Ralph is the Executive Manager of the Canberra office of the Productivity Commission. He has spent most of his time in Australia undertaking public policy analysis and formulation on a wide variety of issues. His work has covered diverse areas of economic and social policy, among them 2 major inquiries into Australia’s gambling industries, paid parental leave, workplace relations, disability insurance, and immigration. Most recently, he led the 5 year productivity review, which focused on Australia’s health and education systems, government effectiveness, and cities. He also contributed to an inquiry into Australia’s superannuation system, with his focus being on the behaviour of members and the extent to which super funds met members’ needs.
Ralph has a Bachelor of Arts degree and Masters degree in economics from the Australian National University, and a doctorate from Oxford University.