Alan Woodland is currently Scientia Professor of Economics in the School of Economics within the UNSW Business School at UNSW Australia (the University of New South Wales), located in Sydney. He was previously Professor of Econometrics at the University of Sydney and Professor of Economics at the University of British Columbia. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of New England in Australia.
Woodland is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia and a recipient of the Distinguished Economist Award of the Economics Society of Australia. He is an Associate Editor of the Review of International Economics, a past editor of the Economic Record, and is currently on the editorial boards of Empirical Economics, International Journal of Economic Theory and the Economic Record. He is a director of the Globalization and Trade program, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), Australian National University. He is a Chief Investigator in the recently established ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR).
Woodland’s primary research interests and writings in leading economics journals are in the general areas of international trade theory, applied econometrics and population ageing. His interests and contributions also encompass public economics, labour economics and environmental economics. Within the area of international trade, research has included work on higher dimensional trade theory, the welfare implications of trade policies, the design of Pareto-improving trade policy reforms, illegal immigration and the endogenous formation of customs unions and free trade areas. Work on population ageing includes overlapping generation models of lifecycle behavior and the analysis of age pensions, superannuation, taxation and retirement behaviour. Applied econometrics interests include labour supply and retirement issues.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2014.