Ross Guest

Ross Guest
  • Category: Faculty, EMPA Faculty
  • Job Title: Professor of Economics
  • Organisation: Griffith University
  • Department: Griffith Business School
  • State/Region: QLD
  • Country: Australia
  • Phone: +61 (07) 5552 8783
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Areas of expertise

  • Economics / macroeconomics / microeconomics

Ross Guest is Professor of Economics (since 2003) and Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Griffith Business School at Griffith University, and an adjunct professor at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (since 2005). Prof Guest holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Melbourne. His primary field of research is population economics, on which he has published many articles in, for example, the Journal of Macroeconomics, the Economic Record, the Journal of Population Economics, and Oxford Economic Papers. He has received four Australian Research Council grants for his work on population economics, which has informed public policy through consultancies (e.g. New Zealand Treasury and Queensland Treasury) and citations in Productivity Commission reports.

Prof Guest has been teaching in ANZSOG's Government in a Market Economy (GME) Masters subject since its inception in 2004. He has taught a range of economics subjects at Griffith University (1998 to 2012) and at Monash University (1991 to 1998). He was awarded a National Senior Teaching Fellowship in 2012 by the Australian Government and a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2006 by the former Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

ANZSOG programs

Prof Guest teaches in the following ANZSOG courses:

  • Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)
    - Government in a Market Economy (subject leader)
  • Economics for Public Sector Management (workshop leader)
Selected publications
  • Guest, R. & Day, C. (2016) Fertility and female wages: a new link via house prices. Economic Modelling, 53(Feb): 121-132. doi:10.1016/j.econmod.2015.10.047.

  • Guest, R., & Jensen, B.S. (2016) Applying a CRESH aggregate labour index to generate age-wage profiles. Applied Economics Letters, 23(1): 27-33.

  • Stiglitz, J. Walsh, C., Guest, R., Gow, G., Tani, M. & Richmond, W. (2015) Principles of Economics, 2nd Australian edition. Wley.

  • Collett-Schmitt, K., Guest, R., & Davies, P. (2015). Assessing Student Understanding of Price and Opportunity Cost through a Hybrid Test Instrument: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research, 16(1): 115-134.

  • Guest, R. & Parr, N. (2014) A Method for Socially Evaluating the Effects of Long Run Demographic Paths on Living Standards. Demographic Research, 31: 275-318.

  • Guest, R. (2014) Optimal Pollution Abatement Under ‘Sustainable’and Other Social Time Preferences. Environmental and Resource Economics, 58(3): 373-390.

  • Guest, R. (2013) Population Ageing and Productivity: implications and policy options for New Zealand. New Zealand Treasury Working Papers, 13/21. Wellington: New Zealand Treasury.

  • Guest, R. (2013) Government in a market economy: Applications and case studies, 4th edn. Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.

  • Rohde, N. & Guest, R. (2013) Multidimensional racial inequality in the United States. Social Indicators Research, 114(2): 591-605.

  • Guest, R. & Parr, N. (2013) Family policy and couples’ labour supply: an empirical assessment. Journal of Population Economics, 26(4): 1631-1660.

  • Guest, R. & Makin, A. (2013) The Dynamic Effects of Fiscal Stimulus in a Two‐Sector Open Economy. Review of Development Economics, 17(3): 609-626.

  • Guest, R. (2013) Intergenerational Smoothing of New Zealand’s Future Fiscal Costs. New Zealand Treasury Working Papers, 13/21. Wellington: New Zealand Treasury.

  • Guest, R. (2013) Towards learning standards in economics in Australia. Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy, 32(1): 51-66.