Andrew John (ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR ECONOMICS, Head of Department)

Andrew John joined Melbourne Business School in 2009 and is currently an Associate Professor of Economics and Head of Department.

Upon completing his PhD at Yale University, Andrew held assistant professor positions at Michigan State University and University of Virginia and was Affiliate Professor/Senior Research Fellow at INSEAD, working at both the France and Singapore campuses. Andrew has extensive consulting experience in South-East Asia and Europe from his time as the Managing Director of AJK Consulting between 2002 and 2008.

Andrew’s research has been published in leading academic journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Marketing, Management Science, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Sloan Management Review. His research topics include macroeconomics, consumer boycotts, the economics of language, and economic growth and environmental quality.

Andrew is also an author and teaches Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Business Economics on the MBA and Executive MBA programs.


Economics: theory through applications, Cooper, R & John, A, Flat World Knowledge, 2011.


Dynamic models of language evolution: the economic perspective’, in Ginsburgh, V & Weber, S (eds), Palgrave Handbook of Economics and Language, 2015, pp. 101–120.

‘Steady-state equilibrium with state-dependent pricing’, Wolman, A & John, A, in Journal of Monetary Economics, March 2008, vol. 55, no. 2, pp.383–405.

‘Why we boycott: consumer motivations for boycott participation’, John, A, Klein, J & Smith, NC, Journal of Marketing, July 2004, vol.68, no.3, pp.92–109.

‘An overlapping generations model of growth and the environment’, John, A & Pecchenino, R, Economic Journal, November 1994, pp. 1393–1410.

‘Coordinating coordination failures in Keynesian models’, John, A & Cooper, R, Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 1988, pp. 441–63.
Andrew John
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR ECONOMICS QUALIFICATIONS PHD, YALE UNIVERSITY MPHIL, YALE UNIVERSITY MA, YALE UNIVERSITY BA, UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN, TRINITY COLLEGE AREAS OF EXPERTISE Macroeconomics, Ethics and corporate social responsibility, Economics of language, Environmental economics TOPICS Consumer boycotts, English as the lingua franca of business. INDUSTRIES Pharmaceuticals GEOGRAPHIES Australia, South-East Asia and Europe. Contact: