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Professor Philip Adams

PhD (UniMelb), MCom (UniMelb), B Ec Hons (Monash), FASSA

Research Professor, Centre of Policy Studies

Philip is Professor at the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University, Melbourne.

Prior to his current position, Philip was Director and Professor at CoPS, Monash University (2004-2013). He is also past Australian coordinator for the Economic Outlook taskforce of the Pacific Economic Co-operation group. Philip was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences (FASSA) in Australia in 2016. In that year he was also awarded the GTAP Research Fellow distinction for the term of 2016 to 2019. He holds a Masters Degree and a PhD, both in economics, from the University of Melbourne.

Philip's main area of expertise is the application of large multi-sectoral and multi-regional economic models for policy analysis and forecasting. Since completing his PhD, he has been involved in the implementation of several large models of the Australian economy, including the MMRF dynamic model. Philip has also been active in developing models overseas, including in:

  • Denmark
  • South Africa
  • Taiwan
  • Uganda
  • Oman
  • Jordan
  • Thailand.

Philip has around 60 refereed publications. His recent work has focussed on greenhouse issues. He has completed projects for the Garnaut Climate Change Review and the Federal Treasury, assisting them in model development and model-applications. His October-2007 report for the Climate Institute on the economic implications of forcing large cuts in greenhouse emissions in Australia was reported widely in the Australian Press. Philip also delivered one of the key invited lectures (November 2008) of Monash's 50th Anniversary Public Lecture Series, focussing on the insurance-aspects of an emissions trading scheme. 

Recent publications

Refereed journal articles

Philip D. Adams, Brian R. Parmenter and George Verikios (2014, forthcoming), “An Emissions Trading Scheme for Australia: National and Regional Impacts”, Economic Record.

YinHua Mai, Philip Adams, Peter Dixon and Jayant Menon (2010) “The Growth locomotive of the People’s Republic of China: Macro and Terms of Trade Impacts on Neighbouring Countries”, Asian Development Review, 27 (2). 

Philip Adams (2007), “Insurance against Catastrophic Climate Change: How Much Will and Emissions Trading Scheme Cost Australia?”, The Australian Economic Review”, Vol. 40, No. 4, December 2007, pp 432-52.

Philip Adams (2005) , “Interpretation of Results from CGE Models such as GTAP”, Journal of Policy Modelling, Vol. 27, December 2005, pp. 941-59.

Siobhan K. Dent, John P. Switala, Philip D. Adams and Mark h. O’Sullivan (2002) “Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak: Modelling Economic Implications for Queensland and Australia”, Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 8(3), 2002, pp. 303-26

Book chapters

Philip D. Adams and Brian R. Parmenter (2013), “Computable General Equilibrium Modelling of Environmental issues in Australia: Economic Impacts of an Emissions Trading Scheme” in P.B. Dixon and D. Jorgenson (eds) Handbook of CGE Modelling, Vol. 1A, Elsevier B.V.

Philip D. Adams (2013), “Economic Modelling”, in Australian Academy of Science (2012), Negotiating our future: Living Scenarios for Australia to 2050.

Yin Hua Mai and Philip Adams (2009), “Resources Sector and Foreign Investment” Chapter 7 in Jayasuriya, S. D. MacLaren and G. Magee (eds.) Negotiating a Preferential Trading Agreement, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK.

View Philip's publications in the Victoria University Research Repository.

Areas of expertise

  • Applied economic analysis for policy makers
  • Economic modelling of industries and regions
  • Energy and economic issues.
  • Greenhouse policy analysis
Philip Adams

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