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Bruce James Chapman AM

Bachelor of Economics (Hons) ANU 1974

Career highlights

  • Professor of Economics, Crawford School of Economics and Government, ANU
  • President, Economics Society of Australia 2007-2010
  • Professor and Head, Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences, ANU 2005-2007
  • Higher education financing guidance (mostly through the World Bank)to the government of Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, the UK, Canada, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Germany, China, Colombia, Mexico, Nepal and Thailand
  • Input into interest rate, employment, individual relations, education, and fiscal policy as a Senior Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister 1994-1996
  • Input into analysis of labour market programs, and provided motivation and program design in the development of Working Nation in 1993-1994
  • Helped motivate and design the Higher Education Contribution Scheme in 1987-1988
  • On-going research into the role of training and education on labour markets outcomes

Career philosophy

"I have aimed to use my economics training as direct (and indirect) input into the development and application of economic policy. I believe that input of this kind has the capacity to change productively social and material circumstances."

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