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The Recovery Book: what Australian governments should do now

REPORT

by John Daley, Danielle Wood, Brendan Coates, Stephen Duckett, Julie Sonnemann, Marion Terrill and Tony Wood

To help Australia recover from the COVID-19 recession, the Government should inject $70 billion to $90 billion in extra economic stimulus, including revamping and extending JobKeeper.

  • Danielle Wood

    Chief Executive Officer

    Danielle Wood

    Danielle is the CEO of the Grattan Institute. She has published extensively on economic reform priorities, budget policy, tax reform, generational inequality and reforming political institutions. She is a sought-after media commentator and speaker on policy issues.

    Danielle previously worked at the ACCC, NERA Economic Consulting and the Productivity Commission. She holds an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide and Masters degrees in Economics and Competition Law, from the University of Melbourne.

    Danielle is the National President of the Economic Society of Australia and co-founder and former Chair of the Women in Economics Network.

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    Household Finances Program Director

    Brendan Coates

    Brendan’s research focuses on tax reform, economic and budget policy, retirement incomes and superannuation, housing, transport infrastructure and cities. Before Grattan, Brendan worked as a macro-financial economist with the World Bank in Indonesia and Latin America, and prior to that, he undertook a number of roles with the Australian Treasury in areas such as tax-transfer system reform, financial and commodities markets analysis and macro-economic forecasting, including as part of the Treasury’s China Policy Unit. Brendan holds a Masters of International Development Economics from the Australian National University and Bachelors of Commerce and Arts from the University of Melbourne.

     

  • Budget Policy and Institutional Reform Fellow

    Kate Griffiths

    Kate is a scientist and policy analyst, with experience in government, strategy consulting, and research. Kate joined Grattan in 2015 and has co-authored various reports on budgets, tax, institutional reform, energy, education and health policy.

    Prior to joining Grattan, Kate worked for The Boston Consulting Group with clients in the energy and health sectors, and in science and research policy for the Australian Government (Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research & Tertiary Education).

    Kate holds a Masters in Science from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Science with Honours from the Australian National University.