business School his research focuses on contract theory, law and economics, and political economy. He has written on topics including: political districting, the boundary of the firm, incentives in organisations, mechanism design, and voting rules. Richard received a PhD from Harvard University and was a faculty member at MIT and the University of Chicago before returning to Australia.
He is a regular columnist and media commentator on a wide range of economic issues in Australia and internationally. He has published in leading economics journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics and American Economic Review. His popular writings have appeared in outlets such as the New York Times, Australian Financial Review, The Australian and The Conversation where he publishes his regular column .
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