Richard Brown holds Honorary Associate Professor positions at ISSR and in the School of Economics at the University of Queensland. He held positions in the School of Economics at UQ from 1991 to 2020, as well as visiting positions at various universities internationally including Oxford, Cambridge, Vienna and Minnesota.

Richard’s areas of specialization include applied cost-benefit analysis, non-market valuation methodologies, and, international migration with a focus on the impacts on poverty and inequality among migrant-sending countries and communities.

He has designed and delivered numerous professional development courses and workshops in applied cost-benefit analysis for governmental and non-governmental agencies, domestically and internationally. These include courses offered by ISSR as part of its MFSAS program, since 2017, with a special focus on the application of cost-benefit analysis to projects, programs and policies in the social sectors.

He also holds a number of board positions, including membership of the Scientific Advisory Board for ISSR’S research project on The Overarching Evaluation of the National Support for Child and Youth Mental Health Program (CHYME) and the Board of Directors of DFAT’s Australian Pacific Technical Training Coalition (APTC).

He is co-author of an internationally acclaimed textbook: Cost-Benefit Analysis: Financial and Economic Appraisal using Spreadsheets, 2nd Edition, Routledge, 2016 (with UQ Emeritus Professor, Harry Campbell).

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