Paul Crosby

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Research interests

Dr Paul Crosby is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University. He is an applied microeconomist with research interests in the economics of digitisation, entertainment, social media, culture, sport, and consumer choice. Paul’s work has been published in a variety of leading international, peer-reviewed economics journals. His work has also been featured in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, The Australian, The Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Conversation, ABC Radio, and Smart Company. Paul has experience with government and industry collaboration, working with the likes of the Australia Council for the Arts and the Copyright Agency on a variety of externally funded research projects. His work has been presented at a series of invited talks in Australia, Europe, and South Africa.     

Current projects:

  • Digital piracy in the streaming age
  • The economic and cultural value of festivals
  • Book industry economics  
  • Examining new models of income in the cultural industries
  • Novel applications of discrete choice experiments

Teaching and academic service

In his teaching, Paul connects economic topics to a diverse range of real-world problems, allowing students to apply their knowledge of economics in familiar settings. He creates stimulating learning environments where students feel invested in the subject matter, thereby gaining a greater appreciation of economics.

Paul has developed and delivered high quality, engaging economics units across both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He consistently receives excellent student feedback. In 2019, he was the winner of the Macquarie Business School Student Nominated Learning and Teaching Award and was highly commended in the Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Awards. In 2017, he received the Macquarie University Dean’s Excellence Award for Unit Development.  

Since 2021, Paul has served as an elected member of the Macquarie University Academic Senate and is also a member of the Academic Senate Learning and Teaching Committee. Paul served as the Learning and Teaching Coordinator for the Department of Economics from 2019 to 2021. 

Follow Paul on Twitter @_paulcrosby.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, Macquarie University


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