Professor Simon Wilkie

Professor Simon Wilkie has been appointed Monash University’s next Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics and Head, Monash Business School, following an extensive global search.

Professor Wilkie’s career spans a remarkable array of roles that extend beyond the higher education sphere and include appointments as Chief Economic Policy Strategist at Microsoft Corporation and Chief Economist with the US Federal Communications Commission.

Professor Wilkie joins Monash from the University of Southern California (USC), where he is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics, Communication and Law in the USC Gould School of Law. He was previously head of USC’s Department of Economics and the USC Center for Communication Law and Policy.

Prof Wilkie has a PhD and MA in Economics from the University of Rochester, and a BComm (Hons) with first class honours in Economics from the University of New South Wales.

His research has particularly focused on game theory, its application to business strategy, economic and regulatory policy design, and the economics of the communications industries.

With an exceptional record for advancing multi-disciplinary collaborative research and leveraging its potential to transform policy and create lasting impact, he is widely published on the subjects of spectrum auctions, game theory and telecommunications regulation in leading scholarly journals.

He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Communication and a former member of the editorial board of the Journal of Public Economic Theory.

Professor Wilkie’s expertise will be invaluable in advancing research and teaching excellence in the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Professor Robert Brooks will continue as Interim Dean until Professor Wilkie commences his role on 7 January 2019.