BA, Australian National University
Post GradDip (Economics and Public Policy), ANU
MEc, Australian National University
PhD (Economics), Australian National University
Boyd Hunter is IZA Research Fellow and Senior Fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Research School of Social Sciences, The Australian National University, where he has worked for 20 years. He has been the Managing Editor and Editor of the Australian Journal of Labour Economics since 2008. He is currently editor-in-chief of the Australian Journal of Social Issues, the official publication of the Australian Social Policy Association (& only social policy journal in Australia).
His contribution to the literature is reflected in over 120 peer reviewed publications, many of which are in highly ranked journals that span many social science disciplines. At last count, he had over 3200 scholarly citations. In addition to his extensive engagement with labour economics and social policy debates, he has considerable expertise in a range of social sciences fields: criminology, econometrics, economic history, geography, poverty analysis, survey design and analysis, and of course, Indigenous economic policy. He was recently awarded, along with John Carmody, the 2015 Sir Timothy Coghlan Prize for the best article in Australian Economic History Review for the paper ‘Estimating the Aboriginal population in early colonial Australia: the role of chickenpox reconsidered’.
He convenes the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours), or PhB program, program for the College of Arts and Social Sciences, including the Advanced Studies Unit subjects: 'Thinking Research' and 'Doing Research'. He also convenes the third year undergraduate course 'The Indigenous Economy' (INDG3003), which analyses the economic history of how Indigenous modes of production have been transformed from a hunter gatherer economy into an Indigenous economy that is increasingly integrated into the modern capitalist economy
He convenes the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) program for the College of Arts and Social Sciences, including the PhB Advanced Studies Unit subjects: 'Thinking Research' and 'Doing Research'. He also convenes the third year undergraduate course 'The Indigenous Economy' (INDG3003), which analyses the economic history of how Indigenous modes of production have been transformed from a hunter gatherer economy into an Indigenous economy that is increasingly integrated into the modern capitalist economy.
Ongoing ARC Grants
- 'From welfare to work, or work to welfare: Will reform of the Community Development Employment Program help close the employment gap? (with Altman, J.C., Sanders, W.G. and Jordan, K.)
- Indigenous Australians and alcohol control: The impact of hotel ownership on harm reduction and social and economic development (with Brady, M.)
- Business-related studies and Indigenous Australian students (Department of Education 2014)
- Education & the growth of Indigenous high status occupations' (DEEWR 2011)
- Rural/ Regional Family Survey (AIFS 2007–)
- Successful Indigenous economic participation (FaHCSIA: 2010–11)
- Remoteness, life expectancy and Indigenous health (FaHCSIA: 2010–11)
Key publications & research
Edwards, B., Gray, M. and Hunter, B. 2015. The Impact of Drought on Mental Health in Rural and Regional Australia’, Social Indicators Research, 121: 177–194, DOI 10.1007/s11205-014-0638-2.
Hunter, B. 2015. ‘Whose business is it to employ Indigenous workers?’, Economics and Labour Relations Review, 26(4): 631–651, DOI:10.1177/1035304615598526.
Hunter, B.H. and Carmody, J. 2015. ‘Estimating the Aboriginal population in early colonial Australia: the role of chickenpox reconsidered’, Australian Economic History Review, 55(2): 112–138, DOI: 10.1111/aehr.12068 * (Awarded the 2015 Sir Timothy Coghlan Prize for the best article in Australian Economic History Review)
Hunter, B.H. 2014. ‘The Aboriginal Legacy’, Chapter 4 in Simon Ville and Glenn Withers The Cambridge Economic History of Australia, CUP, Cambridge, pp.73–96.
Kalb, G., Le, T., Hunter, B. and Leung, F. 2014. ‘Identifying Important Factors for Closing the Gap in Labour Force Status between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians’, The Economic Record, 90(291): 536–50.
Weatherburn, D., Snowball, L. and Hunter, B. (2008). Predictors of Indigenous arrest: An exploratory study, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 41(2): 307–22. Hunter, B.H. and Gray, M.C. (2005). The effectiveness of Indigenous job search strategies, The Economic Record, 82(256): 1–10.
Gray, M.C. and Hunter, B.H. (2005). The labour market dynamics of Indigenous Australians, Journal of Sociology, 41(4): 389–408.
Borland, J. and Hunter, B. 2000. ‘Does crime affect employment status?—the case of Indigenous Australians’, Economica, 67(1): 123–44.
Altman, J.C. and Hunter, B.H. (1998). ‘Indigenous Poverty’ in R. Fincher and J. Nieuwenhuysen Australian Poverty Now and Then, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp. 238–57.
CAEPR publications & research outputs
2011 Census Paperss
Research publications outside the CAEPR publications series, including books, book chapters, journal articles and reports.