Robert Marks

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Professor Emeritus

Former Head, Economics Cluster, AGSM

(ex Australian Graduate School of Management)

School of Economics,

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Elected Fellow of the RSA, London, December 2019.

The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Previous Fellows include Charles Dickens, Benjamin Franklin, Karl Marx, Adam Smith, Nelson Mandela, David Attenborough, William Hogarth, and Tim Berners-Lee.

My paper wins Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Decision Economics, Ávila, Spain, June 2019.

"Calibrating Methods for Decision Making Under Uncertainty:" see the overheads I used in my presentation here and the paper itself here.

My 1978 dissertation is reprinted in 2017.

My 1978 Stanford dissertation, Non-Renewable Resources and Disequilibrium Macrodynamics is reprinted and published on 23 October 2017 by Routledge (Taylor & Francis), London and New York, as Volume 9 in the Routledge Library Editions: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. There is a new preface to the book by Nobel Laureate Bob Solow, of MIT, and a new introduction by me, these are also available here.

The Royal Society of New South Wales

On 18 May 2016 I agreed to become the Editor of the Journal & Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, one of the oldest peer-reviewed publications in the Southern Hemisphere, dating from 1862. Here.

On October 5, 2022, the Royal Society comemorated the life and work of the late Geoff Harcourt with a semminar, The Global Economy and Australia's Outlook, at the State Library of NSW. I MC'd the event, with the two guests (and past students of Geoff's), Don Russell (AustralianSuper) and Jane Drake-Brockman (University of Adelaide). Watch it Here.

I have indexed all printed contributions to the Royal Society (and its predecessor, The Philosophical Society of New South Wales) since 1822: Here. or Here.

A Timeline of the Global Financial Crisis

As a record of what was happening when, I have put together a 74-page timeline of the Global Financial Crisis (from 1720 to 2016), 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




On her retirement, Her Honour, Magistrate Eve Wynhausen, BA, Dip Ed, MA, LLB (Sydney), was accorded a formal farewell from the Local Court of NSW, on Friday, 16 December 2022, at the Downing Centre, Sydney, after 24 years as a magistrate. Eve and I have been together for over 15 years.

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.

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

In 1967, Robert was the Chairman of the Ormond College Students' Club Play Subcommitte. Together with University Women's College, they performed Oscar Wilde's "Lady Windermere's Fan," in July. Here.

On 10 March 1969, Dave Weigall recorded the Sometime Singers at his house in Malvern, Melboure, Here.

Ernest Marks

The history of the Marks family

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Robert Marks,
Last amended on 16 September, 2010.