David Round, the Director of the CRMA, is Professor of Economics at UniSA.
David is also Adjunct Professor of Economics at the University of Delaware.
He was previously Associate Professor of Economics at the University of
Adelaide and has held visiting positions at Duke University, the University
of Delaware, the College of William and Mary, Wesleyan University,
Vanderbilt University and the University of Canterbury (where he was
Visiting Erskine Fellow in 2001 and 2004). He is the External Assessor of
the Department of Economics at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
David was an Associate Member of the Trade Practices Commission and
its successor (the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) from 1986
to 1998, and has been a Member of the Australian Competition Tribunal since
1998. He was an Associate Member of the Australian Telecommunications
Authority (1989-1987) and the Australian Communications Authority
(1997-2005). He chaired the federal government's Employment Services
Regulatory Authority in 1997. Since 2005 he has been a member of panels for
electricity and for gas to assist the District Court of South Australia in
hearing appeals under the Essential Service Commission Act 2002. In 2009 he was appointed a
lay member of the High Court of New Zealand.
David has undertaken research for or acted as a consultant to
numerous Australian and New Zealand companies, law firms and regulatory
agencies, including the Australian Barley Board (now Vittera), Energex,
Powerco, ASEAN, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Thomson Playford Cutlers, and the
New Zealand Commerce Commission. He is currently leading a CRMA research
team that is investigating the history of cartels in Australia.
The author of more than 120 papers on a variety of industrial
economics, competition policy, regulation, antitrust and applied
microeconomics topics in leading Australian and international journals,
David is on the editorial board of
Review of Industrial Organization.