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Renée Fry-McKibbin

Distinguished Professor


PhD in Economics, University of Melbourne

Contact details

Renée Fry-McKibbin is a Distinguished Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy in the College of Asia and the Pacific. She is also the co-director of the Finance and the Macroeconomy research program and the Commodities and the Macroeconomy research program within the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA). Renée also holds positions as a research associate in the H.O Stekler Research Project on Forecasting at George Washington University, and the Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum Analysis at the B.I. Norwegian Business School. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia where she is Chair of the disciplines in Panel B: Business and Economics.  She is a board member of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society and a steering committee member on the University of York Asian Research Network Meeting. She is Editor of the Economic Record, and an Associate Editor for Finance Research Letters.

Renée publishes in the area of financial market and macroeconometrics, mainly focusing on developing frameworks to model the transmission of international economic and financial market shocks to small open economies, such as those sourced in commodity markets, global business cycles and financial market crises. Her principal publications appear in the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and Quantitative Finance.

Previous positions that Renée has held include membership of the Research Excellence Committee for the Evaluation of Research in Australia for the Australian Research Council (2018), Associate Dean (Research) of the College of Asia & the Pacific (2014-2018), Associate Editor for the Journal of Banking and Finance (2015-2019), Director of CAMA (2012- 2014) and Deputy Director of CAMA (2009 and 2012). She was also a Research Associate of the Cambridge Finance and Policy at the University of Cambridge (2008-2012). In 2012 she sat on the advisory board of the Australian Defence College. She worked with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Women in Economics Network to develop a mentoring program for women in first year economics courses.

Renée has collaborated in research, teaching or advice with global institutions such as the South-East Asian Central Banks Research and Training Centre, European Central Bank, the Bundesbank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the International Monetary Fund, the Bank of England, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Australian Federal Treasury, AUSAID, the New Zealand Treasury and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

In 2017 she won the Deans Award for Excellence in PhD Supervision. She completed her PhD in Economics at the University of Melbourne in 2002.

COVID-19 expertise

Renée Fry-McKibbin is co-director of the research program COVID-19 and the Macroeconomy hosted in the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis. The program aims to understand the global and country-specific financial market and macroeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides a forum to explore the new financial market and economic linkages between countries and the potential mechanisms of recovery from the crisis. The aim is to inform policymakers in both emerging and developed economies and to enhance academic research as the world recovers from the crisis.

Research interests

Macroeconometric Modelling; Financial Market Crisis and Contagion Modeling; Financial Market Interdependence Modeling; Currency Market Intervention; Commodity Cycles; Time Series Analysis; SVAR Modelling; Latent Factor Modelling.

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