New South Wales

Australia's economy in 2020 and beyond


From: Wednesday August 27, 2014, 12:30 pm

To: Wednesday August 27, 2014, 2:00 pm

With Ric Simes in conversation with Ross Gittens Australian society is being transformed by digital technologies, the growth of China and India, and an ageing population. Policy responses to these developments are often considered through the paradigm of economics. But is the discipline robust enough to sustain this central role in deciding policy? Since the GFC a longstanding consensus among economists about the role of central banks and fiscal policy has been challenged; the role of governments in managing risk is being questioned; and new technologies are changing how competition plays out. Dr Simes will provide a stocktake of the role that economics is playing today and the problems with economic mantras. Ric Simes and Ross Gittins will address the questions: What lessons should we take from business, public policy and economics over the past 20 years to shape a better future? What are the dangers of losing the nuances of good economics when making policy?  We offer an on-line booking and payment facility. To book on-line, please go here  ABE 27 August Briefing Rego Form Or, visit Details Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Venue: Four Seasons Sydney, 199 George Street, The Rocks Cost: $145 members, $175 non-members, $1240 tables (of 8 guests each) Lunch includes two courses and beverages. Enquiries: or call 0419 256 339


Four Seasons Hotel

199 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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