Prof Daniel Leonard

Position/s:Professor of Economics
Flinders Business School
Phone: +61 8 82013686
Location: Law Commerce (3.13)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia


Managing Editor, Australian Economic Papers
Adjunct Professor, University of Adelaide
Research Associate, ERMES, University of Paris II

INA (Paris), MSc, PhD (Illinois)


Teaching interests

  • Microeconomics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Environmental Economics
  • Endogenous Growth
  • Dynamic Resource Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Mathematical Economics

Research and supervision

Research interests

  • Economic theory
  • Dynamic economic systems
  • Resource and environmental economics


Book chapters
  • Leonard, D., McMillan, J. and Manning, R. (2009). Wagner's law and the theory of public goods. In Shlomowitz, ed. Flinders essays in economics and economic history : a tribute to Keith Hancock, Metodey Polasek and Robert Henry Wallace. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, pp. 137-145.
  • Leonard, D. and McMillan, J. (2007). Richard Ivan Manning (1943-1989) In J.E. King, ed. A biographical dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Economists. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 174-176.
  • Leonard, D. (2001). Commande Optionale. In Claude Jessua, Christian Labrousse, Daniel Vitry, ed. Dictionnaire des Sciences Economiques. Paris, France: Presses Universitaires de France, pp. 159-163.
Refereed journal articles
  • Gaumont, D. and Leonard, D. (2013). What is the natural weight of the current old? Theoretical Economics Letters, 3(5) [Link]
  • Leonard, D. and van Long, N. (2012). Is emulation good for you? The ups and downs of rivalry. Global Journal of Economics, 1(1) pp. 1-21. [10.1142/S2251361212500036]
  • Gaumont, D. and Leonard, D. (2010). Human capital, externalities and growth in an overlapping generations model. Research in Economics, 64 pp. 186-200. [doi:10.1016/j.rie.2010.04.001]
  • Barbier, E.B., Damania, R. and Leonard, D. (2005). Corruption, trade and resource conversion. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 50(2) pp. 276-299. [doi:10.1016/j.jeem.2004.12.004]
Journal articles
  • Leonard, D. (2003). Michael Carter, 'Foundations of mathematical economics' (book review) Economic Record, 79(244) pp. 148-149.

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