Professor Garnaut is a Professorial Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of numerous publications on international economics, public finance and economic development.
Professor Garnaut has had longstanding and successful roles as policy advisor, diplomat and businessman. He was Senior Economic Adviser to Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke (1983-1985) and served as Australian Ambassador to China (1985-1988).
He is the author of a number of influential reports to Government, including Australia and the Northeast Asian Ascendancy, The Garnaut Climate Change Review, and The Garnaut Review 2011: Australia and the Global Response to Climate Change.