Professor Paul Oslington
DTheol (in progress) , PhD , MEc (hons) , BD


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Professor Paul Oslington
Dean of Business and Professor of Economics

Paul is a member of the Faculty of Business and specialises in the following areas: Business , Research , Social Engagement , Theology .

Biography

Paul Oslington joined Alphacrucis in January 2013.  He held a Chair jointly in the School of Business and School of Theology at Australian Catholic University from 2008-2013, and continues there as an Adjunct Professor. Before that he was Associate Professor of Economics at University of New South Wales, and held visiting positions at University of Oxford in 1999, University of British Columbia and Regent College Vancouver in 2003, and Princeton Theological Seminary and University in 2006/7. His PhD in Economics and Master of Economics/Econometrics with Honours were completed at the University of Sydney, and Bachelor of Divinity through Melbourne College of Divinity.

Research Interests

International trade and labour markets, the history of economic thought, and relationships between economics and religion.

Paul is Program Director for the PhD and MPhil at Alpahcrucis, and is is happy to supervise projects in his research areas.

Academic Qualifications

2017

DTheol (in progress) (University of Divinity)
Dissertation Title Theology

1997

PhD (University of Sydney)
Dissertation Title Economics

1993

MEc (hons) (University of Sydney)
Dissertation Title Economics and Econometrics

1992

BD (University of Divinity)
Dissertation Title Theology

Selected Publications

Oslington, P (2018). Routledge Companion to Economic Theology In S. Schwarzkopf., Adam Smith's Economics of the Church (pp. ). Routledge.

Oslington, P Hirschfeld, M and Williams, P (2018). Recent Developments in Economics and Religion. Edward Elgar. | AC Link

Oslington, P (2017). Political Economy as Natural Theology: Smith, Malthus and their Followers. Routledge. | Link to journal

Oslington, P (2017). Anglican Social Thought and the Shaping of Political Economy in Britain: Joseph Butler, Josiah Tucker, William Paley and Edmund Burke. History of Economics Review, . | AC Link

Oslington, P. (2017). Natural Theology, Theodicy and Political Economy in 19th Century Britain: William Whewell’s Struggle. History of Political Economy, . | AC Link

Oslington, P (2016). The Race to University Status. Eternity, . | External link

Oslington. P (2016). The New Normal? Pentecostalism Overtakes Anglicanism in Sydney. ABC Religion & Ethics, . | Link to journal | External link

Oslington, P (2016). Pushing Back Against Politicisation of Economic Modelling. The Conversation, . | External link

Oslington, P (2015). Sacred and Secular in Australian Social Services. Pacifica, 28/179-93. | AC Link

Oslington, P (2015). God and Economic Suffering. Crux, 49/312-20. | Link to journal

Oslington, P. (2015). Two Cheers for the Prosperity Gospel. Paper presented at the , , . | AC Link

Oslington, P. (2015). Oxford Bibliographies in Biblical Studies In Ed. Christopher Matthews, Economics and Biblical Studies (pp. ). Oxford University Press: New York. | Link to journal | External link

Oslington, P (2014). Advanced Degrees in Condescension. Quadrant Online, October. | Link to journal

Oslington, P (2014). Religion and Australian Universities: Tales of Horror and Hope. The Conversation, . | Link to journal

Oslington, P. (2014). The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics. Oxford University Press: New York. | Link to journal | External link

Viner, J. (2014). The Customs Union Issue. Oxford University Press: New York. | Link to journal | External link

Oslington, P. (2013). Economic and Theological Issues in Contracting-out of Welfare and Labour Market Services: An Exploration of the Recent Australian Experience. Paper presented at the , Washington, .

Oslington, P. (2013). What is a Job Worth?. Paper presented at the , Perth, .

Oslington, P. (2013). Contextual History, Practitioner History and Classic Status: Reading Jacob Viner’s The Customs Union Issue. Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2013. | AC Link

Freyens, B. and Oslington, P. (2013). Hiring and Firing Costs: Levels, Structure and Impact. Paper presented at the Australian Labour Market Research Workshop and Economic Society Annual Conference, Canberra, .

Freyens, B. and Oslington, P. (2013). A First Look at Incidence and Outcomes of Unfair Dismissal Claims under Fair Work, Work Choices and the Workplace Relations Act. Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 2013 16/2295-306. | External link

Oslington (2012). The Place of Religion and Theology in the National Research System. Paper presented at the , , . | AC Link

Oslington, P. (2012). God and the Market: Adam Smith's Invisible Hand. Journal of Business Ethics, 2012 108/4429-438. | External link

Oslington, P. (2012). The Approaching University Degree Bubble. Quadrant, 49150-52. | Link to journal | External link

Ormerod, N. and Oslington, P and Koning, R (2012). Bernard Lonergan and the Development of Catholic Social Teaching on Economics. Theological Studies, 73 June391-421. | External link

Oslington, P. (2012). Without the Right Incentives, Social Benefit Bonds Can Leave Us in a Bind. The Conversation, 2012. | Link to journal | External link

Coleman, W. and Oslington, P. (2012). Introduction to Conference Special Issue. Economic Record, 2012 88.

Oslington, P. (2012). The Fair Work Review: Fewer Lawyers and Less Balance Means Better Public Policy. The Australian, 2012.

Oslington, P. (2012). Jacob Viner, the Cost of Protection and Customs Unions: New Light from a Manitoba Consulting Assignment. History of Economics Review, 2012 55 Winter73-79. | Link to journal

Oslington, P. (2011). Caritas in Veritate and the Market Economy: How do we Reconcile Traditional Christian Ethics with Economic Analysis of Social Systems?. Journal of Markets and Morality, 2011 14/2359-71. | External link

Oslington, P. (2011). Lonergan's Reception among Economists: Tale of a Dead Fish and an Agenda for Future Work. Method, 2011 New Series 2/167-78. | External link

Oslington, P. (2011). Lonergan's Reception among Economists: Tale of a Dead Fish and an Agenda f or Future Work. Journal of Markets and Morality, 2011 14/2359-71. | External link

Oslington, P. (2011). The Future Hope in Adam Smith’s System. Studies in Christian Ethics, 2011 24/31-21. | External link

Oslington, P. (ed) (2011). Adam Smith as Theologian. Routledge. | External link

Oslington, P. (2011). Cardinal Newman, Theology and Business after the Financial Crisis. ABC Religion and Ethics, 2011-02-21. | External link

Oslington, P. (2011). Jacob Viner on Adam Smith: Development and Reception of a Theological Reading. European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2011. | External link

Ormerod, N. and Oslington, P. (co-editors) (2011). Globalisation and the Church. St Paul's Publications, Australia. | External link

Oslington, P. (2011). What do Economists and Theologians Have to Say to Each Other?. Faith and Economics, 2011 Fal1-30. | External link

Oslington, P. (2011). Popes and Markets. Policy, 2011 241-5. | External link

Oslington, P. (2011). Economic Journalism in Australia: Introduction to a Symposium. Economic Papers, 2011 30/4.

Oslington, P. (2010). Using Economics in Biblical Studies. Paper presented at the ACU Centre for Early Christian Studies Poverty and Wealth in the Early Church Conference, Melbourne, . | External link

Oslington, P. (2010). Theology and the Australian Research Council. Paper presented at the Symposium at Australian and New Zealand Theological Association conference, Melbourne, July 2010, .

Towers, I. and Oslington, P. (2010). Trade, Migration and Inequality in a World without Factor Price Equalisation. Review of International Economics, 2010 18 4650-62. | External link

Heaton, C. and Oslington, P. (2010). Micro vs Macro Explanations of Post-War US Unemployment. Economics Letters, 2010 10687-91. | External link

Oslington, P. (2009). Deus Economicus" Published with comments by Anthony Kelly and Neil Ormerod" A Conversation on Paul Oslington's Deus Economicus. Australian e-Journal of Theology, 13 March 2009. | External link

Oslington, P. (2009). Religious Perspectives on the Financial Crisis. The American Economist, 2009 Spring28-30. | External link

Towers, I. and Oslington, P. (2009). Pushing Economies - and Students - Outside the Factor Price Equalisation Zone. Journal of Economic Education, 2009 40 4422-33. | External link

Oslington, P. (2009). Recovering the Theological Roots of Economics. Debate, March 200922-25. | External link

