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Renée Fry-McKibbin

Distinguished Professor


PhD in Economics, University of Melbourne

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Renée Fry-McKibbin is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. She has two decades of expertise in analyzing policy-relevant research questions around international macroeconomic and financial market shocks and their effects, mainly for small, open, resource-rich economies like Australia. She directs three research programs in CAMA, is a research associate in both the Centre for Applied Macro and Petroleum Economics (CAMP) at the BI Norwegian Business School (2012-) and the H.O. Stekler Research Program in Forecasting at George Washington University in Washington, DC (2014-). She was Interim Director of Crawford School of Public Policy in 2022 and has been Associate Dean (Research) for the College of Asia and the Pacific, Director of CAMA in 2012-2014 and Deputy Director in 2010-2012.

Fry-McKibbin holds several leadership positions in the wider economics and social sciences community. In 2022-2023, she was one of three panelists who conducted an independent review of the Reserve Bank of Australia, with most of the 51 recommendations adopted by the institution and the Australian government. In 2022, the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia appointed her as the Chair of the Disciplines of Business and Economics. In 2023, she was elected to the Regional Standing Committee of the Econometrics Society for Australasia. She is a member of the Economics Society of Australia Central Council (2021-) and a board member of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society (2014-). She is also a member of the Go8 Economics Advisory Group. She has editorship positions at several journals, including Editor of the Economic Record (2021-), following six years as Co-Editor (2015-2020). She is/was an Associate Editor for three international journals, including the International Review of Economics and Finance (2019- ), Finance Research Letters (2016-) and the Journal of Banking & Finance (2014-2019). In 2018, she was a member of the ARC Research Excellence Committee to evaluate the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) submissions for the Economics and Commerce for all universities in Australia for the Australian Research Council.

Research interests

Macroeconometric Modelling; Financial Market Crisis and Contagion Modeling; Financial Market Interdependence Modeling; Currency Market Intervention; Commodity Cycles; Time Series Analysis; SVAR Modelling; Latent Factor Modelling.

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