Wayne Geerling

Assoc Professor

  • 20 Chancellors Walk, Room E970, Menzies Building, Clayton campus

    3800 Melbourne



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My research expertise covers: European Economic History, resistance in authoritarian regimes and economics education. I have published in leading peer reviewed journals in the fields of economics education, economic history and interdisciplinary history. 

I recently published a research monograph: “Quantifying Resistance: Political Crime and the People’s Court in Nazi Germany” (Springer Studies in Economic History). This monograph provides for the first time a comprehensive overview of the most serious political crimes and resistance in Nazi Germany from a systematic, quantitative economic and social science perspective. The database itself and its findings will be of interest to a wide range of researchers, especially those in economic, political, social and legal history; economics; political science; and sociology. The monograph will enhance - and in places challenge - our understanding of the workings of, and resistance to, the Nazi State and authoritarian regimes more generally

I have taught more than 15,000 undergraduate students in my career, specializing in large undergraduate classes of up to 700 students. My contribution to teaching excellence has been recognised with several teaching awards at the Department, Faculty, University and National levels.

My specialties include: (i) using mediums of popular culture and classroom experiments/demonstrations to make the study of economics contemporary, fun, relevant and interesting. (ii) innovative, interactive teaching; (iii) explaining economics concepts clearly and concisely.

Courses Taught include: (i) Basic Economic Issues; (ii) Change and Growth in the Australian Economy, (iii) Economics of Everyday Life, (iv) Globalisation, (v) Global Trading Issues, (vi) International Economics, (vii) Modern World Economy, (viii) Principles of Macroeconomics, (viiii) Principles of Microeconomics.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Economic History
  • Economics Education


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