Professor Flavio Menezes

Professor of Economics
The University of Queensland
ERA 2018 Chair

Professor Flavio Menezes works in the fields of market design and auction theory, incentives, regulation and competition. He is a Professor of Economics at The University of Queensland, joining the university in June 2006 after more than a decade at The Australian National University, where amongst other responsibilities he was the Foundation Director of the Australian Centre of Regulatory Economics. Flavio was also a part-time Vice President with the Regulatory Economics and Public Policy Practice at CRA International in Canberra until May 2006 and a Senior Consultant until May 2007. He is the current Deputy Chair of the Queensland Competition Authority.

Professor Menezes has published over 70 journal articles on the economics of auctions, competition and regulatory economics, industrial organisation, and market design. He is regarded as one of Australia's leading auction experts and author of a well-known text on auction theory published by Oxford University Press. Professor Menezes has presented seminars and delivered lectures in America, Europe and in the Asia Pacific Region. He is the President of the Economic Society of Australia (Queensland), co-editor of the Economic Record, and a member of editorial boards and associate editor of a number of international journals.

Professor Menezes has a rich consulting experience. Overseas consulting includes being the main advisor on the determination of a privatisation model for utilities, reviewing government procurement practices, and providing advice on electricity regulatory reform and competition issues in telecommunications, banking, health and dairy industries. Consulting experiences in Australia include advising the Federal Government, ACCC, IPART, QCA and the Victorian and ACT governments on market design issues in regulatory environments and providing economic advice to various private and public organisations on mergers, competition policy cases and regulatory issues in defence, energy, banking, health, transport and telecommunications.