New South Wales

Lunchtime Seminar Series: Resource-Led Deindustrialization: Comparing the Canadian and Australian Experiences


From: Thursday May 29, 2014, 12:15 pm

To: Thursday May 29, 2014, 1:30 pm

Speaker:   Jim Stanford Date:          Thursday, 29 May 2014 Time:         12.15pm for a 12.30pm start Venue:       Ground Floor East Seminar Room, RBA, 65 Martin Place, Sydney Cost:           Free – light refreshments provided Presentations usually conclude between 1.15pm and 1.30pm. In this presentation, Jim Stanford will review Canada's experience since 2002 with booming resource investment and exports, and the side effects on regional, labour, fiscal, manufacturing, and foreign exchange markets. He will explore the similarities and differences between the Canadian and the Australian experiences of resource-led deindustrialization, and note the responses of these countries’ central banks to these developments. Jim Stanford is an Economist with Unifor, the new union formed in 2013 from the merger of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) and the Communication Energy and Paperworkers’ (CEP). Unifor represents over 300 000 members in over 20 economic sectors. Jim received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1995 from the New School for Social Research in New York, and also holds economics degrees from Cambridge University and the University of Calgary. He is the author of Economics for Everyone (published in 2008 by Pluto Press and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives), which has been translated into 6 languages. He writes an economics column for the Globe and Mail, and is a member of CBC TV’s regular National News economics panel, “The Bottom Line.” He lives in Toronto with his partner and two daughters.



65 Martin Place , Sydney NSW

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