My Research Accomplishments
- I wrote the first definitive analysis of the history and institutions of Australian energy policy (1986).
- I was a leading member of a team who prepared an influential report for CRA Ltd. on the costs of reducing Australian CO2 emissions (1989).
- I was the first economist to present work using machine learning to develop artificially intelligent adaptive economic agents, for studying learning behaviour, oligopolistic strategies, and the evolution of economic institutions.
- The impacts of my work are evidenced:
- by reviews in learned journals by distinguished economists, such as Nobel laureates Robert Solow and, in a testimonial, Milton Friedman,
- by Government studies that rely on my results, such as the Industry Commission greenhouse study and the Government monograph on the costs of drug abuse,
- by invitations to collaborate with colleagues at such institutions as the A.N.U. and, recently, the Santa Fe Institute,
- by invitations to referee grants applications and submissions for international journals, including The Energy Journal, the Journal of Economic Studies, the Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Complexity,
- by invitations to join the program committees of international conferences, recently the 1995 IEEE Conference on Evolutionary Computation, and
- by such changes as the N.S.W. Law Society's change of policy towards cannabis use.
- by interviews on radio and television.
- I have been involved in the recent successful grant applications:
- In 1993 Professor J. Cross and I obtained a grant of over $100,000 to study the costs associated with industrial accidents.
- In 1994 with David Midgley of AGSM and Lee Cooper of UCLA I was successful, as Principal Investigator while still only a Senior Lecturer, in obtaining an Australian Research Grant of $75,000 to study strategic behaviour in oligopolies using machine-learning techniques and game theory.
- In 1995 with John Roberts and others of AGSM we were successful in obtaining over $80,000 to study electronic publishing.
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Last Updated 23 October 1995 Robert Marks, email@example.com