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Income Inequality - How to tackle wage woes in Australia and the USA


From: Wednesday March 20, 2019, 6:00 pm

To: Wednesday March 20, 2019, 7:00 pm

Weakness in wages growth has been called a "crisis" in Australia and fixing the issue is proving a puzzle for policymakers.

In the United States, unemployment is at record lows but debates over income inequality are informing populist politics on both the left and the right.

To help examine how governments and business can tackle these issues in Australia and the United States, the Global Head of Economic Research at Martha Gimbel will appear in discussion with the USSC's Trade and Investment Program Director Dr Stephen Kirchner while she is in Australia.

Dr Kirchner will also launch his latest research at the event, which looks at the link between productivity and compensation for workers in Australia and the United States.

Martha Gimbel - Global Head of Economic Research,
Martha Gimbel is the Global Head of Economic Research at Previously she was the Research Director and Senior Economist at the Joint Economic Committee on Capitol Hill, a senior policy advisor to the Secretary of Labor, and an economist at the Council of Economic Advisers focusing on labor market issues.

Dr Stephen Kirchner - Director, Trade and Investment, United States Studies Centre
Dr Stephen Kirchner is Program Director, Trade and Investment, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney. He is also a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute in Canada, where he has contributed to research projects comparing public policies in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Cost: $10 - General Admission

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Auditorium Level 1, Administration Building

City Road, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2000

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