Leading financial and economic expert Professor Jennifer Corbett has been appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research Training) at the Australian National University.


Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Harding said that the appointment of Professor Corbett would significantly bolster the University’s research programs.


“Professor Corbett is a highly distinguished researcher with an exceptional history of leading major research projects in Australia and internationally,” Professor Harding said.


“Her expertise has been sought by some of the world’s foremost economic institutions, including the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Asian Development Bank and the European Commission.”


Professor Corbett is also a Reader in the Economy of Japan at the University of Oxford, a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London), a Research Associate of the Centre for Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia University and a member of the Australia New Zealand Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee.