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The Economic Impact of the Covid-19 Epidemic - ONLINE ONLY


From: Wednesday July 22, 2020, 12:30 pm

To: Wednesday July 22, 2020, 1:30 pm

Join the Economic Society of Australia for a presentation by Saul Eslake titled ’The Economic Impact of the Covid-19 Epidemic’.

In this presentation, Saul will discuss the spread of COVID-19 and the extent of the resulting economic shutdowns. He will provide commentary on how the economies of Australia’s major trading partners have been affected, and then provide a more detailed look at the impact on the Australian economy. 

Saul will outline some examples of the use of ‘high frequency’ data to track the performance of economies and to compare the differing impacts of COVID-19 on the states.  

Saul will also compare the ‘generosity’ of the fiscal and monetary support across households and businesses.

Please note: this webinar has been brought forward to avoid a clash with the Treasurer's update scheduled for 23 July.  The new date is Wednesday 22 July at 12.30pm (AEST)

About our Speaker

Saul Eslake is an independent consulting economist based in Hobart, Tasmania, and a (part-time) Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tasmania. He is also a member of the Parliamentary Budget Office’s Expert Advisory Panel; the Australian Taxation Office’s ‘Tax Gap’ Expert Panel; and the Advisory Board of Jamieson Coote Bonds, a Melbourne-based bond fund manager. He has previously been Chief Economist (International) at National Mutual Funds Management (1991-95); Chief Economist at ANZ Bank (1995-2009); Director of the Productivity Growth Program at the Grattan Institute (2009-2011); and Chief Economist (Australia and New Zealand) for Bank of America Merrill Lynch (2011-2015). At different times he has been a member of the Rudd-Gillard Government’s National Housing Supply Council, and the Howard Government’s Foreign Affairs and Trade Policy Advisory Councils.



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