Member of the Executive Committee
Frank is Professor of Political Economy in the School of Economics and Political Science at the University of Sydney, where he has taught since 1970. Previously a lecturer in economics at the University of Reading (England), he is a well known critic of conventional economics, and an advocate of alternative economic strategies which prioritise social justice and economic sustainability.
He is also Emeritus Professor of Economics at Flinders University, and holds adjunct professorial appointments at the Northern Territory and Curtin universities. The co-ordinating editor of the Journal of Australian Political Economy, he serves on the editorial boards of the journals of Progress and Planning, Regional Studies and Industry and Innovation, and is the author of nine books, including: The Accord and Beyond, Economic Inequality: Who Gets What in Australia, Understanding Cities and Regions, Reshaping Australia: Urban Problems and Policies, and Changing Track: A New Political Economic Direction for Australia (Pluto Press, 2000). He is co-editor of four books, including Beyond the Market: Alternatives to Economic Rationalism, and Economics as a Social Science.