Cameron Murray

Dr Cameron Murray is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Henry Halloran Trust at the University of Sydney. He specialises in property and urban development, environmental economics, rent-seeking and corruption.

While he has published academic papers on housing and urban development issues, and many pieces of journalism on a variety of topics, he is particularly well-known as the co-author, with Professor Paul Frijters, of the 2017 book “Game of Mates: How Favours Bleed the Nation”. This book explains the ways in which the well-connected use their influence to line their own pockets at the expense of ordinary Australians, and suggests possible solutions.

He also maintains an internationally renowned personal blog called Fresh Economic Thinking. Cameron will speak about how vested interests hold back progress on making housing affordable in Australia, and some radical ideas for how to change the public debate.