Queensland Branch

Matthew Butlin

Dr Matthew Butlin

Dr Matthew Butlin was elected President of the Economic Society of Australia in 2013 and is the Victorian Red Tape Commissioner since September 2015.  Immediately prior to this appointment he was Chairman of the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission from 2008.  At the VCEC he led many public inquiries, including into environmental regulation, local government regulation, Victoria’s regulatory system and school devolution and accountability.  He was a Commissioner of the Productivity Commission and has been a senior executive in the Departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Employment, Education and Training, CRA Limited (now Rio Tinto) and Newcrest Mining. He is an honorary Professorial Fellow of Monash Business School, a member of the Council of Leadership Victoria and the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.  He has published in the fields of economics, management theory and practice, innovation, and economic history.  He is a graduate of the ANU and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD).

Subject Area Expertise

Public policy, productivity, regulatory reform, governance, organisational design and economic history.




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