Glenn Withers

Visiting Fellow
Visiting Professorial Fellow

Glenn Withers is a Visiting Professor of Economics at UNSW Canberra and an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University. Prior to that he was CEO of Universities Australia and Professor of Public Policy at ANU and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. He is a Monash and Harvard graduate and has held academic posts in Australia and overseas including at Harvard and Cambridge. He is President of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and President of the Australian Council of Learned Academies..

He has produced a significant number of books, academic papers and government and consultancy reports. He has worked in and for government, including as chair of various Australian government bodies such as the National Population Council and the Economic Planning Advisory Commission, and he has chaired various public inquiries. Professor Withers helped to establish the Productivity Commission, the Crawford School, ANZSOG and Universities Australia. He has been an adviser to private sector and community sector organisations in Australia and overseas, ranging from the North West Shelf Consortium and the Business Council of Australia to the OECD and UNDP. Professor Withers was awarded an Order of Australia for services to applied economics, including for design of the Australian immigration points system.


Book Chapters
Austin G; Withers G, 2020, 'Creating Social Cyber Value as the Broader Goal', in Cyber-Security Education Principles and Policies, Routledge, Abingdon Oxon, pp. 99 - 118,
Withers G, 2018, ''Inclusive Growth: Hybrid policies into the future',', in fabian M; breunig R (ed.), Hybrid Public Policy Innovations: Contemporary Policy Beyond Ideology, rout ledge, London, pp. 235 - 252
Junankar PNR; Pope D; Withers G, 2016, 'Immigration and the Australian macroeconomy: Perspective and prospective', in Economics of Immigration: Immigration and the Australian Economy, Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 21 - 34,
Journal articles
Devlin M; Zhang LC; Edwards D; Withers G; McMillan J; Vernon L; Trinidad S, 2022, 'The costs of and economies of scale in supporting students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds in Australian higher education', Higher Education Research and Development, pp. 1 - 16,
Tani Bertuol M; Withers G; Edwards R; Curtain R, 2022, 'IT IS TIME FOR A NEW REGIONAL COMPACT!', The Australian Economic Review,
Withers G, 2019, 'How Economics Shapes Science, by Paula Stephan (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012), pp. 367.', Economic Record,
Asadi Bagloee S; Tavana M; Withers G; Patriksson M; Asadi M, 2019, 'Tradable mobility permit with Bitcoin and Ethereum – A Blockchain application in transportation', Internet of Things (Netherlands), vol. 8, pp. 100103 - 100103,
Bagloee SA; Withers G, 2019, 'Side constrained optimisation to capture capacity of choices in the multinomial logit model: case study of income tax policy in the USA prior to the 2009 economic crisis', International Journal of Operational Research, vol. 36, pp. 123 - 123,
Golebiowska K; Elnasri A; Withers G, 2016, 'Responding to Negative Public Attitudes towards Immigration through Analysis and Policy: regional and unemployment dimensions', Australian Geographer, vol. 47, pp. 435 - 453,
Junankar PN; Pope D; Withers G, 1998, 'Immigration and the Australian macroeconomy: Perspective and prospective', Australian Economic Review, vol. 31, pp. 435 - 444,
WITHERS G; POPE D, 1985, 'Immigration and Unemployment', Economic Record, vol. 61, pp. 554 - 564,
Organisational units
lensSchool of Business