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Dr Darcy Allen is an economist and writer based in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently a research fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs and editor of the IPA Review, a quarterly magazine on politics and culture.

Dr Allen’s research has included 3 peer reviewed journal articles, 6 conference papers, and over 40 research reports, submissions to government and opinion pieces (you can find copies of academic papers here and a list of writing here).

His research and commentary has featured widely across the media, including on the pages of The Australian, Australian Financial Review, Herald Sun, The Weekly Times, Sydney Morning Herald and The West Australian

He has appeared as an expert witness before four state and federal parliamentary inquiries on topics including criminal justice reform, environmental law and technology policy.

In 2017, Darcy’s PhD thesis in economics, The Private Governance of Entrepreneurship: An Institutional Approach to Entrepreneurial Discovery, was passed outright at RMIT University. 

Dr Allen is also an external member and research fellow at the University College London Blockchain Technologies Group.

Darcy grew up in Geelong and graduated from St Joseph’s College Newtown in 2008 before receiving First Class Honours in economics and finance and a PhD in economics.


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