Dr Phillip Toner

Dr Phillip Toner is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney and Adjunct Professor at UTS Business School.

Prior to an academic career he had extensive experience in economic and labour market analysis including Federal Treasury. His PhD, from Sydney University was on the role of manufacturing industry in economic development, was published by Macmillan in the UK.

His research interests include industrial structure analysis and industry policy, the economics of technical change and international national vocational skills formation systems.

He has published extensively on these topics in leading international and domestic academic journals. He has undertaken projects on these topics for the OECD, ILO, European Union, World Bank, Industry Canada, South African Human Sciences Research Council, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Australian Research Council, National Centre for Vocational Education Research and a range of Australian government agencies, employer and employee organisations.