Lisa Gropp was appointed a part-time Commissioner with the Productivity Commission on 1 May 2019.
Lisa has extensive experience in applied economic research and the development of public policy focusing on national economic capability and productivity. She has served previously at the Commission, which she joined in 1998, including as a First Assistant Commissioner and Principal Adviser Research. During this time she worked on a number of Commission inquiries, including into carbon policy emissions in key economies (2011), executive remuneration in Australia (2009), road and rail freight infrastructure pricing (2006) and the impacts of medical technology (2005).
Prior to returning as a Commissioner, Lisa was the Chief Economist at the Business Council of Australia from January 2015 to September 2018. Lisa was also a Research Fellow at Monash University focusing on trade policy and has held ministerial advisory positions.
Lisa studied economics at both Melbourne and Monash Universities.
Lisa recently worked on the Resources Sector Regulation study.
Lisa is currently working on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts and Crafts study.