Alfred Deakin Research Institute

Living within the Multi-Speed Economy

Mon, 28 May 2012 11:49:00 +1000

Australia is enjoying a period of economic growth associated with the development of its natural resource endowments.

This has led to an historic rise in Australia’s terms and trade. Along with this growth have come structural adjustment pressures and a range of associated challenges.

 A Deakin Policy Forum to be held in Canberra on June 25th will, through presentations from some Australia’s leading political, policy and academic leaders, consider the opportunities and adjustments associated with resources development.

The forum will also feature the launch of a landmark report by Deloitte Access Economics, The Economic Contribution of the Australian Oil and Gas Industry, which examines the key role the growth of Australia’s oil and gas industry will play in Australia’s future economic development and resilience to a challenging international environment.

The Speakers:

Mr Gary Banks AO

Gary Banks was born in Melbourne and holds Monash and ANU degrees in economics. He worked as a Senior Economist with the GATT in Geneva, and has been Chairman of the Productivity Commission since its inception in 1998. He was Executive Commissioner, Industry Commission. He has headed national inquiries on National Competition Policy, COAG, Economic Implications of an Ageing Australia. He most recently headed the Commission's inquiries into Gambling and Executive Remuneration in Australia and its study on Carbon Emission Policies in Key Economies. He is currently overseeing the Commission's study stream on the Impacts of the COAG Reform Agenda and its study on Regulation Reforms.

Mr David Byers

David Byers is CEO of APPEA, the peak national body representing Australia’s oil and gas exploration and production industry. David has spent most of his career in the oil and gas industry - initially with Woodside and subsequently in senior management roles in Mobil and ExxonMobil in Australia, Singapore and the United States. In 2007, he was appointed CEO of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia.

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

The Hon Ian Macfarlane was born in Kingaroy, Queensland, and was a farmer and president of the Queensland Graingrowers Association before entering politics. He was a Minister in the Howard Government with portfolios ranging from Small Business, to Industry, Tourism and Resources and served as shadow portfolios of Trade as well as Infrastructure and Water, and Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources.

Professor Warwick McKibbin

Warwick McKibbin is the Director of the ANU Research School of Economics. He is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC; a Professorial Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy; and president of McKibbin Software Group. Professor McKibbin was a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia for a decade until July 2011. He has also worked at the Japanese Ministry of Finance, US Congressional Budget Office, World Bank, and advises governments and corporations globally.

Professor Michael Porter

Michael Porter is Research Professor of Public Policy at Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Deakin University. After his PhD at Stanford University he specialised in exchange rate and capital market reforms of the day, in particular floating the German DM and later risks associated with the Euro. He previously worked at the RBA and the Priorities Review Staff of the Dept of Prime Minister and Cabinet. He taught at Stanford, Monash and Yale Universities. Michael formed a new “think tank” the Centre of Policy Studies in 1980 within Monash University and the private Tasman Institute and Tasman Asia Pacific in 1990, both of which played advisory roles in the 1990s restructure of state enterprises and government in Victoria.

Mr Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson is one of Australia’s best known economists. Chris heads Access Economics’ Macroeconomic Policy and Forecasting Group and is the author of Business Outlook, widely acknowledged as the leader in its field of macroeconomic forecasting. His expertise includes the Australian and global economies, Federal budget analysis, property, ageing and industry trends. Prior to joining Access Economics in 1988, Chris worked at the federal Treasury and at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he was responsible for advising countries in the former Soviet Union and South America.

Other Event details.

Monday 25 June 2012, 9.00am – 1.00pm

Parliament House Theatre

Parliament House

Canberra

For further information email: jo.collins@deakin.edu.au

Or phone: 03 5227 1464


A Deakin Policy Forum to be held in Canberra on June 25th will, through presentations from some Australia's leading political, policy and academic leaders, consider the opportunities and adjustments associated with resources development.
A Deakin Policy Forum to be held in Canberra on June 25th will, through presentations from some Australia's leading political, policy and academic leaders, consider the opportunities and adjustments associated with resources development.
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