Joshua Aizenman

Joshua Aizenman has been the Dockson Chair in Economics and International Relations at USC since 2013. Joshua also serves as a Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research, and co-editor of the Journal of International Money and Finance.

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Harald Amberger

Harald Amberger was born in Austria and studied International Business Administration as well as Finance and Accounting at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) and the University of Western Australia (UWA). Since September 2013 he has been studying for his doctorate degree in the Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation at WU Vienna. In spring 2016 he was invited to spend a semester at the University of Iowa as a visiting PhD-scholar. His research interests includes real-effects of taxation and the influence of taxes on financing and investment decisions as well as organizational form choices.

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Nikolay Anguelov

Dr. Nikolay Anguelov is an Assistant Professor in the department of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He has a Ph.D. in Policy Studies, Regional Economic Development concentration, an MPA and a MS in Applied Economics and Statistics from Clemson University. Dr. Anguelov completed his undergraduate studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology in International Trade and Marketing. He's the author of Economic Sanctions vs. Soft Power: Lessons from North Korea, Myanmar and the Middle East (Springer), The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry: Fast Fashion and Its Negative Impacts on Environment and Society (CRC Press) and Policy and Political Theory in Trade Practice: Multinational Corporations and Global Governments (Palgrave Macmillan).

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Lilia Arcos Holzinger

Ms. Lilia Arcos Holzinger is a Research Assistant in the Research School of Social Sciences and the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute of the ANU, and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the ANU.

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Akihito Asano

Akihito Asano joined Sophia University in 2010 after holding positions at the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University. He received his BA from Yokohama National University, his MA from Hitotsubashi University, and his MEc and PhD from the Australian National University. His current research interests are in the fields of international trade and natural resource economics.

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Francisco Azpitarte

Francisco Azpitarte joined the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research in March 2011 as the Ronald Henderson Research Fellow within the Labour Economics and Social Policy research program. He holds a Masters degree in Economic Analysis from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and completed his PhD in Economics at the Universidade de Vigo in 2009.

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Jonathan Barrett

Jonathan Barrett is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Taxation at the School of Accounting and Commercial Law, Victoria University of Wellington. Jonathan, who previously worked as internal counsel to large financial services providers and as a tax consultant for a Big Four accounting firm, holds degrees from British and South African Universities. His PhD examined the application of fundamental human rights to a taxation system. Jonathan’s research focuses on how tax relates to the rights-bearing citizen in society.

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Ralph-Christopher Bayer

Professor Ralph-C Bayer joined the School of Economics at the University of Adelaide in 2002 after completing his PhD at the London School of Economics. Professor Bayer’s research spans public finance, applied microeconomic theory and experimental economics. He has established AdLab -- the Adelaide Laboratory for Experimental Economics, one of the first experimental laboratories for Economics in Australia. Professor Bayer currently is the director of AdLab and is also serving as an editor of the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.

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Nicholas Biddle

Dr. Nicholas Biddle is a quantitative social scientist and a Fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at the ANU. He is also Deputy Director of the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSR&M). Both centres are in the Research School of Social Sciences.

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Rob Bray

Rob Bray joined the ANU in 2010 after a long career in the Australian Public Service. His research interests range across a wide span of social policy areas, including the interaction of social policy with the economy. This has included work on the interaction of the tax transfer system and the role of the Australian minimum wage.

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Hugh Breakey

Hugh Breakey is a Research Fellow at Griffith University’s Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law, Australia. His work stretches across the philosophical sub-disciplines of political theory, legal philosophy, normative ethics and applied philosophy. He is the author of Intellectual Liberty: Natural Rights and Intellectual Property (Ashgate). Since 2013, Hugh has served as President of the Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics.

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Glenys Byrne

Glenys has an honours degree in Commerce (economics major) from the University of Melbourne. Joining the Department of Finance in 1987, Glenys specialised in federal financial relations, and developed an extensive knowledge of indirect tax issues and tax expenditures. In 2003, Glenys organised the first Women in Economics seminar for the ACT Branch of the Economic Society of Australia (ESA) and in 2005 she chaired the ESA’s National Committee for Women in Economics. She retired from the Australian Public Service in March 2017 and remains inspired by the public policy contributions of Professor Freda Briggs (dec. 2016) and Professor Helen Hughes (dec. 2013).

