Dr Michael Keating was head of three Australian Government departments from 1983 to 1996: the Departments of Employment and Industrial Relations, Finance, and Prime Minister & Cabinet. Since then he has held positions at the Australian National University and Griffith University.
He has been a member of various private and government boards, and continues to work as a consultant to major companies and governments on corporate and government strategy and policy development.
Dr Keating has published various economic and employment related articles and co-authored a book on Australian economic policy.
He has also published extensively in Australia and overseas on the capacity of our system of governance and public sector management reform. His book Who rules? How government retains control of a privatised economy (Federation Press, 2004) discusses the relationship between markets, government and society .