Professor Kieron Meagher
|Position(s):||Professor, Director of the Research School of Economics|
(+61) 2 612 59535
|Fax:||(+61) 2 612 55124|
HW Arndt Building (25A)
|Research School of Economics|
ANU College of Business and Economics
HW Arndt Building 25A
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
Curriculum Vitae (PDF 178KB)
Kieron Meagher received an MA (Hons.) in pure mathematics from
Waikato University and a PhD in Economics from the Australian
National University. Kieron's research is focused in the fields of
Industrial Organization, Organizational Economics and Political
Economy and he has published in a number of international journals
including the Journal of Economic Theory, Economic Theory and the
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. His research
interests include decision making and management in firms; spatial
competition, public-private partnerships, the political economy of
infrastructure investment and the formation of political
He is one of the authors of the government funded, Society for Knowledge Economics report on High Performing Workplaces: http://www.ske.org.au/download/Boedker_Vidgen_Meagher_Cogin_Mouritsen_and_Runnalls_2011_High_Performing_Workplaces_Index_October_6_2011.pdf
He has consulted for Woolworths on regulation issues and for Telstra on telecoms policy.
Disciplines & research interests
- Game Theory
- Political Economy
- Industrial Organisation
- Computational Economics
- Microeconomic Theory
- Applied Microeconomics
 Meagher, Kieron, (2012) "Optimal Product Variety in a Hotelling Model", Economics Letters, Economics Letters, 117(1), pp. 71-73. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2012.04.075.
 Meagher, Kieron, Arghya Ghosh and Ernie G.S. Teo (2011) "Integration of Asymmetric Nations", The Economic Record, Vol. 87, No. 277, June, 221-234.
 Meagher, Kieron and Zauner, Klaus G., (2011) "Uncertain Spatial Demand and Price Flexibility: A State Space Approach to Duopoly", Economic Letters, 113(1), October, pp. 26-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2011.06.003
 Meagher, Kieron and Stephen Whelan, (2011) "Confidentiallity is Not Enough: : Framing Effects in Student Evaluation of Economics Teaching", International Review of Economics Education, 10(1).
 Meagher, Kieron, Ernie Teo and Wen Wang, (2008) "A Duopoly Location Toolkit: Consumer Densities Which Yield Unique Spatial Duopoly Equilibria", The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics: Vol. 8 : Iss. 1 (Topics), Article 14. http://www.bepress.com/bejte/vol8/iss1/art14
 Meagher, Kieron and Klaus Zauner, (2005) "Location-then-Price Competition with Uncertain Consumer Tastes", Economic Theory 25(4), pp. 799-818.
 Meagher, Kieron and Ernie Teo, (2005), "Two-part tariffs in the Online Gaming Industry: The Role of Creative Destruction and Network Externalities", Information Economics & Policy, 17,pp457-470.
 Meagher, Kieron and Klaus Zauner, (2004) "Product Differentiation and Location Decisions Under Demand Uncertainty" Journal of Economic Theory 117(2), (August), pp. 201-216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jet.2003.12.006
 Meagher, Kieron and Hugh Wilson, (2004), "Different firm size effects on wages for supervisors and workers", Economic Letters 84(2), pp. 225-230.
 Meagher, Kieron and Mark Rogers, (2004) "Network density and R&D Spillovers", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 53, (February) 2, pp. 237-260.
 Meagher, Kieron, H. Orbay and T. Van Zandt, (2003), "Hierarchy size and environmental uncertainty". In: M. Surtel and S. Koray (Eds.) Advances in Economic Design, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2003, pp. 439-457.
 Meagher, Kieron, (2003), "Generalising Incentives and Loss of Control in an Optimal Hierarchy: The Role of Information Technology". Economic Letters, 78, 273-280.
 Meagher, Kieron, (2001), "The Impact Of Hierarchies on Wages", Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation 45, (August 2001) 4, 441-458.
 de Fontenay, Catherine and Kieron Meagher, (2001), "Returns to Scale in One-Shot Information Processing When Hours Count", Review of Economic Design, 6(1), 113-124.
 Meagher, Kieron, and Timothy Van Zandt, (1998), "Managerial Cost for One Shot Decentralised Information Processing", Review of Economic Design 3(4), pp303-328.
