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Areas of expertise

  • National and regional economic modelling
  • Computable General Equilibrium
  • Fiscal federalism

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About John Madden

John is an Emeritus Professor at Victoria University’s Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS). From 2014 to 2020 he was a Professor at VU. Prior to that, John was a Professor at Monash University, where he was CoPS’ Deputy Director from 2004 to 2012. Before joining Monash, John was Director of the Centre for Regional Economic Analysis at the University of Tasmania.

John’s primary research activity is in the area of computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling. He is the author of FEDERAL, one of the world’s first large-scale multiregional CGE models. Current research projects includes CGE modelling of sub-national taxes, regional effects of higher education, and linked disease-economic modelling. Notable past economic studies include: National Competition Policy, Safety Net Review, Goods and Services Tax, Very Fast Train, Sydney Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. For six months in 1992-93, John was a Scientific Fellow at Erasmus University Rotterdam modelling an eco-tax, and in 2001-02 he was a member of a Stanford University study team on fiscal federalism.

John is a former President of the Pacific Regional Science Association and a former Councillor-at-Large of the Regional Science Association International. He is a past regional editor (Asia-Pacific) of Regional Science Policy and Practice (2012-16) and a current member of the Advisory Board of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science.


  • PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia, 1990
  • BEc (Hons), Australian National University, Australia, 1978
  • DipEd, University of Tasmania, Australia, 1969
  • BA, University of Tasmania, Australia, 1968

Key publications

Year Citation
2017 Giesecke, J., & Madden, J. (170101). Migration Responses to a Loss in Regional Amenities: An Analysis with a Multiregional CGE Model In Shibusawa, H. ;. (Ed.) (1) (pp. 249-277). Singapore: Springer.
2013 Giesecke, J. A., & Madden, J. R. (130101). Regional computable general equilibrium modeling (pp. 379-475).

doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-59568-3.00007-9

2007 Giesecke, J. A., & Madden, J. R. (070101). Regional Adjustment to Globalization: A CGE Analytical Framework (pp. 229-261).

doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-72444-5_11

2006 Madden, J. R. (060101). Australia: Central fiscal dominance, collaborative federalism, and economic reform (pp. 85-142).

doi: 10.1017/CBO9780511511004.003

Year Citation
2010 Giesecke, J. A., & Madden, J. R. (101201). Uncovering the factors behind comparative regional economic performance: A multi-regional computable general equilibrium (CGE) approach. Regional Studies, 44(10), (1329-1349).

doi: 10.1080/00343400802070886

2010 Dixon, P. B., Madden, J. R., & Rimmer, M. T. (101201). Linking national and multi-regional computable general equilibrium (CGE) models: The effects of an increase in award wage rates in Australia. Regional Studies, 44(10), (1369-1385).

doi: 10.1080/00343400902926383

2005 Horridge, M., Madden, J., & Wittwer, G. (050401). The impact of the 2002-2003 drought on Australia. Journal of Policy Modeling, 27(3), (285-308).

doi: 10.1016/j.jpolmod.2005.01.008

2003 Groenewold, N., Hagger, A. J., & Madden, J. R. (031101). Interregional transfers: A political-economy CGE approach. Papers in Regional Science, 82(4), (535-554).

doi: 10.1007/s10110-003-0191-x

1993 Madden, J. (930101). The Economics of Vertical Fiscal Imbalance: An Applied General Equilibrium Approach. Australian Tax Forum: a journal of taxation policy, law and reform, 1 (75-90).
1993 DIXON, P. B., MADDEN, J. R., & PETER, M. W. (930101). The Effects of Reallocating General Revenue Assistance among the Australian States. Economic Record, 69(4), (367-381).

doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4932.1993.tb02118.x

Research funding for the past 5 years

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  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Economic Impact Study of 2019 Australian Tennis Open
From: Nielsen Sports
For period: 2018-2019
Not disclosed

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