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Senior Research Specialist and PhD Candidate, Australian National University

Matt is a Senior Research Specialist in the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods and a PhD Candidate at the Crawford School of Public Policy. His research interests include economic modelling, applied econometrics, labour economics and social policy.

He has a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from Monash University with specialisations in economics and econometrics and has expertise in the development of micro-simulation models to assess the fiscal and distributional impacts of tax and income support policies.

Matt’s opinion on public policy has been published in The Australian, The Canberra Times, The Drum, Business Spectator and Spectator Australia among other publications. He has also appeared on the SBS panel show Insight.

Before joining the ANU Matt worked for the Classical Liberal think-tank the Centre for Independent Studies and a number of government agencies and universities including the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling at the University of Canberra and the Australian Institute of Family Studies.


  • –present
    Research Fellow, Australian National University


  • 2005 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Economics