Professor Bruce Chapman

Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Professor Bruce Chapman is the Sir Roland Wilson Chair of Economics at the ANU. He has extensive experience in public policy, including the motivation and design of the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS). His research interests are labour economics, higher education funding, student loans and income contingent loan mechanisms.

He has published over 200 papers on a range of issues, including income contingent loans, long-term unemployment, the meaning of job flows data, the economics of crime, the economics of cricket, fertility, marital separation and government as risk manager.

He was a higher education financing consultant to the World Bank and the governments of Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Mexico, Canada, the UK, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Malaysia, Colombia, the US, Chile and China.

Key Interests:

Higher education financing and loans, unemployment, poverty traps, labour market programs, income contingent loans, the brain drain.

Economics - Employment/Labour