Professor John Quiggin is an Australian economist, an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and a Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland. He was awarded the Australian Social Science Academy Medal in 1993 and a Fellowship in 1996, and received the Sam Richardson Award from the Institute of Public Administration, Australia, in both 1997 and 2000. In 2001 he was awarded the Editorís Prize from the Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics. In addition he was awarded a Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2002, and a Distinguished Fellowship of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in 2004. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and in 2011 received the Distinguished Fellow Award of the Economic Society of Australia. He was also until 2017 on the Board of the Climate Change Authority.