Ross Gittins AM
Ross Gittins AM has been Economics Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald since 1978 and is an economic columnist for The Age, Melbourne. His journalistic experience includes editorial writing and stints in the parliamentary press galleries in Sydney and Canberra. Before joining the Herald he worked as an auditor with the national chartered accounting firm Touche Ross & Co. He is a winner of the Citibank Pan Asia award for excellence in finance journalism. In 2008 he was made a member of the Order of Australia for service to journalism as a commentator on economics. He is a bachelor of commerce from the University of Newcastle and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He has been a Nuffield press fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and a journalist-in-residence at the department of economics of the University of Melbourne. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by Macquarie University and the University of Sydney. He is author of ‘Gittins’ Guide to Economics’, ‘Gittinomics’, ‘The Happy Economist’, ‘Gittins’ Gospel’ and now ‘Gittins: A Life Among Budgets, Bulldust and Bastardry’ (all Allen & Unwin) and co-author with Professor Rodney Tiffen of ‘How Australia Compares’ (Cambridge University Press).