Ross Gittins

Ross Gittins is the Economics Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and an economic columnist for The Age.

He is a winner of the Citibank Pan Asia award for excellence in financial journalism and has been a Nuffield Press fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and a journalist-in-residence at the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne. Ross is frequently called upon to comment on the economic issues of the day and has written and contributed to many books and periodicals.

In September 2011, Ross was awarded an honorary doctorate, receiving a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa from Macquarie University.

Books by Ross Gittins


Published: May 2015

The honest, robust and intelligent recollections of one of Australia's pre-eminent economic journalists - as insightful and entertaining as the man himself.

Gittins' Gospel

Published: November 2012

Almost everything you need to know about how Australia and the world works. And where it's going.

The Happy Economist

Published: August 2010

A provocative look at an area few economists dare to tread, by Australia's most read economic commentator.


Published: February 2007

For everyone who knows economics is important but doesn't really know why, Gittinomics is the indispensable, plain-speaking, entertaining and highly relevant guide to the economics of our everyday lives.

Gittins' Guide to Economics

Published: April 2006

An up-to-date and down-to-earth introduction to the key economic issues that shape our world - the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand how economics impacts on our everyday lives by Ross Gittins, economics editor (and guru) of the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

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