Garry Barrett took up his current position of Professor in Economics in 2010. Prior to that, he completed his PhD at the University of British Columbia, Canada, in 1996 and was at UNSW from 1995-2010. He has held visiting positions at the Australian National University, the Institute of Fiscal Studies, the University of British Columbia and the University of Technology Sydney. Garry's main areas of research are labour economics, public economics and microeconometrics. Garry's research has focused on measuring economic inequality and poverty; applying consumption based measures of wellbeing; examining participation in income support programs and, more recently, analyzing the determinants of retirement behavior and household saving. His work has been published in journals such as Econometrica, Journal of Public Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Review of Income and Wealth, Canadian Journal of Economics and The Economic Record.