About Me

I’m a policy wonk with a degree in economics who has 6 years of experience undertaking public policy research for a number of Australian Government Agencies and Universities. Now that I’ve written that down that “6 years’ experience” part it occurs to me that I might not sound like the authoritative figure that I would like to be. Anyways, I’m currently a Research Fellow at a Research Institute that is in no way associated with, nor endorses, this blog.

The primary reason I’ve entered the blogosphere, finding myself in the company of the good people at Ozblogistan, is to force myself to get on top of a broad range of public and social policy issues that will hopefully appeal to a broader audience interested in evidence based policy.

If you’re an established expert in an area who feels that I am guilty of an injustice to a particular literature leave a comment and I’ll be sure to address it. If you’re a non-wonk who has no idea what I’m on about leave a comment and I’ll do my best to clarify.

Recent Posts

  1. This Week: Aged Care Policy Comments Off on This Week: Aged Care Policy
  2. This Week: Energy Prices and Vulnerable Households Comments Off on This Week: Energy Prices and Vulnerable Households
  3. This Week: Housing and Social Inclusion 3 Replies
  4. Melbourne Institute Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2012 Comments Off on Melbourne Institute Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2012
  5. In the Papers Comments Off on In the Papers
  6. This Week: Cannabis Use Comments Off on This Week: Cannabis Use
  7. Coming up… Comments Off on Coming up…
  8. This Week: Kids and Drugs Comments Off on This Week: Kids and Drugs
  9. This Week: Markets and Social Policy Comments Off on This Week: Markets and Social Policy
  10. On the Blog: Bleeding Heart Libertarians on Social Justice Comments Off on On the Blog: Bleeding Heart Libertarians on Social Justice
  11. Dads and Depression Comments Off on Dads and Depression
  12. This Week: Marijuana & Education Comments Off on This Week: Marijuana & Education
  13. In the Papers: School Funding 1 Reply
  14. Class Size, Test Scores and Earnings: Are Smaller Class Sizes Good Public Policy? 6 Replies
  15. The Debate Over Class Size: Is Smaller Better? Comments Off on The Debate Over Class Size: Is Smaller Better?
  16. Coming soon, for real this time Comments Off on Coming soon, for real this time
  17. Coming soon 3 Replies