Vale Emeritus Professor Joseph Ezra (Joe) Isaac AO
Joseph Ezra (Joe) Isaac AO
Joe Isaac had hopes of becoming a doctor. Instead he became one of the most influential contributors to both academic scholarship and public policy in Australian industrial relations.
He seamlessly linked theory and practice of industrial relations, grasping the opportunity to influence wage legislation and facilitating the marriage of economics and law upon which successful wage determination has depended in Australia. His dedication to economic analysis has had a long-lasting impact, transforming academic scholarship and public policy in Australia’s industrial relations for more than 60 years.