Professor of Economics and Director of the Globalisation and Development Centre at Bond University Noel Gaston has been appointed as the Principal Adviser – Research, for the Australian Government’s Productivity Commission and will take 12 months’ leave from the University to take up the position in mid-May.
The Productivity Commission is an independent advisory body that contributes to the formation of economic, social and environmental policies in Australia.
Professor Gaston said he was “looking forward to participating in the economic evaluation process at a time when Australia faces significant policy challenges; challenges exacerbated by the global financial crisis, as well as the mining boom".
Bond University Head of the School of Business, Professor Keitha Dunstan congratulated Professor Gaston on his appointment applauding the contribution he makes to economics in Australia.
“I congratulate Professor Gaston for this prestigious appointment,” said Professor Dunstan.
“This appointment provides recognition of Professor Gaston’s significant contributions to the Australian economic scene. We are very proud of this achievement.”