Associate Professor Russell Ross

BComm Auckland, MComm(Hons) Auckland, MA Duke, PhD Duke
Associate Professor

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Russell Ross' research interests are in public policy and labour market issues. He has written extensively on the Australian labour market, focussing on the underutilisation of labour, the economics of childcare, the participation of married women, and the labour market status of Indigenous Australians and other disadvantaged groups. He has written a number of reports for both Federal and state governments, and has advised the ABC on labour market issues. He has appeared as an expert witness before the Australian Arbitration and Conciliation Commission and the New South Wales Industrial Court. He is on the editorial board for the Australian Journal of Labour Economics. Russell is co-author with Keith Whitfield of The Australian Labour Market, a textbook for senior economics and industrial relations students used at over 20 Australian universities. The third edition was published in 2009 and they are working on the fourth edition. He was president of the Australian Society of Labour Economists (ASLE) from 2007 to 2010 having previously been vice president from 2004 to 2006.


Russell's teaching interests are in applied microeconomics; especially labour economics and public economics. He has taught extensively to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in Australia, North America and New Zealand. He was the Faculty's Associate Dean for Postgraduate Studies between 1995 and 2000, a period coinciding with a fivefold increase in the number of postgraduate students enrolled in the Faculty. In July 2000, the portfolio was split in two and he continued as Associate Dean for Higher Degree by Research Studies until 2002. From 2002 to 2004 and 2007 to 2010 he was chair of the Economics Discipline.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Ross, R., Whitfield, K. (2009). The Australian Labour Market. Australia: Pearson Education.

Book Chapters

  • Ross, R. (2012). Budgets and Finance. In David Clune, Rodney Smith (Eds.), From Carr to Keneally: Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011, (pp. 113-123). Sydney Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Ross, R., Whitfield, K. (2009). Economics of Human Resources. In Keith Whitfield; Russell Ross (Eds.), The Australian Labour Market, (pp. 195-208). Australia: Pearson Education.
  • Ross, R., Whitfield, K. (2009). Use of Quantitive Methods. In Keith Whitfield; Russell Ross (Eds.), The Australian Labour Market, (pp. 49-69). Australia: Pearson Education.
  • Ross, R., Whitfield, K. (2009). Women in the Workforce. In Keith Whitfield; Russell Ross (Eds.), The Australian Labour Market, (pp. 149-165). Australia: Pearson Education.
  • Ross, R. (2006). Health. In B.H.Hunter (Eds.), Assessing the Evidence on Indigenous socioeconomic outcomes: A Focus on the 2002 NATSISS Reseach Monograph No.26, (pp. 213-229). Canberra: ANU E Press.
  • Ross, R. (2006). The Economy. In Troy Bramston (Eds.), The Wran Era, (pp. 143-151). Sydney: Federation Press.

Journals

  • Klimova, A., Ross, R. (2012). Gender-based occupational segregation in Russia: an empirical study. International Journal of Social Economics, 39(7), 474-489.
  • Khanam, R., Ross, R. (2011). Is child work a deterrent to school attendance and school attainment?: Evidence from Bangladesh. International Journal of Social Economics, 38(8), 692-713. [More Information]
  • Ross, R. (2006). Recent Evidence on Health and Employment Status of Indigenous Australians. Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 9(1), 65-81.

Conferences

  • Khanam, R., Ross, R. (2008). Child Work and Other Determinants of School Attendance and School Attainment in Bangladesh. 37th Australian Conference of Economists ACE 2008, Brisbane, Australia: The Economic Society of Australia (Queensland) Inc.
  • Jackson, M., Ross, R. (2005). Approaches to Economics Education. Eleventh Australasian Teaching Economics Conference (ATEC11): Innovation for Student Engagement in Economics, Sydney, Australia: School of Economics and Political Science, University of Sydney.

2012

  • Ross, R. (2012). Budgets and Finance. In David Clune, Rodney Smith (Eds.), From Carr to Keneally: Labor in office in NSW 1995-2011, (pp. 113-123). Sydney Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Klimova, A., Ross, R. (2012). Gender-based occupational segregation in Russia: an empirical study. International Journal of Social Economics, 39(7), 474-489.

2011

  • Khanam, R., Ross, R. (2011). Is child work a deterrent to school attendance and school attainment?: Evidence from Bangladesh. International Journal of Social Economics, 38(8), 692-713. [More Information]

2009

  • Ross, R., Whitfield, K. (2009). Economics of Human Resources. In Keith Whitfield; Russell Ross (Eds.), The Australian Labour Market, (pp. 195-208). Australia: Pearson Education.
  • Ross, R., Whitfield, K. (2009). The Australian Labour Market. Australia: Pearson Education.
  • Ross, R., Whitfield, K. (2009). Use of Quantitive Methods. In Keith Whitfield; Russell Ross (Eds.), The Australian Labour Market, (pp. 49-69). Australia: Pearson Education.
  • Ross, R., Whitfield, K. (2009). Women in the Workforce. In Keith Whitfield; Russell Ross (Eds.), The Australian Labour Market, (pp. 149-165). Australia: Pearson Education.

2008

  • Khanam, R., Ross, R. (2008). Child Work and Other Determinants of School Attendance and School Attainment in Bangladesh. 37th Australian Conference of Economists ACE 2008, Brisbane, Australia: The Economic Society of Australia (Queensland) Inc.

2006

  • Ross, R. (2006). Health. In B.H.Hunter (Eds.), Assessing the Evidence on Indigenous socioeconomic outcomes: A Focus on the 2002 NATSISS Reseach Monograph No.26, (pp. 213-229). Canberra: ANU E Press.
  • Ross, R. (2006). Recent Evidence on Health and Employment Status of Indigenous Australians. Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 9(1), 65-81.
  • Ross, R. (2006). The Economy. In Troy Bramston (Eds.), The Wran Era, (pp. 143-151). Sydney: Federation Press.

2005

  • Jackson, M., Ross, R. (2005). Approaches to Economics Education. Eleventh Australasian Teaching Economics Conference (ATEC11): Innovation for Student Engagement in Economics, Sydney, Australia: School of Economics and Political Science, University of Sydney.

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