BA, Australian National University
Post GradDip (Economics and Public Policy), ANU
MEc, Australian National University
PhD (Economics), Australian National University
Boyd Hunter is an IZA Research Fellow and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Research School of Social Sciences, The Australian National University in Canberra Australia where he has worked for the last 18 years. In addition to his extensive engagement with Labour economics 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 is currently on the Scientific Reference Group for the National Indigenous Clearinghouse (AIHW/AIFS), and has been the Managing Editor of the Australian Journal of Labour Economics since 2008. His contribution to the literature is reflected in over 115 peer reviewed publications, many of which are in highly ranked journals. At last count, he had over 1500 scholarly citations.
Areas of Expertise
- Indigenous economic policy
- Labour economics
- Economic geography
- Criminology & social inclusion analysis
- Survey data analysis and econometrics
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.)
- An inter-disciplinary analysis of the dynamics of Aboriginal interactions with the criminal justice system (with Schwab, J and Weatherburn, D.).
- 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
‘Revisiting the Relationship Between the Macroeconomy and Indigenous Labour Force Status’, Economic Papers, 29(3): 320–32‘, 2010.
'Explaining Social exclusion: Towards Social Inclusion for Indigenous Australians’, Australian Journal of Social Issues, 38(2): 243–65, 2010. (with Jordan, K.).
‘Prospects for ‘closing the gap’ in socioeconomic outcomes for Indigenous Australians?’, Australian Economic History Review, 49(3): 225–51, 2009. (with Altman, JC & Biddle, N).
‘A sunburnt country: The economic and financial impact of drought on rural and regional families in Australia in an era of climate change’, Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 12(1): 109–31, 2009. (with Edwards, B. & Gray, M).
‘Predictors of Indigenous arrest: An exploratory study’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 41(2): 307–22, 2008. (with Weatherburn, D & Snowball, L).
‘Benchmarking the Indigenous sub-sample of the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Children: Implications for Indigenous policy direction’, Australian Social Policy Journal, 7: 61–84, 2008.
‘Arguing over [the] remote control: Why indigenous policy needs to be based on evidence and not hyperbole’, Economic Papers, 26(1) 44–63, 2007.
‘Creating a sense of ‘CLOSURE’: Providing confidence intervals on some recent estimates of indigenous populations’, Canadian Studies in Population, 33(1): 1–23, 2006. (with Dungey, M.H.).
‘The labour market dynamics of Indigenous Australians’, Journal of Sociology, 41(4): 389–408, 2005. (with Gray, M).
Assessing Recent Evidence on Indigenous Socioeconomic Outcomes, CAEPR Monograph No. 26, ANU E Press, Canberra, 2006 (ed).
‘The labour force dynamics of marginally attached’, Australian Economic Papers, 44(1): 1–44, 2005. (with Gray M & Heath, A).
‘Does crime affect employment status?—the case of Indigenous Australians’, Economica, 67(1): 123–44, 2000. (with Borland, J.)