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Associate Professor Malcolm Abbott

Associate Professor, Economics


Malcolm is an economist by profession and the main fields of work in which he has been engaged have been the development of energy markets (natural gas and electricity) and the manner in which pricing and access to network infrastructure is regulated by government agencies. Related to this work have been projects undertaken on electricity and gas demand forecasting, telecommunications investment and water management. In addition he has also worked in other areas of government policy including rail, seaports, airports, dairy industry deregulation, stevedoring and education.  Prior to working for Swinburne he worked in the Risk & Advisory Division of KPMG.  In addition he has worked for the ACCC and the Victorian Cabinet.

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Business And Management - 150300
  • Economic Theory - 140100


Also published as: Abbott, Malcolm; Abbott, M.; Abbott, M. J.; Abbott, Malcolm J.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2018: Modelling Gippsland's Future Health and Community Services Workforce *; LaTrobe Valley Authority Fund Scheme
  • 2018: Towards an optimal employment strategy for people seeking asylum in Victoria *; Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Fund Scheme
  • 2017: Mapping and Analysis of Social Enterprises in Victoria 2017 *; Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources Fund Scheme
  • 2017: Nation Building in Argentina: Harnessing Australia's Experience for Sustainable Development *; DFAT Australia Awards Fellowships
  • 2017: PhDScholarship for Thi Ha My TRAN *; Vietnam International Education Development
  • 2013: Asset Valuation by Govt Trading Enterprises: A Re-evaluation of Pricing Issues *; CPA Australia
  • 2013: The Future of Water Supply and Infrastructure Investment in Indonesia's Major Cities *; SMEC International

* Chief Investigator

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