Michael Keane

Professor of Economics and ARC Laureate Fellow at University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Michael Keane is a Professor of Economics and ARC Laureate Fellow at the University of New South Wales. Previously he held positions as the Nuffield Professor of Economics at Oxford, and as Professor of Economics at Minnesota, NYU, Yale, ASU and UTS. His areas of research include labour economics, econometrics, consumer choice behaviour and health economics. ​He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a winner of both the Australian Federation and Laueate Fellowships, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. He is a recipient of the John Little, Kenneth Arrow and Dennis Aigner Awards, and a Fellow of the Journal of Econometrics. Keane has published over 100 articles in leading journals in economics and marketing. He is best known for: (i) the development of simulation methods that helped make it feasible to estimate discrete choice models with many alternatives, (ii) contributions to the theory and application of dynamic life-cycle models of labour supply, especially work that extended such models to incorporate education choices, occupational choices, and other important life-cycle decisions, and (iii) the development of dynamic learning models of consumer behavior that help to explain brand equity.