Professor Miranda Stewart, Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ & Danielle Wood

Director of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at ANU, Deputy Director of the Curtin Economics Centre & National Chair of the Women in Economics Network
'Women in Economics – 2017 Federal Budget Reflections'
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Arrive from 11.30am, lunch 12 noon, speaker 12.30 concludes 1.30pm
Canberra - 16 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600

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Professor Miranda Stewart
Miranda Stewart is Professor and Director of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Crawford School of Public Policy, the Australian National University and a Professor at the University of Melbourne Law School. Miranda has more than 20 years of academic experience in research and policy analysis on taxation and budgets, in Australia and the United States. She has previously worked in government and in the private sector. She leads various research projects on empirical and theoretical aspects of taxation including company tax in an era of globalization; housing and taxation; and inequality including a forthcoming edited book on Gender Equality in the Tax and Welfare System (ANU Press 2017). Recent publications examine a century of income tax in Australia (Australian Tax Forum, 2015); Not for Profits Law (Cambridge University Press, 2014); Sham Transactions (Oxford University Press, 2013); and Tax, Law and Development (Edward Elgar, 2013). Miranda engages widely in public and government debates about tax policy and reform in Australia and internationally.


Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ
Rachel Ong ViforJ is Professor of Economics at the Curtin Business School and Deputy Director of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, Curtin University. Rachel is an Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research and has been appointed to several research expert panels including the Commonwealth Treasury’s Housing Research Panel. She is a member of the Steering Committee for the Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research. Rachel’s research addresses a range of critical housing policy issues, including housing affordability dynamics, housing pathways in the new millennium, intergenerational housing concerns, and the links between housing and the economy. Rachel has long-standing expertise in the evaluation of housing tax-transfer reforms. Rachel also has an established research record in the area of population ageing and has conducted extensive research into the role of home ownership within the retirement incomes system, employment decisions of older workers, and workforce vulnerabilities in mid-to-late life.


Danielle Wood
Danielle Wood is an economist with extensive experience in public policy and competition law issues and is National Chair of the Women in Economics Network. Danielle is currently a Fellow in the Australian Perspectives Program at the Grattan Institute and is leading policy development in areas critical to the Federal Budget. The role involves undertaking research and providing practical advice on the policies governments should adopt to improve the lives of Australians.

Previously, Danielle worked as Principal Economist at the ACCC, Senior Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting, a Director in the Merger Investigations Branch of the ACCC and as a Senior Research Economist at the Productivity Commission. Danielle has a Masters of Commerce (Hons) and a Masters in Competition Law from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Adelaide.