Dr Damien Eldridge

Damien Eldridge


Research School of Economics

Phone number
+61 2 612 51178
Room 2029, HW Arndt Bld (25A)
Research areas

Microeconomic Theory; Applied Microeconomics; Mathematical Economics.


B.Ec. (ANU); B.Sc. (ANU); B.Sc.Hons. (First Class) (La Trobe); Grad.Dip.Ec. (with Distinction) (ANU); M.Ec. (ANU); M.Sc. (Texas); Ph.D. (Texas).

Dr Damien Eldridge is a Lecturer of Economics. Damien specialises in microeconomic theory, applied microeconomics, and mathematical economics. He is particularly interested in applications of microeconomic theory in the fields of industrial economics, public economics, and health economics. Dr Eldridge has held academic positions as an economist at the Australian National University and La Trobe University. He has also been employed as an economist by a number of non-academic organisations, including various Australian Public Service agencies. Damien has authored or co-authored a number of articles that have been published in high quality journals. These journals include The Economic RecordApplied Economics, and Economic Inquiry.

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Research publications

Journal Articles

Eldridge, DS, I Onur and M Velamuri (2017), “The impact of private hospital insurance on hospital utilization in Australia”, Applied Economics 49(1), pp. 78–95.

Eldridge, DS, HH Ryoo and A Wieneke (2015), “Bank capital regulation with asymmetric countries”, The Economic Record 91(292), March, pp. 79–90.

Eldridge, DS (2014), “A comment on Siegfried’s first lesson in econometrics”, Economic Inquiry 52(1), January, pp. 503–504.

Eldridge, DS (2009), “Multiple interactions and the management of local commons”, The Economic Record 85(270), September, pp. 344–349.

Gabbitas, O and D Eldridge (1999), “Reforming State taxation”, Policy 15(1), Autumn, pp. 20–28.


Books and Monographs

Eldridge, DS (2007), Essays in microeconomic theory, Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, December.

Daly, A, D Nguyen-Hong, D Eldridge, O Gabbitas and P McCalman (1998), Youth wages and employment, Productivity Commission Staff Research Paper, Ausinfo, Canberra, October. ISBN: 0-646-33571-5.

Gabbitas, O and D Eldridge (1998), Directions for State tax reform, Productivity Commission Staff Research Paper, Ausinfo, Canberra, June. ISBN: 0-646-33554-5.


Book Reviews

Eldridge, DS (2008), “A review of Repeated games and reputations: Long-run relationships by George J Mailath and Larry Sameulson (Oxford University Press, USA, 2006, pp. xvi + 645)”, The Economic Record 84(264), March, pp. 128–129.

Eldridge, DS (2007), “A review of Scorcher: The dirty politics of climate change by Clive Hamilton (Black Inc Agenda, Australia, 2007)”, Policy 23(3), Spring, pp. 56–58.

Research grants and awards

Research Awards

The Jan Whitwell Prize of the New Zealand Economic Association for the Best Presented Paper by a Current Student or Recent Graduate (within the previous eighteen months) at the joint Forty-Ninth Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists and 2008 Econometric Society Australasian Meeting, 2008 (Joint Recipient).

Research engagement and outreach

Member of the ANU Research School of Economics Teaching and Learning Committee.


Current Teaching:

  • ECON8025: Advanced Microeconomic Analysis (Semester One 2024).
  • ECON2125 / ECON6012: Optimisation for Economics and Financial Economics (Semester Two 2024).
  • EMET7001: Mathematical Techniques for Economic Analysis (Semester Two 2024).


Other Teaching:

  • Microeconomics.
    • ECON1101: Microeconomics 1.
    • ECON2101: Microeconomics 2.
    • ECON3101: Microeconomics 3.
    • ECON7073: Microeconomic Analysis (formerly "Microeconomic Principles for Policy").
    • ECON8025: Advanced Microeconomic Analysis.
    • ECON3180 / ECON4480 / ECON8080: Advanced Behavioural Economics.
    • ECON3056: PPE Integration 3 – Classic Literature in PPE.
    • ECON3100: Economics 3 Honours.
  • Mathematical Economics.
    • EMET1001: Foundations of Economic and Financial Models.
    • EMET7001: Mathematical Techniques for Economic Analysis (formerly "Introduction to the Analysis of Economic Models and Data").
    • ECON8007: Mathematical Techniques for Advanced Economic Analysis.
    • ECON8013: Optimisation for Economics and Financial Economics.
  • Macroeconomics.
    • ECON7074: Macroeconomic Principles for Policy.