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Bruce Chapman

Bruce Chapman is a Professor of Economics at the Research School of Economics and the Research School of Finance and Actuarial Statistics, at the Australian National University. His research spans the topics of income contingent loans, long-term unemployment, the meaning of job flows data, the economics of crime, the economics of cricket, fertility, marital separation and government as a risk manager.

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Usman W. Chohan

Usman W. Chohan is an economist who has previously served at the World Bank Institute in the Parliamentary Strengthening Program, focusing on Parliamentary Budget Offices (PBOs). His work has been cited in the legislation of various countries, including Canada’s landmark debate C-476 (2013) to reform its PBO. He is undertaking doctoral work at UNSW Canberra on optimizing the roles of PBOs.

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Helen Christensen

Helen Christensen is an Associate and a PhD Candidate at the Institute of Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology Sydney. Her research is in the professionalisation of community engagement in local government.

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Monica Costa

Dr Monica Costa is gender and development researcher with a particular focus on the application of Gender Responsive Budgeting. She has published widely in leading journals and has worked on gender issues in Portugal, Timor Leste, Solomon Islands, and Indonesia. She has worked with a range of partners including the Australian aid program, UN agencies, and International NGOs. In 2008 she was an adviser to the Timor Leste Secretary of State for the Promotion of Equality, and from 2009-11 she convened an ANU Women in Politics course with participants from across Asia-Pacific region.

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Justin Dabner

Dr Justin Dabner is an associate professor with the Law School at James Cook University in Cairns and an adjunct research fellow with the Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University. He was previously the National Tax Technical Director for both Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and Ernst and Young. His research focus is on comparative international taxation. He has undertaken extensive research in South East Asia and the Pacific in particular, including being seconded to the Tax Policy Institute at Kansai University, Japan. During 2012/13 he was appointed the Australian visiting professor at Tokyo University.

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Janine Dixon

Janine Dixon is a Research Fellow at the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS) at Victoria University. Her work at CoPS is primarily in the theory and practical application of large-scale dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) models. Janine has undertaken numerous economic consultations for public and private sector clients in Australian and internationally. Prior to joining CoPS in 2007 Janine worked at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (1997-2002) where she was the manager of various surveys of the service industries in Australia. Janine has a PhD from the University of Dublin, Trinity College (2006) and a Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours from Monash University (1997).

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Eva Eberhartinger

Prof. Dr. Eva Eberhartinger is full professor and holds a chair in Tax Management (Betriebswirtschaftliche Steuerlehre) at the Department of Finance, Accounting, and Statistics at WU, Vienna University of Economics and Business. From 2006 until 2011 she was the Vice-Rector, Financial Affairs at WU. In her research, she focuses on the effect of tax on management decisions, in particular in multinational groups.

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Richard Eccleston

Richard Eccleston is Professor of Political Science and founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of Tasmania. His specific expertise is in the politics of public finance and taxation reform having researched these topics around the world in recent years.

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Rosemary Elkins

Rosemary Elkins is a Research Assistant at the University of Sydney School of Economics. Her main interests are in health and environmental policy issues.

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Joel Emery

Joel Emery is a former research assistant of the TTPI. He graduated from the ANU with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours. His honours thesis examined the taxation of regulation of bitcoin and digital currencies, and he has continued to research this space over the last two years. He is now a tax lawyer at an international tax firm.

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Chris Evans

Chris Evans is a Professor in the School of Taxation and Business Law at UNSW Australia and an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Taxation at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He has published extensively on all aspects of taxation, but particularly comparative taxation, capital gains tax and tax administration.

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Katja Fels

Katja Fels is a researcher and consultant for economic policy communication at RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, one of Germany’s leading institutes for independent economic research and evidence-based policy advise. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Economic Policy from ANU, and a Master’s degree in Journalism and Political Science from Dortmund University and Bochum University, Germany. Her research focuses on evaluating the application of behavioral insights to various policy domains, among them taxation, energy conservation and education.

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Tracy Beck Fenwick

Tracy Beck Fenwick is Director of the Australian Centre for Federalism and Lecturer in Political Science at the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University.

