Alex Ballantyne is a Senior Associate in Grattan Institute’s Economic Policy Program. Alex has experience in public policy and academic research with a focus on macroeconomic modelling, monetary policy, and household consumption.
Alex previously worked on modelling prices, wages and labour market developments at the Reserve Bank of Australia, and was a research assistant at the University of Melbourne and the OECD. He has contributed to a range of publications across topics including inflation, financial markets and panel data econometrics.
He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of International Trade, Finance and Development from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, as well as Bachelors of Engineering and Arts from the University of Sydney.
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Why Australia should lock in full employment
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