Dr Cameron Gordon

Personal profile

Researcher's projects

Current:

Urban transport economics: an historical and institutional approach. (sole-authored book forthcoming from Taylor & Francis 2024)

Identifying Colonial Roads in Southern New Jersey: An application of remote sensing, field and archival methods to document the locations, condition and routes of critical American Revolutionary War supply chains (co-authored journal article forthcoming in July 2023 Transportation Research Record).

Transitioning to hydrogen vehicles in Canberra regional freight transport (part of a funded research team under the auspices of the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions commencing late 2023).

Recently completed:

  1. Gordon, C. (2023). Many possible worlds: An interdisciplinary history of the world economy since 1800 (book) (Palgrave Macmillan). https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-1
  2. Peters, J., Gordon, C. & Flanagan, R. (2022). The Road to Equitable Transportation Policy in New Jersey: An Assessment of Cost Burdens, Gaps in Mobility and Recommendation. A REPORT FOR THE GARDEN STATE INITIATIVE9-9281-0. https://www.bls.gov/cex/research_papers/pdf/peters-gordon-flanagan-equitable-transportation-policy-nj.pdfs for Reform.
  3. Gordon, C., Flanagan, R. & Peters, G. (2021). Projects Not Systems: Why New York Doesn’t Have a RIGO. Urban Affairs Review - special issue on Americal Regionalism. https://www.urbanaffairsreview.com/uar-archive/projects-not-systems-why-new-york-doesnt-have-a-rigo
  4. Gordon, C. (2018).  Economic Benefits of Active Transportation in Larouche, R. (ed.), Children's Active Transportation (Elsevier: New York, NY).
  5. Gordon, C. (2017). Carbarism: Civilising the Automobile. World Transport Policy andPractice 23 (1), 27-39.

 

Biography

I have extensive experience in policy, economics, project and program evaluation and international business, both inside and outside of academia, and in research and teaching. I have a particular focus in interdisciplinary approaches to economic history and how to apply historical findings to contemporary issues; the management and financing of large infrastructure projects, especially Public Private Partnerships (PPPs); the economics of urban passenger and freight transport; and resilience and sustainability in infrastructure and transport systems.  I hold a PhD in economics and have an ongoing concurrent appointment as a Principal Investigator with the Social Policy Simulation Center of the City University of New York.

 

I have held prior faculty appointments in Economics (with the Australian National University Research School of Economics and the Faculty of Business, Government and Law of the University of Canberra); Management (with the Australian National University Research School of Management); Finance (with the University of Canberra and the City University of New York); and in Public Administration (with the University of Southern California).  I have also held visiting appointments with the University of Sydney, Institute of Transport and Logistics (ITLS) (at the Professor level); Imperial College of London, Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) (also at the Professor level); the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Transport Research Centre (TRANSyT) (as a Visiting Fellow); and the Centre for Research and Action in Public Health (CeRAPH) within the University of Canberra Faculty of Health (as an Associate Professor). I have been a member of program committees for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) (part of the US National Academy of Sciences – National Research Council) for over 25 years. 

 

Before my academic career, I had a long public service career which included work for the U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation; the U.S. Department of Defense – US Army Corps of Engineers; the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations; the US National Academy of Sciences – Board of Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment; and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Supply and Municipal Water Finance Authority.

Qualifications

PhD, Economics, City University of New York Graduate Center 1994

Research interests

- Interdisciplinary policy and economic history

- Urban transport and infrastructure

- Human behavioural and cognitive dimensions of organisational governance

- Economic evaluation of the public health impacts of the built environment and transport systems

 

Expertise Areas

  • History of Economic Thought
  • Economic Development and Growth
  • Economic History
  • Transport Economics
  • BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
  • Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Economic Development Policy
  • Public Policy
  • APPLIED ETHICS
  • Business Ethics
  • History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Climate change impacts and adaptation