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Professor Henry Ergas AO

Inaugural Professor of Infrastructure Economics, SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong
Adjunct Professor, Monash University Department of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics


Qualifications and honours

Image representing graduationM.Ec.Stud (High Distinction), University of Queensland

BA (Econ) (First Class Honours), Sussex University

Officer of the Order of Australia, 26 January 2016 ' For distinguished service to infrastructure economics, and to higher education, to public policy development and review, and as a supporter of emerging artists. '


Relevant work history and committee involvement

Image of briefcaseCurrent positions

  • Professor of Infrastructure Economics, SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong
  • Senior Economic Adviser, Deloitte Australia

Previous appointments

  • 2008-2009 - Chairman, Concept Economics
  • 2004-2007 - Vice President and Regional Head, Asia Pacific, CRA International
  • 1996-2004 - Managing Director, Network Economics Consulting Group (NEGG) Australia
  • 1995-1997 - BellSouth NZ Visiting Professor of Network Economics and Communications, University of Auckland
  • 1994-1995 - Visiting Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • 1993-1997 - Advisor, Trade Practices Commission, Canberra
  • 1991-1993 - Counsellor for Structural Policy, Economics Department, OECD, Paris
  • 1987-1991 - Professor, Graduate School of Management, Monash University
  • 1978-1987 - Administrator/Principal Administrator/Counsellor, OECD, Paris and Head of Secretary-General's Task Force on Structural Adjustment

Other appointments

  • 2012 - Member, Austrlaian Urban Research Infrastructure Network Expert Lens Group 6
  • 2012 - Member, Deakin Policy Forum Advisory Council
  • 2010 - Lay Member, New Zealand High Court
  • 2007 - Adjunct Professor, Monash University
  • 2004 - Adjunct Professor, School of Economics, National University of Singapore
  • 2004 - Member, Australian Centre of Regulatory Economics (ACORE) Advisory Board
  • 2004 - Member, French Ordre Nationale du Merite
  • 2002 - Editorial Board, The Review of Netowrk Economics
  • 2009: Editorial Board, Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier
  • 2006: Member, Defence Industry Consultative Group reporting to Australian Minister for Defence
  • 2005: Member, Prime Minister's Taskforce on Exports and Infrastructure
  • 2001: Lay Member, New Zealand High Court
  • 1999-2000 - Chairman, Intellectual Property and Competition Review Committee, AG's Department, Australia
  • 1998-2004 - Member, Commissione Scientifica, Telecom Italia, Rome, Italy
  • 1997: Member, Advisory Panel on Telecommunications Reform to the Minister for Communications and the Arts, Australia


Expert evidence

  • Forthcoming


Select Competition law publications

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Opinion pieces

See generally externallinkGreen Whiskers' competition policy page

More Forthcoming