 Boedker C., Vidgen R., Meagher K., Cogin J., Mouritsen J., and Runnalls J. M. (2011) Leadership, Culture and Management Practices of High Performing Workplaces in Australia: High Performing Workplace Index. Funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. Published by the Society for Knowledge Economics, October, 2011. 65 pages. ISBN: 978-0-9775436-3-2.
 Boedker C., Cogin J., Langford P., Meagher K., Mouritsen J., Runnalls J. M., Sheldon P., Simmons S. and Vidgen R. (2011), Leadership, Culture and Management Practices of High Performing Workplaces in Australia: Literature Review and Firm Diagnostics. Funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. Published by the Society for Knowledge Economics, January, 2011. 168 pages. ISBN: 978-0-9775436-2-5.
REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
 Meagher, Kieron, and Andrew Wait, (2005), "Delegation of decision making, competition and business strategy", Proceeding of the Australian Conference of Economics, 2005, ISBN 07340 26080, University of Melbourne September, http://gemini.econ.umd.edu/conference/ACE2005/program/ACE2005.html
 Meagher, Kieron, (1996), "Efficient Hierarchies Equivalence Under Differing Employment Regimes", Proceedings of the Australian Econometric Society Meetings 1996, Vol. 1: Economic Theory, W. Schorm, M. McAleer and P. W. Miller (Eds.), The University of Western Australia, Perth, 1996, pp541-566.
 Meagher, Kieron, (2004), "The Game Theory of Girls and Sport", Actuary Australia, Issue 92 (August), pp. 20-21.
 Anderson, Simon P. and Kieron J Meagher, "Choosing a Champion: Party Membership and Policy Platform", CEPR Discussion Papers No. 8941 (London), April 2012, Available online at: http://www.cepr.org/pubs/dps/DP8941.asp .
 Meagher, Kieron, Teo, Ernie G. S. and Xie, Taojun, "Socially-Optimal Locations for Symmetric and Asymmetric Distributions in the Hotelling Duopoly Model", May 25, 2010. Available at SSRN:http://ssrn.com/abstract=1615884
 Meagher, Kieron, Arlene Wong and Klaus G. Zauner, "Shake Out and Uncertainty about Consumer Tastes", (June 2009). Presented at the University of Sydney.
 Meagher, Kieron and Arlene Chu, "Incomplete Contracts and Imperfect Competition: Public Private Partnerships". Presented at Organizational Economics Workshop, Sydney 2007.
 Ghosh, Arghya, Meagher, Kieron, and Ernie G.S. Teo "Full and Federal Integration of Asymmetric Nations". Presented at the Econometric Society Australasian Meetings, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1270478
 Meagher, Kieron and Andrew Wait, "Who Decides About Change and Restructuring in Organizations?" Presented at the Industrial Organization Workshop, Auckland University, 2004, Econometric Society Meetings, Wellington July 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1271754
 Meagher, Kieron, H. Orbay and T. Van Zandt, "Market Contingent Managerial Hierarchies", presented at the Stanford Institute in Theoretical Economics, August 2004, and the Decentralization Conference, Northwestern University.
 Meagher, Kieron and Wen Wang, "Firm Organization and Market Structure: Centralization vs. Decentralization", (January 7, 2009). Presented at the 2nd Organizational Economics Workshop, Sydney, August 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1324002
 Ghosh, Arghya and Kieron Meagher, "The Political Economy of Infrastructure: A Spatial Approach". Presented at the Econometric Society North American Summer Meetings. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=694243
 Meagher, Kieron and Klaus Zauner, "Uncertainty in Spatial Duopoly with Possibly Asymmetric Distributions: A State Space Approach". Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1116122,
 Meagher, Kieron and Rowan Walshaw, "Vertical Integration and Capacity Competition in Electricity Markets". Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1266387
 Meagher, Kieron, "Managing Change and the Success of Niche Products" Santa Fe Institute Working Paper 96-08-066, 1996. Presented at the Industry Economics Conference, ANU, July 1996. Available at: http://www.santafe.edu/research/publications/workingpapers/96-08-066.pdf
- Optimal Product Variety in a Hotelling Model (Working Paper Series in Economics and Econometrics - October 2011)
- The Political Economy of Infrastructure Investment: Competition, Collusion and Uncertainty (Working Paper Series in Economics and Econometrics - October 2011)