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Angela Jackson


Angela Jackson started her career as an economist at Australia’s Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and has worked across tax, fiscal and social policy. As the then Finance Minister’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Angela worked on the Government’s response to the GFC and major reforms across the health, education and disability sectors.

 As Lead Economist at Equity Economics, Angela has authored a number of major reports including Supporting Economic Recovery in NSW: Investment in Social and Affordable Housing is Critical to Supporting Jobs Today and Families into the Future (2020) and Gender Based Impacts of Covid-19 (2020).

Appearing regularly in the media Angela has written for the Conversation, the Age and the Australian.

Angela is also a non-executive Board Member and Finance Committee Chair of Royal Melbourne Hospital; a board member of GenVIc; a member of the Victorian National Heart Foundation Advisory Board; and Deputy Chair of the Women in Economics Network.

Angela holds a Masters in International Health Policy (Health Economics) with Distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tasmania. She submitted her PhD thesis on the Economics of Disability in September 2020.

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