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Image by www.luckyandrice.comMartin C. Jones is an economist from Melbourne, Australia. The ‘C’ is to make him sound fancy. He holds a Diploma of Economics (M.Sc. equivalent) from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, specialising in Applied Statistics and Environmental Economics, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University, Melbourne.

Martin works to improve the lives of Victorians with low incomes or disadvantage though public policy, predominantly energy efficiency policy. He has worked as a researcher and advocate at the Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre (CUAC), on energy and water policy, and at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM), University of New South Wales, on climate change and energy economics and policy. He plays football and dances the lindy hop.

‘Martinial’ is a collection of Martin’s writings he feels comfortable sharing with strangers. If you can agree on the facts, you should get along just fine.



Martin owns shares in Australian and foreign companies through index funds in a diversified shareportfolio. These do not influence his views.

Martin is not, nor has he ever been, a member of a political party.

Content on this site reflects Martin’s personal views and not those of his employer(s).