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Dr Andrew Brennan

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Senior Lecturer
Curtin Business School (CBS)
School of Economics and Finance
Bentley Campus
08 9266 2868

Brief Summary

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics and Finance, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia. Conferred by Council on 04 December 2009.

Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) First Class Honours, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia. Conferred by Council on 17 July 2002.

Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance), Curtin University of Technology,Perth, Australia.Conferred by Council on 06 August 2001.

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Economic Policy 302/506

Economic Principles 515

Economics 100, Introductory Economics 1000

Global Money and Capital Markets 200

International Economics 311

International Economics ECO31

International Financial Economics 302

Microeconomics 200/500

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Research Fields


  • Economic Development and Growth
  • International Economics and International Finance
  • Ecological Economics
  • Heterodox Economics
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Research Interests

Getting to the root of the problem in the social and ecological political economy:

1. Critically evaluating measures of environmental and social welfare – Developing a more practical alternative to the Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare and the Genuine Progress Indicator (ISEW/GPI).

2. Historical specificity vis-à-vis long waves and institutional dynamics – What is the link between the cycles and degradation (or enhancement) of social and environmental welfare?

3. Systematic Theology – Comparing alternative worldviews – Providing concrete and coherent answers to questions about life’s deepest longings.

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Featured Publications

Books Chapters - Other

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Brennan, A. J. 2013. "A Critique of the Perceived Solid Conceptual Foundations of ISEW & GPI — Irving Fisher's Cognisance of Human-Health Capital in 'Net Psychic Income'." Ecological Economics 88: 159-166.

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

Books Chapters - Other

  • Brennan, A.. "Global Environmental Problems: Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss." In Global Political Economy and the Wealth of Nations: Performance, Institutions, Problems and Policies London and New York: Routledge, Taylor and Fransis Group. Inpress.


Book Chapters (Research)

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