Dr David Gruen is the Deputy Secretary, Economic at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Australia’s G20 Sherpa. Before joining the Department in September 2014, he was Executive Director of Macroeconomic Group at the Australian Treasury.
He joined the Treasury in January 2003. Before joining the Treasury in 2003, he was Head of Economic Research Department at the Reserve Bank of Australia from May 1998 to December 2002.
Before joining the Reserve Bank, he worked as a research scientist in the Research School of Physical Sciences at the Australian National University.
With financial support from a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship, he was visiting lecturer in the Economics Department and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University from August 1991 to June 1993. He holds PhD degrees in physiology from Cambridge University, England and in economics from the Australian National University.