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Visiting Fellow, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

I am a Visiting Fellow at the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Australian National University, and Assistant Professor of Economics at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. I have a PhD and an MA in economics from the University of Michigan, and a First-Class Honours degree in economics from the University of Queensland. I am a former Australian Treasury official who worked on a number of federal budgets.


  • 2018–present
    Assistant professor, The George Washington University
  • 2014–2015
    Research assistant, Office of Tax Policy Research
  • 2010–2012
    Policy analyst, Australian Treasury
  • 2008–2010
    Research assistant, University of Queensland
  • 2009–2009
    Intern, Australian Energy Regulator


  • 2018 
    University of Michigan, PhD in Public Policy and Economics
  • 2014 
    University of Michigan, Master of Arts (Economics)
  • 2009 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Economics (Hons I)
  • 2008 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Business Management


  • 2011
    Embedded Incentives in the Funding Arrangements for Residential Aged Care in Australia, Economic Papers