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Professor Ross Garnaut AC

BA, PhD (ANU)

Elected: 1991

Discipline: Economics

Profile

Professor Ross Garnaut AO is a Professorial Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne. Earlier at the Australian National University he was Distinguished Professor of Economics (2007-2013) and before that longstanding Head of the Division of Economics in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. He has been awarded the degrees honoris causa of Doctor of Letters from the Australian National University and Doctor of Science from the University of Sydney. He is an Honorary Professor of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and of Renmin University, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Economics Society and a Distinguished Life Member of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

Professor Garnaut is the author of numerous books, monographs and articles in scholarly journals on international economics, public finance and economic development, particularly in relation to East Asia and the Southwest Pacific.

In addition to his distinguished academic career, Professor Garnaut has also had longstanding and successful roles as policy advisor, diplomat and businessman. He was the Senior Economic Adviser to Australian Prime Minister R.J.L. Hawke from 1983 to 1985 and subsequently served as the Australian Ambassador to China (1985 to 1988).

In September 2008, Professor Garnaut presented the Garnaut Climate Change Review to the Australian Prime Minister. This review, commissioned by the Australian government, examines the impact of climate change on the Australian economy and provides potential medium to long-term policies to ameliorate these. In November 2010 the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency commissioned Professor Garnaut to update his 2008 Garnaut Climate Change Review, and the final report was presented to the Australian Government in May 2011.

Professor Garnaut was a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Food Policy Research Institute (Washington DC) from 2003 to 2010 and its Chairman from 2006. He was foundation Chairman of Lihir Gold Limited, from 1995 to 2010 and he was the Chairman of the Papua New Guinea Sustainable Development Program Limited (Singapore) from 2002 to 2012.

Publications

Selected publications:

  • Garnaut, R. (2013) Dog Days: Australia after the boom, Black Inc, Melbourne.
  • Garnaut, R. (2013) “Making the International System Work for the Platinum Age” in D.S. Prasada Rao and Bart van Ark (eds), World Economic Performance: Past, Present and Future, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, U.K, pp. 162-92.
  • Garnaut, R. (2013) “Macro-economic implications of the turning point” in Yiping Huang and Fang Cai (editors), Debating the Lewis Turning Point in China, Routledge, London.
  • Garnaut, R., with Cai Fang and Ligang Song (eds) (2013), China: A New Model for Growth and Development, Australian National University E-Press, Canberra, co-published with the Social Sciences Academic Press (China).
  • Garnaut, R. (2011) The Garnaut Review 2011: Australia in the Global Response to Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.
  • Garnaut, R. (2010) What if Mainstream Science is Right? The Rout of Knowledge and Analysis in Australian Climate Change Policy (and a Chance of Recovery?), Academy Proceedings 1/2010 (Cunningham Lecture), Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Canberra.
  • Garnaut, R., Golley, J. & Song, L. (eds) (2010), China: The Next 20 Years of Reform and Development, ANU Press, Canberra: co-published with the Social Sciences Academic Press (China).
  • Garnaut, R. & Llewellyn-Smith, D., (2009) The Great Crash of 2008, Melbourne University Publishing, Melbourne.
  • Garnaut (2002) Catching up with America (pp.1-16), In China 2002, WTO Entry and World Recession. Ross Garnaut and Ligang Song (eds.). The Australian National University, Canberra: Asia Pacific Press.
  • (2002) An Australian-United States Free Trade Agreement, Australian Journal of International Affairs, p.123-141, Vol.56, No.1, April 2002.
  • Ross Garnaut (2002) Reflections on the New Institutional Economics (pp.1-19), In China 2002, WTO Entry and World Recession. Ross Garnaut and Ligang Song (eds.). The Australian National University, Canberra: Asia Pacific Press.
  • (2002) China 2002, WTO Entry and World Recession. The Australian National University, Canberra: Asia Pacific Press.
  • (2002) Resource Management in Asia Pacific Developing Countries. The Australian National University, Canberra: Asia Pacific Press.
  • Ross Garnaut (2001) Social Democracy in Australia’s Asian Future. The Australian National University, Canberra: Asia Pacific Press.
  • Ross Garnaut, Ligang Song, Yang Yao and Xiaolu Wang (2001) Private Enterprise in China. ANU and China Centre for Economic Research, Peking University: Asia Pacific Press.
  • Ross Garnaut (2001) Twenty Years of Economic Reform and Structural Change in the Chinese Economy (pp.1-18), In Growth Without Miracles. Ross Garnaut and Yiping Huang (eds.). London: Oxford University Press.
  • Ross Garnaut and Guonan Ma (2001) Economic Growth and Stability in China (pp.88-102), In Growth Without Miracles. Ross Garnaut and Yiping Huang (eds.). London: Oxford University Press.
  • Ross Garnaut and Yiping Huang (2001) China’s Integration into the World Economy (pp.436-458), In Growth Without Miracles. Ross Garnaut and Yiping Huang (eds.). London: Oxford University Press.
  • Ross Garnaut and Huang Yiping (eds) (2001) Growth Without Miracles. London: Oxford University Press.
  • Ross Garnaut (1998) The East Asian Crisis (pp.3-27), In East Asia in Crisis: From Being a Miracle to Needing One?. Ross Garnaut and Ross H. McLeod (eds.). London and New York: Routledge.
  • Ross Garnaut and Ross H. McLeod (eds) (1998) East Asia in Crisis: From Being a Miracle to Needing One?. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Ross Garnaut (1989) Australia and the Northeast Asian Ascendancy. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service.

Contact

Website: http://www.rossgarnaut.com

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