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Ross Guest

Ross Guest

Ross Guest is a Professor of Economics, and Dean (Learning and Teaching), in the Griffith Business School at Griffith University. He is an Adjunct Professor with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and a National Senior Teaching Fellow with the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.

Before joining Griffith University in 1998 he spent 8 years at Monash University in Melbourne where he was appointed Senior Lecturer in 1997. He has a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Higher Education from Griffith University.
His current research programme is concerned mainly with the economics of population ageing in Australia and other regions of the world. He has published articles on this and related topics in, for example, the Journal of Population Economics, the Journal of Macroeconomics, The Economic Record, The Review of Development Economics, The Journal of Policy Modelling, Oxford Economic Papers, The Singapore Economic Review, The Journal of Asian Economics, and Economic Modelling. He has received 4 ‘Discovery Grants’ from the Australian Research Council, as 1st Chief Investigator, to support this work. He was an invited participant at the Prime Minister’s 2020 Summit in 2008 on the basis of his work on population economics.
His teaching in recent years has been primarily in public economics at Griffith University and for ANZSOG in their Executive Master of Public Administration where he is a Subject Leader for Australia and New Zealand. He is Editor-In-Chief of the International Review of Economics Education, and co-author with Stiglitz et al. of Principles of Economics, First Australian Edition.

Dentists need a licence to practice. Why not economists?

Mar 14, 2019 03:55 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The great British economist John Maynard Keynes said he longed for the day when economics could be thought of as a matter for specialists - like dentistry. Its easier to become an economist than a dentist, or a doctor...

Financial literacy is a public policy problem

Oct 23, 2017 01:37 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

As the world of finance becomes more complex, most of us arent keeping up. In this series were exploring what it means to be financially literate. Its pretty common nowadays to see the likes of the Reserve Bank of...

Research shows the banks will pass the bank levy on to customers

May 19, 2017 04:26 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Studies of European countries show that bank taxes similar to the 0.06% bank levy introduced by the government in the 2017 federal budget will be largely borne by customers, not shareholders. The levy could also make...

Budget explainer: if you want to know about the economy, look past the budget forecasts

Apr 20, 2017 03:15 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

When the federal government releases its annual budget it provides an economic outlook that includes forecasts and key indicators of the state of the economy. But we should be critical of some of these numbers. Many either...

What's behind the numbers? MYEFO in seven charts

Dec 21, 2016 05:48 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

With all the data in the governments Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) for 2016-17 were breaking it down for you in seven charts. The A$0.6 billion drop in the 2016-17 deficit in MYEFO compared with the...

It's not just a drop in GDP that should worry us

Dec 12, 2016 11:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

It seems like we havent had much good economic news lately. This was neatly summarised in the drop in national output (GDP) of 0.5% due to weak investment, both private and public. Private investment is unexpectedly...

It's good the government will report GDP per capita, but it shouldn't stop there

Dec 01, 2016 02:35 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The governments horse trading over legislation with the senate will have a profound effect on the way the government reports economic data. Part of the governments agreement with Senator Leyonhjelm to support the...

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Economy

Australian bonds surge ahead of RBA Governor Lowe’s speech

Australian government bonds surged during Asian session of the second trading day of the week Tuesday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australias...

Australian bonds jump in silent trading ahead of RBA Assistant Governor Kent’s speech

Australian government bonds jumped during Asian session of the first trading day of the week Monday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australias...

Global Geopolitical Series: U.S. Commerce announces duties on Chinese steel racks to counter malpractice

In a continuation of the toughened stance against both Allies and adversaries, the U.S. Commerce Department imposed duties on steel racks and parts from China. The United States, in 2017, imported $200 million worth of the...

Australian bonds remain range-bound in muted trading session; RBA’s Lowe, Kent speeches eyed

Australian government bonds traded range bound during Asian session Friday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australias Phillip Lowe and...

South Africans are upbeat about new technologies, but worried about jobs

Powerful new technologies are emerging that will continue to affect individuals in multiple ways. This has led to references to a Fourth Industrial Revolution a new era involving the application of digitisation and...

Politics

Can protecting land promote employment? In New England, the answer is yes

Protecting land from development provides numerous ecological and social benefits, but many people debate whether it hurts or helps local economies. Some worry that land protection will inhibit economic growth by...

US Dem presidential primaries: Biden leading, followed by Sanders, Warren, Harris; and will Trump be beaten?

The next US presidential election will be held on November 3, 2020. Incumbent president Donald Trump will almost certainly be the Republican nominee, but there is a contest for the Democratic presidential nomination. The...

Archive documents reveal the US and UK's role in the dying days of apartheid

It is a quarter of a century since the end of apartheid in South Africa. But its easy to forget how complex, difficult and violent the birth of full democracy really was. This was particularly true in KwaZulu-Natal, where...

Melania Trump might have requested a better prenup since 2016 election

Various White House representatives have previously assured the public that the marriage of United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in good status. But rumors and insider reports keep...

Donald Trump denies being racist

To hear that United States President Donald Trump is going on a Twitter tirade, no matter what time of the day is nothing new. But his recent tweets directed at four congresswomen telling them to go back to their countries...

Science

HIV vaccine enters phase 2 of clinical trials in China

An HIV vaccine being developed by Chinese scientists is slated to enter phase 2 of clinical trials with over 100 participants. This follows a landmark victory reported recently in the United States where researchers killed...

Better treatment for ovarian cancer could be available soon

A group of researchers recently reported identifying a specific enzyme that they found to be speeding up the spread of a certain deadly type of ovarian cancer cells. By targeting it, they came up with a way to reverse that...

How big is the Moon? Let me compare ...

Even though we can see the Moon shining brightly in the night sky and sometimes in daylight its hard to put into perspective just how large, and just how distant, our nearest neighbour actually is. So just how big is...

3,800 patients to test promising HIV vaccine

Several significant developments in the field of HIV/AIDS cure studies have been reported this year. Now, adding to that is an HIV vaccine entering human trials after it has been in development for more than 30...

CAR-T therapy could be the world’s first cancer cure

Numerous cancer research is taking place around the world at this moment. While some of it has already shown promising results, there remains an undeniably long work ahead before at least one of them can be officially...

Technology

Will movie companies succeed vs. YTS?

YTS is facing a lawsuit filed by studios known for producing movies starring Bruce Willis, Ryan Reynolds, and Jason Statham. But it was recently reported that representatives of YTS are seeking to deal with the case...

‘Black Ops 4’ partners with a vet artist to launch

Black Ops 4 released its Call of Duty Endowment package that is aimed at helping vets getting jobs after their service ended and eased that transition back to civilian life. The pack will cost $2.99, and all proceeds will...

‘GTA 6’ to have its first female lead?

The anticipation for GTA 6 still hasnt died down despite Rockstar and Take-Two maintaining their silence about the games development. Part of the reason why the excitement is persisting is due to the various rumors that...

‘Fornite’ to host World Cup tournament with $30M prize pool

Its only two days away before Fortnite celebrates its second birthday and players cant wait to see what sort of surprise Epic has come up with this time. But while the games player base is anticipating something positive,...

‘Diablo 3’ Season 18 could be the Season of Worship

Diablo 3 Season 18 is still a few months away, and the games player base is expecting a lot from the upcoming expansion. While Blizzard has yet to announce a theme for it, many have already suggested their own versions of...
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