BEc (Hons) (Sydney); MA, PhD (UBC)


Garry Barrett is Professor of Economics at the University of Sydney. His main areas of research are labour economics, public economics and econometrics. Grounded in public policy concerns, Garry's research has focused on measuring economic inequality and poverty; applying consumption-based measures of wellbeing; examining participation in income support programs and, more recently, analyzing the determinants of retirement behaviour and household saving. He has undertaken collaborative research and provided expert advice to government departments in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. His work has been published in journals such as Econometrica, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Review of Income and Wealth, and The Economic Record.

Head of School, School of Economics, University of Sydney, 2018+

Professor of Economics, University of Sydney, 2010+.

Lecturer - Associate Professor, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 1995 – 2010.

Visiting Scholar, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Belval Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, 2017.

Visiting Fellow, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 1999.

IZA Research Fellow, 2014+

Editor, The Economic Record, 2015-2020

1. Atalay, K & Barrett, GF 2015, The Impact of Age Pension Eligibility Age on Retirement and Program Dependence: Evidence from an Australian Experiment, Review of Economics and Statistics, 97(1), 71-87.

2. Atalay, K, Barrett, GF and Staneva, S 2019, The effect of retirement on elderly cognitive functioning, Journal of Health Economics, 66, 37-53.

3. Barrett, GF, Donald, SG & Bhattacharya, D 2014, Consistent Nonparametric Tests of Lorenz Dominance, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 32(1), 1-13.

4. Barrett, GF & Donald, SG 2003, Consistent Tests for Stochastic Dominance, Econometrica, 71(1), 71-104.

 5. Barrett, GF 2000, The Effect of Educational Attainment on Welfare Dependence: Evidence from Canada, Journal of Public Economics, 77(2), 209-232.