About Dr Mark Melatos

Mark Melatos received his PhD in Economics from the University of Sydney in 2002. His research focuses on international trade theory and policy, particularly the optimal design of regional trade agreements (RTAs) and non-tariff measures (NTMs). More recently, he has initiated a research program in private equity and venture capital. Dr Melatos has published in highly-ranked international economics journals such as the European Economic Review and Review of International Economics. Since 2005, he has also been a consultant on RTAs and NTMs for the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate; Dr Melatos is currently involved in the design of the OECD's medium-term research agenda for NTMs. Dr Melatos has been invited to present numerous seminars at international organizations including the WTO, OECD, and a number of universities abroad. In support of his research, he has received numerous competitive research grants including from the Australian Research Council, Danish Research Council and European Commission. In teaching, Dr Melatos has been nominated a number of times for the Faculty's Wayne Lonergan Outstanding Teaching Award. He currently supervises 3 PhD students who are working on: trade and growth, the determinants and pattern of foreign direct investment and the syndication of investments by private equity firms. Dr Melatos is also Director of the Economics Discipline's PhD Program

Research Expertise

  •     International Economics and International Trade

Selected publications

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