Dr Ross McLeod

BE (Civ) (Melb), BA (Melb), PhD (ANU)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Indonesia Project, Economics Department

Areas of expertise

  • Financial Economics 140207
  • Public Economics Public Choice 140213
  • Public Economics Taxation And Revenue 140215
  • Human Resources Management 150305
  • Public Administration 160509
  • Economic Development And Growth 140202
  • Macroeconomics (Incl. Monetary And Fiscal Theory) 140212
  • Applied Economics 1402

Research interests

Much of my work in recent years has been related to the economic crisis that began in Indonesia in mid-1997, with particular emphasis on analysing its causes, how it was handled (particularly the role of the IMF), and how similar occurrences might be prevented in the future. I also have a strong interest in monetary and exchange rate policy, financial sector policies, privatisation, corruption and public sector reform in Indonesia.


I have been working in and on Indonesia in various capacities - postgraduate student, consultant and academic researcher - since 1978, and speak Indonesian fluently. From 1998 through 2011 I was Editor of the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies.

Career highlights

Lecturer in Economics, ANU (1982-84); Managing Director, Ricardo, Smith Pty Ltd, Economics and Banking Consultants (1984 to present); Fellow/Senior Fellow/Associate Professor/Adjunct Associate Professor, Indonesia Project, ANU (1992 to present); Associate Editor, Agenda, (2001-2005); Editor, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (1998 to 2011).


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