Incoming TTPI Director Professor Robert Breunig has been appointed to the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) panel of expert advisors .

The PBO had announced yesterday the establishment of a seven‑person panel of economic, fiscal and public finance experts to advise it on matters related to policy costings, fiscal policy analysis and the PBO’s research program.

Jenny Wilkinson, the Parliamentary Budget Officer, stated, “I am very grateful to the members of the panel for agreeing to serve in this capacity. We are fortunate to have secured people of such experience and expertise. They will be a valuable source of advice for the PBO and will assist with the development and evaluation of our work program and methodologies.”

Other members of PBO panel of expert advisors include:

  • Paul Abbey, Partner in the International Tax and Transaction Services group of PricewaterhouseCoopers;
  • Robert Carling, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies;
  • Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia;
  • Saul Eslake, Economist and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tasmania;
  • Abigail Payne, Director of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research;
  • David Tune, Chair of the Aged Care Sector Committee.

Professor Breunig will take over TTPI Directorship from Professor Miranda Stewart from January 2018.

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