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Alan Powell

Created: 9/20/2000
Updated: 6/18/2007
Visits: 7,060
Mr. Alan Powell
Emeritus Professor

Monash University
Centre of Policy Studies
Eleventh Floor, Menzies Bldg Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
61 3 9905 5485 (ph)
61 3 9905 2426 (fx)

Alan A. POWELL, born June 5 1937, held a personal chair in Econometrics at Monash University from October 1991 through June 2000. Since then he has been Professor Emeritus at Monash's Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics and at the Centre of Policy Studies/Impact Project at the same university.

Previously he held the Ritchie Chair of Research in Economics at the University of Melbourne.

He was Director of the Australian Federal Government's inter-agency IMPACT Project from its inception in 1975 until the end of 1992, when he handed that position over to his long-term colleague Professor Peter B. Dixon.

He is a Member of the Order of Australia, a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, a Fellow of the (international) Econometric Society, a recipient of the Research Medals of the Royal Society of Victoria and of the Australian Modelling and Simulation Society. He is listed in Who’s Who in Australia and in the 1999 edition of Who’s Who in Economics.

In 1998 he received the Distinguished Fellowship Award of the Economic Society of Australia. Prior to taking up the Ritchie Chair at the University of Melbourne in March 1979, he was foundation Professor of Econometrics at Monash University from 1968. Whilst setting up the IMPACT Project during the period March 1974, to February 1979, he was part-time Professor of Econometrics at Monash University.

In 1972 he was a visiting Economist at the Development Research Center, World Bank, Washington, D.C. During the first four months of 1987 he was the McKethan-Matherly Senior Research Fellow in the Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Florida.

In January 1993 he visited Indonesia, teaching applied general equilibrium modelling to a group of researchers from various Indonesian government agencies and from the Institute of Agriculture at the Center for Agro- socioeconomic Research, Bogor.

In January 1997 he visited the Inter-University Center of Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, where he acted as invited Research Adviser to the Economic Studies Division. Since its inception in 1994, he has been Member-at-Large of the Advisory Board of the Global Trade Analysis Project centered at Purdue University.

Dr Powell's earlier appointments were: Lecturer in Economics at the University of Adelaide (1961-64), and Senior Lecturer (later Reader) in Economics at Monash University (1965-67). In 1964 he was Post-Doctoral Fellow in Political Economy at the University of Chicago, and in 1968 taught, as a visiting Senior Fulbright Fellow, in the graduate school at Rutgers University.

After graduating B.Sc.Agr. with honours in Agricultural Economics from the University of Sydney in 1959, he graduated Ph.D. from the same University in 1963.

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