Henry Ergas AO
Economist and Columnist, The Australian
After studying economics, Henry Ergas worked at the OECD in Paris, where he was responsible for structural adjustment issues and counselor for microeconomic policies in the Economics Department. He has written on a broad range of topics, including innovation, labour markets, regulation, tax and health policies, and taught at a number of universities, including France’s École nationale de la statistique et de l'administration économique, the Kennedy School of Government and (most recently) the University of Wollongong, as well as being a columnist for The Australian.
Additionally, he has been a member of and chaired a number of government inquiries, covering intellectual property law, telecommunications regulation, export infrastructure and defense. His most recent publications include work on the history of ideas, public economics and Australian economic history.
In 2016 Mr Ergas was awarded an Order of Australia for distinguished service to infrastructure economics, higher education, public policy development and review, and as a supporter of emerging artists.