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Meet the authors, economists writing about economics.

An expert authoring team with real-world experience in economics

After over twenty years producing this series, Tim Dixon and John O'Mahony make a formidable author duo.

Drawing on their vast experience and impressive careers as economists, including working as senior economic advisers to two Australian Prime Ministers, they combine their deep knowledge of economic theory and the Australian and global economies, with their in-depth understanding of the senior economics course.

Dixon and O'Mahony are committed to making economics engaging and relevant to all students.

Tim Dixon
Tim Dixon

Tim Dixon is co-founder of More in Common, an organisation with teams in the US, UK, France and Germany that work to bridge social and economic divisions and the threat of extremism. For the past decade he has been based in London and New York, creating start-ups to address social and economic crises. After coming first in NSW in his HSC exams, Tim finished degrees in Economics and Law, worked as a technology lawyer and founded an educational publishing business. He has worked as an economic adviser and chief speechwriter for two Australian Prime Ministers.    

Tim has addressed the UN General Assembly (Mobilizing a Movement: More in Common #SkollWF 2017) and has featured in Ted Talk sessions (Mobilizing a Movement: More in Common #SkollWF 2017).

John O'Mahony
John O'Mahony

John O’Mahony is a Partner at Deloitte Access Economics in Sydney, where he specialises in trends in the digital economy. He has worked at the Australian Financial Review, in the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Economics and Business, for the NSW Government and as a senior adviser for two Australian Prime Ministers. John was awarded the University of Sydney Medal for his First-Class Honours degree in Commerce (Liberal Studies) and has co-authored economics textbooks for over twenty years.

All content is written by specialists

These two reputable authors are supported by a team of experienced researchers, who are high-achieving young professionals, working as economists in leading businesses and government organisations.

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The team