Professor Kieron Meagher is a Professor of Economics at the ANU Research School of Economics.

Professor Meagher has an MA (Hons.) in pure mathematics and a PhD in Economics. His research is focused in the fields of industrial economics, organisational economics and political economy. His research interests include decision making and management in firms; behavioral economics inside firms including trust, personality, stress and wellbeing; spatial competition, public-private partnerships, the political economy of infrastructure investment and the theory of the formation of political parties.

Professor Meagher is one of the founders of Organizational Economics in Australia and started the regional conference in the field. Beside his theoretical interests he has been involved in multidisciplinary survey work with hundreds of organisations for over a decade, which aims to improve leadership, wellbeing and productivity in Australian firms.

He has consulted for Woolworths on regulation issues and for Telstra on telecoms policy. He has worked with more than 100 firms and government organisations to improve their performance. He is also one of the authors of the government funded Society for Knowledge Economics report High Performing Workplaces. His research appears in a number of international journals including Journal of Economic Theory, Economic Theory, Journal of Law, Economics & Organization and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

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