Professor Kieron Meagher

PhD (Economics), M.A. Hons. (Pure Maths.)
Professor of Economics
ANU College of Business and Economics

Areas of expertise

  • Microeconomic Theory 140104
  • Industry Economics And Industrial Organisation 140209
  • Applied Economics 1402

Research interests

Organizational Economics, especially hierarchies and decsion making/managment in firms.

Political Economy, especially public provision of infrastructure, political parties and voting theory.

Spatial Competition


Kieron Meagher received an MA (Hons.) in pure mathematics from Waikato University and a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University. Kieron's research is focused in the fields of Industrial Organization, Organizational Economics and Political Economy and he has published in a number of international journals including Journal of Economic Theory, Economic Theory, Journal of Law, Economics & Organization and Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. His research interests include decision making and management in firms; spatial competition, public-private partnerships, the political economy of infrastructure investment and the formation of political parties.

Kieron has consulted for Woolworths on regulation issues and for Telstra on telecoms policy.  He has worked with over 100 firms and government organizations to improve their performance. He is also one of the authors of the government funded Society for Knowledge Economics report High Performing Workplaces.  The report can be accessed via:

Researcher's projects


$515,000, DEEWR Grant, “Leadership, Culture and Management Practices for High Performing Workplaces in Australia”, (with Christina Boedker (Accounting, UNSW), Richard Vidgen (SISTM, UNSW), Julie Cogin and Peter Sheldon (O&M, UNSW), Jan Mouritsen (Copenhagen Business School and Peter Langford (Macquarie)). (2010- 2013).      

$2,250,000 ARC Network Grant, “The Economic Design Network: Practical Policy Tools for Industry, Infrastructure, Services and the Environment” . Founding member and steering committee member of the ARC Economic Design Network. RN0458466 (2005-2009).

$230,000 “Market Contingent Hierarchies: Theory and Evidence” ARC Discovery grant DP0556363 (2005-2007).


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