Oslington, P. (2009). Whither Christian Economics? Further Reflections in the Light of a Conference: The Future of Economics and Theology as an Interdisciplinary Research Field. Association of Christian Economists UK Journal, 3 20091-7. | External link

Oslington, P. (2008). Public Theology: Some Measures and Australian Reflections. Colloquium: The Australian and New Zealand Theological Review, 2008 40 2183-93. | External link

Oslington, P. (2008). Christianity's Post-Enlightenment Contribution to Economic Thought. Christian Morality and Market Economies: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives, 2008. | External link

Freyens, B. and Oslington, P. (2008). Dismissal Costs and their Impact on Employment: Evidence from Australian Small and Medium Enterprises. Economic Record, 2007 83/2601-15. | External link

Oslington, P. (2006). The Theory of International Trade and Unemployment. Edward Elgar Publishing. | External link

Oslington, P. (2005). Rediscovering Purpose in the Economy. Crux, November 2005. | External link

Oslington, P. (2005). Jacob Viner on Religion and Intellectual History. Paper presented at the History of Economics Society Conference, , .

Oslington, P. (2005). Incentives in On-Line Education. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 25 January 2005. | External link

Oslington, P. (2005). Natural Theology as an Integrative Framework. St Marks Review, December 2005. | External link

Oslington, P. (2005). Unemployment and Trade Liberalisation. World Economy, August 20051139-55. | External link

Oslington, P. (2005). Contracting-Out of Assistance to the Unemployed: Implications of the Australian Experiment. Economic Record, 81/252 March 2005. | External link

Oslington, P. (2005). Ethics Education and Research at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Australian Defence Journal, 167, 2005. | External link

Oslington, P. (2004). Why Economics Matters. CASE, UNSW, 2004. | External link

Oslington, P. (2004). The Impact of Uncertainty and Irreversibility on Investments in On-Line Learning. Distance Education, Vol 25, No 2233-42. | External link

Oslington, P. (2003). Why Ethics Committees are Unethical. Agenda, 2003, 10/2185-91. | External link

Oslington, P. (2003). Editorial Introduction: The Job Network. Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 2003, 6/2195-8.

Oslington, P. (Ed) (2003). Economics and Religion. Edward Elgar Publishing. | External link

Oslington, P. (2002). Trade, Wages and Unemployment in the Presence of Hiring and Firing Costs. Economic Record, June 2002195-206. | External link

Oslington, P. (2002). Factor Market Linkages in a Global Economy. Economics Letters, 2002 76/185-93.

Oslington, P. (2002). Teaching Economics Historically. History of Economics Review, 2002, 36160-164. | External link

Heaton, C. and Oslington, P. (2002). How Much Unemployment is Structural?. Economic Record, 2002. | External link

Oslington, P. (2002). Trade, Wages and Unemployment in the Presence of Hiring and Firing Costs. Economic Record, June 2002195-206. | External link

Oslington, P. (2001). An Australian Model - Non Traded Goods, Real Exchange Rates and Unemployment. Australian Economic Papers, 2001 40/3334-351.

Oslington, P. (2001). Nassau Senior, John Henry Newman and the Separation of Political Economy from Theology in the Nineteenth Century. History of Political Economy, 2001 33/4825-42. | External link

Oslington, P. (2001). Migration, Jobs and Welfare: A General Equilibrium Analysis. Pacific Economic Review, 2001 6/3331-344.

Oslington, P. (2000). Japanese Contributions to the Theory of International Trade. Japanese Economic Review, 51/3 2000334-348.

Oslington, P. (2000). Factor Price Equalisation and Trade Patterns with Unemployment. Journal of Economic Integration, 2000 15/1127-44.

Oslington, P. (2000). A Theological Economics. International Journal of Social Economics, 2000 27/132-44. | External link

Oslington, P. (1999). Duality and the Specific Factors Model. Economia Internazionale, 1999 52/3373-382.

Oslington, P. (1999). Christian Theology and Economic Theory: A Reading Guide. , . | External link

Oslington, P. (1999). Christian Theology and Economic Theory: A Reading Guide. , . | External link

Oslington, P. (1998). Australian Immigration Policy and Unemployment. Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 2/2 October 199891-104.

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