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Lance Fisher

Lance Fisher obtained his Bachelor degree from Macquarie University, his Master’s from the University of New South Wales and his PhD from the University of Minnesota. He was appointed professor of economics at Macquarie University in February 2008, after spending twenty years at the University of New South Wales. He was department head from 2011 to 2016. He has published widely in macroeconomics and econometrics.

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John Freebairn

John Freebairn holds the Ritchie Chair in economics at the University of Melbourne and has degrees from the University of New England and the University of California, Davis. John is an applied microeconomist and economic policy analyst with current interests in taxation reform and environmental economics.

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Norman Gemmell

Professor Norman Gemmell is Chair in Public Finance at Victoria University of Wellington and a former Chief Economist at the New Zealand Treasury.

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Bligh Grant

Bligh Grant is Senior Lecturer at the UTS Centre for Local Government (CLG). He holds a PhD and BA (Hons, Politics) from the University of New England.

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Alan L. Gustman

Alan L. Gustman is Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College and holds the Loren M. Berry Chair in Economics. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in their programs in Labor Studies and Aging, has served as a Co-Principal Investigator of and is now on the Steering Committee of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and is a member of the Executive Committee of the University of Michigan Retirement Research Center. Gustman's research has focused on four issues in labor economics and the economics of aging: retirement, pensions, social security and saving.

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Syed Hasan

Syed is an empirical researcher at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He has received his PhD from ANU in 2014 and is interested in studying issues related to public, labor and development economics. Syed has published articles in Energy Economics, Agricultural Economics, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Economic Record.

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Nigar Hashimzade

Nigar Hashimzade holds a PhD in Economics from Cornell University. She undertakes research in applied microeconomic theory and time series econometric theory. Prior to her current position at Durham University Business School, she worked at the University of Exeter and the University of Reading. Her previous research career was in theoretical physics.

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Nicolas Herault

Nicolas Herault currently holds the position of Senior Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne, which he joined in 2007. He holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Bordeaux (France). He has undertaken commissioned research for the World Bank, the European Commission, the Australian Labor Party, the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and the Australian National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

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John Hewson

John Hewson is Chair of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute and the former leader of the Federal opposition. Since then he has run his own investment banking business and served on the boards of several businesses and charities. He has also worked as an economist for the Australian Treasury, the Reserve Bank and the International Monetary Fund, as well as working as an advisor to two successive Federal Treasurers and the Prime Minister.

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Helen Hodgson

Helen Hodgson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Taxation at Curtin Law School, a member of the Women in Social Economic Research Cluster in the Curtin Business School, and a visiting fellow at the TTPI ANU. Helen’s research interests include tax and superannuation policy, and gender, and her PhD was awarded for a thesis examining the family tax and transfer system.

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David Ingles

David is a Senior Research Fellow at The Tax and Transfer Policy Institute. He has a degree in Economics (Sydney University), a Master of Economics (Sydney University) and a PhD in Public Policy (ANU).

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Yothin Jinjarak

Yothin Jinjarak is an associate professor, School of Economics and Finance, Victoria University of Wellington.

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Melinda Jone

Melinda Jone is a research assistant in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, College of Business and Law, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Guyonne Kalb

Guyonne Kalb is a Professor at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research with extensive experience in labour economics and social policy.

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Matthias Kasper

Matthias Kasper studied Psychology at the University of Vienna and the University of Helsinki earning a M.Sc. in 2012. The title of his thesis was "Voluntary and Enforced Tax Compliance: An Empirical Analysis of the Slippery Slope Framework". He worked as a research assistant of Prof. Kirchler at the Institute for Applied Psychology at the University of Vienna. Since September 2012 he has been studying for his doctorate degree in the DIBT Program at WU.

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Ann Kayis-Kumar

Ann Kayis-Kumar is a Lecturer at the School of Taxation and Business Law at UNSW Australia. Her industry experience spans across both the finance and legal professions, having worked for hedge fund Droga Capital, J.P. Morgan, and Corrs Chambers Westgarth, one of the top corporate law firms in Australia as a banking and finance lawyer in an award-winning deal team. In addition to her BCom(Finance)/LLB(Honours) qualifications, she is currently undertaking a PhD focusing on the taxation of cross-border intercompany financing activities. Her research applies a combination of pure economic theory, optimisation modelling and applied legal research.

