Alan Woodland

Scientia Professor

School of Economics - BA, UNE | PhD, UNE | Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia


International trade, population ageing, applied econometrics​​

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About Alan

Alan Woodland is currently Scientia Professor of Economics​ in the School of Economics, UNSW Australia Business School. He was previously Professor of Econometrics at the University of Sydney and Professor of Economics at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of New England in Australia.

Woodland's primary research interests and publications are in the areas of international trade theory, applied econometrics and population ageing. His interests and contributions also encompass public economics, labour economics and environmental economics. Some specific research topics have included; Pareto-improvements in welfare through a range of policy changes, such as international income transfers, tariffs, taxes and trade quotas under the different redistribution mechanisms; endogenous formation of preferential trade agreements; pensions and retirement behaviour, labour supply and time allocation; and risk preference and illegal immigration.

Alan has published in leading journals including Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Econometrics and Journal of International Economics and is author of International Trade and Resource Allocation, Advanced textbooks in Economics Vol.19, North-Holland Publishing Company, 1982.

He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia and the recipient of the Distinguished Economist Award of the Economics Society of Australia. He was previously a member of the Council of the Econometric Society, Chair of the Econometric Society Australasian Standing Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Economics Association.

He is an Associate Editor of the Review of International Economics, a past editor of the Economic Record, and is currently on the editorial boards of Empirical Economics, International Journal of Economic Theory and the Economic Record. Woodland has been a Reserve Bank of Australia Fellow in Economic Policy and a Senior Fulbright Fellow. He is also on the scientific boards of the European Trade Study Group (ETSG), Asia Pacific Trade Seminars (APTS), Australasian Trade Workshop (ATW) and the Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade (DEGIT) Research Centre. He is a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), located at UNSW.