Associate Professor William Coleman


Research School of Economics

Associate Professor
Phone number
+61 2 612 52226
Room 1021, HW Arndt Bld (25A)
Research areas

Economic history; Economics; Public choice; Political economy; History of economic thought.


William Coleman is a Reader of Economics. William has written extensively upon inflation, the history of economic thought and the contested position of economics in society. He serves as editor of Agenda: a Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform, and has authored, or co-authored, several seminal economics books, including Giblin’s Platoon: The Trials and Triumph of the Economist in Australian Public Life, and is editor of Only in Australia: The History, Politics and Economics of Australian Exceptionalism.

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Research publications

Research engagement and outreach

Editor, Agenda: a Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform


ECON 2091/ 8091 The Economy, Politics and the State

ECON 8026 Diploma Macro Politics