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Meet your Professors

Professor Fabrizio Carmignani and Professor Ross Guest

Lead Educators

We are the lead educators for this course and we would like to welcome you on this journey as we explore economics to see what is in store for the next generation.

Both of us teach and carry out research in the Business School at Griffith University. You can find out more about us below and click our profile links to follow us, if you like, on FutureLearn.

We look forward to meeting you in discussions within the course.

Professor Fabrizio Carmignani

I am a Professor of Economics and Dean (Academic) in the Griffith Business School at Griffith University and Vice President of the Economic Society Australia (Qld).

I have also previously worked for the United Nations in various roles, including the position of First Economist in a division within the UN Economic Commission for Africa. I am regularly interviewed by the Australian media for commentary on fiscal and monetary policy issues.

My area of research and interest is in macroeconomic policy, economic development and growth, income inequality, and the economics of conflict.

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Professor Ross Guest

I am a Professor of Economics and Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Griffith Business School at Griffith University, and an Adjunct Professor with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).

My other roles include Editor-In-Chief of the International Review of Economics Education (Elsevier), co-author with Stiglitz et al. of Principles of Economics, First Australian Edition, and author of Government in a Market Economy (Cengage Publishing).

My current research program is concerned with the economics of population ageing in Australia and other countries. I have published over 100 articles on this and other topics in refereed journals, received four national research grants (ARC Discovery) as 1st Chief Investigator and was an invited participant at the Australia 2020 Summit in 2008.

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Contributing Educators

We’d also like to introduce two academics who have contributed to some of the videos in this course.

Professor Anne Tiernan

Professor Anne Tiernan is the moderator of the debate that you will watch throughout the course. She is the Dean (Engagement) and Professor and Director of the Policy and Innovation Hub in the Griffith Business School. Anne consults regularly to Australian governments at all levels. She is an experienced and in-demand professional educator and facilitator who also appears regularly on radio.

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Dr Katherine Hunt

Dr Katherine Hunt lectures in the Masters of Financial Planning program at Griffith University. She appears in our video on future winners and losers where she describes how she has adapted her teaching to prepare graduates for future job changes due to AI technology. Katherine shows us that keeping up-to-date and being adaptable is vital for success in our changing world.

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Exploring Economics: Will the Next Generation Be Worse Off?

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