prof. Stefan Markowski

Researcher

Studied mathematical economics at the University of Warsaw. In 1967, he moved to London to take up a lectureship in economics at the London School of Economics (LSE), where he also completed his economics doctorate in 1974. In 1975, he joined the Centre for Environmental Studies in London as a Senior Scientific Officer and later Principal SO specialising in urban and land economics. In 1980, after a secondment to the Department of the Environment, he joined the Faculty of the Built Environment, South Bank Polytechnic (now University) as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Estate Management. He also began his long standing association with a firm of land and urban economists, Roger Tym and Partners. As an academic researcher and professional consultant, he completed several land, housing, transport and employment studies in the UK.

In 1986-87, he came to Australia on a two-year sabbatical to join the Bureau of Industry Economics (BIE) in Canberra as a Principal Economist to lead a project on technological change in Australian manufacturing industry. He returned to Australia in 1988 to join the School of Economics and Management (now Business) at the University of New South Wales (Canberra campus). At the UNSW, he has held a variety of positions including the directorship of the Centre for Studies in Management and Logistics and the Coordinator of postgraduate management studies. He is currently an A/Professor of Economics and Management in the School of Business. Stefan is also an Adjunct Professor and Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies in Canberra. His current teaching interests in the School of Business include: strategic management, strategic procurement, logistics engineering and operations management, defence technology management, and defence economics and management.

Stefan’s research at the UNSW focuses on private military companies, small arms proliferation, defence procurement, industry policies and trade, and international mobility of factors of production. He has published widely across all these and related areas. His other research interests include labour mobility and migration. Stefan is particularly interested in policy-oriented research.

Since May 2011, Stefan has been a Visiting Research Professor at the Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw. At the CMR, Stefan leads a team of researchers responsible for an economic and demographic module of a two-year research project funded by the European Commission and focused on migration flows east of European Union covering most of the area of the former Soviet Union. The EC-sponsored two-university research consortium also includes the European University Institute in Florence as the lead partner.

Since 1989, Stefan has also worked as a consultant with ACIL Consulting (now ACIL Tasman). As an economic and management consultant Stefan has led and/or participated in several research projects commissioned by Australian government departments and agencies.

Selected publications

Research projects