Geoffrey McNicoll is a senior associate and co-editor of the Council’s Population and Development Review. His research interests are broadly in economic and political demography and population policy, both in developed and developing societies. A particular theme has been the demographic effects of changes in social institutions. Regionally, much of his work has focused on East and Southeast Asia.
McNicoll joined the Population Council in 1974 and has held various positions, including associate, senior associate, and deputy director of the Council’s Center for Policy Studies. He has been associated with Population and Development Review since it began in 1975 and wrote the lead article in the journal’s first issue.
From 1988 to 2000 McNicoll was a professor in the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, and combined this position with his position at the Council in 1994.
Before joining the Council, McNicoll worked with the Indonesian government’s Central Bureau of Statistics, Jakarta; the Center for Development Planning, National Planning Association, Washington, DC; and the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.
McNicoll is a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and has been a Member of Council, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population; a member of the committee on population, US National Academy of Sciences; and a member of various UN expert groups on population issues.
A native of Australia, McNicoll has a BSc from the University of Melbourne and an MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.