Bachelor, University New South Wales, 1981. Master of Philosophy, Cambridge University, 1983.
Tutor, Queens College, Cambridge, 1982-1983; economics advisor, Commonwealth Government, Canberra, Australia, 1983-1986; lecturer economics, U. New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1986-1989; director Public Sector Research Center, U. New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1989-1995; associate professor, head social science and policy, U. New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, since 1995. Consultant in field.
Board directors Fred Hollows Foundation, since 1991. Member Economic Society Australia and New Zealand, Economic History Society Australia & New Zealand, Society Behavior and Economic Sciences Committee, Australian Research Council.
Married Paula Louise O'Sullivan. Children: Sean, Samuel.