Augustus is a PhD candidate in economics at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy where his doctoral research focuses on the design of optimal monetary policy towards macroeconomic stabilization in an environment characterized by climatic disruptions and heightened financial stability risks. Augustus is an Adam Smith Fellow in political economy at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University in the United States. He is a Research Assistant at the ANU Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), a Teaching Assistant at the ANU Research School of Economics and a Research Student Affiliate with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research. Prior to joining ANU, Augustus worked as an Economist at the Central Bank of Liberia. Before then, he worked with the Liberian Ministry of Commerce & Industry as an Economist and as Head of the Trade Facilitation Division at the Liberian Ministry of Finance and Development Planning. He has provided consulting services for several international organizations, including the World Bank and the Brookings Institution. Augustus is a multi-award winning educator. He was awarded ANU’s highest honor for teaching excellence, the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Education in May 2019, having previously won the 2018 Excellence in Teaching (Tutoring Category) Award by the ANU College of Business and Economics. He served as PhD Student Representative on the Crawford School’s Higher Degree Research (HDR) Committee in 2018.
Teaching Assistant (ANU Research School of Economics)
2019 Semester I: ECON7074 Macroeconomic Analysis
2018 Semester II: ECON3102 Macroeconomics 3
Supervisor(s) and panel members
McKibbin, W. & Panton, A. (2018). 25 Years of Inflation Targeting in Australia: Are there Better Alternatives for the next 25 Years?
McKibbin, W., Morris, A., Panton, A & Wilcoxen, P. (2017).Monetary Policy and Climate Change: Dealing with Disruption Brookings Energy Economics Project Discussion Paper
Selected Research Mentions/Citations in the News
April 2019 Bloomberg: ‘Central Banks are Thinking Greener as Climate Change Hits Policy’
March 2019 Reserve Bank of Australia: ‘Climate Change and the Economy’
Jan 2019 Financial Times: ‘Central Bankers Plan for Disruption Caused by Climate Change’
Nov 2018 The European Central Bank: ‘Climate Change and Central Banking’
July 2018 Wall Street Journal: ‘Inflation Targeting in Australia: Are There Better Alternatives for the Next 25 Years?’
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