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Jungsuk Kim

Jungsuk Kim is currently a researcher at the Institute of International and Areas Studies of Sogang University and teaches economics at Kyung-Hee University and of Sogang University in the Republic of Korea. She worked in the airline industry for more than 20 years before earning her PhD in international trade from Sogang University. Her main fields of research are international trade, econometrics, microeconomics, and fiscal policy.

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Geoff Kingston

Geoff Kingston obtained his Bachelor and PhD degrees from the Australian National University. Before moving to Macquarie University as Professor of Economics in January 2009, he lectured at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Queensland, the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. He has published widely in macroeconomics and personal finance.

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Michiru S Kosaka

Michiru S Kosaka is an Associate Professor at Sophia University. She received her Ph.D. of Economics from Duke University. Her research fields are macroeconomics and international economics.

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Diane Kraal

Dr Diane Kraal is a senior lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash Business School, Monash University. She lectures and researches in Australian taxation law.

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George Kudrna

George Kudrna is a Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) at UNSW and a Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) at ANU. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sydney, and has published on a broad range of pension‐related topics.

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Cagri S. Kumru

Cagri S. Kumru is a Senior Lecturer at the Research School of Economics at the ANU. His research interests include macroeconomic theory, public economics, computational economics and behavioural economics.

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Anita Lal

Anita Lal is a research fellow and PhD candidate at Deakin Health Economics and the Global Obesity Centre, Deakin University. Her PhD research has focused on incorporating equity for socioeconomic position into cost-effectiveness analyses.

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Jo’Anne Langham

Jo’Anne has 24 years of experience in service design and in leading user-centred design teams. She has mentored and trained service designers for 18 years. During her work in industry she established and grown research teams and lead large scale public sector design projects such as the development of the Compliance Effectiveness Methodology and the External Compliance Assurance Program for the Australian Taxation Office. Jo’Anne’s most recent role was Senior Director Research and Intelligence for the ATO for the last four years until recently where she left to complete her PhD fulltime.

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Youngdeok Lim

Youngdeok Lim is a senior lecturer in the School of accounting at UNSW Business School. His research interests include conflicts of interest in financial analysts, tax avoidance, capital gains tax, shareholder activism, and mandatory audit firm rotation policy.

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Michael Littlewood

Michael Littlewood is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Auckland. He is an authority on New Zealand tax law, Hong Kong tax law, tax policy and tax history.

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Tony Makin

Tony Makin is Professor of Economics and Director of the Griffith APEC Study Centre at Griffith University, and has previously served as an International Consultant Economist with the IMF Institute based in Singapore and as an economist in the federal departments of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Treasury and Prime Minister and Cabinet.

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Roberta Mann

Roberta Mann is the Mr & Mrs LL Stewart Professor of Business Law at the University of Oregon School of Law. She teaches and writes about tax law, with a particular emphasis on how the tax system affects the environment. Professor Mann served as the only tax lawyer on the National Academies of Science committee studying the greenhouse gas impact of the Internal Revenue Code. She is active with the ABA Tax Section, the National Tax Association, and the Portland Tax Forum, and regularly speaks at the annual Global Conference on Environmental Taxation.

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Michelle Markham

Michelle Markham is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at Bond University, and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in the Taxation Law and Policy Group at Monash University. Her research specialty is international taxation.

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Emily Millane

Emily Millane is a Research Fellow at the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute and a PhD Candidate at the Crawford School of Public Policy.

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Jane Millar

Jane Millar is Professor of Social Policy in the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath, UK. Her research interests include the design, implementation and impact of social policy, and comparative research on family policy, social security and employment policy, with particular reference to gender and changing family patterns. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Academy of Social Sciences, and is the current chair of the Social Policy Association. She was Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute in Feb 2017.

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John Minas

John Minas is a Lecturer in the Griffith Business School at Griffith University and a PhD candidate in the School of Taxation and Business Law, UNSW Business School, UNSW Australia.

