Augustus Panton



Research School of Economics

Associate Lecturer in Economics
Phone number
+61 2 612 51830
Room 2062B, Copland Bld (24)
Research areas

Economics; Macroeconomics; Macro-econometrics; Monetary policy; Economic policy.


Augustus Panton is an Associate Lecturer in Economics in the Research School of Economics, and is completing his PhD in Economics at the Crawford School of Public Policy’s Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis. Augustus is also, an Adam Smith Fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center and a Research Student Affiliate with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research. Augustus’ research focuses on designing optimal monetary policy towards macroeconomic stabilization in an environment characterized by climatic disruptions and heightened financial stability risks. Prior to joining ANU, Augustus worked as an Economist at the Central Bank of Liberia and the Liberian Ministry of Commerce & Industry as well as the Head of the Trade Facilitation Division at the Liberian Ministry of Finance and Development Planning. He has provided consulting services for several international organisations, including the World Trade Organization, the International Trade Centre, and the Brookings Institution. Augustus’s research is cited by leading policy institutions, including the Reserve Bank of Australia, the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Brookings Institution, the European Central Bank and the Bank for International Settlements.



Research publications

Recent Work:

Climate Change and Monetary Policy: Issues for Policy Design and Modelling. (Joint with Warwick McKibbin, Adele Morris & Peter Wilcoxen). Forthcoming in the Oxford Review of Economic Policy

Climate Hysteresis and Monetary Policy, CAMA Working Paper 76/2020 August 2020

25 Years of Inflation Targeting in Australia: Are There Better Alternatives for the next 25 Years?. 2018. (Joint with Warwick McKibbin)

Monetary Policy and Climate Change: Dealing with Disruption Brookings.2017. (Joint with Warwick McKibbin, Adele Morris & Peter Wilcoxen)


Research engagement and outreach

Selected Research Mentions/Citations in the News

April 2019 Bloomberg‘Central Banks are Thinking Greener as Climate Change Hits Policy’

March 2019 Reserve Bank of Australia‘Climate Change and the Economy’

Jan 2019 Financial Times‘Central Bankers Plan for Disruption Caused by Climate Change’

Nov 2018 The European Central Bank‘Climate Change and Central Banking’

July 2018 Wall Street Journal‘Inflation Targeting in Australia: Are There Better Alternatives for the Next 25 Years?’



Augustus is a multi-award-winning academic. He was awarded ANU’s highest honor for teaching excellence, the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Education in May 2019, having previously won the 2018 Excellence in Teaching (Tutoring Category) Award by the ANU College of Business and Economics and also the Best Tutor Award in the Research School of Economics. He was elected and served as Ph.D. Student Representative on the Crawford School’s Higher Degree Research (HDR) Committee in 2018. 

Current Teaching: 

ECON8069 Business Economics

Other Teaching:

ECON8026 Adv. Macroeconomic Analysis

ECON7074 Macroeconomic Analysis

ECON3102 Macroeconomics 3

ECON2101 Microeconomics 2

ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1

ECON8037 Financial Economics