Personal details

Emeritus Professor Tim Robinson
Emeritus Professor
Faculty of Science,
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Discipline *
Applied Economics
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PhD (University of Queensland), BEcon(Hons) (University of Queensland)


Macroeconomics & the Australian economy, Microeconomics, Mineral economics

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Tim brings to QUT a plethora of economic teaching experience, having first being appointed to QUT in 1983. Prior to this, he held the position of Senior Research Assistant with the Department of Economics at the University of Queensland.
His principal research interests are environmental economics and the work-leisure balance. He is also the co-author of the 2002 book Economics for Today, which is widely used in introductory Economic units. His latest book, Work, Leisure and the Environment, explores the work-life balance and its adverse affect on the environment.
Tim was appointed the Head of School in December 2006.
He is the Professional Membership Coordinator for The Economic Society of Australia (QLD).
Research interests

  • Environmental economics
  • Applied microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • The Australian economy.
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