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Anna Mortimore

Anna is a Lecturer specializing in taxation. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Chartered Tax Adviser with The Tax Institute. Anna recently gained her PhD from her dissertation entitled: “The use of economic instruments in managing the environmental externalities of road transport." Anna’s research interest includes behavioural economics in climate change: environmental politics; tradable permits; environmental taxes; environmental fiscal taxes, tax reform and climate policy.

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Sacchidananda Mukherjee

Sacchidananda Mukherjee is an associate professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi.

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Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy is Visiting Fellow, ANU (from 2014) and Director, Independent Economics (from 2011). He specialises in economy-wide modelling. He began his career at the Australian Treasury and subsequently led economy-wide modelling teams at the Office of EPAC, Access Economics, Econtech, KPMG Econtech and Independent Economics. Chris has undertaken economy-wide modelling of tax reform through The Treasury for the Henry Tax Review, the Business Tax Working Group and the recent tax review that led to the proposed company tax cut.

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Jason Nassios

Jason is a Research Fellow at the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), based at Victoria University's Flinders Street campus in Melbourne. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics and Bachelor's Degrees in Commerce and Science from the University of Melbourne. Prior to joining CoPS in April 2015, Jason spent two years as a Senior Analyst in Mercer Australia's Investments Business. Jason's key areas of interest are applied economic modelling, applied mathematics, policy analysis and finance.

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Marcel Olbert

Marcel Olbert holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration with a focus on International Taxation, Accounting and Finance from Mannheim University in Germany. He also studied at City University of Hong Kong and at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). He is a doctoral candidate and a researcher at University of Mannheim Business School. His research focus is on international company taxation with a particular focus on the digital economy and transfer pricing.

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Rachel Ong

Rachel Ong is Deputy Director of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre. Her research addresses a range of housing policy issues, including the role of housing assets in supporting welfare throughout the life course, intergenerational housing concerns, the dynamics of housing affordability, housing pathways in the 21st century, and the links between housing and the economy.

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Donghyun Park

Donghyun Park is the Principal Economist at the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department at the Asian Development Bank. Prior to joining ADB in 2007, Dr. Park was a tenured associate professor of economics at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has a PhD in economics from UCLA in the US, and his main research fields are international finance, international trade, and development economics.

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Neil Paulsen

Neil Paulsen is an Associate Professor within the Management group in the UQBS. Neil has more than twenty years direct industry experience as a successful senior manager and consultant in public, private, and community sector organisations, to complement his more recent research and consulting activities in Australia and international environments. His research includes the development of intergroup perspectives in organisational behaviour and change, organisational effectiveness and leadership. He has published his work in international refereed journals and chapters, and in an edited book (with Tor Hernes).

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Julian Pearce

Julian Pearce is Chair of Queensland University of Technology’s Economics and Finance School Advisory Committee and a member of the Governing Committee of the Qld Business Leaders Hall of Fame. He has previously served as National Australia Bank’s Chief Economist and in the Federal Treasury.

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Ben Phillips

Ben has nearly 20 years of experience in economic and public policy analysis work in Australia. Ben's expertise is in the development of micrsosimulation models for the purpose of analysing tax and transfer systems. Ben worked at NATSEM for 10 years and was responsible for the STINMOD model of the Australian tax and transfer system and undertook a broad range of anlaysis in areas as diverse as modelling the introduction of a GST, carbon price and analysis of the Federal Budget.

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Jonathan Pincus

Jonathan Pincus is Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Adelaide, and an independent economic researcher and consultant. He was educated in Brisbane, Australia, and at Stanford University, where he took his PhD in 1972 (which won the Columbia-Nevins prize awarded by the American Economic History Association). Jonathan is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and is listed in the international Who’s Who in Economics, 1986 to date. In 2015, the Economic Society made him the second Distinguished Public Policy Fellow.

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David Plunkett

David worked in the Department of Social Security and its successors for 36 years in various roles, but principally as a Policy Analyst focussing on interactions between the tax and transfer systems. He retains an active interest in this subject area and continues to provide spreadsheet modelling to a wide range of policy workers and academics.

