Renée is Professor of Economics in the Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU. She is the Co-Director of the Finance and the Macroeconomy program and the Commodities and the Macroeconomy program in the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, and holds positions as research associate at George Washington University, the National Centre for Econometric Research, and the Norwegian Centre for Macroeconomic and Petroleum Analysis. She is a board member of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society, and a steering committee member on the University of York Asian Research Network Meeting.
Renée publishes in the area of financial market and macro econometrics, focusing on developing frameworks to model the transmission of international economic and financial market shocks to small open economies. She also examines questions in the area of commodity cycles. Her key publications can be found in the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the Journal of Economic Literature and the Journal of Banking and Finance.
Renée was Associate Dean (Research) of the College of Asia & the Pacific from 2014-2018, and the Director of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis between 2012 and 2014 following three years as Deputy Director. She was a research associate of Cambridge Finance and Policy at the University of Cambridge from 2008-2012. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Banking and Finance and co-editor of the Economic Record. She has been a visiting scholar or consultant to the European Central Bank, the Bundesbank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the International Monetary Fund, the Bank of England, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Australian Federal Treasury, AUSAID, the New Zealand Treasury and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. In 2017 she won the Deans Award for Excellence in PhD Supervision. She completed her PhD in Economics at the University of Melbourne in 2002.