Maureen Rimmer transferred with the Centre of Policy Studies from Monash University to Victoria University in January 2014. She joined the Centre in 1991 as Research Fellow and progressed to Professor in 2010. Her earlier appointments include:

  • Research Fellow at the IMPACT Project at the University of Melbourne, 1989 to 1991
  • Lecturer in Economics at La Trobe University 1988
  • Senior Tutor in Mathematics and Economics at La Trobe University, 1985 to 1987.

From La Trobe University Professor Rimmer has a PhD in mathematics (1978), B. Ec. (1985) and Masters Prelim (economics) (1987). She completed an M. Com. at the University of Melbourne in 1990.

Professor Rimmer is the author and co-author of 60 scholarly published articles, appearing in mathematics and economics journals and edited volumes.  Her main area of expertise is in model development and application. With Peter Dixon she is the co-developer of the MONASH model of the Australian economy and the co-author of the MONASH book which was published in 2002 in North-Holland’s Contributions to Economic Analysis

In the last ten years Professor Rimmer has been a key contributor in the development, application and documentation of USAGE, a 500-industry, dynamic model of the U.S. economy. The model is used in Washington by the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, Agriculture, Energy and Transport.

Recent publications

View Professor Rimmer's publications in the VU Research Repository.

Areas of expertise

  • Applied Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) modelling
  • CGE model development