John Freebairn: 2017 Outstanding PhD Alumni Award
Sept. 8, 2017
Professor John Freebairn is the recipient of ARE's 2017 Outstanding PhD Alumni Award. John holds the Ritchie Chair in Economics at the University of Melbourne. He has current research interests in taxation reform and environmental economics.
He received his bachelor and master’s degrees in agricultural economics from the University of New England. John was one of the first UCD ARE graduates to win the outstanding dissertation award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. His dissertation title was, "Some Adaptive Control Models for the Analysis of Economic Policy: United States Beef Trade Policy."
Prior to joining Melbourne in 1996, John held appointments at the Australian National University, LaTrobe University, and Monash University. He also worked at the New South Wales Department of Agriculture and at the Business Council of Australia.
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