Our people

Robert Kerr
Economist

Robert has been an Honorary Research Fellow since 2010. He is an economist, retired from service with Commonwealth and state governments in Treasury portfolios.

For six years he was a Commissioner with the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission, conducting public inquiries into regulatory issues.

Prior to that he was head of staff at the Commonwealth Productivity Commission. 


Robert advises on economic perspectives and government liaison for any research project. He has an honours degree in economics from Cambridge University and is a graduate of the Royal College of Defence Studies.

Contact: rkerr(at)bsl.org.au


Research interests

  • Regulation
  • Community infrastructure
  • Ageing

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