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Famous Economists from Australia

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List of notable or famous economists from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top economists born in Australia and even some popular economists who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian economists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These economists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known economist from Australia is included when available.

A list made up of people like James Wolfensohn and Geoff Gallop.

This historic economists from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian economists of note?" and "Who are the most famous economists from Australia?" These prominent economists of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian economists.

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  • Allan Herbert Miller Fels (born 7 February 1942) is an Australian economist, lawyer and public servant. He was most widely known in his role as chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) from its inception in 1995 until 30 June 2003. Upon his retirement from the ACCC, he became foundation dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) until January 2013. He continues to be a fellow of that school, which provides training programs for very senior officials in the Australian and New Zealand Government and also for officials in other governments in the region, such as China and India (in both of which Fels has been leader). Fels is also...  more
    • Birthplace: Perth, Australia
  • Ameer Ali is the former President of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, an umbrella group for various Islamic groups or councils in Australia. In 2006, he was the chairman of the Australian Muslim Community Reference Group, which was an advisory body to the federal government from mid-2005 to mid-2006. Ali was educated at the University of Ceylon in Sri Lanka, the London School of Economics, and received a doctorate in economics from the University of Western Australia in 1980. He has taught economics at the University of Ceylon, Murdoch University, the University of Brunei and the University of Western Australia. In 2005, Ali said that governments should, "rid the community of...  more
    • Birthplace: Sri Lanka
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Andrew Keith Leigh (born 3 August 1972) is an Australian politician, author, and former professor of economics at the Australian National University. He has been a Labor member of the Australian House of Representatives since 2010 representing the seat of Fraser until 2016 and Fenner thereafter. He briefly served as the Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Julia Gillard in 2013 and then served as Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Competition from 2013 to 2019. Leigh is not a member of any factions of the Labor Party....  more
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
  • Clement Allan Tisdell (born 18 November 1939 in Taree, New South Wales) is an Australian economist and Emeritus Professor at the University of Queensland. He is best known for his work in environmental and ecological economics....  more
    • Age: 81
    • Birthplace: Australia