Mikayla Novak is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

She is a leading Australian economist in the classical liberal philosophical tradition ‑ a passionate and principled voice favouring economic and social liberties for all people. Novak’s work is grounded in an evidence‑based approach to public policy issues, with a strong focus upon statistical and quantitative analysis.

With a doctorate in economics awarded at RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia) and a First Class Honours economics degree at The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia), Novak is also a prolific contributor to policy debates. She has written over two hundred opinion articles on public finance, government administration, welfare, and social policy issues in Australia, as well as research papers and articles for international peer-review publications.

Her research interests include institutional economics, complexity and evolutionary economics, inequality and living standards, economics of gender and race, economic and fiscal sociology, economic history, public choice, and public sector economics.