Jon Altman is a research professor currently holding an ARC Australian Professorial Fellowship at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), School of Social Sciences, The Australian National University. He has an academic background in economics from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and in anthropology from ANU. Since arriving in Australia in 1976 he has dedicated his professional career to research on Australian Indigenous economic development, mainly in remote Australia. In 1990 he was appointed the Foundation Director of CAEPR, a position the he relinquished after 20 years in 2010. Since 2003 Jon Altman has been a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Professor Altman was an early supporter and advocate for epublishing and from 2004 transferred the CAEPR Research Monograph Series to ANU Press. Much of his recent research on Indigenous development, the hybrid economy, political ecology of the Indigenous estate, native title, land rights and property rights has been published by ANU Press.