Ross Gittins

BCom (Newcastle), Hon DLitt (Macquarie), Hon DSc (Economics) (Sydney), FCA, FRSN,


Profile

In my 40 years as an economic columnist on The Sydney Morning Herald and, later, The Age, I have striven to describe developments in the economy and explain changes in economic policy in language understandable to my readers. I seek to simplify without oversimplifying. I put economic policy measures in their political context, while often revealing the economy theories underlying those measures, as well as any empirical evidence relevant to their likely effectiveness. In this I have drawn heavily on the publications of many bureaucratic and academic economists, as well as personal communications.