Mikayla Novak
Adjunct Fellow
Level 2, 410 Collins St, Melbourne 3000 VIC

Mikayla Novak is Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs, and is a leading Australian economist in the classical liberal philosophical tradition.

Novak is a prolific contributor to national public policy debates, contributing over 100 pieces in newspapers such as The Australian, Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Canberra Times. She is also a regular commentator in the broadcast media.

Mikayla Novak’s has worked at the IPA since 2008. Her work in areas such as taxation benchmarking, public sector reform, regulatory cost estimation, living standards, and welfare reform has been widely recognised. Mikayla Novak also developed Australia’s first sub-national economic freedom index for the IPA.

In addition to her contributions for the IPA, Mikayla Novak is recognised internationally for her work promoting the broad application of economic and social freedom. Her writings have appeared with the Cato Institute (US), Foundation of Economic Education (US), Institute of Economic Affairs (UK), and other organisations.

Mikayla Novak received a bachelor’s degree in economics (first class honours) in 1994, and was awarded a doctorate in economics in 2012. She has previously held senior positions within the Australian public and private sector organisations, including the Australian Treasury and Productivity Commission.

Mikayla Novak’s key policy specialisations include fiscal and taxation policy, public sector administration, regulatory policy, inequality and living standards, and social and welfare services reform.