BEc (Monash), PhD (Harvard)

Peter B. Dixon is a Professor in the Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University, Melbourne. His best known work is in economy-wide modelling.

With B.R. Parmenter and other colleagues he created the ORANI model of the Australian economy. With M.T. Rimmer he developed MONASH, a successor to ORANI, capable of forecasting and dynamic policy analysis. In recent years he and M.T. Rimmer, together with the U.S. International Trade Commission, have developed the USAGE model of the U.S. which is now used in Washington DC by several Departments of the U.S. government. Apart from economic modelling, Professor Dixon's other areas of interest are:

  • macroeconomic policy and the general outlook
  • technological change
  • the measurement of adjustment costs associated with microeconomic reform.

  • Dixon, Peter .B., Dale W. Jorgenson (editors) (2013), Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, 2 volumes, Elsevier, Amsterdam, approximately 2,000 pages.
  • Dixon, Peter B. and Maureen T. Rimmer (2002) Dynamic General Equilibrium Modelling for Forecasting and Policy: a Practical Guide and Documentation of MONASH, Contributions to Economic Analysis.
  • Dixon, Peter B., B.R. Parmenter, John Sutton and D.P. Vincent (1982) ORANI: A Multisectoral Model of the Australian Economy, Contributions to Economic Analysis, No. 142.
  • Dixon, Peter B (1975) The Theory of Joint Maximization, Contributions to Economic Analysis, No. 91.