Mr Robert Wylie

+61 2 6268 8909

LOCATION

Room 319
Building 27
UNSW Canberra at ADFA

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Professional and Teaching Experience

Bob Wylie specialises in public policy analysis, development and advice with particular reference to defence policy for Australian industry and civil infrastructure. His public policy expertise is based primarily on his 25 years as a policy advisor in the Australian Public Service - primarily in the Australian Defence Department but also in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Australian Treasury. After leaving public service in 2000 Bob joined an economic consulting firm. He specialised in the economics of Australian industry involvement in the supply and support of defence capability. He joined School of Business in 2007.

Bob's research interests centre around how Australia, as a small open trading economy, balances indigenous development and overseas procurement in supply and supporting the materiel needed to achieve its strategic objectives.

PhD Project

Title: The choices Australia makes in supplying and supporting the military platforms and systems it procures in pursuit of its strategic objectives

Supervisor: Emeritus Professor Peter Hall

Co-Supervisor: Associate Professor Stephan Markowski

Books

Markowski S; Hall P; Wylie R, 2009, Defence procurement and industry policy: A small country perspective, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203013694

Book Chapters

Wylie RC, 2016, 'Defence procurement, innovation, and value for money', in Emerging Strategies in Defense Acquisitions and Military Procurement, pp. 167 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0599-0.ch010

Hall P; Wylie R, 2015, 'Isolation and Technological Innovation', in Pyka A; Foster J (ed.), The Evolution of Economic and Innovation Systems, Springer, Switzerland, pp. 191 - 210

Bonami O, 2012, 'Introduction', in WORD STRUCTURE, edn. 1, EDINBURGH UNIV PRESS, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/word.2012.0016

Hall PH; Wylie RC, 2010, 'Arms Export Controls and the Proliferation of Military technology', in Goldsmith BE; Brauer J (ed.), Economics of War and Peace: Economic, Legal, and Political Perspectives, edn. 1, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, UK, pp. 53 - 68

Markowski S; Wylie RC, 2010, 'Australian Naval Shipbuilding Strategy 2009', in Bland DL (ed.), National Approaches to Shipbuilding and Ship Procurement, edn. 1st, Defence Management Studies Program, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, Ont. Canada, pp. 71 - 103

Markowski S; Hall P; Wylie R, 2010, 'Defence Procurement and Industry Policy A small country perspective Conclusion', in Markowski S; Hall P; Wylie R (ed.), DEFENCE PROCUREMENT AND INDUSTRY POLICY, edn. Routledge Studies in Defense and Peace Economics, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 371 - 374

Markowski S; Hall P; Wylie R, 2009, 'Conclusion', in Defence Procurement and Industry Policy: A Small Country Perspective, pp. 371 - 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203013694

Wylie R; Markowski S, 2009, 'Managing the defence value-adding chain: Australian procurement of over-the-horizon radar', in Defence Procurement and Industry Policy: A Small Country Perspective, pp. 354 - 370, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203013694

Markowski S; Hall P; Wylie R, 2009, 'Procurement and the chain of supply: A general framework', in Defence Procurement and Industry Policy: A Small Country Perspective, pp. 11 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203013694

Markowski S; Hall P; Wylie R, 2009, 'Buyer-seller interaction in defence procurement', in Defence Procurement and Industry Policy: A Small Country Perspective, pp. 115 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203013694

Hall P; Markowski S; Wylie R, 2009, 'Government policy: Defence procurement and defence industry', in Defence Procurement and Industry Policy: A Small Country Perspective, pp. 153 - 183, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203013694

Hall P; Markowski S; Wylie R, 2009, 'Supply: Defence industry', in Defence Procurement and Industry Policy: A Small Country Perspective, pp. 82 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203013694

Wylie R; Markowski S, 2009, 'The Australian defence value-adding chain: Evolution and experimentation', in Defence Procurement and Industry Policy: A Small Country Perspective, pp. 187 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203013694

Markowski S; Hall P; Wylie R, 2009, 'Demand: Military products, user requirements, and the organisation of procurement', in Defence Procurement and Industry Policy: A Small Country Perspective, pp. 45 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203013694

Markowski S; Wylie R, 2009, 'Industry case study: Australian naval shipbuilding', in Defence Procurement and Industry Policy: A Small Country Perspective, pp. 323 - 353, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203013694

Wylie RC, 2006, 'Supplying and Supporting Australia`s military capability', in The Business of Defence - Sustaining Capability, edn. CEDA Growth 57, CEDA, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 50 - 63

