Fellows Detail

Dr Brian Fisher AO, PSM

BScAgr (Hons) PhD (Sydney) DSc Agr (Honoris Causa)

Elected: 1995

Discipline: Economics

Specialisation: public policy, economics, trade, environment

Profile

Dr Brian Fisher, AO, PSM is Managing Director, BAEconomics Pty Ltd.  Prior to this he was Chief Executive Office, Concepteconomics Pty Ltd and before joining Concepteconomics Vice-President at CRA International.  Before joining CRA International he was Executive Director of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) where he specialised in public policy analysis especially as it related to the agricultural, fishing, forestry, minerals and energy industries.  He was heavily involved in research on climate change policy, international trade liberalisation and microeconomic reform in Australia.  Between 1996 and 2001 Dr Fisher was involved as a senior consultant with Australia's international climate negotiating team.  He was a convening lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Second Assessment Report, a lead author on the IPCC Third Assessment Report and a convening lead author for the Fourth Assessment Report.  In addition to his role with ABARE Dr Fisher was an Associate Commissioner with the Productivity Commission and Adjunct Professor of Sustainable Resources Development at the University of Sydney.  Prior to joining ABARE he was Professor of Agricultural Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney.

Appointments

2005, Chair, Prime Minister's Infrastrcuture Taskforce

2007-, Member, Council of the Australian Institute of Marine Science

2014, Member, federal government Renewable Energy Target Review Panel

Contact

Website: www.baeconomics.com.au
Mobile: 0437394309

Contact Information

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

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