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Emeritus Professor Harry Bloch

BA (Michigan), MA, PhD (Chicago)

Elected: 2012

Discipline: Economics

Specialisation: Evolutionary economics, development, industry, price theory


Professor Harry Bloch is a John Curtin Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Curtin Business School, Curtin University.  Professor Bloch specialises in evolutionary economics, productivity analysis, international terms of trade and industrial economics.  He is currently developing an evolutionary theory of the firm and is engaged in empirical research on the drivers of long-run economic development.

Professor Bloch’s key appointments in the past ten years have been:

  • Dean for Research, Curtin Business School
  • John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Curtin University
  • Australian Research Council College of Experts
  • Australian Research Council Laureates Selection Committee



  • John Curtin Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Curtin University (2013 – onward)
  • Dean, Research and Development, Curtin Business School, Curtin University (2012)
  • John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Curtin University (2010 – 2012)
  • Professor of Economics, School of Economics and Finance, Curtin University (1997 – 2011)
  • Reader, Department of Economics, University of Tasmania (1985 – 1997)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Denver (1975 – 1985)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Manitoba (1973 – 1975)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of British Columbia (1971 – 1973)


  • Honorary Fellow, Economic Society of Australia (2006)
  • John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Curtin University (2010)
  • John Curtin Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Curtin University (2013)
  • Austin Holmes Award, Economic Society of Australia, WA Branch (2016)


  • Harry Bloch (2018), Schumpeter’s Price Theory, London, Routledge.
  • Harry Bloch (2018), ‘Neo-Schumpeterian Price Theory with Sraffian and Post-Keynesian Elements,’ Journal of Evolutionary Economics. (Published online 14 December 2017)
  • Harry Bloch and Stan Metcalfe (2018), ‘Innovation, Creative Destruction and Price Theory’, Industrial and Corporate Change, 27(1) (February 2018): 1-13.
  • Harry Bloch, ‘Innovation and the Evolution of Industry Structure’, International Journal of the Economics of Business, 25(1) (January 2018): 73-83
  • Luke Emeka Okafor, Mita Bhattacharya and Harry Bloch (2017), ‘Imported Intermediates, Absorptive Capacity and Productivity: Evidence from Ghanaian Manufacturing Firms’, World Economy, 40(2): 369-392.
  • Bernadetta Dwi Suatmi, Harry Bloch and Ruhul Salim (2017), ‘Trade Liberalization and Technical Efficiency in the Indonesian Chemicals Industry’, Applied Economics, 49(44): 4428-4439.
  • Harry Bloch and Shuddhawatsa Rafiq (2016), ‘Explaining Commodity Prices through Asymmetric Oil Shocks: Evidence from Nonlinear Models’, Resources Policy, 50: 34-48.
  • Harry Bloch, (2016), ‘Post Keynesian Price Theory with a Schumpeterian Twist’, in Jerry Courvisanos, James Doughney and Alex Millmow, (eds), Reclaiming Pluralism for Economics, London, Routledge: 203-220.
  • Harry Bloch and Stan Metcalfe (2015), ‘Restless Knowledge, Capabilities and the Nature of the Mega-Firm’, in Andreas Pyka and John Foster (eds), The Evolution of Economic and Innovation Systems, Economic Complexity and Evolution, Berlin, Springer: 431-453
  • Harry Bloch, Shuddhawattsa Rafiq and Ruhul Salim (2015), ‘Economic Growth with Coal, Oil and Renewable Energy Consumption in China: Prospects for Fuel Substitution’, Economic Modelling, 44: 104-115
  • Kamrul Hassan, Ruhul Salim and Harry Bloch (2015), ‘Demographic Transition and the Real Exchange Rate in Australia: An Empirical Investigation’, New Zealand Economic Papers, 49: 62-77
  • Harry Bloch and Mita Bhattacharaya (2014), ‘Kurt Rothschild’s Heterodox Approach to Price Theory and Oligopoly’, in History of Economics Review, 60 (Summer): 1-14
  • Harry Bloch, B. Curtis Eaton and R. Rothschild (2014), ‘A Dynamic Model of Oligopolistic Market Structure, Featuring Positioning Investments’, in International Journal of the Economics of Business, 21(3): 379-411
  • Simon Zheng and Harry Bloch (2014), ‘Australia’s Mining Productivity Decline: Implications for MFP Measurement’, in Journal of Productivity Analysis, 41(2): 201-212
  • Wahyu Widodo, Harry Bloch and Ruhul Salim (2014), ‘Agglomeration Economies and Productivity Growth in Manufacturing Industry: Empirical Evidence from Indonesia’, in Economic Record, 90(special issue): 41-58
  • Harry Bloch and David Sapsford (2013), ‘Innovation, Real Primary Commodity Prices and Business Cycles’, in Long Term Economic Development, Esben Andersen and Andreas Pyka (eds), Berlin, Springer: 175-189
  • Harry Bloch, Patricia Fraser and Garry MacDonald (2012), ‘Commodity Prices: How Important Are Real and Nominal Shocks?’, in Applied Economics, 44(18): 2347 – 2357
  • Harry Bloch, Shuddha Rafiq and Ruhul Salim (2012), ‘Coal consumption, CO2 emission and economic growth in China: Empirical evidence and policy responses’, in Energy Economics, 34: 518 – 528
  • Harry Bloch (2012), ‘An Uneven Playing Field: Rankings and Ratings for Economics in ERA 2010’, Economic Papers, 31: 418-427
  • Harry Bloch and Stan Metcalfe (2011), ‘Complexity in the theory of the Firm’, in Handbook on the System Dynamics of Technological Change, Cristiano Antonelli (ed). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar
  • Harry Bloch and David Sapsford (2011), ‘Terms of Trade Movements and the Global Economic Crisis’, in International Review of Applied Economics, 25(5): 503 – 517
  • Harry Bloch (2010), ‘Research Evaluation Down Under: An Outsider’s View from the Inside of the Australian Approach’, in American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 69(5): 1530 – 1552
  • Harry Bloch and John Finch (2010), ‘Firms and Industries in Evolutionary Economics: Lessons from Marshall, Young, Steindl and Penrose’, in Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 20: 139 – 162


Website: http://oasisapps.curtin.edu.au/staff/profile/view/Harry.Bloch
Email: harry.bloch [at] cbs.curtin.edu.au

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