Andrew Beer


Andrew Beer is Dean, Research and Innovation at the University of South Australia Business School. He previously worked at the University of Adelaide and the Flinders University of South Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Adelaide and a PhD from the Australian National University.

Professor Beer has served as a Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth, a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Ulster and a Visiting Professor at the University of North Texas. He is currently on the Board of the South Australian Housing Trust, a Fellow of the Regional Australia Institute and has served on the College of Experts for the Australian Research Council. He is a Fellow of the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Beer is Chair of the Publications Committee for the Regional Studies Association, responsible for major journals including Regional Studies; Territory, Politics Governance; Area, Development and Policy; Spatial Economic Analysis; and Regional Studies, Regional Science.

His research interests include the operation and functioning of Australia’s housing markets, the drivers of regional growth, economic change in major cities and the impact of major plant closures.

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