His research employed large historical data sets and sophisticated statistical approaches to analyse developments in the distribution of income. Alongside his prior work as a researcher, Jacob has experience teaching economics to tertiary students, including international students studying remotely. He has also had exposure to the public sector, having worked for Members of Parliament.
Jacob enjoys working with young people and is currently involved in running a youth group for high school students. In the past, Jacob has worked with students to improve their public speaking skills as a debating coach. Additionally, Jacob takes a keen interest in politics and has been involved in federal and state election campaigns.
Jacob holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours in economics) from the University of Western Australia.
Jacob enjoys catching up with friends for a coffee. He also relishes taking long walks with close friends and is a long-suffering fan of the Fremantle Dockers.