New South Wales

How is the pandemic affecting productivity growth? - ONLINE ONLY


From: Tuesday August 24, 2021, 1:30 pm

To: Tuesday August 24, 2021, 2:30 pm

Productivity growth had been low in Australia and other countries before the pandemic. Lockdowns and other responses raise new pressures on productivity, as does the disease burden. Yet there has also been accelerated adoption of digital technology. Dr Gordon will canvas the factors that shape how productivity growth is likely to play out as countries recover from the pandemic 

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm AEST
Venue: By Zoom webinar only. Details provided on registration
Cost: Free of charge for members, $25 for non-members
Educators and students are welcome at no charge
Registration in advance is essential
Register and pay online here
Dr Gordon has agreed to take questions from the audience.
Enquiries: or call 0419 256 339
Jenny Gordon
Dr Jenny Gordon joined DFAT in November 2019 as the Chief Economist in the new Office of the Chief Economist. This Office is providing economic analysis support for DFAT policy and program development across trade, investment, foreign policy and development assistance.
Jenny joined DFAT from Nous Group, an Australian management consultancy firm, where she was the chief economist. Her work at Nous ranged from the development of new innovation policy options using a human centred design approach to measuring the economic impact of earth and marine observing on the APEC economies.
Jenny spent 10 years with the Australian Productivity Commission, where she was the Principal Adviser (Research), providing oversight of the research program and quality assurance across the Commission’s inquiries. Jenny led the 2010 inquiry into reform of the not-for-profit sector, and a 2012 inquiry into the approaches to regulatory reform, as well as a major role in inquiries into reforming the aged care and the childcare systems, migration, and the Five year Productivity Review. 
At the Productivity Commission, Jenny led research on productivity growth, industry assistance and trade, the digital economy, and measurement and analysis of the sources of disadvantage. Before joining the Commission, Jenny was a partner in the Centre for International Economics, an Australian economic consultancy. She has a PhD in Economics from Harvard University, and started her professional career at the Reserve Bank of Australia at the exciting time of floating the Australian dollar and major financial liberalisation of the Australian economy.

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