EmPr Ross Garnaut

1986 …2023

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Research interests

China's economic reforms and internationalisation; Asia-Pacific economies' development and international economic relations; Australia's economic relations with the Asia-Pacific region; domestic economic adjustment to Asia-Pacific economic development.

Career highlights

Australian Ambassador to China (1985-88); Senior Economic Adviser to Prime Minister R.J.L. Hawke (1983-85); First Assistant Secretary (Head of the Department of General Financial and Economic Policy), Papua New Guinea Department of Finance (1975-76); Research Director of the ASEAN-Australia Economic Relations Research Project (1981-83); Foundation Director, Asia-Pacific School of Economics and Management (1998-2000); Head of the Garnaut Climate Change Review 2007-2008.



Expertise Areas

  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Economic Development and Growth
  • Economic History
  • Environment and Resource Economics
  • Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
  • International Economics and International Finance
  • Labour Economics
  • Macroeconomics (incl. Monetary and Fiscal Theory)
  • Public Economics- Taxation and Revenue
  • Urban and Regional Economics
  • Welfare Economics
  • Comparative Economic Systems
  • Heterodox Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economic Geography
  • International Relations


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