Robert Marks

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Professor Emeritus

Former Head, Economics Cluster, AGSM

(ex Australian Graduate School of Management)

School of Economics,

Phone: +61 (0)2 9931-9271
Fax: +61 (0)2 9931 9199
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The Royal Society of New South Wales

On 2 July 2014, I was elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of New South Wales (est. 1821), the oldest scientific society in the Southern Hemisphere.

A Timeline of the Global Financial Crisis

As a record of what was happening when, I have put together a 43-page timeline of the Global Financial Crisis (from 1720 to March 2013), which has been published in the Journal & Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales: Analysis || 43-page Timeline. An updated version is available Here.

Note: Unlike my namesake, I am a firm believer in Darwinian evolution: the evidence is overwhelming.


My recent research has involved the application of economic theory to several social issues which are increasingly important: the use of illicit drugs, the environmental impacts of energy use, and strategic behaviour in markets with small numbers of sellers, using game theory and economics to model learning and adaptive behaviour in oligopolies. As well, I have included a short piece on my recent research accomplishments.


A short statement of recent teaching acomplishments.

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2006 2005

The Fourth Herbert Simon Lectures at the Artificial Intelligence Economics Research Center, Department of Economics, National Chengchi University, Taipei, and the National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan, October 23-28. Here.


Earlier Courses

The AGSM Magazine

Other Teaching Links

Odds & Ends




My loving wife, Hazel Church, died on September 14, 1998, after a prolonged battle with advanced breast cancer. Here are some commemorative pages in Hazel's memory.

Click here for photos of the family.

After a long bout with Alzheimer's, my mother, Joan Sarah Deakin Marks, died peacefully at 8:20 pm on Sunday, 2nd of March 2003, with her family at her side. The funeral was held four days later. see the web page here.

In 2006 Robert's sixtieth party at the Mountain House here. His sixtieth party at Sorrento here.

In 1962 Robert catalogued the library of his grandfather, Ernest N. Marks. See here for the digitised catalogue of 465 books.
Read a 1940 review by ENM of The Jewish Contribution to Civilization by Cecil Roth, 1940, here.

In 1958, Robert wrote a school project on the Middle East, here.

Cubs here.

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Robert Marks,
Last amended on 16 September, 2010.