Professor Flavio Menezes

Director, AIBE

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
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Flavio Menezes is a Professor of Economics and director of the Australian Institute for Business and Economics at the University of Queensland (UQ). He is also the Chair of the Queensland Competition Authority. He is a former president of the Economic Society of Australia (Queensland), was a member of the advisory board of the federal government’s Deregulation Taskforce and an elected member of UQ’s Academic Board and its Standing Committee. He is a former Head of the School of Economics at UQ, the chair of the Research Evaluation Committee for Economics and Commerce, Excellence of Research in Australia (ERA) 2018, and a member of the same committee for ERA 2015.

Professor Menezes is a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. He is an associate editor of Journal of Public Economic. He has published extensively on the economics of auctions, competition and regulatory economics, industrial organisation, and market design.

Professor Menezes’ engagement with industry and government is significant. His experience includes advising the federal government, the AEMC, the ACCC, IPART, the QCA, and the ACT and Victorian governments on market design issues in regulatory environments. He has also provided economic advice to many private and public organisations on competition and regulatory issues in defence, fisheries, water, gambling, natural resources, energy, smart cities, banking, health, transport and telecommunications.

Research Interests

  • Competition and Regulatory Economics
  • auction theory and market design
  • public economics including taxation

Research Impacts

Menezes (1996) is cited to explain low revenue in some spectrum auctions in the USA and in Europe; Menezes (1993) and Menezes and Monteiro’s (1997 and 2000) work on entry in auctions is recognised as providing important insights into market design in electricity, telecommunications, and across a range of sectors; Menezes and Monteiro’s (1998) research on pooled auctions is regarded as providing an attractive alternative design for telecommunication auctions. Menezes' research over the last two decades on market design regulation and competition economics is regularly cited in regulatory proceedings both in Australia and overseas.


  • Masters (Coursework) of Economics


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Featured Publications


Book Chapter

  • Menezes, Flavio (2015). Market design for new leaders. So you want to be a leader: influential people reveal how to succeed in public life. (pp. 371-385) edited by Philip Crisp. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Hybrid Publishers.

  • Menezes, Flavio M. (2001). The Microeconomics of corruption: The classical approach. Corruption & anti-corruption. (pp. *-*) edited by Peter Larmour and Nick Wolanin. Canberra : Institute of Criminology: Asia Pacific Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Kao, Tina and Menezes, Flavio M. (2009). Endogenous mergers under multi-market competition. 17th European Workshop on Equilibrium Theory, Paestum, Italy, 13-15 June, 2008. The Netherlands: North-Holland Pub. Co.. doi: 10.1016/j.jmateco.2009.06.013

  • Menezes, F. and Quiggin, J (2007). Can game theory be saved?. ESAM07 Australian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Brisbane, Australia, 3-6 July 2007. Brisbane, Australia: Econometric Society.

  • Kao, T. and Menezes, F. (2007). Welfare enhancing mergers under product differentiation. ESAM07 Australian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Brisbane, Australia, 3-6 July 2007. Brisbane, Australia: Econometric Society.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision