Crawford School of Public Policy
Office Location: J.G. Crawford Building, #132
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
Phone: + 61 2 612 53387
Fax: + 61 2 612 51816
Fields of Interest: Macro-econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Financial Market Crises, Fiscal and Monetary Policy
Associate Professor Renee Fry-McKibbin is the former Director of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) at the Australian National University, the Director of the Finance and Macroeconomy Program at CAMA, and a research associate of the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance at the University of Cambridge. She also sits on the advisory board of the Australian Defence College. She has published widely in the area of financial market crises and the transmission of contagion, and also focuses on developing techniques to improve macroeconomic modeling using structural vector auto-regression models. In this area she has worked extensively on developing the sign restrictions literature, and has also developed new techniques to examine the effects of fiscal policy shocks on the macroeconomy and particularly their interaction with monetary policy responses and other key variables. She also examines methods to parsimoniously model cross border financial market and macroeconomic linkages. Her key publications can be found in the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the Journal of Economic Literature and Quantitative Finance. She completed her PhD in Economics from the University of Melbourne in 2002, and is a regular visiting scholar at institutions including the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the International Monetary Fund and the Bank of England.