I am an academic economist with 26 years on the staff of the University of Adelaide followed by 15 years at the National Institute of Labour Studies at Flinders University, first as Director then as Principle Research Fellow. I am currently adjunct professor at the University of Adelaide and Professor Emerita at Flinders University. I am a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and was President from 2003-6. Between 2010 and 2019 I was a part-time Member of the Fair Work Commission, serving on its Annual Wage Review. I have been a member of numerous state and federal advisory bodies, including the (now) Productivity Commission and the National Sustainability Council.