Erskinomics Consulting Pty Ltd is an economics and strategy consulting firm founded in 1999 by Alex Erskine. Erskinomics undertakes projects that contribute to reforms in Asia, Africa and Australia to foster sound economic and welfare gains and maintain stability in the financial system. It re-opened for business in October 2013 and has been engaged especially on illicit financial flows (leading a major project on illicit financial flows for the Bank of Tanzania, drafting a paper on illicit financial flows and corruption for U4 and consulting to UNODC as it contributes to development of an indicator on illicit financial flows for the SDG goals), as well as with two papers (on regulatory architecture and on Asian trade reforms) for the Australian Centre for Financial Studies and two Financial Regulator training courses for APEC/ADB.

From 1999 until 2007, through Erskinomics Alex Erskine won and led AusAID, GIZ and World Bank international development projects in Thailand, Vietnam, Lao PDR and with the ASEAN Secretariat/all 10 ASEAN countries. He also taught his course on the economics of financial markets to about 400 would-be Masters of Applied Finance in Australian and Asian financial centres (Beijing, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo).

Previous roles for Alex Erskine outside of Erskinomics:

  • Australian Securities & Investments Commission – regulation, the GFC and emerging risks
  • Citibank in Australia and in Asia – banking, financial forecasts, Asian crisis
  • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet – policy and reforms
  • Economist Intelligence Unit Ltd – economic assessments and Kenya tourism
  • Reserve Bank of Australia – government finance

Academic credentials:

  • 2000–2008 Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre – Visiting Fellow
  • 1977 University of Cambridge – MA
  • 1970-1973 University of Cambridge – BA (1st class honours) in economics

Drawing on 4 decades of cycles, crises and reforms, Alex has researched and advised on what to do and how to do it better, especially regarding economic and financial development, statistics and regulation. His focus has been the sensible design of financial systems for the economy and community and incentives for their individual component parts and identifying emerging risks.

Though now on a career break, do contact Alex through Erskinomics here >