Professor Russel Cooper

Professor Russel Cooper

Honorary Professor
UNSW Canberra
School of Business

Professor Russel Cooper is an Honorary Professor at the School of Business, UNSW Canberra.

Professional and Teaching Experience

After graduating from Macquarie University, Russel Cooper worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia (1973-74) before undertaking a PhD and taking up academic positions at Monash University (1975-80); Macquarie University (1981-90); University of Western Sydney (UWS) (1991-2005; appointed foundation professor at the Nepean network partner in 1995). In 2006-09 Russel worked as a private consultant and as a part time professorial research fellow at Macquarie University.

His early academic career at Macquarie was primarily devoted to teaching (mainly applied econometrics). His mid career at UWS was initially heavily oriented towards academic administration. In the early 2000s, Russel moved to UWS’s Australian Expert Group in Industry Studies with the aid of a research collaboration grant from the Communications Economics and Electronic Markets Research Centre, Curtin University of Technology. Two ARC funded Discovery Projects followed (one on the regional economics of the ‘digital divide’ and another on forecasting with short time series – a special problem with innovative technologies).

Russel’s research interests include new growth economics, inter-industry modelling, applied consumer demand studies, spatial economics, and the application of new technologies as an aid to development. He is currently developing new research projects on effects of worldwide shocks (benign and adverse) on national economies, and differential impacts across socio economic groups.

Developing tools for quantifying the productivity of innovations in IT has been the focus of Russel’s recent consultancy work. He is now scoping the prospects for developing an interactive framework that will enable visitors to his ADFA website to conduct ‘What If?’ experiments in any of over 30 countries worldwide, enabling cross-regional comparisons and evaluating the effect on economies of further public/private sector joint investment in innovative IT projects.

+61 2 6268 8831
Room 206 Building 27 UNSW Canberra at ADFA
  • Journal articles | 2017
    Rehman F; Cooper RJ, 2017, 'Consumer Expectations: A Residual Based Approach', Review of Income and Wealth, 63, pp. 841 - 866,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Cooper RJ; McLaren KR; Rehman F; Szewczyk WA, 2015, 'Economic welfare evaluation in an era of rapid technological change', Economics Letters, 131, pp. 38 - 40,
    Journal articles | 2014
    Rehman F; Cooper RJ, 2014, 'Regular Effective Demand Systems (REDS)', Economics Letters, 124, pp. 255 - 257,
    Journal articles | 2001
    Cooper RJ, 2001, 'General structural dynamic economic modelling', Macroeconomic Dynamics
    Journal articles | 1996
    Cooper RJ; McLaren KR, 1996, 'A System of Demand Equations Satisfying Effectively Global Regularity Conditions', The Review of Economics and Statistics, 78, pp. 359 - 359,
    Journal articles | 1995
    Journal articles | 1994
    Cooper RJ, 1994, 'General consumer demand systems', Economics Letters, 44, pp. 79 - 82,
    Journal articles | 1994
    Cooper RJ, 1994, 'On the exploitation of additional duality relationships in consumer demand analysis', Economics Letters, 44, pp. 73 - 77,
    Journal articles | 1992
    Cooper RJ; McLaren KR, 1992, 'An Empirically Oriented Demand System with Improved Regularity Properties', The Canadian Journal of Economics, 25, pp. 652 - 652,
    Journal articles | 1983
    COOPER RJ; McLAREN KR, 1983, 'The Orani-Macro Interface: An Illustrative Exposition*', Economic Record, 59, pp. 166 - 179,
    Journal articles | 1980
    Cooper RJ; McLaren KR, 1980, 'Atemporal, Temporal and Intertemporal Duality in Consumer Theory', International Economic Review, 21, pp. 599 - 599,
    Journal articles | 1980
    McLaren KR; Cooper RJ, 1980, 'Intertemporal Duality: Application to the Theory of the Firm', Econometrica, 48, pp. 1755 - 1755,
  • Conference Papers | 2015
    Cooper RJ, 2015, 'The Productivity of the Internet from the Perspective of Households', in The Productivity of the Internet from the Perspective of Households, XIV EWEPA 2015, Helsinki, Finland, presented at XIV EWEPA 2015, Helsinki, Finland, 15 June 2015 - 18 June 2015,
    Reports | 2013
    Cooper RJ, 2013, An Appropriate Model for the Estimation of Consumer Time Expenditure Patterns on the Internet, European Commission Joint Research Centre Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville, JRC Working Papers on Digital Economy, 2013-01
    Reports | 2013
    Cooper RJ, 2013, Cooper R (2013) An ICT-enhanced stylized consumer demand model. Annex to OECD (2013) Measuring the Internet Economy: A Contribution to the Research Agenda, OECD Digital Economy Papers, No. 226, OECD Publishing, OECD Publishing, OECD, Annex to OECD Digital Economy Papers 226
    Reports | 2012
    Cooper RJ, 2012, Measuring the Impact of Innovations in Public IT Infrastructure on the Standard of Living in OECD Economies, OECD Publishing, OECD, OECD Digital Economy Papers, Digital Economy Papers 196