Staff profile - Andrew Torre

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Dr Andrew Torre

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Deakin Business School
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46264 +61 3 924 46264



I have spent quite a number of years in academia in the economics discipline, teaching, researching and undertaking a wide variety of administrative duties, including committee work. Prior to this, I worked for a relatively short period of time in government as an analyst. I have a very strong interest in economic theory and its applications to cost-benefit analysis and legal economics. While the latter is a well- developed field of study in the USA, and to a lesser extent Europe, it is still in a fledgling state in Australia.


Teaching Interests



Research projects

Current research projects

Assessing the contribution of the criminal justice system to social welfare

Can legal history inform legal economics?

Conducting a sound cost-benefit analysis with minimal data

Research interests

Economics & The Law

Research page



Torre, A (2014) “The implications of jail time discounting for court sentences.” Criminal Law Journal.  Volume 38 (2) pp. 91-103.
Torre, A and S. Sherwen (2013) “Judicial Valuation of the Social Costs of Crime” 37(1) Criminal Law Journal Volume 37 pp. 38-50

Torre, A and D. Wraith (2012) “Some Empirical Evidence on Offender Time Discount Rates” Economic Papers.  Volume 31(2) pp. 192-201

Torre, A and D. Morgan (2010) “Is All Cartel Activity Evil?” Economic Papers. Volume 29(4)  Pp. 432-445

Torre, A and A. Clifford (2005) “Is the Treatment of Economic Loss by the Courts in Torts Cases Anomalous?”  20 European Journal of Law and Economics. 145-164

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