Professional Development Seminar: Productivity Commission - Modelling Working from Home

Professional Development Seminar: Productivity Commission - Modelling Working from Home


When: Thursday 28 October 2021
Time: From 12.30pm until 1.30pm AEDT
Venue: Online via Zoom - register below
Cost: Free of Charge

About our Speakers

Mabel is a Senior Researcher and Data Analyst at the Productivity Commission. She has a lifelong passion for improving individual wellbeing, particularly for people in disadvantage. She has extensive experience in health, labour and development economics research, as well as advisory and consultancy roles in government, international organisation, and academic settings. She holds a PhD in Policy Analysis and Management and a Master’s Degree in Economics from Cornell University. 

Matthew is a Research Economist at the Productivity Commission having recently come from the University of Melbourne where he was a Lecturer in Public Policy. Matthew’s background is in applied microeconomics, political and public economics, and wellbeing. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of International and Development Economics from the Australian National University.

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