Catie Bradbear

Productivity Commission


Catie is an inquiry manager at the Productivity Commission, the Australian Government’s independent economic research and advice agency.

Catie has worked on a diverse range of inquiries while at the Commission. Most recently she has led the inquiry into the Register of foreign-owned water entitlements. Other projects have included Resources Sector Regulation, the Economic Regulation of Airports, Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation, Consumer Law Administration and Enforcement, and Migrant Intake.

Catie started her career at the Treasury in Canberra, followed by a stint at the Australian National University, conducting research through the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. She has a Bachelor of Economics and Masters of Economics Studies from the University of Queensland.

Catie is a member of the ACT WEN Committee. She is particularly interested in the role of mentoring in retaining women in economics. She has recently worked with the ANU and the Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government to organise and evaluate a mentoring program with female economics students at ANU.