Renée Fry-McKibbin is a Professor of Economics at the Crawford School of Public Policy and Associate Dean (Research) in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University. She was Director of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in the Crawford School of Public Policy from 2012-2014 and also co-directs Finance and the Macroeconomy and Commodities and the Macroeconomy research programs in CAMA. She is a research associate of the National Centre for Econometric Research and the Norwegian Centre for Macroeconomic and Petroleum Analysis and was an associate of CFAP at the University of Cambridge (2008-2012). She was on the advisory board of the Australian Defence College (2012-2014) and has been a visiting scholar at the ECB, the Atlanta Fed, the IMF, the Bank of England, Banque de France and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. She completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2002.
Renée publishes in the area of financial market and macro econometrics, mainly focusing on developing statistical frameworks or tests to model the transmission of financial market crises, and to improve macroeconomic modeling using structural vector auto-regression models. In this area she has worked extensively on developing the sign restrictions literature, and generally focuses on applications to small open economies. She also examines questions in the area of commodity economics. Her key publications can be found in the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the Journal of Economic Literature and the Journal of Banking and Finance.
Subject Area Expertise
Financial market crises and contagion, applied macroeconomics, commodity cycles