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John Quiggin

John Quiggin

He is an Australian economist, a Professor and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland, and a former member of the Board of the Climate Change Authority of the Australian Government.

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John Quiggin (born 29 March 1956) is an Australian economist, a Professor and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland, and a former member of the Board of the Climate Change Authority of the Australian Government.

Quiggin completed his undergraduate studies at the Australian National University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Mathematics in 1978 and a Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours with the University Medal and the Economics Society Prize in 1980. He then completed a Master of Economics through coursework and thesis at the Australian National University in 1984, and finished his Doctor of Philosophy in Economics at the University of New England in 1988, receiving the Drummond Prize for best doctoral thesis.

From 1978 to 1983 Quiggin was a Research Economist and in 1986 was the Chief Research Economist with the Bureau of Agricultural Economics what was of the predecessor of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. From 1984 to 1985 he was a Research Fellow of the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies at the Australian National University. From 1987 to 1988 he was a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics of the University of Sydney. In 1989 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Economics, a consultancy firm in Canberra.

From 1989 to 1990 he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics of the University of Maryland, College Park, a Fellow of the Research School of Social Sciences of Australian National University from 1991 to 1992, a Senior Fellow from 1993 to 1994 and a Professor in 1995 at the Centre for Economic Policy Research of the Australian National University in 1995. From 1996 to 1999 Quiggin was a Professor of Economics and Australian Research Council Senior Fellow at James Cook University. From 2000 to 2002 he was an Australian Research Council Senior Fellow at the Australian National University and an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology and the Inaugural Don Dunstan Visiting Professor at the University of Adelaide.

He has been based at the University of Queensland since 2003, being an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow and Federation Fellow and a Professor in the School of Economics and the School of Political Science and International Studies. He was an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University from 2003 to 2006 and was the Hinkley Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins University in 2011.