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Prof Denise Osborn - personal details

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Role: Emeritus Professor




Undergraduate and masters degrees at Sydney University were followed by a PhD at the London School of Economics. Denise then worked at the National Institute for Economic and Social Research, London, joining the University of Manchester in 1977 and being promoted to professor in 1992. Her visiting positions include Monash University, Australian National University and University of Tasmania (where she is Visiting Professor 2013-2016); she is also research associate at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), ANU. Her publications include Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, etc; she has more than 70 (almost all co-authored) papers published in refereed journals. Current editorial positions include International Journal of Forecasting, Manchester School and Journal of Applied Econometrics; she is a Journal of Applied Econometrics Distinguished Author. Although partially retired, Denise retains a part-time position at Manchester as Professor of Econometrics and continues to undertake research in her areas of interest.

Denise was Chair of the Economics and Econometrics Sub-Panel and member of Main Panel I for RAE2008 (UK) and vice chair of the RAE2001 Panel. She is Deputy Convenor of the Business and Economics Panel for the Hong Kong Research Assessment Exercise 2014. Previous positions include chair of the UK Conference of Heads of Departments of Economics (CHUDE), member of the Executive Committee and Council of the Royal Economic Society, inaugural chair of the RES Committee for Women in Economics, member of the ESRC Training Board and ESRC Research Evaluation Committee. She has been a member of grant awarding committees for the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences and for the Spanish Government Ministry for Science and Innovation; she is currently a member of the UK Government Statistical Service Methods Advisory Committee. Administrative positions within the University of Manchester include head of Economics (Research and Strategy) 2009 to 2011, and head of the former School of Economic Studies (1997-2001).