Dr Arnaldo Barone

Senior Lecturer (LH Martin Programs Coordinator)

Melbourne CSHE

Dr Arnaldo Barone is a Senior Lecturer at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education. Arnaldo is the course coordinator for the Master of Tertiary Education (Management) and the associated Graduate Certificate programs.

Arnaldo has amassed extensive experience working in policy development and implementation across the government and education sectors. His government experience includes a role as an economist at the Productivity Commission, as well as policy advisory roles for Victorian Government departments and Ministers. He has worked at senior levels in higher education and universities, focusing on policies related to research, as well as holding senior roles in the vocational education and training sector. Arnaldo has presented his expert knowledge to government and parliamentary inquiries and has authored numerous position papers and submissions delivered on the behalf of the higher education and vocational education sectors.

Arnaldo is an economist by training, as well as holding a degree in music. He has an eclectic research background, including expertise in cultural economics, history of economic thought and evolutionary economics, with an interest applying the principles of natural selection to understand socio-economic and cultural development. His doctoral thesis was awarded Best Dissertation by the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia.