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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 as a researcher and advocate at the Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre (CUAC), on energy and water policy, and was previously at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM), University of New South Wales, working on climate change and energy economics and policy. He plays football, dances the lindy hop, and writes a bit to pass the time. He’s reasonably centrist… for a German.

‘Martinial’ is a collection of Martin’s writings he feels comfortable sharing with strangers. Relax: no minimum level of strangeness is necessary. If you can agree on the facts, you should get along just fine.



Martin owns shares in NAB and an S&P/ASX Index Fund. Through his superannuation he probably owns shares in all sorts of stuff, but he hasn’t looked into it.

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