Darcy Allen
Research Fellow and Editor of the IPA Review
Level 2, 410 Collins St, Melbourne 3000 VIC

Darcy Allen is a Research Fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs and the Editor of the IPA Review, a quarterly magazine on politics and culture. Dr Allen’s interests are primarily in institutional economics, political economy, and Austrian economics.

Dr Allen’s academic contributions have focused on the economics of entrepreneurship and private self-governance, and have featured in peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers.

He has appeared as an expert witness before state and federal parliamentary inquires on the topics of technology policy, criminal justice reform and environmental law.

Dr Allen has authored over 40 research papers, government submissions and opinion pieces.

His research and commentary have appeared widely across the Australian media—both in print and on radio—including on the pages of The AustralianAustralian Financial ReviewHerald SunSydney Morning Heraldand The West Australian.

Dr Allen was awarded his PhD in economics from RMIT University in 2017. His doctoral thesis, The Private Governance of Entrepreneurship: An Institutional Approach to Entrepreneurial Discovery, was passed outright and developed a contract-theoretic institutional approach to entrepreneurial discovery.

Darcy grew up in Geelong and attended St Joseph’s College.

Follow him on Twitter @DarcyWEAllen.