Augustus J Panton

Last Updated: March 29, 2023

Augustus Panton

Augustus J. Panton is an Economist in the IMF's Research Department. Prior to joining the IMF, he lectured economics at the Australian National University and was an Adam Smith Fellow at George Mason University. Before then, he consulted with several institutions in the private sector. He also served as Economist in the Research Department at the Central Bank of Liberia, Senior Economist at the Liberian Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Head of the Risk Management Division at the Liberian Ministry of Finance. His research interests include climate policy and macro-financial climate risks, monetary economics, and international macroeconomics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Australian National University.

Email: APanton@imf.org

Education:

Ph.D. in Economics, Australian National University

Master of International Economics and Finance, University of Queensland

Master in Finance (1st Class-Distinction), Osmania University

Bachelor in Accounting and Economics (Summa Cum Laude & University Valedictorian), University of Liberia


Previous Experience:

Research Economist, Central Bank of Liberia

Senior Economist, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Republic of Liberia

Research Consultant, Brookings Institution

Director, Customs Risk Management Unit | Ministry of Finance, Republic of Liberia


Awards and Honors:

Commendation for Outstanding Teaching Award (2020) | College of Bus. & Econ., Australian National University

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Education (2019) | Australian National University

Excellence in Tutoring Awards (2018) | College of Business and Economics, Australian National University

Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence (2016)| Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, University of Queensland, Australia

Adam Smith Fellowship (2019-20) | Mercatus Center, George Mason University


Current Position:

Economist, Research Department


Teaching:

Associate Lecturer in Economics, Australian National University, 2018-2020

Adam Smith Fellow, George Mason University, 2019-2020


Others:

Research Associate, ANU Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, 2021-Present


Field of Expertise:

Open Economy Macroeconomics

Monetary Policy

Macro-Financial Issues

International Finance

Energy and Environmental Economics

Augustus Panton

Augustus J. Panton is an Economist in the IMF's Research Department. Prior to joining the IMF, he lectured economics at the Australian National University and was an Adam Smith Fellow at George Mason University. Before then, he consulted with several institutions in the private sector. He also served as Economist in the Research Department at the Central Bank of Liberia, Senior Economist at the Liberian Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Head of the Risk Management Division at the Liberian Ministry of Finance. His research interests include climate policy and macro-financial climate risks, monetary economics, and international macroeconomics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Australian National University.

Email: APanton@imf.org

Education:

Ph.D. in Economics, Australian National University

Master of International Economics and Finance, University of Queensland

Master in Finance (1st Class-Distinction), Osmania University

Bachelor in Accounting and Economics (Summa Cum Laude & University Valedictorian), University of Liberia


Previous Experience:

Research Economist, Central Bank of Liberia

Senior Economist, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Republic of Liberia

Research Consultant, Brookings Institution

Director, Customs Risk Management Unit | Ministry of Finance, Republic of Liberia


Awards and Honors:

Commendation for Outstanding Teaching Award (2020) | College of Bus. & Econ., Australian National University

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Education (2019) | Australian National University

Excellence in Tutoring Awards (2018) | College of Business and Economics, Australian National University

Dean’s Commendation for Academic Excellence (2016)| Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, University of Queensland, Australia

Adam Smith Fellowship (2019-20) | Mercatus Center, George Mason University


Current Position:

Economist, Research Department


Teaching:

Associate Lecturer in Economics, Australian National University, 2018-2020

Adam Smith Fellow, George Mason University, 2019-2020


Others:

Research Associate, ANU Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, 2021-Present


Field of Expertise:

Open Economy Macroeconomics

Monetary Policy

Macro-Financial Issues

International Finance

Energy and Environmental Economics

IMF Country Reports

G-20 Background Note on The Macroeconomic Impact of Food and Energy Insecurity, March 2023

G-20 Surveillance Note, February 2022

Strong, Sustainable, Balanced, and Inclusive Growth in the G-20, October 26, 2021

Other Published Materials

Near-Term Macroeconomic Impact of Decarbonization Policies, IMF October 2022 WEO Chapter 3

Reaching Net Zero Emissions: G-20 Background Note, June 22, 2021

Publications in Journals (Refereed)

Climate change and monetary policy: issues for policy design and modelling, with W. McKibbin, A. Morris and P. Wilcoxen, Oxford Review of Economic Policy 2020

Publications in Books and Conference Volumes

Twenty-five Years of Inflation Targeting in Australia: Are There Better Alternatives for the Next Twenty-five Years? with W. McKibbin, Reserved Bank of Australia, 2018

Other Published Materials

Climate Change and Monetary Policy: Dealing with Disruption, with W. McKibbin, A. Morris and P. Wilcoxen, Brookings Climate and Energy Economics Discussion Paper, November 2017

Climate Hysteresis and Monetary Policy, ANU CAMA Working Paper No.76/2020