Darcy Allen is Research Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs and Editor of a quarterly magazine on politics and culture, IPA Review. Darcy has written 4 journal articles, 6 conference papers, as well as over 40 research reports, submissions to government and opinion pieces. Darcy’s PhD thesis in economics, The Private Governance of Innovation: An Institutional Approach to Entrepreneurial Discovery, was passed outright at RMIT University. You can find a list of writing and research here and copies of academic papers here.
He has appeared as an expert witness before the Senate Standing Committee on Economics, Senate Committee on Red Tape, and the Victorian Standing Committee on Economy and Infrastructure. These appearances have focused on the economics of technology regulation, liquor licensing reform and the penalties of non-violent white collar crimes.
Darcy’s research, opinion pieces and comments have featured on the pages of The Australian, Australian Financial Review, Herald Sun, The Weekly Times, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Canberra Times, and The West Australian. Darcy is an external member and research fellow at the University College London Blockchain Technologies Group, and an academic member of MelbCRYPTO.
Darcy grew up in Geelong and graduated from St Joseph’s College Newtown in 2008 before undertaking studies at RMIT University. Darcy went on to be awarded First Class honours in economics and finance.