Brendan Coates

Australian Perspectives Fellow
Grattan Institute

Brendan Coates

Brendan Coates is the Australian Perspectives Fellow at the Grattan Institute.

Brendan’s research focuses on tax reform, economic and budget policy, retirement incomes and superannuation, housing, transport infrastructure and cities.

Before Grattan, Brendan worked as a macro-financial economist with the World Bank in Indonesia and Latin America, and prior to that, he undertook a number of roles with the Australian Treasury in areas such as tax-transfer system reform, financial and commodities markets analysis and macro-economic forecasting, including as part of the Treasury’s China Policy Unit.

Brendan holds a Masters of International Development Economics from the Australian National University and Bachelors of Commerce and Arts from the University of Melbourne.

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