Dr Mark Melatos

BEc (Hons) Sydney, PhD Sydney
Senior Lecturer
Associate Dean Postgraduate Coursework

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Mark Melatos received his PhD in Economics from the University of Sydney in 2002. His research focuses on questions in international trade theory and policy; for example, the optimal design of regional trade agreements. Mark has published in international economics journals such as the European Economic Review, World Economy, Economics Letters and Review of International Economics. He has also been a consultant for the OECD’s Trade and Agriculture Directorate on a number of projects including measuring the impacts of regional trade agreements and non tariff barriers.

Mark has held visiting positions at numerous international organizations and Universities abroad including at the OECD, Copenhagen Business School, York University, University of Copenhagen as well as at universities in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. He has presented numerous invited research seminars at institutions such as the World Trade Organization, OECD, London School of Economics and Iowa State University. In support of his research, he has received numerous competitive research grants including from the Australian Research Council, Danish Research Council and European Commission.

Mark is currently the Associate Dean Postgraduate Coursework in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. He has previously acted as the Director of the Economics PhD program as well as the School of Economics Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator.

Research interests

International Economics and International Trade

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2009

  • Assessment of the impacts of non-tariff measures (NTM) on the competitiveness of the EU and selected trade partners; Henry G, Melatos M, Beghin J; European Commission (Belgium)/Seventh Framework Network of Excellence Programme.

2007

  • Valuing Flexibility in Regional Trade Agreements; Melatos M; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

2006

  • An economic analysis of migration patterns in a regionally integrated world; Melatos M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2005

  • Migration Patterns in a Regionally Integrated World; Melatos M; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

2004

  • Who wins tariff wars between trade blocs?; Melatos M; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Fisher, T., Melatos, M. (2007). The Economics of Doing Business in China, Indonesia, and Thailand. In Gibson, J. and B. du Marais (Eds.), Réformes du droit économique et développement en Asie Enseignements de la Chine, de l'Indonésie et de la Thaïlande (Economic Reforms and Development in Asia. Lessons from China, Indonesia and Thailand), (pp. 17-36). Paris France: La Documentation française.
  • Melatos, M., Woodland, A. (2005). Pareto optimal customs unions with transfers. In Jayasuriya, S. (Eds.), Trade Theory, Analytical Models and Development: Essays in Honour of Peter Lloyd, (pp. 85-115). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Journals

  • Beghin, J., Melatos, M. (2012). The Trade and Welfare Impacts of Australian Quarantine Policies: The Case of Pigmeat. The World Economy, 35(8), 1006-1021. [More Information]
  • Katayama, H., Melatos, M. (2011). The Nonlinear Impact of Currency Unions on Bilateral Trade. Economics Letters, 112(1), 94-96. [More Information]
  • Melatos, M., Woodland, A. (2009). Common External Tariff Choice in Core Customs Unions. Review of International Economics, 17(2), 292-303.
  • Melatos, M., Woodland, A. (2007). Endogenous trade bloc formation in an asymmetric world. European Economic Review, 51(4), 901-924. [More Information]
  • Melatos, M., Woodland, A. (2007). Pareto-optimal Delegation in Customs Unions. Review of International Economics, 15(3), 441-461.
  • Melatos, M. (2003). The Economics of the World Trading System (Book review by DR Mark Melatos). Economic Record, 79(247), 517-518.

Conferences

  • Melatos, M., Dunn, S. (2010). Flexibility in Trade Bloc Design. 39th Australian Conference of Economists ACE 2010, Australia: Economic Society of Australia.
  • Katayama, H., Melatos, M. (2006). Currency Unions Cannot Defy Gravity - Mind the Curves and (Slippery) Slopes. European Trade Study Group Meetings, Eighth Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria: European Trade Study Group.
  • Melatos, M., Woodland, A. (2004). Endogenous Trade Bloc Formation in an Asymmetric World. European Trade Study Group Meetings, Sixth Annual Meeting, UK: European Trade Study Group.
  • Yoshida, C., Melatos, M. (2004). Illegal Immigration, Employer Sanctions And Equilibrium. 33rd Australian Conference of Economists ACE 2004, Oxford, England: Blackwell Press.

2012

  • Beghin, J., Melatos, M. (2012). The Trade and Welfare Impacts of Australian Quarantine Policies: The Case of Pigmeat. The World Economy, 35(8), 1006-1021. [More Information]

2011

  • Katayama, H., Melatos, M. (2011). The Nonlinear Impact of Currency Unions on Bilateral Trade. Economics Letters, 112(1), 94-96. [More Information]

2010

  • Melatos, M., Dunn, S. (2010). Flexibility in Trade Bloc Design. 39th Australian Conference of Economists ACE 2010, Australia: Economic Society of Australia.

2009

  • Melatos, M., Woodland, A. (2009). Common External Tariff Choice in Core Customs Unions. Review of International Economics, 17(2), 292-303.

2007

  • Melatos, M., Woodland, A. (2007). Endogenous trade bloc formation in an asymmetric world. European Economic Review, 51(4), 901-924. [More Information]
  • Melatos, M., Woodland, A. (2007). Pareto-optimal Delegation in Customs Unions. Review of International Economics, 15(3), 441-461.
  • Fisher, T., Melatos, M. (2007). The Economics of Doing Business in China, Indonesia, and Thailand. In Gibson, J. and B. du Marais (Eds.), Réformes du droit économique et développement en Asie Enseignements de la Chine, de l'Indonésie et de la Thaïlande (Economic Reforms and Development in Asia. Lessons from China, Indonesia and Thailand), (pp. 17-36). Paris France: La Documentation française.

2006

  • Katayama, H., Melatos, M. (2006). Currency Unions Cannot Defy Gravity - Mind the Curves and (Slippery) Slopes. European Trade Study Group Meetings, Eighth Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria: European Trade Study Group.

2005

  • Melatos, M., Woodland, A. (2005). Pareto optimal customs unions with transfers. In Jayasuriya, S. (Eds.), Trade Theory, Analytical Models and Development: Essays in Honour of Peter Lloyd, (pp. 85-115). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

2004

  • Melatos, M., Woodland, A. (2004). Endogenous Trade Bloc Formation in an Asymmetric World. European Trade Study Group Meetings, Sixth Annual Meeting, UK: European Trade Study Group.
  • Yoshida, C., Melatos, M. (2004). Illegal Immigration, Employer Sanctions And Equilibrium. 33rd Australian Conference of Economists ACE 2004, Oxford, England: Blackwell Press.

2003

  • Melatos, M. (2003). The Economics of the World Trading System (Book review by DR Mark Melatos). Economic Record, 79(247), 517-518.

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