Paul Crosby

Paul Crosby

Lecturer in Economics

Macquarie University

Biography

Dr Paul Crosby is a Lecturer in Economics at the Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University. He is an applied microeconomist with research interests in the economics of digitisation, entertainment, social media, culture, sport, and consumer choice. Paul’s work has been published in a variety of leading international, peer-reviewed economics journals. His work has also been featured in media outlets such as Fortune Magazine, The Australian, The Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Conversation, ABC Radio, and Smart Company. Paul has experience with government and industry collaboration, working with the likes of the Australia Council for the Arts and the Copyright Agency on a variety of externally funded research projects. His work has been presented at a series of invited talks in Australia, Europe, and South Africa.

Paul’s complete research profile can be found here.

Interests
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Media Economics
  • Cultural Economics
  • Choice Modelling
  • Digitization
Education
  • PhD in Economics

    Macquarie University

Publications

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(2021). Should subscription-based content creators display their earnings on crowdfunding platforms? Evidence from Patreon. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 16, e00264.

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(2021). Public acceptance of carbon taxes in Australia. Energy Economics, 101, 105420.

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(2021). When does managerial experience matter? Evidence from Major League Baseball. Applied Economics, E-pub ahead of print.

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(2021). Survey evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on Australian musicians and implications for policy. International Journal of Cultural Policy, E-pub ahead of print.

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(2021). Super-sizing renewable energy investment: Examining the portfolio preferences of superannuation fund members. Economic Record, 97(317), 267-284.

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(2021). Does a cool head beat a hot hand? Evidence from professional golf. Economic Modelling, 97, 272-284.

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(2020). It takes two, baby! Feature artist collaborations and streaming demand for music. Journal of Cultural Economics, E-pub ahead of print.

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(2019). More than economics: cultural value and the Australian book industry. Publishing and culture. Eds. Dallas John Baker, Donna Lee Brien and Jen Webb.

(2019). Experimental evidence on demand for “on-demand” entertainment. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 161, 98-113.

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(2019). Sentiment and bias in performance evaluation by impartial arbitrators. Economic Modelling, 76, 128-134.

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(2018). Social media followers as music fans: Analysis of a music poll event. Economics letters, 168, 85-89.

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Teaching

In his teaching, Paul connects economic topics to a diverse range of real-world problems, allowing students to apply their knowledge of economics in familiar settings. He creates stimulating learning environments where students feel invested in the subject matter, thereby gaining a greater appreciation of economics.

Paul has developed and delivered high quality, engaging economics units across both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He consistently receives excellent student feedback. In 2019, he was the winner of the Macquarie Business School Student Nominated Learning and Teaching Award and was highly commended in the Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Awards. In 2017, he received the Macquarie University Dean’s Excellence Award for Unit Development.

Since 2019, Paul has served as the Learning and Teaching Coordinator for the Department of Economics. Since 2021, Paul has served as an elected member of the Macquarie University Academic Senate and is also a member of the Academic Senate Learning and Teaching Committee.