Alexander Ballantyne is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics, focussing on empirical macroeconomics. He is passionate about public economic policy and his research investigates the effects of financial frictions and leverage on household consumption decisions. He has experience working at the Reserve Bank of Australia, the OECD in Paris and the University of Melbourne, and has contributed to a range of economic and econometric publications. He holds a M.Econ. from the University of Melbourne, a M.Sc. (Specialised Economic Analysis) from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, and a B.Eng. (Mechatronics) and a B.A. (Political Economy) from the University of Sydney.
For more information (including publications and CV), please visit his personal website.