Journal articles

Markowski S; Chand S; Wylie R, 2017, 'Economic Growth and Demand for Military Expenditure in the Indo-Pacific Asia Region', Defence and Peace Economics, vol. 28, pp. 473 - 490, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10242694.2016.1274059

Hall P; Wylie R, 2014, 'Isolation and technological innovation', Journal of Evolutionary Economics, vol. 24, pp. 357 - 376, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00191-014-0347-7

Markowski S; Wylie RC, 2011, 'Using commercial discipline to improve Australian defence procurement: Misplaced enthusiasm?', Contemporary Economic Policy, vol. 30, pp. 448 - 462

Wylie R, 2010, 'Transforming Defense Capabilities: New Approaches for International Security', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 64, pp. 486 - 487

Wylie R, 2010, 'Defence Industry Policy 2010: The Combet Iteration', SECURITY CHALLENGES, vol. 6, pp. 59 - 77

Wylie RC, 2009, 'Supplying and Supporting Force 2030: Defence Policy for Australian Industry', Security Challenges, vol. 5, pp. 117 - 126

Wylie RC, 2008, 'Facilitating Defence Trade Between Australia and the United States: A Vital Work in Progress', Security Challenges, vol. 4, pp. 115 - 134

Wylie RC; Hall PH, 2008, 'The Revolution in Military Affairs and Australia`s Defence Industry Base 1996-2006', Security Challenges, vol. 4, pp. 57 - 80

Markowski S; Wylie RC, 2007, 'The Emergence of European Defence and Defence Industry Policies', Security Challenges, vol. 3, pp. 31 - 51

Wylie RC, 2007, 'A Defence Policy for Australian Industry: Are We There Yet?', Security Challenges, vol. 3, pp. 53 - 71

Wylie RC, 2006, 'Defence IndustryPolicy and defence Accountability', Security Challenges, vol. 2, pp. 15 - 24

Wylie R; Markowski S; Hall P, 2006, 'Big science, small country and the challenges of defence system development: An Australian case study', Defence and Peace Economics, vol. 17, pp. 257 - 272, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10242690600645233

Wylie RC, 2006, 'Supplying and supporting Australia's military capability', CEDA Growth, vol. 57, pp. 50 - 63

Wylie RC, 2006, 'Defence Industry Policy and Defence Accountability', Security Challenges, vol. 2, pp. 15 - 24

Conference Papers

Hall P; Wylie R, 2014, 'Defence System Innovations: How Procurement Makes a Difference', in Defence System Innovations: How Procurement Makes a Difference, International Public Procurement Conference IPPC 2014, Dublin, Ireland, presented at International Public Procurement Conference IPPC 2014, Dublin, Ireland, 14 - 16 August 2014

Hall PH; Wylie RC, 2013, 'Speciation in Technological Evolution: The Effect of Differential Selection Environments on Military Technology', in Proceedings of the 14th International Schumpeter Society Conference 2012, 14th International Schumpeter Society Conference 2012, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1 - 23, presented at 14th International Schumpeter Society Conference 2012, Brisbane, Australia, 02 - 05 July 2012, http://www.iss-evec.de/conference.htm

Markowski S; Wylie R, 2012, 'Using commercial discipline to improve australian defence procurement: Misplaced enthusiasm?', in Contemporary Economic Policy, pp. 448 - 462, presented at , http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-7287.2011.00267.x

Wylie RC, 2010, 'Arms Control and the Proliferation of New Technology', in The Economics of Wart and Peace: Economic, Legal and Political Perspectives, Third Australian Conference on the politics of and economics of peace and war, Sydney, presented at Third Australian Conference on the politics of and economics of peace and war, Sydney, 01 - 02 June 2009

Markowski S; Hall PH; Wylie RC, 2008, 'Australian Naval Procurement Cycles: Lessons for Other Small Countries', in Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Acquisiton Research Symposium,, Acquisition Research: Creating Synergy for Informed Change, Vol 11, 5th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, NPS, Monterey, California, presented at 5th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, NPS, Monterey, California, 14 - 15 May 2008

Conference Presentations

Markowski S; Wylie RC, 2009, 'Using Commercial Disciplines to improve Australian Defence Procurement: Misplaced Enthusiasm', in Proceedings WEAI 8th Biennial Pacific Rim Conference, WEAI (electronic proceedings), Kyoto, Japan, presented at 2009 Pacific Rim Conference of the Western Economic Association International, Kyoto, Japan, 24 - 27 March 2009