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Dec 7, 2011

The quality journalism project: the economics of Ross Gittins

If you're looking for rational economic analysis, Ross Gittins' columns are a safe bet. He's the latest respondent in Crikey's quality journalism project.

Amber Jamieson — Freelance journalist in New York

Amber Jamieson

Freelance journalist in New York

If you’re looking for rational economic analysis, Ross Gittins’ columns are a safe bet. Not that he’s purely focused on the numbers — Gittins’ latest book The Happy Economist examines how happiness is the most important part of financial success.

A trained chartered accountant, Gittins has held the position of economics editor at The Sydney Morning Herald for over 30 years (with his columns syndicated in The Age). He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008 for his services to journalism. He’s written and contributed to a pile of books and journals and was a Nuffield Press fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge.

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