Professor Garry Barrett, Head of the Faculty of Economics, has been elected as a new Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
He joins 37 other new Fellows elected to the Academy – a group of more than 700 of Australia’s major researchers and experts across the social science disciplines.
New Fellows are elected by their peers, on the basis of a sustained and internationally distinguished contribution to their discipline.
In the case of Professor Barrett, this contribution relates to his many years of perform on the economics of inequality.
“My investigation program has concentrated on measuring inequality, poverty and welfare, and assessing procedures which purpose to alleviate poverty and boost economic wellbeing,” he stated.
“This investigation has associated equally the development of new econometric approaches and their application in analyzing of the impacts of policies and institutions.”
Dean of the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Professor Annamarie Jagose, claimed: “Along with my colleagues in the Faculty, I congratulate Professor Barrett on his nicely-deserved election to the Academy.
“His prolonged-phrase exploration on financial inequality and money support—published in some of the most esteemed financial journals—has authentic-earth implications, demonstrating the great importance of the social sciences.
“We are proud to guidance Garry’s academic pursuits, which commenced at this University, where by he accomplished his Bachelor of Economics (Hons).”
Professor Barrett said: “It is a fantastic honour to be elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. The Academy promotes excellence in scholarship and delivers proof-based mostly guidance on social coverage. I incredibly considerably glance ahead to contributing to the Academy’s functions in support of social science investigation in Australia.”
Launched in 1971, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia provides guidance to governments on concerns of nationwide great importance promotes knowing and awareness of the social sciences and coordinates intercontinental cooperation and collaboration in the social sciences.