Patricia Apps is Professor of Public Economics, University of Sydney Law School, Adjunct Professor, Australian National Unversity and UTS, and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. She was the elected President of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) in 2006. Her research covers a range of areas in Public Economics and has appeared in leading international journals including the American Economic Review and Journal of Political Economy. She is joint author of Public Economics and the Household (Cambridge University Press, 2009). She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1999.