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Ben Freyens is Associate Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Business, Government & Law. He is a labour economist specialised in the study of employment protection regulation and the arbitration of dismissal disputes.  He also has a strong research agenda in the economics of radio spectrum allocation, having conducted several research projects for the Australian Communications and Media Authority on spectrum economics, frequency licensing and radio transmission technologies. In his earlier working life, he was a statistical expert at Eurostat, Luxembourg, and taught economics at Deakin University, at the College of University of New South Wales, at University of Wollongong and at the Australian National University.

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Contact tracing apps: a behavioural economist’s guide to improving uptake

Hawkins, J. & Freyens, B., 30 Apr 2020, The Conversation, 2020, April, p. 1-7 7 p.

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    Lecture capture technology and the shadow price of live lectures

    Freyens, B., Gebremedhin, T. & Gong, X., 2 Dec 2019, p. 1-20. 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works)Poster

  • System traps in long-term disaster recovery: why resilience and wellbeing need a different strategy

    Nakanishi, H., Blackman, D., Freyens, B. & Prayag, G., 2019, p. 1241-1241. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works)Abstract

  • Crises and structural change in Australian agriculture

    Mann, S., FREYENS, B. & DINH, H., 2017, In : Review of Social Economy. 75, 1, p. 76-87 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Farm adjustment strategies to water-related challenges in the Murray-Darling Basin

    Dinh, H., Daly, A. & Freyens, B., 3 Sep 2017, In : Policy Studies. 38, 5, p. 482-501 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle