About Professor Patricia Apps

Patricia is interested in Public Economics; Welfare State; Health Policy; Taxation Law; Labour Market; Income Distribution.

Patricia Apps is Professor of Public Economics, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Adjunct Professor, Australian National University, and Adjunct Professor, University of Technology, Sydney. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a Research Fellow of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Germany, and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Household, Income, Labor and Demographic Economics (CHILD), Italy. In 2006 she was the elected President of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) and gave the Presidential Address at the XX Annual Conference held in Verona, Italy. Her research covers a wide range of areas in Public Economics. She has undertaken extensive empirical and theoretical analysis of the effects of tax policy on household labour supply, saving and fertility decisions, and has been a major contributor to the new literature on the economics of household. Her work has appeared in the leading international journals in economics and specialist journals in the field. She is joint author of the recently published book, Public Economics and the Household (Cambridge University Press, UK, 2009).

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