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Andrew Podger

Andrew Podger is an Honorary Professor of Public Policy at ANU, Adjunct Professor at Xi’an Jiao-tong University and Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University (both in China). He is also a member of the Committee for Sustainable Retirement Incomes Policy. He was Secretary of the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care from 1996 to 2002, and previously headed the Departments of Housing and Regional Development and Administrative Services. He was Public Service Commissioner from 2002 to 2004. He was for many years involved in social policy including social security and welfare.

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Shuchita Pota

Shuchita Pota has just finished her Masters in International and Development Economics at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU. She hopes to work in an evidence based policy sphere.

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Michael Potter

Michael Potter is a Research Fellow in the Economics Program at the Centre for Independent Studies. He has worked at the Parliamentary Budget Office, the Federal Treasury, the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, the National Farmers’ Federation and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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Mathew Rabui

Mathew Rabui is currently employed as an Assistant Secretary, Macroeconomic Forecasting Branch, Macroeconomic Policy Division, Papua New Guinea (PNG) Department of Treasury. Mathew holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of PNG, Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and a Master of Public Policy in Economic Policy (MPPECOPOL) at the Australian National University from 2014 to 2015.

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Maria Racionero

Maria Racionero is Associate Professor at the Research School of Economics of the Australian National University (ANU). She obtained the First National Prize, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education, upon completion of her undergraduate studies. She pursued her doctoral studies at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, within the IDEA program (International Doctorate in Economic Analysis), where she obtained both a Master and a PhD degrees in Economics. Her main field of research is public economic theory, with particular interests in optimal taxation and higher education finance.

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Sue Regan

Sue Regan is a PhD Scholar at the Crawford School of Public Policy. Previously, Sue ran the Social Policy Program of the HC Coombs Policy Forum and was founding chief executive of the Resolution Foundation, a UK-based research institute focusing on the well-being of low earners.

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Charles Sampford

Professor Sampford topped each of politics, philosophy and law at Melbourne University then combined those disciplines in his Oxford DPhil (1986). He was invited to come to Queensland as Foundation Dean of Law at Griffith University, starting in March 1991. Prof Sampford led the 1998 bid for the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance and was its Foundation Director until he became the Convenor of the ARC funded Governance Research and Director of the multi-university Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law. Foreign fellowships include the Visiting Senior Research Fellow at St John's College Oxford (1997) and a Senior Fulbright Award to Harvard University (2000). He has written over 140 articles and chapters, has completed thirty one books and edited collections and won nearly twenty million dollars in grants and consultancies. Charles chaired the World Ethics Forum in Oxford in 2006 and convened the first two Global Integrity Summits (2014-15). Charles is also a Barrister and a company director who has taught tax policy.

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Stefanie Schurer

Stefanie Schurer is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney. Her research interest is the Economics of Human Development. Most of her current projects explore the evolution of skills, preferences, and health over the lifecourse and the role that parents and the public sector play in shaping skills and reducing inequality. She is also a University of Sydney SOAR Fellow and an ARC Discovery Early Career Fellow.

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Mathias Sinning

Associate Professor Mathias Sinning is a researcher at the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute. He is interested in the empirical analysis of a broad range of topics of economic policy, including tax policy and economic inequality.

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Christoph Spengel

Christoph Spengel is a Professor for International Taxation at the University of Mannheim. Christoph is Research Associate at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Director of the Scientific Campus Mannheim Taxation (MaTax) and Academic Director of Mannheim Master of Accounting and Taxation (MaMAT) at Mannheim Business School (MBS). Moreover, he is appointed member of the Scientific Council of the Federal Ministry of Finance in Germany, International Research Fellow at Oxford University, Saïd Business School and appointed member of several expert groups on company taxation headed by the European Commission. His main research interests are in the areas of international taxation (tax planning, comparison of company tax burdens), company taxation in the European Union (tax harmonization, group taxation, profit allocation) and financial and tax accounting.

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Thomas L. Steinmeier

Thomas L. Steinmeier is Professor of Economics at Texas Tech University. He previously taught at Dartmouth College and Oberlin College. He is a Research Economist at the National Bureau of Economic Research and for fifteen years was a member of the Steering Committee and for most of those years a co-PI of the Health and Retirement Study. Steinmeier's research has focused on four issues in labor economics and the economics of aging: retirement, pensions, social security and savings.

