Emeritus Professor Alan Woodland
Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor Alan Woodland

PhD, University of New England, Armidale, NSW Australia

Business School
School of Economics

Alan Woodland is currently Scientia Professor of Economics in the School of Economics within the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales. 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. He previously held two ARC Australian Professorial Fellow awards. He is a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR).

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.

Research Interests:

  • International trade
  • Applied econometrics
  • Population ageing

ASB Profile: http://www.asb.unsw.edu.au/schools/Pages/AlanWoodland.aspx


9385 9707
Room 416, Australian School of Business building

Research Grants:

  • 2007-2010: Australian Research Council, Linkage Project Grant, An Integrated Approach to the Timing of Retirement: Life Cycle, Labour Force Heterogeneity, Financial Status and Public Support, LP0774950 (University of New South Wales) 2007: $170,000 2008: $174,455 2009: $191,290 2010: $105,554 including 2 APA(I) Awards, Industry Partner: Commonwealth Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs  (with Dr GF Barrett, Prof RG Gregory and Prof JR Piggott)
  • 2007-2011: Australian Research Council and National Health and Medical Research Council (ARC and NHMRC) Strategic Awards Initiatives - the Ageing Well, Ageing Productively Research Program, 'Working longer: Policy reforms and practice innovation', $2million (with JR Piggott, P Bohle, P McDonald and C Choi)
  • 2008-2011: Australian Research Council, Discovery Project Grant, International Trade Policy Evaluation, Economic Growth and Demographics, 2008: $172,205 2009: $167,348 2010: $173,935 2011: $179,285 2012: $155,285
  • 2008-2012: Australian Professorial Fellowship (APF) - Prof AD Woodland
  • 2009: International Research Collaboration Scheme, UNSW, $31,400
  • 2011-2017: Australian Research Council, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), $12.7 million. (with JR Piggott as Director, KJ Anstey, RG Cumming, MP Keane, HL Kendig, PF McDonald, and M Sherris)
  • 2021-2025: Australian Research Council, Discovery Project Grant, Optimal Tax Policy Meets Modern Labour Supply Theory; $1,503,914 (with Prof Michael Keane).

Canada Council Leave Fellowship, 1974-75.
Reserve Bank Fellowship in Economic Policy, 1981.
Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, 1985-.
Fellow of the Econometric Society, 1988-.
Senior Fulbright Fellowship, 1993.
Distinguished Fellow, Economic Society of Australia, 2008-.

My Research Supervision

David Rodgers

Daniel Wheadon