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Professor Ian Harper

Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Director, Deloitte Access Economics Pty Ltd
Emeritus Professor, University of Melbourne (Melbourne Business School)
Chair, Competition Policy Review Panel


Relevant qualifications and honours

  • Doctor of Philisophy (Economics) ANU 1982
  • Master of Economics ANU 1978
  • Bachelor of Economics (Hons) University of Queensland 1977
  • Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors


Work and committee history

  • 2014 - Chair, Competition Policy Review Panel
  • 2008-current - Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
  • 2012-current - Director, Ridley Melbourne
  • 2012-current - Director, Australian College of Theology Ltd
  • 2011-current - Director, Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students Ltd
  • 2010-current - Member, Advisory Board, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Australia)
  • 2008-2011 - Director, Access Economics Pty Ltd
  • 2005-2009 - Inaugural Chairman, Australian Fair Pay Commission
  • 2002-2008 - Sidney Myer Professor of Commerce & Business Administration, Melbourne Business School
  • 1992-2002 - Ian Potter Professor of International Finance, Melbourne Business School
  • 1988-1992 - National Australian Bank Professor of Monetary and Financial Economics, University of Melbourne
  • 1985-1988 - Lecturer in Economics, ANU
  • 1983-1985 - Head of Special Projects Section, Research Department, Researve Bank of Australia


Reviews conducted by Professor Harper


Publications (not exhaustive)


Book chapters

  • "Mergers "Down Under": An Australian Perspective on Mergers in Financial Services" in Benton E. Gup (ed), Megamergers in a Global Economy: Causes and Consequences (Quorum Books, 2002) pp103-110
  • "Economic Rationalism: The Economist’s View of the World", in S Gregg and I Harper, Economics and Ethics: The Dispute and the Dialogue, Occasional Paper 71, Centre for Independent Studies, 1999, pp 2-17.

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