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Augustus Panton



BBA in Accounting and Economics (Summa Cum Laude/University Medal), University of Liberia

Master of Commerce-Financial Economics (First Class Distinction), OU

Master of Int’l Economics and Finance, The University of Queensland.

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Augustus is a PhD candidate in economics at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy where his PhD research is focused on examining the inter-linkages between climate and monetary policy regimes. Augustus serves as a Research Assistant at the ANU Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, 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 holds a bachelor’s degree (Honours) in Accounting and Economics (summa cum laude/University Medal) from the University of Liberia, Master of Commerce in Finance (highest distinction) from Osmania University and Master of international economics and finance from the University of Queensland. Augustus was awarded the 2018 Excellence in Teaching (Tutoring Category) Award by the ANU College of Business and Economics and nominated for the 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Tutoring/Demonstrating. Augustus currently serves as Student Representative on the Crawford School’s Higher Degree Research (HDR) Committee.

Teaching Assistant (ANU Research School of Economics)

2017 Semester II: ECON8037 Financial Economics; ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1

2018 Semester I: ECON2101 Microeconomics 2; ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1

2018 Semester II: ECON3102 Macroeconomics 3

PhD programme

PhD (Economics), Crawford School of Public Policy

Supervisor(s) and panel members

Topic title

Essays on Monetary Policy and Climate Change


Recent Work:

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

Mailing address

Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific. J.G. Crawford Building No. 132 Lennox Crossing. The Australian National University Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

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