Mr Benjamin Phillips

B Econ (Hons) Class 1, Uni of QLD
Associate Professor
College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: 0403929395

Areas of expertise

  • Applied Economics 1402
  • Statistics 0104
  • Demography 1603


Ben has nearly 20 years of experience in economic and public policy analysis work in Australia. Ben's expertise is in the development of micrsosimulation models for the purpose of analysing tax and transfer systems. Ben also has broad experience in economic modelling, economics statistics and public policy in Australia. Ben worked at NATSEM for 10 years and was responsible for the STINMOD model of the Australian tax and transfer system and undertook a broad range of anlaysis in areas as diverse as modelling the introduction of a GST, carbon price and analysis of the Federal Budget. Ben also has a strong interest in matters relating to housing affordability, superannuation and income inequality. Ben has previously worked as a senior economist at HIA and was a methodologist at the ABS.

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