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Sam Hurley (Policy Director)


Sam Hurley is the Policy Director in CPD’s Sustainable Economy Program. He leads CPD’s work on the implications of climate change for company directors, regulators and investors. He has also CPD research on tax reform, sustainable agriculture and public sector capability. Prior to CPD, Sam worked for six years as an economist and policy analyst at the Commonwealth Treasury, with shorter stints at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy. His work in Canberra focused on understanding economic trends and conditions in major economies like the United States and China, and the impacts of microeconomic policy settings on Australia’s economy. Sam holds degrees in commerce and law and completed a Masters of International Affairs at the Australian National University.


CPD report, 2015:
Grand Alibis


CPD discussion paper, 2015:
From vicious to virtuous cycles


CPD report, 2015:
Budgeting smarter, not harder


Consultation paper for Myanmar Development Resource Institute’s Centre for Economic and Social Development and ANU Crawford School, 2015:
Myanmar Trade and Investment Strategy

17 March 2017 | Huffington Post
This bubble could have been burst before it inflated


05 December 2016 | The Canberra Times
We can’t ignore past lessons when designing future public services


18 September 2016 | ABC Radio National
Outsiders with Jonathan Green


22 April 2016 | Inside Story
Financing government in uncertain times