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Professor Bruce Chapman

Professor Bruce Chapman

Bruce Chapman honoured with lifetime achievement

15 August 2017

ANU economics Professor Bruce Chapman has been named as the recipient of the 2017 Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards (Lifetime Achievement Award category).

Professor Chapman is a Professor of Economics at the ANU Research School of Economics and ANU Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Statistics.  Professor Chapman is also the Sir Roland Wilson Chair of Economics.

The Lifetime Achievement Award honours the outstanding contribution Professor Chapman has made to the Australian Higher Education sector over a lifetime of leadership, innovation and service.

Professor Chapman said his opportunity to engage with public policy was a privilege.

“There is no doubt that being employed at ANU has contributed importantly to my engagement with higher education policy issues. ANU encourages and facilitates its academics to be involved in public policy, and I have been a lucky recipient of this rare privilege.”

Professor Chapman is best known for his ground breaking work on income contingent loans. The impact of this contribution has informed and shaped economic policy globally and for more than two decades has redefined the way in which the Australian Higher Education sector has provided Australian students the chance to be global citizens.

Professor Chapman was educated at ANU and Yale University and has published over 200 papers and several books in applied economics and economic policy.

Interim Dean of the ANU College of Business and Economics, Professor Steven Roberts congratulated Professor Chapman on the announcement.

“I congratulate Bruce on this recognition of his contribution to economic public policy,” Professor Roberts said.

“His work on income-contingent loans has had a significant impact both in Australia and globally, and we at ANU are very proud of what Bruce has achieved over the course of his career.”

This is the third time the AFR awards have recognised individuals in the Lifetime Achievement Award, previous honourees have been Ian Chubb and Denise Bradley.

The Winners of the AFR Higher Education Awards will be announced and honoured at a Gala Dinner, presented by UniSuper, on 29 August at the Sofitel Sydney.

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