Organisational Design

This network develops and applies methods to understand how best to design organisations to improve incentives, information flows, strategy with competitors, and building relations with suppliers and customers.

Network Members

Richard Holden | Network Leader, AGSM Scholar, Professor and ARC Future Fellow, School of Economics

Richard Holden is Professor of Economics at UNSW Business School and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow from 2013-2017. Prior to that he was on the faculty at the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a PhD from Harvard University in 2006, where he was a Frank Knox Scholar. His research focuses on contract theory, law and economics, and political ​ec​o​nomy. He has written on topics including: political districting, the boundary of the firm, incentives in organizations, mechanism design, and voting rules.

Hodaka Morita | Professor, School of Economics

​Professor Morita's research focuses on applied microeconomic theory, where his main fields of interest are industrial organisation, organisational economics, international trade, and economics of Japanese business. He has written on topics such as internal labour market, free entry and social efficiency, competitor collaboration, relational contracts, group identity and firm boundaries, and after-market monopolisation. His articles have appeared in leading journals in his research field.

Arghya Ghosh | Head of School, Professor, School of Economics

Arghya's research is primarily in two areas: industrial organization and international trade. Currently Arghya is investigating the formation of partial equity ownership arrangements and incentives and welfare consequences of collaboration among competitors. On the trade front, Arghya's recent research examines the possible link between trade and expropriation in presence of imperfect property rights. His work has appeared in top journals including RAND Journal of Economics and Economic Theory among others.

Dr Juan Carlos Carbajal | Senior Lecturer, Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator, School of Economics

​Elizabeth Carson's research interests include economics of global and national audit markets, industry specialisation by auditors and audit reporting. Her PhD investigating global audit firm networks and global industry specialisation by audit firms was awarded the American Accounting Association Auditing Section Outstanding Dissertation Award. She teaches at postgraduate level in financial accounting and auditing, as well as supervising research students in the Honours, MPhil and PhD programs.

Alberto Motta | Associate Professor, Visitor Program Coordinator, School of Economics

​Alberto's research focuses on developing theoretical models and applying econometric methods in order to study the impact of collusion on information flows. He investigates the types and features of organizational design that are most effective. His current work focuses on designing and evaluating organizational solutions for microfinance institutions, for-profit and not-for-profit firms, enforcement agencies and media outlets.​​​

Dr Anton Kolotilin | Senior Lecturer and ARC DECRA Fellow, School of Economics

​Anton Kolotilin is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at UNSW Australia and ARC DECRA Research Fellow for 2016-2019. He received his PhD in Economics from MIT in 2012. His primary research field is microeconomic theory, with a particular interest in persuasion.



Highlight achievements

  • Ten network members have a total of 39 different A*/FT45 publications since 2010, including in The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Management Science, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of International Economics, Economic Theory, and Journal of Economic Theory
  • ARC Fellowships: Future Fellow (Holden), Research Fellow (Morita), DECRA (Carbajal, Kolotilin, and Kawai.)
  • Holden is Editor of the Journal of Law and Economics
  • Holden received the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia Early Career Research Award for best scholar in Economics, Accounting, Statistics, Economic History, Marketing in 2013 and 2014 (only person ever to win twice)
  • Ghosh received the Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) award in 2013 for outstanding contribution in Economics
  • ARC grant awards totalling more than $3.3 million (Holden, Morita, Ghosh, Carbajal, Pimienta, Gratton)