Harry Bloch is currently John Curtin Distinguished Emeritus at Curtin University, having previously been Professor of Economics (1997 to 2012) and Dean for Research and Development (2012) in the Curtin Business School as well as founding director of Director of the Centre for Research in Applied Economics (2006 to 2009). Prior to joining Curtin, he held academic positions at the University of Tasmania, University of Denver, University of Manitoba, University of British Columbia and Illinois Institute of Technology. He has been editor of the Economic Record (2002 to 2006) as well as a member of the Australian Research Council, College of Experts, (2008-2010) and Laureates Selection Advisory Committee (2013). He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and an Honorary Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Many of my recent papers are primarily concerned with the pricing process in both primary commodities and manufacturing. Most recently, I have been developing a heterodox theory of pricing combining elements of post-Keynesian, Schumpeterian and Sraffian price theory. This theory draws on previous empirical research dealing with (1) the impact of international competition on domestic pricing, (2) the international transmission of inflation and (3) the terms of trade between manufacturers and primary producers.