Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), University of Melbourne 1972 (major in economics)
Work experience: Economics Department, University of New England, Armidale (1973-74); International Department, Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney (1975-78); Australian Government Department of Finance, Canberra (1987-91 and 1993-2017); Australian Government Department of the Treasury (1992-93).
Areas of expertise: Government budgets; federal financial relations; indirect taxation; tax expenditures.
'Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia, 2004: Helen Hughes', The Economic Record, Vol 81 (no.252), March 2005
'National Saving and External Balance', Treasury Research Paper No.6, July 1993; and co-authored with Brendan Flynn, 'Aggregate Saving in Australia', paper presented to the 21st Conference of Economists, The University of Melbourne, July 1992
'Alcohol Taxation: Impacts of Policy Inconsistencies' (REGNET, The Australian National University 9 May 2017 and Federal Relations Tax Reform Workshop, The University of Adelaide, 29 August 2017)
Tribute to Professor Helen Hughes, Kirribilli House, Sydney, 17 December 2013 (www.cis.org.au)
Organised the first Women in Economics seminar for the ACT Branch of the Economic Society, February 2003 and chaired the National Committee for Women in Economics in 2005.
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