Dr Matthew Dornan

PhD (ANU); B Eco (Social Science) (Hons 1) (Sydney)
Research Fellow; Deputy Director, Development Policy Centre
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
T: +61 2 6125 1592

Areas of expertise

  • Environment And Resource Economics 140205
  • Economic Development And Growth 140202
  • Economic Development Policy 160505
  • Public Policy 160510
  • Comparative Government And Politics 160603
  • Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific 160606

Research interests

Economic Development, Political Economy, Energy Economics, Aid, Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea, Small Island Developing States, Rural Electrification, Renewable Energy Technologies, Provision of Public Good, Infrastructure Asset Management and Maintenance


Matthew Dornan is a Research Fellow at and Deputy Director of the Development Policy Centre in the Crawford School of Public Policy. His research focuses on economic development in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific islands, and includes work on infrastructure access, development and regulation; aid from 'traditional' and 'emerging' donors; renewable energy; regional integration; climate change adaptation financing; and labour mobility. Matthew received his PhD from the Crawford School and has a background in public policy and economics. He previously worked across the Pacific islands as part of the Australian aid program, and has consulted for various development partners in the region.

To access my publications, please see my Crawford School publications webpage:


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