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Miranda Stewart

Miranda Stewart is the Director of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, and a Professor at the Crawford School, at the Australian National University. She researches and writes on a wide range of Australian and international tax policy issues.

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Nahid Tabatabai

Dr. Nahid Tabatabai is a Research Associate in Economics at Dartmouth College, where she has worked since August, 1998. Dr. Tabatabai received her Ph.D. in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts in 1991. For ten years she was the staff person responsible for the labor and pension sections of the Health and Retirement Study.

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Alan Tapper

Dr Alan Tapper is Senior Research Fellow at the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University, Perth. His interests include philosophy in schools, professional ethics, family policy and 18th Century intellectual history. He is co-editor of Meaning and Morality: Essays on the Philosophy of Julius Kovesi (Brill, 2012).

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Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas is a New Zealand PhD Scholar at the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy. His current research is examining whether social entrepreneurship ventures can have a meaningful impact on the outcomes of disadvantaged communities. He completed his Undergraduate, Honours and Masters study at University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Steve also worked for eight years as a senior researcher at an independent New Zealand public policy think tank. Twitter @SteveThomasPol.

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Chung Tran

Chung Tran's primary research interests are in the areas of macroeconomics and public economics. Much of his current work is to explore the role and implications of economic policies. Some specific research topics have included; evaluating dynamic general equilibrium effects of social insurance systems including social security and public health insurance; analyzing implications of taxation; and understanding dynamic effects of public debt, fiscal stress and fiscal austerity.

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Binh Tran-Nam

Binh Tran-Nam is currently Professor at UNSW Business School and Adjunct Professor at RMIT University Vietnam. Prior to re-joining UNSW in July 1991, he was Lecturer in the School of Management at Deakin University. Prior to that he was National Research Fellow at UNSW Australia and Lecturer in the Department of Economics at University of Auckland.

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Peter Varela

Peter Varela is a Research Fellow at the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, and a PhD candidate at the ANU. His research is in applied public finance. Before commencing his research, he worked as a Research Economist at the Productivity Commission.

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Megan Vine

Ms Megan Vine is an associate lecturer in law at the University of New England (NSW). She joined UNE in 2014 after several years at the Australian Taxation Office. Megan’s research interests include taxation of alcohol and fuel.

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Neil Warren

Dr Neil Warren is a Professor of Taxation in the School of Taxation and Business Law at UNSW Business School. Neil's training is as an economist and his research interests lie in the area of public sector economics with a special focus on taxation policy and federalism issues.

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Sebastian Wende

Sebastian Wende is currently a PhD candidate at the ANU with the Research School of Economics. Sebastian's PhD compares the distortions from different taxes using Overlapping Generation Models. Sebastian was inspired to undertake a PhD after his work for Treasury which included working on the report for the business tax working group and the Re:think tax discussion paper. His time at Treasury allowed him to identify questions that weren't be effectively addressed in the academic literature. Sebastian also previously spent time working at the RBA.

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Peter Whiteford

Peter Whiteford is a Professor at the Crawford School at the Australian National University and the director of the Social Policy Institute. His research is focused on pension and welfare policies.

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Teck Chi Wong

Teck Chi Wong is a Master of Public Policy student at the Crawford School of Public Policy.

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Gavin Wood

Professor Gavin Wood is a Professor of Housing and Urban Research. He was previously Director of the RMIT Research Centre of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) and held positions at Murdoch University, Western Australia and the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

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Danielle Wood

Danielle is a Fellow at the Grattan Institute. Her research and advocacy efforts focus on tax and budget policy, intergenerational inequality and competition policy. She has previously worked at the ACCC, NERA consulting and the Productivity Commission. Danielle is the National and Victorian Chair of the Women in Economics Network and sits on the Victorian and Central Council for the Economic Society of Australia.

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Hao Wu

Hao Wu is currently an associate lecturer and a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. His research interest lies in applied data science in taxation. He believes taxation research can be enriched by applying data science method to map patterns and to measure unobserved, yet interesting variables such as tax system complexity. He also believes data science research can be benefited by the clear social structure provided by the tax system and this may lead to new estimation methods.

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