Specialisation: Household economics, microeconomics, national accounts, business expectations, household demography.
Professor Duncan Ironmonger's major current research is in household economics, specialising on household input-output tables and household satellite national accounts, estimates of Gross Household Product (GHP) and modelling the household economy. This research also includes development of time use statistics and national time accounts
His continuing research in macroeconomics includes 32 years in econometric modelling and forecasting as Australian representative in the UN World Project LINK and 22 years in business expectations as economic consultant to Dun & Bradstreet Australia.
His career started with 17 years in the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Canberra and 18 years in the Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne where he was Reader in Applied Economic Research. He became Deputy Director in 1972 and ran the Institute for five years from 1979 to 1984. For five years from 1986 to 1991 he was Director of the Centre for Applied Research on the Future in the University's Faculty of Architecture and Planning and since then Director of the Households Research Unit in the Department of Economics.
- Duncan Ironmonger (2008) "Time use", in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Second Edition. Palgrave Macmillan
- Duncan Ironmonger (2001) "Household Production", in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, v. 10, p. 6934-9. New York and Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.
- Duncan Ironmonger (1996) "Counting outputs, capital inputs and caring labor: estimating Gross Household Product", in Feminist Economics, 2: 37-64.
- Duncan Ironmonger (ed.) (1989) Households Work: Productive activities, women and income in the household economy. Sydney: Allen and Unwin.
- Duncan Ironmonger (1972) New Commodities and Consumer Behaviour. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Duncan Ironmonger (Foundation Editor) (1967) , Australian Economic Review 1967-1975.
Email: dsi [at] unimelb.edu.au