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Emeritus Professor Angus Hooke

Lecturer (Master of Business Administration)

Our Staff
Emeritus Professor Angus Hooke

Lecturer (Master of Business Administration)

Emeritus Professor
Angus Hooke

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • Bachelor of Economics (Australian National University), First Class Honours
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (University of Sydney)
  • PhD (University of Queensland)

Research and Teaching Specialties

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Innovation and Commercialisation
  • Statistics


Angus Hooke has spread his working life across the public and private sectors, working as a practicing economist, an academic, a consultant in the areas of economics and aged care, and a businessman.

As a practicing economist, Angus worked for 15 years with the International Monetary Fund, holding the positions of Senior Economist in the Asian Department, Division Chief in the External Relations Department, Resident Advisor to the Minister of Finance in Seoul, South Korea, and Resident Representative to the OECD in Paris, France.

He was also Chief Economist for the Australian Government’s Bureau of Agricultural Economics (BAE, now ABARE), Chief Economist and Head of the Revenue & Expenditure Branch of the NSW Government’s Treasury Department, and Research and Policy Director for the National Farmers Federation.

Angus’ main contributions as a practicing economist include:

  • With Nam Duck Woo, South Korean Minister of Finance, developing and helping implement a macroeconomic strategy that enabled the South Korean economy to out-perform all other IMF-member economies during the global collapse of 1974-75.
  • Helping China regain its position in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1982.
  • Preparing the first state development plan for New South Wales in 1987.
  • Developing a macroeconomic model that explained the dominating role that convergence was beginning to play in the world economy (for this, Angus became the first Australian to be selected by the French government under its World’s Best and Most Innovative Thinkers Program).
  • Developing the initial proposals that led to the Commonwealth government introducing the Goods and Services tax (GST).
  • Leading a team that helped China join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 2001.

As an academic, Angus has held the position of Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, Director of Department and Head of the Business School at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) where he worked for nine years.

He was Professorial Fellow (Economics) at Johns Hopkins University and George Mason University in the United States and Professor of Economics at Sogang University in South Korea.

Angus was also Academic Dean, Director of the MBA Program. Professor of Entrepreneurship and Chair of the Academic Board at Universal Business School Sydney (UBSS).

As an academic, Angus has:

  • Published refereed articles in top-ranked academic journals (ABS Levels 4 and 3).
  • Published three books in 2019-21
  • Received many Outstanding Teacher awards.
  • Successfully managed small and large departments and a large School (3,300 students) in a Global 100 University (Nottingham).

As an independent consultant, Angus has led more than 20 missions for the Australian Government and for international organisations such as the World Bank, UNDP and FAO.

As a businessman, Angus was Chairman of Three-Booter Energy (a US-based coalbed methane company seeking business opportunities in China), has owned and managed tennis schools in the United States and Australia, and formed and managed a joint venture with the University of Nottingham (Nottingham Technologies Asia Ltd) that commercialised the University’s technologies using mainly student interns as its labour resource.

Angus is currently Professor and Senior Scholarship Fellow at UBSS and Director of Publications at TechCast (one of the world’s leading forecasting organisations).

Emeritus Professor Angus Hooke - UBSS Staff