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Message from the Economic Society of Australia

31 Jul 2020 5:02 AM | QETA ADMIN (Administrator)

QETA members may be interested in the follow message from ESA.

There are a number of webinars over the next month of interest.

Two organised by the Economic Society in Queensland are:

Tuesday 11 August, 12.30 - 1.30pm AEST:   When Does Industry Benchmarking Become Collusion?  with Greg Kubitz, QUT

The presentation will analyse when industry benchmarking and other information sharing agreements become collusion and lessen competition in a substantial way.  The presentation will also discuss whether the considerations taken into account should change in the current extreme circumstances during a pandemic.

 Bookings may be made here.

Thursday 27 August, 5 to 6pm AEST:   2020 Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture, by Professor Ian Harper AO -The Human Dimension of Good Economic Policy-making

This lecture, held in conjunction with the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University, is to recognise the contribution which Ted Evans AC, former Secretary to the Treasury from 1993 to 2001 and Chair of Westpac from 2007 to 2011 made to effective economic policy.

Ian Harper will draw on his extensive policy experience in financial regulation, wages policy, competition policy and, most recently, monetary policy during the pandemic to discuss the ways in which his own approach to good economic policy-making has been shaped by Ted’s example in keeping one eye on how the policy advice translates into the lives of ordinary people.

Bookings may be made here.

Other webinars of possible interest - we are spoilt with choice!

Thursday 30 July, 5.30 to6.30pm AEST: 'New Global COVID-19 scenarios' with Professor Warwick J. McKibbin AO (ACT Branch)

The recent Crawford School of Public Policy Working Paper, McKibbin and Fernando (2020) uses epidemiological and economic data on the COVID-19 pandemic to explore six plausible scenarios of the future economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Warwick McKibbin will discuss his current world leading research of global macroeconomic scenarios of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bookings may be made here.

Friday 31 July, 4 to 5pm AEST: RBA webinar on Exploring Economics

Places are available for the Reserve Bank of Australia’s online careers event this Friday afternoon. The webinar is aimed at high school and undergraduate students, educators and careers advisors. Young economists at the RBA will share insights about their career path and role, and the returns to studying economics. Details about the event and registrations can be found on this page.

Thursday 6 August, 5 to 6pm AEST:  Improving Women's Financial Literacy (WEN)

An expert panel from the public sector and academia will discuss women’s financial literacy and why it needs to improve, particularly in the current context - with women’s economic wellbeing disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

Further details and to book are here.

Best wishes, Secretariat

Economic Society of Australia (Qld)
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