Branigan, Joe J.

Senior Research Fellow

  • Faculty of Business
  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance

Overview


Joe Branigan is a Senior Research Fellow at the SMART Infrastructure Facility at the University of Wollongong. 

He is leading public policy economist with over 20 years’ experience working in government, academia and private sector consulting. 

Joe regularly writes opinion pieces on economic policy in The Australian and Courier Mail and on leading economics blogs.

Joe is a former regulator at the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) and former economic advisor to the American Ambassador to Australia. 

Early in his career, Joe worked at the Productivity Commission and then Federal Treasury.

Research Overview


  • Joe's main research interests and areas of expertise include:

    • Transport infrastructure economics, including project evaluation, financing, pricing and regulation.

    • Applied microeconomics and public policy, including economic and fiscal impacts of government policies and analysis of economic reforms in various markets.

    • Infrastructure project evaluations, including cost benefit analysis (CBA) and general equilibrium modelling of the economic and fiscal impacts of proposed infrastructure.

    • Fiscal policy advice to state governments, including advice on the efficiency of the tax system and program efficiency.

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2018

    Published In
    Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
    Volume
    24
    Pages
    147 - 167
    ISSN
    1324-0935
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2018

    Published In
    27th Annual NSW Coastal Conference 2018
    Pages
    1 - 14
    2017

    Published In
    International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure 2017 Conference Proceedings
    Pages
    324 - 332
  • Report

    Year Title
    2017

    Publisher
    SMART Infrastructure Facility
    2016

Keywords


  • Transport infrastructure economics, applied microeconomics and public policy

Research Overview


  • Joe's main research interests and areas of expertise include:

    • Transport infrastructure economics, including project evaluation, financing, pricing and regulation.

    • Applied microeconomics and public policy, including economic and fiscal impacts of government policies and analysis of economic reforms in various markets.

    • Infrastructure project evaluations, including cost benefit analysis (CBA) and general equilibrium modelling of the economic and fiscal impacts of proposed infrastructure.

    • Fiscal policy advice to state governments, including advice on the efficiency of the tax system and program efficiency.

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2018

    Published In
    Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
    Volume
    24
    Pages
    147 - 167
    ISSN
    1324-0935
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2018

    Published In
    27th Annual NSW Coastal Conference 2018
    Pages
    1 - 14
    2017

    Published In
    International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure 2017 Conference Proceedings
    Pages
    324 - 332
  • Report

    Year Title
    2017

    Publisher
    SMART Infrastructure Facility
    2016

Keywords


  • Transport infrastructure economics, applied microeconomics and public policy

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