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Brief Biography of

John L. Perkins

 

Name: John Leslie Perkins

Birth Date (YYYY.MM.DD): 1950.10.28

Degrees:

  • B.Sc. (Honors) Mathematics, Monash University, 1973.
  • B.Sc. (Honors) Computer Science, Monash University, 1973.
  • B.Ec. (incomplete) Australian National University, 1974.
  • M.Sc. Economics, University of London (Birkbeck College), 1979.
  • Ph.D. Econometrics, Monash University, 1986.

Affiliations:

Doctoral Dissertation:

  • Demographics and Consumer Demand Systems

Representative Publications:

  • "Belief in Evidence and the Immorality of Religion." Australian Humanist No. 66 (Winter 2002).
  • "Humanism and Morality." Australian Humanist No. 67 (Spring 2003).
  • "The Economic Cost of Religion." Australian Humanist No. 68 (Summer 2003).
  • "Economics and Humanism." Australian Humanist No. 69 (Autumn 2003).
  • "Human Development in the Arab World." Free Inquiry Vol. 24, No. 3 (April/May 2004).
  • "The Great Fraud against Humanism." Australian Humanist No. 77 (Autumn 2005).
  • "Religion and Vilification." Dissent No. 17 (Autumn/Winter 2005).
  • "Peace, Prosperity and Propriety: Is Religion Good?" Australian Rationalist, under submission.
  • "Why Religion is a Burden not a Benefit." Free Inquiry, under submission.
  • "Economics and Optimal Morality." Politics, Philosophy and Economics, under submission.

Work Experience:

  • Assistant, Economics Department, Birkbeck College, 1974-1978
  • Tutor, Department of Econometrics, Monash University, 1975-1986
  • Research Economist, National Institute of Economic and Industry Research, 1986-2005
  • Consultant, self-employed, software and hardware development, 1991-2005

Homepage URL: http://www.alphalink.com.au/~jperkins/Articles.htm


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