New South Wales

The end of the commodity super cycle and the need for a new economic plan


From: Wednesday July 17, 2019, 12:30 pm

To: Wednesday July 17, 2019, 2:00 pm

Australian Business Economists (ABE) are pleased to present a lunchtime briefing and discussion with Dr Adrian Blundell-Wignall Adjunct Professor, School of Economics, University of Sydney & Former Special Advisor, Financial Markets, OECD.

Adrian will canvass: the global outlook - the USA, trade wars, Brexit and China - and what it means for the Australian economy and the markets outlook over the medium term; why Australia is very poorly placed as our key growth drivers come under threat; and the urgent need for a plan and what it might look like.


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Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Currency Museum, Reserve Bank of Australia, 65 Martin Place, Sydney
Cost: $75 members, $95 non-members
A working lunch will be served.

Enquiries: or call 0419 256 339

Adrian Blundell Wignall
Adjunct Professor, School of Economics, University of Sydney; Former Special Advisor for Financial Markets and Director, Financial Affairs Directorate, at the OECD; Chairman and portfolio manager for The Anika Foundation, board member OECD pension fund.
Senior positions:
• 2002 Citigroup (Australia, Ltd) Director, Head of Equity Strategy Research.
• 2000 Executive Vice President, Head of Asset Allocation, BT Funds Management.
• 1993 Head of Derivative Overlays and Levered Products at Bankers
• 1991 Head of Research Department, Reserve Bank of Australia.
Early career: Economist positions in: the OECD Economics Department, the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Economic Planning Advisory Council of Australia.
Education: 1st class Honours degree and PhD in Economics from Cambridge University, UK.
Publications: Extensive publications on financial markets and monetary policy in learned journals and books, as well as broker analyst studies and reports.
Most important achievement: Founder and Chairman of The Anika Foundation, a rapidly growing and high profile charity which provides education research scholarships in the area of adolescent mental health, depression awareness and suicide.


Currency Museum, Reserve Bank of Australia

65 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000

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