Emilie Dye

Emilie Dye is a Marketing and Research Analyst working with Matt Taylor in the Intergenerational Program at the Centre for Independent Studies.

After graduating from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, she moved from Washington, DC to Sydney, Australia. While in DC, she interned at the Cato Institute under Randal O’Toole, where she worked on land-use regulation.

In Australia, Emilie began her career as the Policy Director for the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, where she testified before the Senate Economics Committee. She also served as the Australian Lead for Young Voices, a program that supports young people pursuing writing and political commentary.

Emilie has written opinion pieces for several publications, including the Australian Financial Review, The Daily Telegraph, The Spectator Australia, and Reason Magazine in the United States. She has also been a guest on many radio programs and podcasts, including the CIS’s Liberalism in Question Podcast.

Born on the border between the Millennial and Zoomer generations, Emilie is particularly passionate about housing affordability in Australia, a topic she often discussed in her weekly appearance on Sky News’ The Front Page with Jenna Clarke.

Director and Founder of the Centre for Independent Studies

Professor of Public Policy and Director, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University


Sociologist, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney.
Author of The New Authoritarianism

Director, Free Market Foundation, (Hungary)

Health Director, Health and BioSecurity, CSIRO

Director and Founder, Academy of Ideas, London, (UK)

Founder and CEO, Cognoscenti Group

Executive Director, The New Zealand Initiative (NZ)

Australian writer and columnist for the News Limited Press

Research Director, CIS

Programme Co-ordinator of the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Western Australia

Chinese Canadian human rights advocate

Senior Research Fellow, Culture, Prosperity & Civil Society Program, CIS

CEO and Founding Director, China Matters

Former Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives and Cabinet Minister

Pro Vice-Chancellor Arts and Academic Culture, and Professor of History, Australian Catholic University

Cancer researcher and clinical oncologist, with Genesis Care Newcastle

Founder and President, Middle East Forum, publisher Middle East Quarterly Journal, (US)

Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne

Senior Research Fellow and Director, Culture, Prosperity & Civil Society Program, CIS

Internationally acclaimed novelist and journalist, (US)

Head of Economic Research, Reserve Bank of Australia

Executive Director, CIS

Professor of Economics at Stanford University; Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and Chair of the Working Group on Economic Policy, (US)

UQ-CSIRO Chair in Personalised Nanodiagnostics, Professorial Research Fellow, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland

Diplomat, American Board of Pathology

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure

Liberal Party Member for Berowra

Australia’s Ambassador to China from 2007 to 2011, Chairman & CEO of Geoff Raby and Associates Ltd based in Beijing

Director of China and Free Societies program, CIS

Senior Research Scholar, Marron Institute of Urban Management, New York University, (US)