BA (Hons), PhD (London)
Economic history

Simon Ville is Senior Professor and Head in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry in the Faculty of Law, Humanities, and the Arts, University of Wollongong. He was President of the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand (2003-11) and editor of Australian Economic History Review (1997 - 2003). He served on the ERA Research Evaluation Committee (2012) and is a member of the College of Experts at the Australian Research Council. In 2012 he ws a Chandler Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Business School. His research has focussed on the economic and business history of Britain, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. His current research projects include the growth of the Australian and New Zealand wool market, the performance of resource-based economies, the economic and social outcomes of Vietnam era conscription, and the problems of retaining skilled female migrants. He has won numerous ARC Discovery and Linkage projects and has published with many top ranked international journals and university presses. In 2015 he has co-edited The Cambridge Economic History of Australia

    • Simon Ville and David Merrett, ‘Australia: Settler capitalism sans doctrines’ in John Wilson, Steve Toms, Abe de Jong and Emily Buchnea, eds The Routledge Companion to Business History (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge), pp. 159-72.
    • Simon Ville and David Merrett, (2016) ‘Too big to save: explaining the timing and nature of intervention in the Australian wool market, 1916-1991’. Australian Journal of Politics and History. 62, 3, pp.337-352.
    • Peter Siminski, Simon Ville and Alexander Paull (2016), ‘Does the Military Train Men to be Violent Criminals? New Evidence from Australia’s Conscription Lotteries’. Journal of Population Economics 29, 1: 197-218.
    • Katie Cliff, Bettina Grün, Simon Ville, and Sara Dolnicar (2015), ‘A conceptual framework of skilled female migrant retention’. Economic Papers, 34, 3: 118–127.
    • David Merrett and Simon Ville (2015), ‘Accounting for non-convergence in global wool marketing before 1939: the iron cage unlocked’. Business History Review. Summer 2015: 229-53
    • Simon Ville (2015), ‘Divergence and Convergence: New and Shifting Paradigms in Comparative Economic History’. Australian Economic History Review 55, 1: 80-94.
    • Simon Ville and Olav Wicken (2015), ‘The institutional foundations of natural resource based knowledge economies’, in M. Badía-Miró, V. Pinilla and H. Willebald eds Natural Resources and Economic Growth: Learning from History (Abingdon: Routledge), pp. 294-312.
    • Simon Ville and Glenn Withers (2015), Cambridge Economic History of Australia (Melbourne: Cambridge University Press).
    • Simon Ville (2015), ‘Colonial Enterprise’ in S. Ville and G. Withers eds The Cambridge Economic History of Australia (Cambridge University Press), pp. 202-21.
    • Simon Ville (2013), ‘The Australian Economy’, in S. Macintyre and A. Bashford eds The Cambridge History of Australia Volume 2: The Commonwealth of Australia (Cambridge University Press): 377-402.
    • David Merrett and Simon Ville, (2013), ‘Institution Building and Variation in the formation of the Australian Wool Market’. Australian Economic History Review 53, 2: 146-66
    • Simon Ville and Olav Wicken (2013), ‘The Dynamics of Resource-Based Economic Development: Evidence from Australia and Norway’. Industrial and Corporate Change 22, 5: 1341-71
    • Peter Siminski and Simon Ville (2012), ‘I Was Only Nineteen, 45 Years Ago: What Can we Learn from Australia’s Conscription Lotteries? Economic Record 88, 282: 351-71.
    • Simon Ville and Peter Siminski (2011), ‘A Fair and Equitable Method of Recruitment? Conscription by Ballot into the Australian Army during the Vietnam War’. Australian Economic History Review 51, 3: 277-96.
    • Peter Siminski and Simon Ville, (2011) ‘Long Run Mortality Effects of Vietnam-Era Army Service: Evidence from Australia's Conscription Lotteries’, American Economic Review 101, 3.
    • David Merrett and Simon Ville, (2011) ‘Tariffs, subsidies and profits: a re-assessment of structural change in Australia, 1901-1939’ Australian Economic History Review 51, 1: 46-70.
    • James Reveley and Simon Ville, (2010) ‘Enhancing Industry Association Theory: A Comparative Business History Contribution’, Journal of Management Studies 47, 5.
    • David Merrett and Simon Ville (2009), ‘Financing Growth: New Issues by Australian Firms, 1920–1939’, Business History Review 83, 3.
    • Simon Ville, (2009) ‘'Making connections': insights into relationship marketing from the Australasian stock and station agent industry’ Enterprise & Society 10, 3.
    • Simon Ville (2005) The Relocation of the International Market for Australian Wool, Australian Economic History Review, 45, 1.
    • Simon Ville (2005) Social Capital Formation in Australian Rural Communities: the Enhancing Role of the Stock and Station Agent, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 36, 2.
    • Grant Fleming, David Merrett and Simon Ville (2004) The Big End of Town: Big Business and Corporate Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia. : Cambridge University Press.
    • Simon Ville (2000) A History of the Stock and Station Agent Industry in Australia and New Zealand. : Cambridge University Press.