The Hon. Dr Craig Emerson


The Hon. Dr Craig Emerson is a member of the CEDA Council on Economic Policy, which comprises some of Australia's best and brightest policy minds, and guides CEDA's research agenda.

The Hon. Dr Craig Emerson is a former Australian Minister for Trade and Competitiveness, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Asian Century Policy and Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research. Prior to that, he was Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, Minister Assisting on Deregulation and Minister for Small Business.

Dr Emerson conceived of and oversaw the preparation of the Australian Government's White Paper, Australia in the Asian Century. He developed a program of reform in 27 areas of business regulation and successfully chaired the regulatory reform group of the Council of Australian Governments.

Dr Emerson has a PhD in Economics and was Economic Adviser to former Prime Minister Bob Hawke. He was Assistant Secretary in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Secretary of the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage, Chief Executive Officer of the South East Queensland Transit Authority and Economic Analyst at the United Nations.

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